1. Chinese EV maker Nio launches battery leasing service, eyes global market

2. Chinese delivery platform Meituan is offering free online vet consultations

3. Bilibili Esports Partners With VFineMusic for Music Copyright Solutions

4. State-backed facial recognition firm CloudWalk teases future IPO in China

5. LP Pharma raises $72m Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital China

6. Chinese CRM Startup Jiatui 加推科技 Raises RMB100M in Series A+

7. HK’s Fintech company Neat secures US$4M extended Series A funding


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1. Singapore launches venture-building program, raises Startup SG Founder grant to SGD 50,000

2. Singapore’s medtech startup See-Mode secures US$7M Series A led by MassMutual Ventures SEA

3. Bangladeshis edutech startup Upskill closes pre-seed funding

4. Facebook report says Southeast Asia e-commerce penetration surpassed India’s



1. Chinese insurance tech firm Waterdrop raises $230 million led by Tencent and Swiss Re, plans U.S. IPO

2. Apple seeing largest iPhone upgrade potential in China in at least 4 years, Morgan Stanley says

3. TikTok removes 380,000 videos in U.S. for violating hate speech policy

4. Tencent Hires Former Obama Administration Counsel as Lobbyist While Trump Targets WeChat




1. Apple quietly acquired Israel’s Camerai, formerly Tipit, a specialist in AR and camera tech

2. Tesla seeks approval for sensor that could detect child left in hot cars

3. VW kicks off production of its all-electric SUV, the ID.4

4. DoorDash launches grocery delivery on its app

5. Financial services company BlockFi Raises $50M To Expand Crypto Currency Offerings

6. Exo Raises $40M Series B Extension To Bring Ultrasound Device To Market

7. grabs $29M Series B to continue building out pentesting platform

8. Japanese lunar tech startup ispace raises $28M

9. Conversational commerce platform Yalochat Raises $15M Series B

10. Patient engagement startup Klara raises $15 million from Google’s Gradient Ventures

11. Agtech startup iFarm bags $4M to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff

12. Tokyo-based collaboration platform BeaTrust lands $2.8 million seed round

13. Riff raises $1.5M seed led by Balderton for its ‘voice-first’ chat tool for remote working


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