1. China new energy vehicle sales to grow over 40%/yr in next 5 yrs -industry body

2. TikTok owner ByteDance’s revenue surged 111% in 2020, records 1.9 billion users

3. Baidu pushes to put driverless taxis on China’s roads, pledging to build 1,000 in 3 years

4. Baidu Apollo and Arcfox team up for robotaxi vehicle inspired by ‘Moon’ landings

5. China’s Yingke PE raises $155m for RMB fund, total fundraising this year stands at $2b

6. Mangbang Group Will Go Public on NYSE

7. Didi ropes in five more banks to work on mega US IPO

8. Chinese translation platform Zhongke Fanyu closes Series A, features in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

9. Online Used Car Company Uxin Secures New Financing Led by Nio Capital and Joy Capital

10. China’s luxury retail platform Panghu and Yeasen Biotechnology secure funding 


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1. Indian payments unicorn Paytm hires four official bankers for its proposed $3b IPO

2. BrowserStack, operator of a software testing platform, raises $200M

3. Tiger Global co-leads $70m series B round of Indian jobs platform Apna

4. Vitosha Venture Partners launches $30M fund to back Bulgarian-related early-stage startups

5. Google Ventures-backed talent management startup Sense nets $16m in series C round

6. ESG partners with venture development firm to launch supply chain accelerator in Singapore

7. Animoca Brands joins $4m round in blockchain gaming startup Yield Guild Games

8. Indonesian startup Green Rebel Foods launches first whole-cut plant-based steak in Asia

9. Temasek-backed Vertex leads series A round of Malaysian ecommerce startup RPG Commerce

10. Malaysia-based equity crowdfunding platform pitchIN secures US$1.3M in funding, in talks to raise US$1.2M more



1. Finantier raises 7-figure USD to take its open finance solution to Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand

2. Short Video Platform Kuaishou Ramps Up Expansion in Brazil and Southeast Asia, Heating Up Competition with Rival TikTok

3. Plans to Launch Robotaxi in U.S. in 2022

4. India’s Cars24 to invest $100m to expand operations to SE Asia, middle east this year



1. Nvidia to invest at least $100 million in UK supercomputer, CEO says

2. Google’s cloud taps AMD for new service as chip wars heat up

3. Ford acquires Electriphi as it prepares to woo EV fleet customers

4. Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform

5. Genetic testing company 23andMe rises in first trade after Richard Branson SPAC merger

6. British fintech firm Wise plans to go public in London via rare direct listing

7. Delivery service Gopuff acquires fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million

8. Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo announces $2.5 billion investment round

9. Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

10. Neo4j Hits $2B-Plus Valuation After $325M Raise

11. KeepTruckin raises $190 million to invest in AI products, double R&D team to 700

12. Former Barclays CEO’s fintech venture 10x Future Technologies raises $187 million with backing from BlackRock and JPMorgan

13. Claroty raises $140M for cybersecurity

14. Beamery raises $138M at an $800M valuation for its ‘operating system for recruitment’

15. Nylas, an API platform for integrating productivity feature into apps, lands $120M for automation tools

16. Introhive raises $100M for AI-powered sales tools to help companies build ‘relationship graphs’

17. Israeli delivery logistics firm Bringg raises USD 100 million at USD 1 billion valuation

18. Templafy Rakes In $60M To Help Hybrid Workforces Get What They Need

19. Internal Talent Marketplace Gloat Raises $57M Series C From Accel

20. Unit raises $51M in Accel-led Series B to grow its banking-as-a-service platform

21. UserLeap Closes $38M Series B To Collect Feedback Data

22. Insurtech AI startup Akur8 closes $30M Series B

23. Stork Club Secures $30M Series A To Deliver Better Maternity Care, Family-Building

24. Co-living startup Habyt closes $24M Series B, merges with Homefully

25. Transform launches with $24.5M in funding for a tool to query and build metrics out of data troves

26. Pet products company Diggs raises $13M


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