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SoftBank backs Japanese robotics startup Telexistence in $170M funding round

Tokyo-based robot startup Telexistence raises $170M in Series B funding from investors, including SoftBank and Foxconn. → Read More

CADDi raises $89M Series C to scale its B2B supply chain marketplace for manufacturing parts

The pandemic has damaged the entire manufacturing supply chain, which is not likely to return to normal until at least 2024 due to a few challenges, including the ongoing U.S.-China tech battle. According to a recent survey by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which surveyed more than 150 equipment manufacturing firms and 179 equipment […] → Read More

Korea's Alwayz aims to make online shopping fun again with $46M in funding

Seoul-based e-commerce startup Levit, an operator of the shopping app called Alwayz, has raised $46M in a Series B round of funding. → Read More

B Garage raises $20M for its warehouse inventory drones

B Garage, a San Jose-based starup that builds out autonomous drones to track warehouse inventory, has raised a $20 million Series A round. → Read More

Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon jailed four months in Montenegro

A court in Montenegro this week sentenced Terraform Lab founder DoKwon to four months in prison for forging travel documents. → Read More

Singapore’s ride-hailing firm Grab lays off over 1,100 employees

Southeast Asian supper app ride-hailing and food delivery app operator Grab laid off more than a thousand people, or about 11% of its staff. → Read More

Parrot, an AI-powered transcription platform that turns speech into text, raises $11M Series A

Parrot, an AI-powered transcription platform offering speech-to-text depositions, raised $11 million in Series A funding. → Read More

Southeast Asia-focused Go-Ventures closes $240M second fund, rebrands as Argor Capital

Go-Ventures, backed by Indonesia's GoTo, announced Tuesday it has raised the second fund at $240 million and rebranded as Argor Capital. → Read More

Socar’s ride-hailing platform Tada adds to growing list of tech layoffs

Seoul-based ride-hailing platform Tada plans to let go of a portion of its employees as part of a restructuring as it works to reduce costs. → Read More

Zero-Error Systems raises $7.5M for its radiation-hardened semiconductor integrated circuits

Zero-Error Systems (ZES) has raised a $7.5M Series A funding round for its radiation-hardened semiconductor integrated circuits. → Read More

Former Samsung exec accused of stealing data to build copycat chip plant in China

A former executive of Samsung Electronics allegedly stole Samsung's chip data to build a copycat chip factory in China. → Read More

Collaborative Fund backs Korea's Sopoong Ventures to grow its footprint in Asia

Collaborative Fund took a strategic investment in Sopoong Ventures, a Korean social impact-focused VC, to broaden its investment activities in Asia. → Read More

6 investors explain why they are bullish about Japan’s startup scene despite an uncertain economy

We spoke to six investors who have active investments in Japan about the current state of startups and the progress made in the last few years. → Read More

Profitability over growth: 5 investors explain their mantra for South Korean startups

Five investors talk about the uniqueness of South Korean startups, how they've fared in a post-pandemic world and their investment thesis. → Read More

Montenegro court overturns Terraform founder Do Kwon's bail

A high court in Montenegro overrode a lower court's previous decision that would release Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon on bail. → Read More

Sequoia India's Surge backs AI-powered video creation platform Gan.ai in $5.2M funding

Gan.ai, an AI-powered video creation platform, raised a $5.2 million seed round led by Surge, Sequoia Capital's rapid scale-up program. → Read More

Micron to invest $3.6B in Japan for next-gen memory chips

Micron will invest up to 500 billion yen ($3.6 billion) in Japan for the next few years to make next generation memory chips. → Read More

Japanese construction tech Aldagram nails down backing from Panasonic

Japan's construction tech startup Aldagram raise undisclosed funding from Panasonic to expand further to Southeast Asia and Middle East. → Read More

Terraform’s Do Kwon pleads not guilty to fake travel documents charges

TechCrunch walks readers through what happened to Terraform and the founder Kwon for the past 12 months in the wake of the implosion of Terra USD and Luna. → Read More

Samsung bans use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT after April internal data leak

Samsung bans the use of generative AI tools, including ChatGPT, on company-owned devices and internal networks, Bloomberg reports. → Read More