1. Beijing AI Industry Alliance Established

2. China’s carbon neutral goal: Shanghai aims to have 10,000 h

3. Huawei Opens Cybersecurity And Transparency Center

4. Alibaba Cloud offers to build livestream shopping platforms for global clients

5. Alibaba Cloud earmarks $1b for investments in Asian tech startups

6. Tencent to reposition short-video app Weishi to focus on movie content

7. Food delivery giant Metiruan plans to hire 60,000 execs

8. China’s Oriental Space secures funding from Matrix, Sequoia, others


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1. BukuWarung, a fintech for Indonesian MSMEs, scores $60M Series A led by Valar and Goodwater

2. Indonesian logistics startup SiCepat enters electric vehicle business

3. Indian startup funding falls 57% to $1.8b in May amid second COVID19 wave

4. Walmart-backed PhonePe maintains its lead in UPI payments amid declining transactions

5. Refyne raises $20.1 million to help workers in India get faster access to wages

6. Indian fintech startup Refyne raises $16m from RTP Global, others

7. Indian green energy company Greenjoules snags $4.5m from Blue Ashva Capital

8. AI-powered Indian logistics platform Shyplite raises $1m from N+1 Capital

9. Pakistani online pharmacy Dawaai raised $8.5m from 500 Startups

10. Workflow digitization firm Kofax acquires document capture developer Psigen

11. Singapore-based waste management system Blue Planet Environmental Solutions acquires Qube Renewables

12. SG fintech firm MatchMove raises $100m from Nityo Infotech

13. Citigroup co-leads $6m round of Singaporean bond trading fintech startup BondEvalue

14. Malaysian healthtech startup Naluri bags $5m in Series A funding



1. Shopee expands in Latin America with silent launches in Chile, Colombia

2. US food delivery major DoorDash launches in Japan

3. US private equity major TPG invests $80m in India’s Zenoti at $1.5 billion valuation 



1. SoftBank is launching an accelerator program for diverse start-up founders in Europe

2. Google to build new undersea cable to connect Latin America and the U.S.

3. Solarwatt and BMW cooperate on home batteries

4. Sinch, a provider of cloud-based mobile customer engagement tool, acquires MessageMedia for $1.3B

5. European Tesla rival Northvolt raises $2.75 billion from Goldman, VW and others

6. LinkedIn bets on remote events, investing in $5 billion-plus virtual platform company Hopin

7. German eVTOL maker Lilium partners with Honeywell for flight control and avionics systems

8. Carlyle acquires, an endpoint and hybrid working specialist, in $270M deal

9. European neobroker Scalable Capital raises $180M+ at a $1.4B valuation

10. Card Issuer Marqeta Valued At More Than $17B in Nasdaq Debut

11. Mythical Games raises $75M to build an NFT game engine

12. Contentstack raises $57.5M for its headless content management system

13. Branch raises $50M to offer bundled auto & home insurance via an API

14. MaintainX Raises $39M Series B To Take Factory Floors From Clipboards To Digital

15. ChartHop raises $35M for its internal org chart and people analytics platform

16. Terraformation gets $30M to fight climate change with rapid reforesting

17. Pennylane raises $18.3 million for its accounting service

18. Seoul-based Ringle raises $18M Series A for its one-on-one English tutoring platform

19. Israeli AI transcription startup Verbit raises USD 157 million at unicorn valuation

20. Get Out Of Sleep Debt: Rise Science Secures $15.5M For App To Boost Energy Levels

21. Stacey Abrams Co-Founded Now Banks $9.5M Series A To Automate B2B Invoices, Payments

22. AllHere Raises $8M Series A To Tackle Absenteeism In K-12 Schools


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