1. China installed 140,500 new industrial robots in 2019

2. Nasdaq-listed Chinese video platform Bilibili to do a secondary listing in Hong Kong, raise up to $1.5 billion

3. Baidu Smart Mini Program Becomes #1 Domestic Platform to Obtain Services Amid National Day Holiday

4. ByteDance’s Entry into Coffee Market, “ByteCoffee” Trademark in Process of Registration

5. Chinese mobility firm Dida 嘀嗒出行 files to go public in Hong Kong

6. Alibaba spurs competition with Pinduoduo by offering 100 million products almost free

7. Chinese smart car solutions developer JOYNEXT secures $107m

8. Edtech firm Huohua Siwei 火花思维 scores USD 100 million in Series E2 led by Tencent


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1. SE Asia faces wide AI funding gap as Vietnam, Philippines lag behind

2. AC Ventures announces the first close of its $80 million fund for Indonesian startups

3. Corporate learning platform Codemi secures seed funding from Bukalapak founder’s Init 6

4. Thailand’s logistics startup Flash Express raises $200 million

5. India’s fintech company Razorpay becomes unicorn after new $100 million funding round

6. Flipkart’s fashion retailer Myntra nets $103m infusion from parent firm



1. Pakistan blocks social media app TikTok for “immoral and indecent” content

2. Amazon India’s payments unit gets $95.5 million from parent ahead of festive season

3. Hong Kong logistics unicorn Lalamove unveils foray into the US

4. Israel’s Blue White Robotics to establish command center in New York

5. US Considering Restrictions On Alibaba, Tencent Payment Platforms

6. AngelList US-backed iSeed enters SE Asia with new micro VC fund



1. EU planning tougher regulation for ‘hit list’ of big tech firms

2. Billionaire U.S. investor Dan Och seeks $750 million for SPAC

3. TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public 

4. Twilio to buy cloud customer data startup Segment for $3.2 billion

5. Italian payment technology service providers Nexi and SIA to create one of Europe’s largest fintech groups

6. Ÿnsect, a French startup farming insects to improve food production, has raised $224 million


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