SoftBank eyes quantum computing with $100b Vision Fund

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Vision Fund is investing in cutting edge tech from virtual reality to IoT.

UK’s Blockchain raises $40m Series B led by Google’s VC arm and Lakestar

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This is the largest funding for a fintech firm since Brexit.


Tencent’s startup investment frenzy now reaches outer space

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The Chinese social media giant is looking beyond Earth-bound opportunities.


Shariah-compliant robo advisor Algebra to pilot in Asia before going global

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Farrington’s Algebra also proves a Non-Shariah option.


We are ushering in DealStreetAsia 2.0, one step at a time — Here is step #1

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What will NOT change is our unwavering focus on news.


Reddit in talks to raise funds, startup valued at $1.7b

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Reddit is scouting for investments totalling about $150 million.


India: NITI Aayog to set up 1,000 labs in schools under Atal Innovation Mission

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The founders of three start-ups have expressed interest in mentoring students under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant said on Friday. The three are Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal and Oyo Rooms’ Ritesh Agarwal. Mint couldn’t immediately reach Sharma, Aggarwal and Agarwal… Read more »


US considers restricting Chinese investment in artificial intelligence

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US poised to increase scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley.


SoftBank-backed digital lender SoFi applies for new bank charter

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SoFi Bank will operate as an online-only institution.


EY acquires AU’s Open Windows in push for AsiaPac cyber security advisory

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Last year, EY acquired Society Consulting, a firm with an expertise in big data & analytics