1. China’s Ctrip in talks with banks to follow Alibaba with HK listing: sources

2. Tencent and Alibaba-backed ‘Little Red Book’ 小红书 seeks US$6 billion valuation

3. Alipay launches security platform for global payment partners

4. Cloud solution provider BoCloud 博云 claimed to close the C round of 8-digit RMB


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1. Former Google Pay execs raise $13.2M to build neo-banking platform for millennials in India

2. Singapore caregiving startup Homage bags double-digit millions in series B raise

3. SoftBank, Grab in talks for potential investment in Indonesia’s new capital city

4. Traveltech firm Atta bags $3m to scale in Japan, Southeast Asia

5. Indian online baby care brand Mamaearth bags $18m in Sequoia India-led round



1. Temasek leads $40m round for virtual human startup Soul Machines

2. Indian restaurant discovery and food delivery app Zomato bags $150m from Ant Financial.

3. US-based Flexible housing platform Anyplace enters Southeast Asia, teams up with coliving operators

4. SoftBank-backed Oyo plans to lay off thousands across India, China (rumor)



1. U.S. to probe Fitbit, Garmin, other wearable devices after Philips complains

2. In 2019, SOSV was ranked the #2 most active angel & seed-stage investor in the world according to Crunchbase

3. Amazon fired employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

4. Facebook’s stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

5. Samsung launches the rugged, enterprise-ready Galaxy XCover Pro

6. Household appliance giant Dyson to move more R&D to Singapore as part of its HQ switch from UK

7. E-commerce phenom and D2C bright light Casper has filed to go public.

8. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone backs tutoring platform Scoodle, which wants help tutors become influencers


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