1. More Than 25% Of U.S. Adults Almost Always Online: Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report

2. Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund

3. Amazon Restaurants in US is shutting down, following its closure in London in last November

4. Amazon Alexa team uses machine learning to better handle regional language differences

5. Uber Air picks Melbourne as its first international launch city

6. Dropbox relaunches as an enterprise collaboration workspace

7. Opera launches a ‘gaming browser’ with Twitch integration

8. French tech giant Dassault is nearing deal to buy health software company Medidata

9. Korean hotel platform Yanolja raises $180M at a valuation of over $1B

10. Fintech startup Brex valued at $2.6B after closing on $100m in Series C funding

11. Infarm closes $100M Series B to scale its ‘urban farming platform’

12. RapidAPI nabs $25M led by Microsoft as its API marketplace cracks 10K APIs and 1M users

13. Misfits Market raises $16.5 million for their ‘ugly’ produce subscription box

14. FemBeat: Modern Fertility Raises $15 Million To Fertilize The Femtech Space

15. AI-powered platform Alyce picks up $11.5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts

16. Foodles raises another $10 million for its cloud canteen

17. Providing supplemental educational videos for healthcare online nets Osmosis $4 million



1. HSBC launches $880m tech fund in China’s Greater Bay area

2. Xiaomi Led 35% First-Quarter Growth in China’s Wearables Market

3. ZTE to Launch 5G Phones in China Next Month

4. Alipay launches ride-hailing mini program for Chinese tourists

5. Ele me 饿了么 widens logistics offerings, to build out infrastructure with Fengniao Logistics 蜂鸟

6. International logistics online service platform YunQuNa 运去哪 raised $70m from Series C financing

7. Zhishan Yiliao 至善医疗 raised tens of millions from Pre-A round financing to produce more innovative technologies for the weight loss market



Insurance startup Lemonade expands into Europe


Emerging Market:

1. Vietnam startups to receive US$425M investments from multiple VCs for the next 3 years

2. Grab reportedly planning for Singapore digital banking license

3. Oyo in discussions to raise $1b, valuation to hit $10b

4. Cambodian food delivery startup Meal Temple invests in Myanmar-based Freshgora

5. Homegrown player Astro Go leads Malaysia’s video streaming space

6. Indian fintech startup OkCredit raises $15.5m series A

7. Tenderd Raises $5.8M Seed, Proving That Construction Tech Is Global

8. Logistics service Ninja Van to invest $4m to speed up deliveries in the Philippines


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