1. Grove Collaborative, personal care products firm, reaches US$1B valuation with US$150M in Series D

2. Bug bounty platform HackerOne raises US$36.4 million

3. Pokémon Masters makes US$26 million in first week

4. Medal.tv raises US$9 million for short-form gaming videos

5. PrimaryBid closes US$8.6M round for its platform aimed to help retail investors

6. UK-based Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment


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1. Alibaba A.I.Labs 阿里巴巴人工智能实验室 launched intelligent garbage classification system on its smart speaker Tmall Genie 天猫精灵

2. 100.me 叮咚买菜, fresh food delivery platform, increased its registered capital by 140 times to 1.5 billion RMB

3. Nio 蔚来汽车 raises US$200 million from Tencent, CEO in convertible notes

4. Tongchengshenghuo 同程生活, a group-buying platform, raised US$100M in new funding round

5. Nuclei 芯来科技, RISC-V processor solutions provider,  completed 7-digit RMB in Series Pre-A



1. US-based private equity firm Blackstone’s, India realty investments poised to cross US$6b this year

2. US-based private equity firm TA Associates makes minority stake investment in Vietnamese software firm MISA

3. SoftBank doubles investment in Swedish solar cell maker Exeger to US$20m

4. Indonesian fintech startup Flip banks funding from Singaporean Insignia Ventures Partners


Emerging Market:

1. Founders of Investopad, Indian VC firm, launch new early-stage VC firm Good Capital

2. Gojek launches GoGames, bringing full ecosystem to Indonesia’s mobile game industry

3. Thai cryptocurrency exchange Bitkub raises US$1.67m in pre-Series A round

4. NestaVera invests in ProPhysio, Indian health care startup 

5. Indonesian beauty and wellness startup Base bags seed funding


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