1 China’s smart home device shipments decreased by 2.5% in Q3 2020

2 Chinese Search Engine Baidu in Talks to Jointly Make Electric Cars with Automakers

3 Bike-sharing App Mobike Ends Operations as Meituan Takes Full Control

4 China’s top chipmaker hires sought-after former TSMC executive

5 Chinese printing technology firm Apexmic bags $488m strategic investment led by ICF


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1 Advent International-led $160m Series D catapults Indian SaaS firm Zenoti into unicorn club

2 Genetic diagnostics firm Singlera nets $152.6m in Series B round

3 Steadview Capital invests $25m in IPO-bound Indian logistics unicorn Delhivery

4 Home solutions firm raises $24.6m from Verlinvest, Sequoia India

5 Thiel-backed Bridgetown SPAC mulls up to $10b Tokopedia deal

6 Super app Gojek launches point-of-sale device for Indonesia’s MSMEs

7 Indonesia banks on technology to overcome food estates’ poor soil

8 CVC Capital picks 40% stake in Philippines third-party logistics group Fast for $124m

9 Helicap partners with Credit Saison Group to provide US$10M debt financing to alternative lending platforms in SEA

10 SG’s co-living startup Cove raises $4.6m Series A led by Keppel Land

11 Content creation platform Hashnode banks $2.1m in round led by Sequoia’s Surge

12 Thailand’s National Innovation Agency to gather support for Thai startups



1 US appellate judges suggest scepticism over any attempt to ban TikTok downloads

2 Rocket Lab successfully launches satellite for Japanese startup Synspective



1 Amazon launches a Live Translation feature for Echo devices

2 Spa SaaS Lands $160M

3 Secures $65M Series C For Social Investment Network

4 Modern Health, mental health platform, Raises $51M Series C

5 Austin’s Uhnder, digital Radar-on-Chip, Raises $45M Series C

6 Parsec raises $25M from a16z to power remote work and cloud gaming

7 Taxdoo, the tax compliance platform for cross-border e-commerce, raises $21M Series A

8 Iris Automation raises $13 million for visual drone object avoidance tech

9 Mozper Banks $3.55M To Develop Debit Card, App For LatAm Children

10 Data privacy startup eXate raises £2.3M Seed led by Outward VC

11 Roblox buys digital avatar startup

12 Europe’s Dott to expand beyond e-scooters with bike-sharing service


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