1. Alibaba to transform BMW’s China business

2. Chinese Autonomous Driving Startup Reportedly Raises $300 Million At $6B Valuation

3. China’s industrial supply platform ZKH nets $315m led by YF Capital

4. Geely-backed intelligent auto developer ECARX nets $194m Series A led by Baidu

5. Bizseer Technology 必示科技, Developer of AIOps for enterprises, raised 150m RMB in Series B 

6. Chinese used car trading platform TTP bags $168m from Autohome

7. Chinese biotech firm Genecast secures $149m in Series E round

8. Sequoia invests $45m in consumer product brand VanTop

9. Shenzhen-headquartered smart parking platform ChinaRoad bags $30m from Tencent

10. Shunwei leads $22m funding in fruit tea chain brand Sweet7

11. Taiwan-based on-demand instant lifestyle booking app FunNow acquires TableApp to enable Malaysia’s restaurants to sell their empty tables at the last minute


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1. Flipkart beats out Amazon in first leg of India’s festive season sales

2. India: Tata group eyes majority stake in online grocer BigBasket

3. Indian online seller of fresh fish and meat Freshtohome raises $121m from Investment Corporation of Dubai, others

4. Paytm’s Vijay Sharma invests in hotel chain startup Treebo’s $1.4m round

5. Ex-Flipkart execs’ retail tech startup Arzooo nets $7.5m in series A round

6. Indian video creation and editing platform InVideo raises $15 million

7. Hiring platform Betterplace bags $10m in Jungle Ventures-led series B round

8. Revenue-based financing startup GetVantage bags $5m in seed round

9. Agritech supply chain startup Origo raises US$4.7M

10. Thai Siam Commercial Bank launches new food delivery platform



1. India could contribute up to 20% of Amazon’s growth in next 5 years, tech investor Gene Munster says

2. TikTok to hire 3,000 engineers as it expands globally



1. U.S. FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

2. Deep tech VC fund The Engine raises $230M for its second fund from MIT and new backer Harvard

3. Chipmakers AMD and Nvidia are using skyrocketing stock prices to make industry’s biggest acquisitions

4. JPMorgan creates new unit for blockchain projects, says the technology is close to making money

5. Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving

6. Hyundai’s Motional partners with Via to launch U.S. robotaxi service in 2021

7. Waymo, Daimler to partner in developing self-driving semi trucks

8. Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site

9. Trailblazer Kesha Cash Raises $55 Million For Impact America Fund

10. AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform Eightfold AI raised $125 million in Series D funding on a valuation of $1 billion

11. Online wholesale marketplace Faire now valued at $2.5B following $170M Series E

12. SimilarWeb raises $120M for its AI-based market intelligence platform for sites and apps

13. Accel-backed Eagle Eye Networks Brings In $40M Series E For Video Surveillance

14. Cloud-native analytics company Rockset announces $40M Series B

15. Israeli startup Salto Inks $27M In Funding To Improve Business Operations

16. French Scale-up Odaseva Raises $25M To Continue Global Expansion

17. InVent joins Paronym’s US$6.5M Series B to help it expand its interactive video solution to Thailand

18. Lightyear Powers Enterprise Networks with $3.7M Financing

19. Stark raises $1.5M for a toolkit that helps developers and others create more inclusive design


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