1. Project A, the Berlin-based VC, raises US$200M fund to back seed and Series A European startups

2. London Venture Partners raises US$80 million game industry seed fund

3. KPMG: Consumers are embracing making purchases with blockchain tokens

4. Alexa can soon control your Wi-Fi and brief you on your kid’s homework

5. Alexa Guard now detects human activity inside your home

6. BlaBlaCar to acquire online bus ticketing platform Busfor

7. Klar Raises US$57.5M In Debt & Equity To Become The ‘Chime of Mexico’

8. Fractional home ownership startup Divvy raises US$43m series B to build a path from rent to purchase

9. Arceo.ai raises US$37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access

10. TigerGraph raises US$32 million for graph database tools

11. Duda nabs US$25M to take on WordPress with a web development platform aimed at agencies

12. Kreditech, the AI-based near-prime loans platform, nabs US$22M under new CEO to expand globally

13. With a new US$20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research your beating heart

14. Fidel raises US$18M to let developers build on top of payment data from Visa, MasterCard and Amex

15. Netdata, a monitoring startup with 50 year old founder, announces US$17M Series A

16. ZenBusiness raises US$15M to help founders launch and grow ‘worry-free’

17. Australian open-source video games maker Immutable raises US$15m in Series A round

18. RedPoint raises US$13.5 million to analyze customer data with AI

19. MaxAB raises US$6M seed round to optimize Egypt’s B2B grocery markets

20. Passbase grabs US$3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

21. Spanish startup Elma gets US$3.2M for a digital-first health insurance play

22. Social care startup Lifted raises £1.5M for end-to-end elderly care platform


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1. Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport is equipped with 5G mobile services, advanced facial recognition and smart robotics

2. HK’s Click Ventures to begin raising US$50m fourth fund in early-2020

3. CICC ties up with Tencent to launch US$70m fintech venture

4. Baidu wins China’s first commercial license for self-driving buses

5. Chinese search engine giant Baidu to divest stake in online travel site Ctrip

6. Alibaba Grants 10 Young Scientists USD141,000 Each to Spur Basic Science

7. Alibaba Unveils Its First AI Chip Hanguang 800 at Apsara Conference 2019

8. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said to clinch US$1b loan at cheapest rate ever

9. Hony Capital pours US$42m into China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency’s mobile portal

10. China’s hottest EV startup Nio raising US$200m via bonds amid cost-cutting campaign

11. Chinese self-driving tech startup DeepRoute.ai raises US$50m round led by Fosun RZ



1. Vickers Venture backs US$11.3m Series A round for Canada-based geothermal energy solution provider Eavor

2. Indian hospitality chain Oyo sets up joint ventures with SoftBank to buy hotel assets

3. Didi plans to expand taxi-hailing to 20 cities in Japan, claiming majority market share in some

4. Keppel Land China to acquire Guangzhou mixed development for US$18m

5. Singapore’s Sheares Healthcare leads US$100m Series B round in China-based AllinMD


Emerging Market:

1. Indonesia’s ride-hailing giant Gojek launches video streaming service GoPlay

2. India’s Darwinbox raises US$15M to bring its HR tech platform to more Asian markets

3. Peter Thiel, Stripe, Tinder co-founder join Filipino payments startup PayMongo’s US$2.7M funding

4. Vietnamese healthtech firm BuyMed banks US$500k in seed round led by Cocoon, VietCapital


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