Google to invest US$550M in to boost global 'retail ecosystem'

The partnership will see Google combine its tech strengths with JD's supply and chain logistics expertise 

Taiwan is poised to power the AI economy in the region

Although AI has been around since 1965, public interest has only recently started taking off with pivotal breakthroughs in deep learning and neural networks 

Razer leads US$3.3M investment into Aussie eSports tournament platform

Razer already had a deep relationship with eSports Mogul and CEO Min-Liang Tan pointed to a shared desire to build up the global gaming community 

Singapore's GIC and Sequoia China invest US$40M into Korean fintech startup Viva Republica

The startup's financial service app Toss has over 8 million registered users to date 

How Carro co-founder Aaron Tan raised US$78M by thinking beyond the classifieds model

Aaron also originally envisioned Carro as an automotive marketplace that would replace dealers, but found out that that was the wrong approach 

Does your startup sell internationally? Here are some regulatory considerations

Selling internationally has its perks, but depending on your product, there are also regulations to adhere to 

Taiwan government launches program to help startups get business overseas

"The purpose of launching Taiwan Tech Arena is to help Taiwanese startups gain more visibility in global markets." 

Another Echelon riddle which more of you can be part of the summit!

Our last Echelon riddle giveaway was a resounding success! So let's try it again 

Singapore's R&D analytics company PatSnap raises US$38M led by Sequoia, Shunwei

PatSnap provides R&D analytics for analysing tech trends, driving innovation, market planning, competitor intelligence and maximising return on IP assets 

Nazrin Hassan, who helped notable Malaysian startups get off the ground, is dead at 45

Hassan was one of the greatest champions for Malaysian entrepreneurs and helped build the nation's startup ecosystem