Collision8 co-founder Michelle Yong's VC fund Aurum Investments aims to invest in proptech startups in Asia

Besides seed funding, Yong will also play the roles of angel investor and incubator to develop the proptech scene in Singapore 

Today's top tech news: December 11

Bitcoin hits the futures exchange and a volunteer bike patrol for those bike-sharing disasters 

Learning from the shutdown of Tripvisto, Indonesian travel tech startups reveal their strategies

Indonesian travel tech startups recognise the importance of adaptability, resilience, and the ability to provide a creative offering 

Platform E launches workshop to help PMETs become entrepreneurs

The workshop is designed to facilitate a self-discovery process 

Industrial waste water treatment startup EcoWorth Tech raises USS$740K seed funding

Almost US$222,000 came via FundedHere while the remaining amount came from venture building platform Budding Innovations 

Singapore's new virtual telco Zero Mobile offers subscribers chance to use service for free

It allows subscribers to refer people to use the service in order to offset their monthly bills 

Singapore healthtech startup Biofourmis inks deal with Mayo Clinic, raises US$5M Series A

The money will be used to scale its commercial offerings and launch the SaaS platform 

Philippine loyalty programme startup ZAP raises US$550K from Venture Capital Holdings, Kickstart Ventures

ZAP has also pivoted from an open platform where brands shared points with each other, to a closed system where points can only be used in the brand where they are earned from 

7 gig economy trends to look out for in 2018

The continual rise in gigging and people's fascination for freelance platforms and networks will lead to significant market shifts 

Indonesian SaaS startup MailTarget raises seed funding from Azure Ventures, angel investor

MailTarget provides marketing email automation for small- and medium-sized businesses