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Overseas:

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

 

China:

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

Cross-border:

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

2. Hong Kong’s Lalamove expands to India

 

Blockchain:

Blockchain ride-hailing startup Tada enters Cambodia and Vietnam

 

Mobile:

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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