1. Companies Raising Supergiant VC Aren’t Getting Any Younger

2. Calm Raises $88M Series B To Become Mental Health’s First Unicorn

3. Paris seeks $14 million from Airbnb for illegal adverts

4. New UK laws will block China’s Huawei from sensitive state projects

5. Tesla’s delivery team said to be gutted in recent job cuts

6. Facebook just bought a start-up GrokStyle that helps you shop for furniture using AI

7. Sony announces its first-ever share buyback, stock rises 5 percent

8. Uber’s JUMP bikes are seeing high utilization rates

9. Spotify announced it is buying privately-held podcast companies Gimlet Media and Anchor

10. Carbonite to acquire endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5M

11. Athenascope nabs $2.5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels

12. British digital bank OakNorth raises $440 million from SoftBank and Clermont

13. Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag raises $25M to expand to 30 more stores



1. Uncovering the hidden ambition behind the names of Chinese tech firms and scientific projects

2. Insurance purchase decision platform Duobaoyu 多保鱼 raised 7-digit RMB in Series A, led by BAI and followed by ZhenGe Fund.

3. Gene editing company 博雅辑因(EdiGene) raised 70million RMB in Series Pre-B



1. Ambitious Singapore startup Delegate wants to bring its event booking platform to the US

2. Reddit Is Blocked in China, but May Land a Massive Investment From Tencent


Emerging Market:

1. Indonesian peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Akseleran raises US$2.5M funding, will focus on securing OJK licence

2. AI-based digital music discovery platform Musiio secures US$1M seed round


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