Overseas:

1. Swiss investor Capital Dynamics said to raise $100m Japan-focused fund

2. Tsingyuan Ventures raises $51.7m for debut US-China VC fund

3. SoftBank extends tech reach with $5 billion LatAm fund

4. Playfair Capital, the UK-based seed firm, announces $32M second fund

5. Airbnb buys HotelTonight in deeper expansion into hotel-booking business

6. Amazon to close all of its 87 pop-up stores in the US beginning in April

7. YC’s latest moonshot bet is a startup building a $380K ‘flying motorcycle’

8. Hammerhead raises $4.2M to build a smarter operating system for bikes

9. Remix picks up $15 million to help cities make better decisions around transit

10. Bird launches platform to let entrepreneurs manage their own fleet of scooters

11. Spill picks up £650K seed round for its message-based workplace therapy app

 

China:

1. China is Currently Holding 1,600 Teslas at Customs

2. Tesla enters into agreement with Chinese lenders for Gigafactory

3. Chinese consumers are buying cars online using VR, without kicking the proverbial tyre

5. China’s SF Holding acquires 25% stake in Myanmar logistics firm KOSPA

Cross-border:

AI-based social listening platform Talkwalker opens office in Singapore

 

Emerging Market:

1. Malaysia-based OSK Ventures International invests in fintech TurnKey Lender

2. Report: Women make up 33% of senior management teams in Singapore

3. DEPA partners with top IoT innovation leaders from Singapore to bolster Digital Park Thailand and IoT Institute

4. Hyundai in talks with Ola to pump up to US$300M as strategic fund

 

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