1. Builders VC is $115.5M into raising $200M for fund one.
  2. Tenable, cybersecurity company, files for IPO.
  3. Domo, on-demand real-time business data provider, raises $193M in IPO.
  4. Amazon’s new warehouse policy will penalize sellers for storing products too long.
  5. Airbnb to launch IPO before the end of 2020.


  1. Toutiao 头条 reportedly planning to launch new live gamecasting service.
  2. Online executive recruitment platform Liepin IPOs in Hong Kong.
  3. Online real estate trading platform Fangdd prepares to IPO next year.
  4. China’s e-commerce company Walnut Street Group, parent company of Pingduoduo, files for potential public offering (aiming to raise $1B).
  5. Xiaomi’s IPO raises $4.7B after pricing on the low end.
  6. Tencent announces that QQ宠物 (QQ Pets) will be discontinued. 
  7. Number of WeChat mini-programs reaches 1M with 280M C-end users.
  8. Douyin has over 1ooM international monthly users as well as 300M domestic monthly users. 
  9. Didi has an upgrade of the brand and services, launching “礼橙专车.”
  10. Hunan Changsha government releases blockchain support policy, providing 2M RMB to blockchain companies in Changsha in 3 years.
  11. Souqiantu’s new product “zhiyuan 360” helps high school students to locate their universities and choose majors based on AI and Big Data.
  12. Turing Robot, AI robot company, completes Series B+, bringing its total funding to $53M.  


  1. Telstra, Australian accelerator, is discontinuing muru-D, its program in Singapore.


  1. Binance, international cryptocurrency exchange, is set to launch its first crypto-fiat exchange in Uganda.
  2. JD.com and Huobi work together on the application of blockchain-related tech to finance and data services.
  3. Line, messaging app launches crypto-exchange Bitbox; however, it can not be used in Japan nor the USA.
  4. Walmart, Nestle, Unilever and 10 more companies work with IBM on the blockchain projects for food supply chain.


  1. Apple Maps is getting a complete redesign.

Emerging Market:

  1. Kakitangan, online human resources platform, closes pre-series A round led by BFM Capital. 
  2. Cashify, India-based second-hand mobile devices seller, raises $12M in Series C to launch website. 

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