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Asia Tech Review: June 19 2017

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Hello from Shenzhen, I'm in town for our next TechCrunch China event which takes places Monday and Tu
 
June 19 · Issue #42 · View online
Asia Tech Review
Hello from Shenzhen,
I’m in town for our next TechCrunch China event which takes places Monday and Tuesday – drop me a line if you’re going to be there and want to say hi. 
Highlights for this week’s newsletter:
🚲 Mobike pulls in $600M more in funding
🦄 India’s MobiKwik could be a unicorn very soon
🇯🇵 500 Startups closes its Japan fund
Catch you next week!
Jon

China
China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand worldwide
US government could restrict Chinese investments
Sequoia leads $400M investment in used-car trading service Guazi
QingCloud raises $158M at valuation of over $1B
Baidu Maps integrates Mobike and Didi
India
MobiKwik is raising new funding at $1B valuation to battle Paytm
MoneyTap raises $9M led by Sequoia
Japan
500 Startups closes $35M Japan fund with the backing of the government
Line's answer to the Amazon Echo comes in ‘bear’ or ‘chicken’
Southeast Asia
Intudo Ventures launches $10M fund for Indonesia
Grab is assisting police following the alleged rape of a passenger in Malaysia
Interesting Reads
Apple is selling older iPhones in India with some success link
This South Korean tech startup hires only seniors over 55, to prove a point link
Ericsson’s latest report on global internet trends link
Q&A with Connie Chan, partner and China-watcher at Andreessen Horowitz link
Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese internet is booming link
Podcast: Chinese internet celebrities are taking over e-commerce link
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