1 China is expanding listing reforms to Chinext startup board

2 JD said to file for $2.8b Hong Kong listing

3 Meituan, Pinduoduo Launch Live Streaming Features to Promote Tourism for Labor Day Holiday

4 Biotech Company Maiwei 迈威生物 raises $278m in Series A

5 Alibaba-backed SaaS developer Raycloud 光云 listed in STAR Market, raising $61m

6 Fintech company Pingyun Craftsman 平云小匠 raises $4.2m in Series A

7 HK-based diving-focused online travel agency raised $1m in seed round


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1 Flipkart injects $28m in its payments arm PhonePe

2 Singapore-based fintech platform Helicap lands US$10M Series A to expand its online lending platform

3 India online travel startup Ixigo raises $4.6m from Amar Ujala

4 Vietnamese game publisher Funtap raises Series A round led by Makers Fund

5 Indonesian financial management app BukuKas raises seed funding

6 Thai startup Vonder bags seed money to double down on corporate learning

7 Thai edtech startup scores $900k in seed funding from 500 TukTuks, others



1 WhatsApp eyes credit feature for users in India

2 Cloudflare partners with JD to expand its network in China

3 Hillhouse-backed Chinese cloud-enabled home décor unicorn Kujiale acquires US-based SaaS startup Modelo



1 UK’s coronavirus contacts tracing app could ask users to share location data

2 Instagram now allows users to fundraise for nonprofits while live streaming

3 HBO spins out Neon Media narrative-driven interactive media startup

4 Shopify launches Shop, a new mobile app for consumer shopping 

5 MIT presents AI frameworks that compress models and encourage agents to explore

6 Security data and analytics solutions provider Rapid7 acquires cloud infrastructure automation platform DivvyCloud for $145 million

7 From B2B To D2C: Cheetah Raises $36M For Contactless Food Pickup & Delivery

8 Velo3D, a supplier of 3D printers to SpaceX, raises $28 million

9 Catalyst Raises $25M At $125M Valuation To Grow Its Customer Success Platform

10 emerges from stealth with $20M Series A to build machine learning platform

11 Israel-based Secret Double Octopus raises $15 million to authenticate employees without passwords

12 Particle Health Secures $12M In Menlo-Led Series A To Make Health Care Data Easier To Access

13 BrainBox raises $8.59 million to optimize HVAC systems with AI

14 A16Z-backed Tomorrow Health launches with $7.5M seed round to improve in-home healthcare

15 Checkly raises $2.25M seed round for its monitoring and testing platform

16 Online learning platform Bonsai raises $1.5M to help students get professional guidance via virtual 1-on-1s


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