Two prominent Chinese coffee chains Seesaw and M Stand both raised considerable rounds that will go towards expansion, while prominent local AI firm 4Paradigm bagged over $230 million for R&D and ecosystem improvement.

The most prominent VC news of last week included HR software-maker WorkTrans’ announcement of the $190.5 million raised across its latest two rounds, Hey Maet’s multi-million dollar round that will be used to expand the company’s operations and Horizon Robotics’ second tranche of its possibly $700 million Series C round.