Captain's Log, Sept 25: ONE Championship CEO speaks out about death of Pradip Subramanian

Also today, Lazada expands Taobao services and Bukalapak launches e-procurement service 

Singapore Tourism Board teams up with Alipay to better serve Chinese travellers

The Alipay will offer up-to-date content and information on Singapore 

Helping tour agencies go online, this Thai startup is raking in big bucks along the way

Tourkrub aims to bring all the tour agencies in the Mekong region under its wing 

A shift toward a cashless society goes beyond fintech, and it requires behavioural change

A cashless society will require innovations of various forms across multiple industries and technologies, and not just on fintech 

Synup raises US$6M to help businesses manage location data, presence, reputation, analytics

Synup works with both digital agencies and businesses directly to manage their listings on over 50 of the most important local search destinations 

5 intriguing insights into Sea ahead of its IPO

One of the surprising tidbits is that Sea is a leader in the Southeast Asia eSports market 

Is it still good to launch an ICO despite negative press?

On my previous blog, someone asked this interesting question; I’ve noted my response below 

The 9 differences to keep in mind when pitching to investors on the East Coast and the West Coast

Depending on location, you should emphasise either revenue growth or user growth 

Mobike vs ofo: The race for the world's bike rental market

The global bike sharing leaders are forever tied at the hip, but how do the two companies differ? 

The next wave in fintech in Asia involves mostly M&As rather than new startups

It is a completely new ecosystem of modern services creating new consumer experience