1. Bubble Tea Chain Nayuki Obtains Go-Ahead for $500 Million Hong Kong IPO

2. Chinese co-working space provider Ucommune’s SPAC files for $50m US IPO

3. Sina-led consortium in final talks to buy stake in Yoozoo Games

4. Huawei Invests in Lithography Machines, Ascending Chip Industrial Chain

5. Chinese Video Platform Renren Video Removed From App Store Over Alleged Illegal Content

6. SoftBank, CMC lead $400m rounds in Chinese home furnishing platform Chubby Bear

7. GGV Capital leads $94m Series C round in China’s Qingteng Cloud Security 

8. Redpoint China Ventures backs big data service provider Shanghai Feiwei Information Technology


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1. Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, confirms plan for an IPO

2. SoftBank-backed Delhivery eyes raising $500m in India IPO in 6 to 8 months

3. India: Byju’s receives funding from Breakthrough Global Foundation fro COVID-19 initiatives 

4. Indian giant Tata Digital to invest $75 million in fitness startup CureFit

5. Indian fintech startup Cashfree lands undisclosed sum from country’s largest lender

6. Carousell brings in former Razer exec as chief financial officer

7. SoftBank-backed healthtech startup Alodokter nets new funding from MDI, Samsung Ventures

8. Indonesia’s Qlue banks Series B financing to scale its smart city solutions to new markets in Asia

9. ‘Robinhood of Pakistan’ KTrade banks $4.5m in round led by Hong Kong, US investors

10. Autopair raises funding to digitise auto workshops in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia

11. Thailand ushers in new digital currency era as BoT is set to kick off CBDC tests

12. AirAsia bolsters non-aviation business with $53.3m Big Pay investment 



1. Warren Buffett-backed electric automaker BYD ships 100 cars to Norway



1. Global smartphone market continues rebound with 26% Q1 bump

2. Apple finally launches a Screen Time API for app developers

3. Bosch opens German chip plant, its biggest-ever investment

4. Software maker Altium rejects $3.9 billion takeover bid from Autodesk

5. Astra to acquire electric in-space propulsion company Apollo Fusion

6. Airport security company CLEAR files to go public as post-pandemic travel picks up

7. Mark Cuban-backed banking app Dave going public via $4 billion SPAC

8. Trulioo lands $394M to verify identity

9. 99 minutos, Mexico’s last mile delivery startup, raises a $40M Series B

10. Tiger Global leads $30M investment into Briq, a fintech for the construction industry

11. Germany-based digital health care company Avi Medical raises €28.5M

12. Medallion Raises $20M To License Clinicians

13. Mendel raises $18M to tease out data structure from medicine’s disparate document trove

14. Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in

15. P2P payment service company Ziina raises $7.5M seed led by Avenir Growth Capital and Class 5 Global

16. Airfocus Raises $5M To Help Companies Focus On Building A Better Product


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