1. Global fintech deals declined 4 per cent in 2019 as China investments fell sharply, report says

2. Coronavirus outbreak chills China’s red-hot home rental start-ups

3. Chinese oncology healthcare service provider Hygeia files for HK IPO

4. Didi Chuxing puts plastic dividers in cars to help stop the spread of coronavirus

5. Meituan makes first grocery deliveries in Beijing with driverless vehicles

6. China’s telecom carriers offer users travel history service


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1. Halal-focused foodtech startup WhatsHalal bags seed funding

2. Singapore’s Grab Raises $700M From Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

3. India’s Swiggy raises 113m led by Prosus

4. Sequoia India leads $32m Series C round in SaaS-based platform Whatfix

5. Indian Angel Network leads USD 3 million investment in B2B startup MaxWholesale

6. Google-backed Dunzo, an India-based hyperlocal delivery startup, secures $11m from Alteria Capital

7. Affirma Capital to invest $34m in Vietnam-based HR platform Sieu Viet



1. Malaysian firm MYEG Services Bhd offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus

2. Google Cloud opens its seoul region

3. Facebook backs Indian education startup Unacademy



1. SoftBank to borrow $4.5 billion pledging domestic telco’s shares

2. Founders fund confirms 3 billion in new capital across two funds

3. ForgePoint raises a massive new $450M fund for early-stage cybersecurity startups

4. Facebook’s AI speeds up natural language processing without additional training

5. Google used AI and human moderation to take down over 75 million Google Maps reviews

6. Google users in UK to lose EU data protection

7. Google Cloud, on a buying spree, acquires IT company Cornerstone Technology

8. Nokia to acquire optical networking tech firm Elenion

9. Uber closing office in downtown Los Angeles

10. TikTok introduces parental controls with new ‘Family Safety Mode’ feature, launching first in UK

11. Embracer to buy U.S games developer Saber Interactive for up to $525 million

12. Cybersecurity company SentinelOne Lands $200M Just Eight Months After Last Raise, Reaches Unicorn Status

13. Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

14. Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec

15. Whatfix raises $32 million to drive digital adoption of enterprise apps

16. Outrider raises $53 million to develop autonomous truck technology

17. Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

18. BluBracket scores $6.5M seed to help secure code in distributed environments

19. Ordway lands $10M Series A to bridge gap between sales and finance


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