1. SEC filing: Haystack Ventures closed $50 million for oversubscribed fifth flagship venture capital fund

2. Italy’s biggest phone company, TIM, to extend 5G services to six more Italian cities by year-end

3. Tier IV raises over $100 million to develop open source software for driverless cars

4. Mozilla readies launch of news subscription service

5. Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny

6. Privacy-first browsers look to take the shine off Google’s Chrome

7. Shared office space manager WeWork said to raise up to $4b in debt ahead of IPO

8. Spurred by Amazon, Supermarkets Try Swapping Cashiers for Cameras



1. China’s VC boom shows signs of a downturn as deal value drops 77% in Q2

2. Douyu 斗鱼, a livestreaming platform, to plan IPO at the NYSE for the 17th of August; reporting a year-on-year increase of 123.4% in net profit for this years first quarter

3. 盒子空间 SpaceBox, offering leisure accommodation space for young first and second tier city customers, to finish A+  funding round

4. Xiaomi’s 小米 Founder, 雷军, becoming KOL on Xiaohongshu 小红书, while promoting new smartphone series

5. Ant Financial 蚂蚁金服 to serve small enterprises, with a maximum loan value not exceeding 1M RMB

6. Missfresh, a grocery delivery startup, seeks to raise $500M



1. Samsung, stung by the US-China trade warm expects a big plunge in profits

2. Genesia Ventures, a Japanese VC firm, says it is likely to spend around 30% of the fund for Southeast Asia

3. Softbank to take a $22.5 billion stake in GM’s autopilot R&D unit. 


Emerging Market:

1. Southeast Asia’s e-commerce infrastructure continues to mature

2. Waresix hauls in $14.5M from EV Growth to advance its push to digitalize logistics in Indonesia

3. RedDoorz, a budget hotel startup, considered to become major player in Southeast Asia’s

4. GOJEK, Indonesia based raid-hailing unicorn, to receive F investment round by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

5. Kudo, Indonesian offline-to-online retail platform, to work with Grab, Singaporean ride-hailing services provider, to win in the Southeast Asia market

6. IndiaMART, a B2B e-commerce platform, to become first firm of its kind to go public in India

7. Philipines’s Saphron, an insurtech startup, to receive an investment by microfinance firm CARD MRI


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