1. Lyft raises $600M in funding round at $15.1B valuation led by Fidelity Management & Research Company.
  2. Puppet, a DevOps automation platform, raises $42M Series F led by Cisco.
  3. Codefresh, a company that helps developers deploy code in a containerized environment, raises $8M Series B led by Microsoft’s M12.
  4. Emotional intelligence and voice analysis startup Ambit Analytics has raised $1.1M in pre-seed funding.
  5. India-based Policybazaar raises over $200M in round led by SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund; achieves unicorn status.
  6. Bengaluru-based SigTuple, which develops hardware and software to digitize pathological tests, raises $19M Series B co-led by Accel Partners and IDG Ventures.
  7. Google opens its human-sounding Duplex AI to public testing.
  8. Global tech giants will meet exclusively this week to discuss user privacy data security issues.


  1. Manbang invests RMB 300M in auto parts and maintenance platform, Jybd.cn in Series A.
  2. Maternity healthcare app MomKnows obtains RMB 150M Series C led by Shenzhen Share Capital Partners.
  3. Maternity healthcare consultation app Yaeher Health lands RMB 10M Series A led by Matrix Partners.
  4. Bytedance files $1.51M unfair competition lawsuit against Baidu.
  5. Baidu and Ford China reach strategic cooperation intention to explore deep cooperation in various fields.


  1. Apple and Samsung settle seven-year-long patent fight over copying the iPhone.

Southeast Asia:

  1. CashShied, Singapore-based online fraud detection startup, raises $20M Series C co-led by Temasek and GGV Capital.
  2. Malaysia’s Common Ground, co-working space operator, closed a $20M Series A round.

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