BEAMSTART Logo

Highlights: SoftBank puts pressure on Grab to work out merger with Gojek , Singapore Carro raises US$110M funding as contactless car buying rises and more news.

October 16: Latest business and tech news around the world.


Highlights: SoftBank puts pressure on Grab to work out merger with Gojek , Singapore Carro raises US$110M funding as contactless car buying rises and more news. | BEAMSTART News

Tech business news digest: Highlights on tech business news around the world on 16 October 2020.


CHINA:

1. Carrefour China owner Suning opens 871 new stores in Q3

2. OnePlus 8T Officially Launches in Beijing with Premium Screen Display

3. JD.Com Affiliate to Set Up Showcase Digital Farm in China’s Hubei Province

4. Car-sharing plaform GoFun raised several hundred million RMB in Series B

5. edge 嘿市, RED xiaohongshu for GenZ male , closed a Pre-A round of 8-digit RMB


MOBILE-ONLY MARKETS:

1. Indonesia’s Evos Esports secures $12m in series B funding

2. SoftBank’s Son ups pressure on Grab to work out merger deal with Gojek

3. LetsVenture eyes startup hub Singapore for its ESOP management product

4. Singapore-based wholesale automotive marketplace Carro raises US$110M funding as contactless car buying boosts its revenues

5. Thai multi-family office Blueprint Forest launches $120m Southeast Asia PE fund

6. Thailand point exchange platform ChomCHOB raises Series A funding from InVent to grow its loyalty exchange platform

7. Flipkart ties up with banks ahead of Indian festive season to bolster sales

8. India may not mandate secondary listings for firms tapping global markets

9. Indian foodtech unicorn Zomato lands $52m funding from US-based Kora Investments

10. AR Platform Avataar.me snags $7m funding from Sequoia Capital India


CROSS-BORDER:

1. Uber joins forces with SK Telecom to crack tough South Korea market

2. Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa

3. Silicon Valley payments firm Stripe buys Nigerian startup Paystack

4. Alibaba-affiliated marketplace to leave Taiwan, again

5. Indonesia’s beauty-tech startup Social Bella expands to Vietnam – its first international market

6. TechCrunch founder’s VC firm leads US$3.7M in ex-Golden Gate employee’s blockchain startup Persistence

7. China’s top retailer Miniso wants to reach ‘every corner of the world’ after New York stock debut

8. China’s Oppo makes play for European growth as Huawei slips


OVERSEAS:

1. GM’s Cruise plans to test unmanned self-driving cars this year in San Francisco

2. Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency taps ex-HSBC exec as CFO of payments unit

3. Duplex, Google’s conversational AI, has updated 3M+ business listings since pandemic

4. Proterra, which makes big honkin’ battery systems and electric buses, raises $200 million

5. On-demand digital primary care services provider 98point6 raised $118M in Series E

6. Small business payments and marketing startup Fivestars raises $52.5M

7. Extend Secures $40M Series B To Reinvent Warranty Purchases

8. AI-Powered Hearing Aid Company Whisper Raises $35M Series B

9. Sonrai Nabs $20M Series B To Secure Public Clouds

10. Bipedal robot developer Agility announces $20M raise

11. Spain’s Savana Medica raises $15 million to bring its AI toolkit turning clinical notes into care insights to the US

12. Temporal raises $18.75M for its microservices orchestration platform

13. Alpaca raises $10M Series A for its API-powered equities trading service

14. Nabis raises $5m Series A to grow its cannabis distribution platform

15. Application security platform NeuraLegion raises $4.7 million seed led by DNX Ventures

16. Elenas Lands $2M Seed To Expand Commerce Platform In Latin America

17. South Korean startup Cochlear.ai raises $2 million Series A to detect the sounds missed by speech recognition

18. Koyeb raises $1.6 million for its serverless data-processing engine


This digest is contributed by Chinaccelerator.

Latest Jobs

News Editor

British Broadcasting Corporation

Hong Kong, Hong Kong (香港)

Full Time

Salary Undisclosed

Full Stack Developer - Financing Domain

OnDemand Agility

Singapore

Full Time

SGD 4050 — SGD 4300 monthly

EA Personnel (Work Pass)

Trinity Employment

Singapore

Full Time

SGD 2000 — SGD 3500 monthly

Senior Events Manager/ Director

Thomson Reuters

Singapore , Singapore

Full Time

USD 17000 — USD 25000 monthly

Digital Marketing Intern

Undrcut Digital Marketing

Singapore

Internship

SGD 1000 — SGD 1500 monthly

Influencer Marketing Associate

Niagahoster

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Full Time

SGD 400 — SGD 1000 monthly

English Content Writer

Hostinger

Jakarta, Indonesia

Full Time

SGD 300 — SGD 600 monthly

Fund Accountant

Decacorn Capital

Singapore

Full Time

SGD 2500 — SGD 5000 monthly

Investment Analyst

Accial Capital

Singapore

Full Time

SGD 4000 — SGD 6000 monthly

Enterprise Solution Project Manager

Hukumonline.com

Jakarta, Indonesia

Full Time

SGD 2000 — SGD 2100 monthly

BEAMSTART is a hub for everything Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Connect with a global community of people, and stay updated with the latest news, events, and opportunities.

 

Download the Community App

Connect with the BEAMSTART Entrepreneurship Community from the palm of your hands. Connect with CEOs/Founders, Investors, Business Leaders, and Professionals. Download below to instantly form partnerships and discover opportunities:

PlayStore ButtonAppStore Button

© 2016 - 2021 BEAMSTART. All Rights Reserved (Legal).