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$200,000,000 Venture capital
TechCrunch , Tech in Asia , launchticker , +1

Alibaba’s Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay

Asia Payments
WSJD

Ant Financial to Invest $200 Million in South Korea’s Kakao Pay

Asia Payments
$3,000,000 Venture capital
Tech in Asia , e27

Digital outsourcing startup raises $3m to grab Thailand’s mobile dev market

Funding
Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , PE Hub

Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million

Funding
e27

This startup is a white-label WhatsApp that lets enterprises build their own private chat channels

€30,000 Seed fund
StartupYard

Meet the StartupYard 2017 Startups

Mashable

These heroes tried to cook a pie by sending it to 'space'

TechCrunch

Gamer chat app Discord hits 25 million users, can now be used in developers’ own games

$2,000,000 Seed fund
SiliconANGLE Media , FinSMEs , VentureBeat

Dashbot raises $2M for its chatbot analytics service - SiliconANGLE

Funding
Xconomy

Seattle Week in Review: A Chill in the Air and a Flurry of Funding News

Funding Technology
TechCrunch

Discord chief executive on distribution and the importance of the PC in gaming

$1,000,000 Angel
The Daily

CWRU student startup software company secures $1 million in angel investment

TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Loop brings retro-styled entertainment to the grandparental generation

VentureBeat

5 bots to try this week: Obie, Reddit Bot, George Takei, Converse.ai, and Betalist

Finextra

Canada's first peer-to-peer lender, Lending Loop, opens doors

Acquisition
NextBigWhat , VentureBeat , Tech in Asia , +1

Freshdesk Acquires AI-based Social Chat Platform Chatimity

TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Tribe augments video chat with speech recognition subtitles and suggested links

$4,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
DC Inno

Arlington Startup Brazen Raises $4M to Solve Talent Shortage

BetaKit

GameON: Ventures conference wants to showcase intersection of business and interactive media

Startup events
Seed fund
TechCrunch , Business Insider , Gigaom

Slack, now with 600 apps on its platform, pours $2M into 14 Slackbot startups via its Slack Fund

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