1. Thiel-backed Valar Ventures closes $150M for Fund V

2. Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B

3. No-code web development platform Webflow raises $72M series A

4. LeafLink gets $35M for its cannabis marketplace as Space continues to light up

5. SoftBank Vision Fund leads $200m round for finance platform C2FO

6. Linux security startup Capsule8 raises approximately $6.5 million led by Intel Capital

7. Morty raises $8.5M Series A to help first-time homebuyers secure their mortgages

8. Rookout lands $8M Series A to expand debugging platform

9. Hiber raises $800,000 for user-generated browser game platform



1. China is said to be the biggest market for the medical beauty business

2. NetEase Q2 total revenue reached 18.8 billion RMB, increased by 15% YOY

3. Baidu deepens ties with Tencent-backed SaaS vendor Youzan for stronger e-commerce operations

4. lrts.me 懒人听书, audio content platform, raised 8-digit RMB in a new round

5. CloudToGo 行云创新, a software developing tool and service platform, closed 30million RMB in Series A

6. LinkSure and China Telecom Partner Up to Grant Access to Safe Public “Love WiFi”

7. Video platform iQiyi debuts anime-based facial recognition dataset

8. Short video social platform Kuaishou to get tough on shady e-commerce operators



1. Softbank acquires 8.1% stake in Brazilian online lender Banco Inter


Emerging Market:

1. Private equity firm ACA Investments plans to raise $100m for Vietnam deals

2. New Pakistani VC firm i2i launches $15m fund for early-stage investments

3. GOJEK said to be close to acquiring mPOS startup Moka for over $100m

4. Singaporean Fave starts series C process in its bid to become the leading super app for merchants

5. Singapore online marketing firm Hashmeta acquires fashion marketplace ShopperBoard

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