Xiaomi reports 3.1% revenue growth in Q2 despite restricted production in India

2 .Ant Group to launch what could be the worlds’ biggest IPO soon

3. Alibaba invests in trade-focused CRM software maker Xiaoman 小满科技 . 

4 Chinese electric-car maker Xpeng raises US offering size to $1.5bn

5. AI voice unicorn Sbichi 思必驰 closes RMB 8-digits Pre-IPO funding round

6. Chinese Private Rocket Developer iSpace Raises $172M in Series B Funding

Chinese Online Education Platform Huohua 火花思维 Raises $150M

Chinese edtech firm 开课吧 splits from Huike, raises $80m in Series A


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1. Singapore’s Temasek-backed startup JurisTech wants to transform AI black boxes into glass ones

2. Malaysian fintech firm JurisTech acquires financial comparison site iMoney

3. Vietnamese motorbike e-commerce startup OKXE bags USD 5.5 million in South Korean-led Series A round

Vietnam’s NextPay aims to raise $60-100m in pre-IPO private placement



Indonesian group-buying startup KitaBeli bags seed funding from East Ventures

2. Ant Group’s IPO documents indicate its joint control in Indian payments firm Paytm

3. Alibaba won’t invest in India for at least 6 months: report

4. Tencent Esports Unveils First Franchising Partner List: Kappa, Razer, ASUS, SKG, and Tim Hortons

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quits following Trump’s threat to ban the app



1. Funding for mental health-focused startups rises in 2020

2. Spotify is developing a ‘virtual events’ feature

Facebook updates Messenger Rooms as Zoom sits at top of the App Store

4. 3D Printing Unicorn Desktop Metal going public in SPAC-led deal that could value 3D printer company at $2.5B

Turning Software Companies Into Payments Companies: Finix Adds $30M To Series B

Software startup LaunchNotes raises a $1.8M seed round to help companies communicate their software updates

SaaS startup Grid raises $12M Series A to turn spreadsheets into visual ‘narratives’

8. Property tech startup Habi raises $10M to drive expansion in Latin America

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


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