1. Early-stage venture capital firm Mercury Fund targets $125M for fourth and largest fund.
  2. Machine learning startup Falkonry brings in $4.6M in Series A.
  3. Scratchpay, fintech company focused on veterinary care, has raised $6.4M in Series A led by Companion Fund.
  4. Commerce solutions provider Elastic Path has raised $43M in a Series B led by Sageview Capital.
  5. Disney is expected to add cash to its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox assets against Comcast.
  6. Japanese online marketplace Mercari jumps 77% in Tokyo Debut after $1.2B IPO.
  7. Google AI can predict when people will die with “95% accuracy”.
  8. SurveyMonkey finally files for IPO nearly two decades after its founding.


  1. Xiaomi will delay its CDR offering at the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  2. JD.com records GMV of RMB 159B during 18-day “618” promotion. 3.Koubei invests RMB 100M in Series B funding in online wedding service provider Huanxiong.
  3. Chexingyi 车行易, automotive aftermarket services firm, raises $10M in Series B round led by Ucar.
  4. www.Landi.com (Landi English/兰迪少儿英语) completes RMB 520M in Series C.
  5. Baidu Music is being rebranded with a new name and logo – Qianqian Music 千千音乐.
  6. Bianli 24 (便利24) completes $10M Pre-A round led by Sequoia Capital.


  1. Amazon Prime launches in Australia.


  1. Square, U.S. version of Alipay, received Bitcoin trading license from New York State.
  2. Brussels Airport launches blockchain application to track cargo transport.


  1. Google launches its official podcast app.

Southeast Asia:

  1. Singapore’s Sea raises $575M from convertible note offering to boost Shopee, its ecommerce platform.
  2. Tribe theory, startup that manages hostels and hotels for startups and entrepreneurs, expands into India and Indonesia.

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