1. China’s Nasdaq-style Star Market mints one billionaire a month with rally that outstrips FAANG stocks

2. Alibaba’s Ant reportedly seeks $200b value in Shanghai, Hong Kong IPO

3. Ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing considering Hong Kong IPO

4. Alibaba’s Kaola wants to become China’s online Costco

5. Alibaba-backed Xpeng Motors bags $500m in series C+ round

6. China’s ByteDance to invest in newly-launched education technology business

7. Tesla denies involvement in price-slashing Pinduoduo Tesla Model 3 promotion

8. E-scooter maker Segway-Ninebot 九号电动滑板车 to raise USD 298 million in first Star Market CDR offering


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1. Singapore’s Insider, a marketing software-as-a-service startup, bags $32m in series C money

2. Singapore’s digital banking technology company Percipient has raised US$5 million funding

3. Singaporean startup Partipost gets $3.5 million to let anyone become an influencer

4. Singapore fresh grads are more interested in tech jobs and startups in 2020

5. Telkom Indonesia bets on digital business to offset slowing telecom growth



1. WhatsApp to pilot projects to deliver credit, insurance and pension to users in India

2. India’s top fitness and wellbeing startup expands to the U.S.

3. Lufax, P2P fintech backed by China’s biggest insurer, said to aim for IPO in the US this year



1. Affirm, Shopify partner for new interest-free, zero-fee online shopping option

2. Microsoft revenue grew 13% despite coronavirus

3. Microsoft introduces Customer Voice, a real-time customer feedback tool

4. Tesla picks Austin for its next US factory to build Cybertruck, Semi truck, Model Y

5. Spotify and Universal sign new licensing deal, will partner on development of marketing tools

6. Israeli-founded insurance tech startup Hippo raises USD 150 million at USD 1.5 billion valuation

7. Misfits Market Raises $85M Series B To Grow Online Grocery Platform

8. UK’s Selina Finance raises $42M for its SMB loans platform based on home equity

9. AB Tasty raises $40 million to optimize e-commerce user experience

10. Chowbus Bites Into $33M Series A To Help Asian Restaurants Reach Customers

11. Sports media company To Grow Content Library With $32M Series A

12. OrthoFX Raises $13M Series A For New Dental Tech

13. Mobalytics raises $11M and adds eye tracking metrics to its automated gaming coach

14. Cooks Venture Lands $10M Series A To Raise Healthy Chickens

15. New $6.25M Seed Round Helps Add Intelligence To Remote Meetings

16. Insurtech startup The Helper Bees Raises $6M Series A 

17. Kudo raises $6M for its real-time translation and video conference platform


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