1. Baidu, log the most self-driving miles in Beijing

2. Sichuan doctors use 5G technology to perform remote coronavirus diagnosis in Hubei

3. Tencent extends warranty for Nintendo Switches in China as virus hits sales

4. Tencent and Black Shark joint-release first 5G gaming smartphone

5. Geely chairman Li Shufu starts satellite venture to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX

6. Huawei testing its own search app in challenge to Google

7. SoftBank has invested $1 billion in Chinese apartment rental company Ziroom 自如

8. SF Express 顺丰 unit to raise $300m through convertible bond offering

9. Softbank-backed hotel chain Oyo cutting 60% of China staff

10. Chipsets maker Metanoia raises $19.3m from Taiwania Capital, others

11. Private commercial satellite firm MinoSpace secures USD 14 million in Series A2+ round


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1. Lightspeed Venture Partners to raise USD 300 million for third India-focused fund

2. Demand for co-working startups remains high in India

3. Uber sold its food delivery business in India to Zomato for $206M

4. India’s electric vehicle startup Bounce secures $6.5m from InnoVen Capital

5. Lifestyle-community-commerce platform Trell raises $4m in pre-Series A from Sequoia Surge, Fosun RZ Capital

6. iPrice, a platform for comparison shopping in Southeast Asia, raises $10 million Series B

7. Mastercard to lead series B round for Indonesian fintech firm Digiasia

8. Telkomsel and Microsoft team up to enhance connectivity in Indonesia

9. Indonesia’s deals platform Giladiskon secures investment from SOSV MOX

10. Fintech firm Oriente secures $20m to bolster services in the Philippines

11. Vietnamese service platform JupViec raises funding from venture builder STI

12. Singapore’s P2P knowledge sharing startup Kalpha expands to Vietnam

13. Singapore gaming startup PotatoPlay bags $500k from Play Ventures



1. Russia’s Sberbank partners with China’s Huawei on cloud services

2. Leap Finance raises $5.5M to democratize financing for foreign-bound Indian students

3. Chinese smartphone maker Oppo ventures into financial services in India



1. Gartner: Smartphone sales fell in Q4 2019, with mixed fortunes for Apple and Huawei

2. RTP Global outs new $650M early-stage fund to back tech in US, Europe, India and South-East Asia

3. Google cancels its 2020 I/O developer conference

4. Ford bets more businesses want carbon-free delivery vans

5. Facebook to scale back on its Libra plans

6. Nokia says will cut up to 148 jobs in Finland this year

7. $75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100

8. Office management platform Eden buys WeWork’s Managed by Q

9. Latin America e-commerce firm Peixe in talks to buy electric scooter startup Grow

10. Music app publisher MWM raises $55.9M after generating 400 million music app downloads

11. D2C Bedding Startup Brooklinen Plans Expansion With $50M From Summit Partners 

12. FiveAI raises $41 million to commercialize its self-driving technology

13. Sunnyvale-based hardware startup Sensel raises a $28M Series A to bring pressure sensing tech to more mobile devices

14. Sourcegraph raises $23 million to bring universal code search to all developers

15. French startup Le Wagon raises $19M to build a global coding bootcamp

16. Health Data Analytics Institute nabs $16 million for AI platform that predicts outcomes

17. Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

18. UnitQ raises $11 million to spot bugs in user reports with natural language processing

19. GameOn Technology scores $10.5 million in financing for sports and gaming chat platform

20. AI medtech startup Tricog nets $10.5m in series B round

21. Rebranding as Anagram, software for out-of-network billing for healthcare providers raises $9.1 million

22. Japanese collaboration software startup Nulab banks $5m

23. FairShake raises $3 million to automate consumer dispute filings


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