Trump Administration adds China’s Comac and Xiaomi to trade blacklist

The Trump Administration has added nine Chinese companies, including Chinese plane maker Comac and mobile phone maker Xiaomi,  to a trade blacklist which Washington thinks are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. These companies will be subject to a new U.S. investment ban which will compel American investors to divest their holdings of the…

EV startup Faraday Future plans to go public through SPAC merger

In a statement electric vehicle startup Faraday Future’s Chief Executive Carsten Breitfeld said, it is aiming to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC). “We are working on such a deal … and will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon,” said Carsten Breitfeld of the potential SPAC deal.…

Latin American SoftBank-backed startup Kavak is Mexico’s first unicorn

In a significant development, SoftBank-backed used-car platform Kavak has become Mexico’s first ever tech “unicorn”. The startup was valued at $1.15 billion in its latest funding round last month, said its CEO Carlos Garcia. Since its founding in 2016, Mexico City-based Kavak has raised more than $400 million in total funding with SoftBank, Greenoaks Capital…