Jack Ma’s Ant Group files plans for dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, showcasing profitable business

2. Jack Ma-backed biotech firm Brii considering Hong Kong IPO

3. Chinese smartphone giant Oppo to launch short video app amid online services expansion

4. Alibaba Injects Capital In Beauty O2O Player Helijia 河狸家, Becomes Largest Shareholder

5. Waterdrop raises US$230M Series D to help patients source crowdfunding for their treatment

6. Chinese commercial space launch startup iSpace nets $174m

7. Chinese biopharma startup Sinovent closes $145 Series C round

8. Connect Biopharmaceuticals Raises $115M Series C Round

9.  Industrial Internet service provider Snow Wave Cloud 雪浪云 closes 100M+RMB Series A round.

10. SaaS service provider Xiaoman Technology 小满科技 raises 8-digits RMB Series D round


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1. Social commerce platform KitaBeli raises seed investment to enable group buying for Indonesian FMCG customers

2. Ex-Hooq chief joins JobStreet parent firm as CEO

3. SG-based startup using smartphone data to create digital credit, Credolab, scores bags $7m in series A round



1  Japan and India team up to help emerging nations go digital

2. SoftBank sells US software provider OSIsoft in $5bn deal

3. TikTok reportedly approaches Netflix in plan for streaming giant to acquire its US operations



1. Apple’s iPhone sales steady while global smartphone sales tank 20% in Q2

2. Apple defeats Epic’s effort to restore Fortnite on App Store

3. Database software startup Redis Labs achieves unicorn status after $100m fundraising

4. Wirecard to cut 730 jobs as court starts insolvency process

5. ReliaQuest Lands $300M Growth Financing For Global Expansion

6. MURAL Closes $118M For Visual Collaboration Tool

7. Mental health care benefits provider Lyra Health Gains Unicorn Status After $110M Series D

8. Kymeta raises $85.2 million led by Bill Gates to speed growth of its satellite-cellular antenna tech

9. UK immersive music startup MelodyVR buys Napster for $70M in reverse takeover

10. Finland’s marketing tech startup Supermetrics Raises €40 million Series B

11. Socure raises $35 million to combat identity fraud with AI

12. YC’s most anticipated startup Trove raised $16M from a16z before Demo Day

13. Turing raises $14M to help source, vet, place and manage remote developers in tech jobs

14. SparkMeter raises $12 million for smart utility meters in developing countries

15. MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform Verta with $10M Series A

16. Austin’s Fox Robotics raises a $9M Series A for its robotic forklifts


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