1. China says ByteDance, Baidu, Microsoft improperly collected user data

2. Bitcoin Plunges After China Issues New Bans on Cryptocurrency Transactions

3. China’s JD Logistics set to raise $3.2 billion in Hong Kong IPO

4. Tencent posts a $5b profit for Q1 2021, boosted by demand for video games

5. Huawei-Changan smart car partnership expands to include chips

6. Chinese Home Appliances Giant Midea to Mass Produce Parts for New Energy Vehicles

7. SoftBank-backed Chinese edtech startup Zhangmen files for listing in the US

8. Autonomous driving company 飞步科技 closed Series B 

9. IoT big data platform 涛思数据 TAOS Data raised 47million USD in Series B


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1. Indonesia’s Travelloka ramps up fintech play as listing looms on horizon

2. Indonesia’s TaniHub lands $65.5M for agritech

3. Oyo seeks $600m in debt financing as Covid-19 cases surge in India

4. India’s online higher education platform upGrad buys Impartus for $20.6m

5. Indian social commerce firm CityMall to raise $30m in new funding

6. Singaporean fintech startups record a 355% surge in funding in Q1 2021

7. Grab to pilot delivery robot runner service in Singapore

8. Singaporean AI mapping startup secures $6.25m from Microsoft’s venture fund

9. Vietnamese social commerce firm Mio bags $1m seed funding to tap into lower-tier areas

10. Rakuten Ventures joins $1.5m round in Malaysian B2B groceries platform Secai Marche



1. Microsoft pushes into the growing grocery tech market with a new deal in China

2. Chinese startup can now test driverless vehicles in three California cities

3. BYD to begin delivering EVs in Norway by Q3



1. U.S. regulators signal stronger risk, tax oversight for cryptocurrencies

2. Bain Capital Ventures raised $1.3 billion to fund young startups, and young VC firms, too

3. Snap buys WaveOptics, a company that makes parts for augmented reality glasses, in $500 million deal

4. Snap reaches 500 million monthly users

5. BMO investment arm sold Microsoft over U.S. Army headset deal

6. Europe’s answer to Robinhood Trade Republic just raised fresh funds at a $5.3 billion valuation

7. ONEVC Makes First Close On Second Fund Aimed At Latin America

8. Geospatial startup acquired by Foursquare

9. Workrise, once known as RigUp, a workforce management platform for the skilled trades, raises $300M at a $2.9B valuation

10. factory14 raises $200M to jump into the Amazon marketplace roll-up race

11. Pitch, a platform for making and sharing presentations, raises $85M on a $600M valuation

12. Dooly raises $80M more for its AI tools to help salespeople manage their busywork

13. Heyday Bags $70M Series B To Acquire, Incubate Marketplace-Native Brands

14. Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform

15. oneNav Raises $21M For More Accurate And Reliable GPS

16. A16z bets millions on Maven, a platform for cohort-based courses

17. Portside raises $17M for its business aviation management platform

18. Ex-Square execs launch Found to help the self-employed, raise $12.75M from Sequoia

19. London-based ecommerce platform Slerp secures $10M

20. Boox Raises $9.25M Series A To Make Cardboard Boxes Obsolete

21. Wysa Puts $5.5M Series A To Work Targeting ‘Missing Middle Of Mental Health’

22. BuffaloGrid and Techfugees launch education, solar charging initiative for refugees, aim to raise $3M


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