1. Axa Venture Partners raises $150 million early-stage fund

2. The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

3. Jupiter Networks invests $2.5M in enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist

4. Just Eat acquires restaurant software platform Flyt for £22M

5. Adjust expands its anti-ad fraud tech by acquiring Unbotify

6. Varsity Tutors acquires Veritas Prep to expand into live online classes

7. Google will start retiring Hangouts for G Suite users in October

8. Viacom buys the free video streaming service Pluto.tv for $340 million

9. Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America

10. Google.org donates $2 million to Wikipedia’s parent org

11. Dosh raises $40M on $300M valuation as its cashback app passes $50M doled out to shoppers

12. Mooncard raises $5.7 million for its expense platform



1. Red Point China Ventures 红点中国 completed the largest fundraising of US$400 million in history 

2. Bytedance Acquired Tech-related Patent Rights of Smartisan

3 Microsoft Office 2019 is now officially available in China

4. UBTECH (AI Robotics Company) is ready for a new round of financing, with a valuation of 10 billion US dollars

5. WeChat payment chooses Le BHV Marais as a European retail partner

6. Xiaomi Joins Tech Rescue Effort With Share Buyback

7. UniTTEC’s First Driverless Train to Run in East China


1. China’s JD.com tests drone delivery in Indonesia in first overseas pilot

2. Hong Kong’s Lalamove expands to India



Blockchain ride-hailing startup Tada enters Cambodia and Vietnam



Huawei Honor’s smartphone with a hole-punch display is real


Emerging Market:

1. New $100m fund launches in Singapore to invest in smart cities

2. Dyson to move HQ from UK to Singapore

3. E-scooter startup Neuron Mobility introduces its new e-scooter design focusing on rider’s safety

4. Go-Jek responds after Singapore users charged by no-show drivers

5. Vietnam discount startup banks $1m from CyberAgent and Bon Angels


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