1. Chinese apps TikTok, Tencent Video, iQiyi among world’s top-earning apps in first half of 2021

2. Chinese EV Maker Xpeng to raise $1.8 bln in Hong Kong listing 

3. Taiwanese VC firm Hive Ventures raises $13.5m in final close of inaugural seed fund

4. Chinese CPU designer Loongson seeks to raise $500m in STAR Market IPO

5. China’s Tingyun, which specialises in developing applications for companies, nets $77m in Series D round

6. Chinese Autonomous Driving Company Holomatic Completes B1 Round of Financing

7. One-Stop International Logistics Online Service Platform YunQuNa 运去哪 Receives New Financing

8. Industrial computer vision startup Sigma Squares Tech raises millions in Series A to scale in Asia


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1. Zomato’s $100 million investment to turn Grofers into a unicorn

2. Sequoia-backed Indian neobank Jupiter acquires personal finance platform EasyPlan

4. Tiger Global leads $31.5M investment in interactive edtech Quizizz

5. Elevation Capital co-leads $5.2m round of Indian makeup and beauty learning startup Airblack

6. India’s NIRAMAI raises funding for COVID screening solution

7. Indian gaming solutions startup Mobius raises funding

8. Vietnamese e-wallet MoMo picks up local AI startup in first acquisition deal

9. Indonesian dental startup Klar bags seed funding from AC Ventures and Kopi Kenangan’s fund

10. Grab banks on financial services, deliveries to drive past the finish line in 2021

11. SG crypto research firm Nansen bags $12m in Series A round led by a16z

12. Fairbanc raises funding to help Indonesian SMEs get credit access sans loan application, smartphones



1. UK fintech firm Tide enters India with $138m investment plan

2. Singapore cloud infrastructure firm Princeton Digital Group invests $1b to build Japan data center

3. Temasek set to lead $100m funding in Indian neobank Open



1. JPMorgan is buying an ESG investing platform in bank’s third fintech acquisition of the past year

2. Accel closes on $3B for new venture and growth funds

3. SentinelOne expects to raise over $1B in NYSE IPO tomorrow, listing with a $10B market cap

4. Zoom to acquire German startup Kites to bring real-time translation to meetings

5. Gympass Emerges Stronger Out Of The Pandemic, Doubles Valuation To $2.2B

6. DevOps platform JFrog acquires AI-based IoT and connected device security specialist Vdoo for $300M

7. 4G Clinical Gets $230M Growth Round To Help With Drug Development

8. Gympass, the corporate wellness unicorn, raises a $220M series E

9. SoftBank-backed logistics platform ShipBob raises $200 mln in Bain-led round, turns unicorn

10. Visier raises $125M at a $1B valuation for its big-data approach to HR analytics and planning

11. Orum raises $56M to help speed up intrabank transfers

12. South Korean edtech firm Mathpresso raises $50m from GGV Capital, SoftBank

13. Australian spacetech firm Gilmour Space lands $46m in funding

14. Toca Football raises $40 million to fuel its budding chain of giant soccer and entertainment facilities

15. WeMaintain, a tech-enabled elevator and building maintenance company, lands $36M

16. SaaS-focused Acceleprise rebrands, raises $30M in new capital

17. Forum Brands raises $27M Series A as crowded Amazon roll-up space continues to heat up

18. Microsoft, Sompo to invest $25 mln in GM-backed startup Wejo

19. Artisan home decor retailer The Citizenry raises $20M in Series B funding

20. Nansen raises $12M from a16z to help investors make sense of crypto markets

21. Training platform Virti raises $10M Series A led by IQ Capital to teach soft skills in VR

22. Soft Robotics raises another $10M, citing pandemic-related demand

23. Family app Life360 announces $2.1M investment round from celebs and influencers


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