Today's top tech news, July 16: Mid-tier funding galore and M17 ends IPO attempt

Also, Singapore lands another fund and the Hong Kong Central Bank is experimenting with blockchain 

Hong Kong's central bank rolls out blockchain-based trade finance

Hong Kong Monetary Authority has already signed 21 banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, for the new system which will go live in August 

3 things startup founders can learn from Elon Musk's Thailand cave rescue drama

The #ThaiCaveRescue event provides lessons in product development, publicity, and dealing with failures 

7 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Manny Pacquiao

There's something magnificent about the inconceivable power of mind, body and spirit a human being can muster when challenged to overcome an opponent in physical combat 

TripAdvisor infuses more money into Southeast Asia's online restaurant reservation startup Eatigo

The funding comes as TripAdvisor's restaurants business unit TheFork looks to help expand Eatigo's presence and services across the Asia Pacific region 

Golden Equator Capital, Korea Investment Partners launch US$88M fund for Series A/B startups in Southeast Asia

The average ticket size of GEC-KIP Technology and Innovation Fund will be between US$1.5M and US$3.7M with follow-on potential 

Tickled Media Founder Roshni Mahtani explains how she built a blossoming media empire

On 'The Story of You', Roshni Mahtani dives into Tickled Media. The successes, failures, the role of family and what is next for the company 


Can inkjet printers compete with laser printers in the office market? Epson inkjet technology says it can.

Epson’s unique inkjet technology is key to winning the office battle of increasing printing costs. 

Autonomous vehicles are coming but you won't own one

Despite the government’s optimistic outlook, Didi CTO and co-founder Bob Zhang believes that mass adoption of autonomous vehicles is at least a decade away 

3 ways B2B companies can use social selling to optimise content ROI

The art of social selling is about solidifying brand values and creating content that people can use to grow