Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by Toyota
February 12, 2020

Africa’s logistics startup space has gained another multi-million-dollar round with global backing.

Kenyan company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Continue reading

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US
February 4, 2020

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, TikTok, currently the world’s hottest social media app, Continue reading

Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe
September 28, 2019

Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures, with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and Santander Continue reading

Africas top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO
August 28, 2019

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion will list in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, Transsion confirmed to TechCrunch.

The company — which has a robust Africa sales network — could raise up to 3 billion yuan (or Continue reading

How Nuro plans to spend Softbanks $940 million
April 13, 2019

Autonomous delivery startup

A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller robots to cross lawns or climb stairs to drop off packages. The company has even taken the step of trademarking the name “Fido” for Continue reading

E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asias fashion supply chain
February 26, 2019

If you’re looking for the next unicorn in Southeast Asia, Zilingo might just be it. The 3.5-year-old e-commerce company announced today that it has raised a Series D round worth $226 million to go after the opportunity to digitize Asia’s Continue reading

Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law
February 7, 2019

Well, that didn’t take long. We’re less than 10 days into 2019 and already Vietnam is aiming threats at Facebook for violating its draconian cybersecurity law, which came into force on January 1.

The U.S. social network stands accused of Continue reading

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBanks Vision Fund
December 25, 2018

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba.

SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese Continue reading