1. Verizon and Google ink deal to offer YouTube TV to Verizon wireless and Fios subscribers

2. Netflix offers $2 billion more in debt to fund its content spending

3. Luxury consignment e-tailer The RealReal to enter the unicorn club with new funding

4. Wealthfront’s new high-yield accounts bring in $1 billion in just a few months

5. Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform Harness hauls in $60M Series B investment on $500M valuation

6. Locus Robotics raises $26 million for warehouse automation

7. Led by LA-based March Capital, Astound raises $15.5 million for employee help desk automation services

8. Blueshift announces $15M Series B to expand AI-fueled cross-channel marketing tool

9. GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform

10. Voiceflow, which allows anyone to make voice apps without coding, raises $3.5 million

11. UploadVR announces E3 VR Showcase, a Nintendo Direct for virtual reality

12. VCV.AI, which uses facial and voice recognition to automatically screen job candidates has raised $1.7m fundraising



1. China Provincial Competitiveness Bluebook: Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai were the most competitive economies in 2017

2. China Unicom to Invest USD2.2 Billion to Bring 5G to Shanghai by 2021

3. Didi reveals peek at commission rate and cost of subsidies

4. China’s Bytedance says India TikTok ban causing $500,000 daily loss, risks jobs

5. Doctorwork 企鹅杏仁 receives a new round of financing of US$250 million and will deploy over 500 medical entities in 2021

6. Auto sales integrated service provider yiautos 宜买车 completed 150 million A+ round of financing

7. Apartment SaaS system solution provider yuxiaor 寓小二 raised 50 million yuan series A fundraising



1. SoftBank to Consider Acquiring 5% Stake in Wirecard

2. Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

3. China’s Tencent backs Argentina mobile banking startup Uala



1. Vietnam blockchain startup Utop raises US$3M from two large corporates


Emerging Market:

1. Indonesian fitness startup Doogether closes funding round led by Gobi-Agung

2. Indonesian logistics startup Sicepat Ekspres raised one of Southeast Asia’s largest series A rounds at $50m

3. Singapore biotech startup nets $22m to scale alternative plastic production

4. India’s Mfine raises $17.2M for its digital healthcare service

5. Singapore’s SalesWhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams


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