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Springwise

Platform lets readers microfinance news outlets of choice

Seed fund
e27

Danadidik, the platform that helps Indonesian students fund their study, raises seed funding

Startup events Asia Employment
Tech in Asia

With fresh investment, crowdfunding site DanaDidik wants to improve access to student loans

Education Crowdfunding
TechMoran

Seedstars Dakar's winner, MaTontine & CGAP Launch their Digital ROSCA Pilot in Senegal

Payments Technology
Acquisition
VentureBeat

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will bring AI technology to grocery stores

Technology Retail
TechMoran

Lease-to-own motorcycle taxi lender Watu Credit raises $1.5m to expand across the country

Stock markets
$13,700,000,000
@BenedictEvans via Bloomberg , WSJD , GeekWire , +1

Albertsons Takes Cue From Amazon With Meal-Kit Delivery Deal

Food & Beverage Strategy
Undisclosed funding
PE Hub

Russian lender SimpleFinance grabs funding

Finextra , EastWestDigitalNews

Russian lending startup SimpleFinance wins investment from SBI fintech fund

Funding
Tech.eu

EIF invests €20 million into new fund from Irish VC ACT Venture Capital

Funding Global
TechMoran

Pula Partners CGAP to Bring Satellite-Based Agricultural Insurance to 18 Million Nigerian Smallholders

Energy
$2,900,000 ICO
VentureCanvas , Crowdfund Insider

Tinder for Loans! Crypto Loan Service Suretly Raises $2.9 Million in ICO |

VentureBeat

FTC approves Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition

Legal Strategy
GeekWire

Amazon clears key regulatory hurdle in bid to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

Retail Legal
Bloomberg

Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Wins Swift U.S. Antitrust Approval

Retail
WSJD

Amazon Sells $16 Billion of Bonds to Finance Whole Foods Deal

Stock markets Funding
Bloomberg

Amazon Said to Sell Bonds for Whole Foods Purchase

$1,000,000 Debt financing
DealStreetAsia

Myanmar Finance secures $1m local currency debt from Symbiotics SA

$118,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
AVCJ

PAG, Primavera lead $118m round for China's Dashu Finance

Asia Funding
$30,000,000 Debt financing
EastWestDigitalNews

Russian fintech enters debt market

Stock markets Apps & Services