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After a false start, China sees its first bike-rental IPO

Shares of bike-rental startup Youon started trading this morning on Shanghai Stock Exchange at the initial offering price of RMB26.85 (US$4.02) per share 

Captain's Log, Aug 17: Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu buying US$11.7B stake in China Unicom

Also in the news are Singaporean blockchain startup Indorse's funding and Simpl's Series A investment from a US venture capital firm  

Tokopedia confirms US$1.1B investment led by Alibaba

Although the firm refused to disclose the exact valuation, this injection has won the firm a place in the coveted unicorn list 

Brooks Entwistle, who recently scaled Mount Everest, is Uber's new Asia business chief

His appointment comes at a time when the company is facing some serious challenges in the region, apart from a tough battle with regional cab-hailing firms 

In Myanmar, an online platform is giving fledging comic book artists a chance to shine

White Merak Comics Studio offers comics published in English and Myanmarese -- optimised for the Myanmar market 

The ultimate guide to bike-sharing and the future of "China to Global" exports

From local proliferation to global expansion, Chinese bike sharing startups are turning the axles of influence 

How grants work and why startups should consider it as a funding alternative

Grants may not be for everyone, so here are the basics to find out if it's for you. 

Mekong Capital invests US$4.9M in Vietnamese education company YOLA

YOLA has expertise on overseas test preparation programs, content-based English training program for teenagers, skills courses and extracurricular activities 

e27 AMA with Anna Haotanto, the Founder and CEO of The New Savvy

Anna Haotanto will be online on Wednesday 2pm SGT, but drop your questions at your convenience so she can answer them! 

Cheers, as Indonesian e-commerce scene turns out to be alive and well

As Indonesians celebrate their independence day, the country's e-commerce sector has a different reason to cherish the day