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Megvii to segue to $800m IPO
The Alibaba, Foxconn, Legend Holdings and SK Group-backed image recognition software provider is reportedly weighing up New York and Hong Kong for an $800m initial public offering.
OpenDoor closes $300m in funding
The real estate services platform secured the cash at a $3.8bn valuation, with Lennar, SoftBank Vision Fund, Access Technology Ventures and new investor GV all participating.
Fastly to deliver initial public offering
Edge cloud platform Fastly has hired Bank of America to oversee an IPO valuing it at $1bn which would provide exits for Swisscom, Deutsche Telekom and O’Reilly Media.
Prudential makes Point in $122m round
Home equity investment service Point has raised $22m in series B funding from investors including Prudential and Bloomberg, and $100m in platform financing.
Starbucks pours $100m into Valor fund
Valor Siren Ventures I has signed up Starbucks as a cornerstone investor as it seeks to close its fund at $400m to back food and retail technology developers.
Tiger Brokers catches $104m in IPO
The Xiaomi-backed online brokerage floated above its range while its other corporate investor, International Brokers, bought more than $13m of shares.
Pine Labs to swipe Qwikcilver for $110m
The gift card services provider is set be acquired by Pine Labs in a $110m deal, after raising more than $21m from investors including Amazon and Sistema.
Insta360 records $30m in funding
The mobile camera developer is reportedly planning a 2020 IPO after raising $30m in a funding round backed by Suning and Xunlei.

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Ojo Labs gets $45m result
The real estate-focused chatbot developer has now raised more than $71m in total, having secured series C funding from investors including Realogy, Royal Bank of Canada and Northwestern Mutual.
Propel smooths Ease's way to $19m
Ease, the HR enrolment and benefits software provider formerly known as EaseCentral, took its total funding to almost $28m in a Propel Venture Partners-backed series B round.
Tibber tips to series A with $12m
The AI-powered energy management app provider has secured $12m in series A funding from investors including BKK.
Wish yearns for $300m in new round
General Atlantic and a range of unidentified backers are exploring a $300m investment in Wish that would value the Legend Capital-backed e-commerce marketplace at $11bn pre-money.
Oyo to host nine-figure Airbnb investment
Airbnb is considering an investment in Oyo sized at $100m to $200m, which would drive the India-based company's international expansion efforts.
Glossier gleans $100m in series D round
The WME-backed beauty product brand raised the funding in a Sequoia Capital-led round, at a $1.2bn valuation.

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Lyft accelerates towards $2.1bn IPO target
Lyft has set the range for an IPO that would allow Alphabet, Rakuten, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Alibaba, Didi Chuxing, Magna and Icahn Enterprises to exit, valuing it at up to $22.9bn.
Big Deal: Vision Fund makes billion-dollar Grab
SoftBank Vision Fund invested $1.46bn to take Grab's series H round, already backed by Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Booking Holdings, Central Group, Yamaha, Ping An, Microsoft, Tokyo Century and KBank, to $4.5bn.
YY captures Bigo for $1.45bn
Bigo, a social video livestreaming platform, has been acquired by its existing shareholder YY for more than $1.45bn in a deal that also provided exits for Ping An and Bertelsmann.
Lyft revs up IPO filing
Rakuten, General Motors and Alphabet own a combined 26% share of the ride hailing platform, which has filed to go public and which was valued at more than $15bn as of last June.
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