1. Cybereason, US cybersecurity startup, raises $200M led by SoftBank

2. Snap looks to raise $1 billion in private debt offering

3. In-App Coupon Company Ibotta Raises Series D, Becomes Only Tech Unicorn In Colorado

4. Database developer Cockroach Labs announces $55M Series C to battle industry giants

5. BlockFi, which lends money to cryptocurrency holders, just raised $18.3 million led by Valar Ventures

6. Ticket marketplace TickPick raises $40M in its first institutional funding

7. Spaceflow, the ‘tenant experience platform’, scores $1.8M investment

8. DeepCode gets $4M to feed its AI-powered code review tool

9. Penta, the German business banking startup, raises €8M additional funding



1. China’s mobile internet users reached 1.14 billion in June 2019; apps of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance account for 70% of total time spent

2. Tencent aims to challenge Douyin 抖音 with $1.5 billion investment in Kuaishou 快手

3. JD.com 京东 debuts first luxury goods service center

4. Suning’s 苏宁 convenience store arm buys Canadian chain’s Circle K outlets in Guangzhou

5. Didi 滴滴 to spend 23M RMB in subsidies for drivers on Chinese Valentines Day 七夕 

6. In another attention-grabbing campaign Pinduoduo 拼多多 now matches couples on its app

7. Alipay 支付宝 to launch online marriage certificate for already married couples

8. Youshupai 有数派, textile industry information service provider, completed a 6-digit US$ Pre-A funding round



1. Beijing-based Venturous, Singapore Lioncrest merge to raise $200m for smart city fund

2. Tencent in talks to buy stake in Universal Music, label behind Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen


Emerging Market:

1. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to invest $620m in IRB Infrastructure’s roads platform

2. Singapore fintech startup Helicap acquires securities firm Arcor Capital

3. Singaporean startup Interview.AI, recruitment platform, to raise funding from Entrepreneur First

4. Malaysian Gen Y and Z job portal WOBB raises US$1.3M pre-Series A funding

5. DocDoc, Singaporean health tech startup, completes US$13M funding round, plans to further develop platform

6. Indian co-working startup Awfis snags $30m led by ChrysCapital, joined by Sequoia


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