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Captain's Log, Sept 20: GamingMonk raises funding, Mobike debuts in the US

Minio announces Series A funding round, The Great Room also raises its Series A, and iGrow will represent Southeast Asia in Startup World Cup 2018 

Malaysian startup CapitalBay raises US$477K to speed up business invoice payments

CapitalBay says it allows SME suppliers to receive early payments at attractive rates 

Here are the 30 finalists of the Singapore central bank FinTech Awards

The FinTech Awards winners will be announced on November 16, together with the announcement of Global FinTech Hackcelerator winners 

How these two school girls are helping Rohingyan refugees find a good shelter in Bangladesh

Alisha Malhotra and Sanya Shete of UWCSEA at Dover have launched a fundraising campaign on billionBricks.org to help the refugees with a reversible, light-weight, all-weather tent 

Taiwan e-scooter maker Gogoro raises US$300M to grow its battery swapping network

Gogoro has built a network stations that make it easy and convenient for riders to switch to electric 

Uber reviewing Asia operations following bribery probe: Bloomberg

Uber has hired a law firm to check payment records and interview its staff 

China's top online-only insurer ZhongAn sets terms for Hong Kong IPO as Softbank weighs in

ZhongAn plans to issue 199 million new shares at HK$53.70 (US$6.88) to HK$59.70 apiece for an up to HK$11.9 billion (US$1.5 billion) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange 

Are ICOs a scam or a blessing upon the startup ecosystem?

ICOs allow startups to bypass VCs and court funding from mom-and-pop investors, but are they sustainable? 

This Indian agritech firm helps farmers predict yield and improve sales, thus saving them from bankruptcy and suicides

Bangalore-based CropIn uses Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, geo-tagging, and satellite monitoring to help farmers better manage their farm and crop