1. Chinese unicorns’ valuations slip amid the coronavirus outbreak

2. Revenues of Chinese mobile game providers hit record-high of USD 7 billion during Q1

3. Alibaba 阿里巴巴 Unveils Alibaba Cloud Meeting, Vying for Market Share with Tencent 腾讯

4. China’s 京东 banks on retail chief to steer it through crisis

5. Xiaomi小米 spent $65 million on share buybacks this week

6. Ant Financial 蚂蚁金服 launches blockchain platform for small firms and developers


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1. Singapore digital life insurance company Singlife banked $50m with this series A pitch deck

2. Indian e-tailers might soon begin operations despite the lockdown

3. India’s NoBroker raises an additional $30M from General Atlantic

4. India- based AI chatbot startup Yellow Messenger banks $20m in series B round



1. Facebook reportedly in talks with Indian conglomerate Reliance to create super app

2. Toyota-backed AV startup launches self-driving delivery service in California

3. partners with Yamibuy on autonomous deliveries

4. India says video conference app Zoom is ‘not safe

5. Amazon, Flipkart and other e-commerce firms in India to resume sales of non-essential items from April 20



1. Amazon releases long-form speaking style for Alexa skills

2. Facebook wants content reviewers back ASAP, slows return plan for most employees

3. Facebook’s annual virtual reality conference goes virtual-only

4. Google Meet gets Gmail integration, will soon display up to 16 video call participants

5. Verizon buys videoconferencing company BlueJeans

6. InHerSight’s new app personalizes job matches to women’s career goals

7. Santander launches PagoFX in the UK, a money transfer app to take on TransferWise and other fintechs

8. Stripe raises $600M at $36B valuation in Series G extension, says it has $2B on its balance sheet

9. VAST Data lands $100M Series C on $1.2B valuation to turn flash storage on its head

10. Anodot grabs $35M Series C to help monitor business operations

11. Microsoft’s venture arm leads $25m round for logistics AI startup FarEye

12. Bridgecrew announces $14M Series A to automate cloud security

13. Temasek-backed Reefknot, Mastercard co-lead $11m round for fintech startup Previse

14. Autofleet raises $7.5M to help fleets put idle vehicles into drive

15. Grain, a startup built expressly atop of Zoom, has raised $4 million

16. Amperon raises $2 million for its predictive software for energy grids


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