Brinc raises US$1.5M pre-seed round for China-focussed accelerator

The new business spin-out is called Brinc Accelerator of Accelerators (Brinc AOA) 

Today's top tech news, April 24: Chinese Luckin Coffee has filed for U.S. IPO

Also, Singtel and Go-Jek partners to offer more perks, and Curlec partners with HelloGold to launch new gold investment option 

ofo is officially banned from Singapore operations

The tumultuous bike-sharing startup reportedly had lost its operating licence in Singapore 

Today's top tech news, April 17: Deskera works with ITE to equip students with tech skills

Also, Aptiv to enter China, and CEO accused of harassing a student 

Insurtech NTUC Income joins hand with Chinese insurer ZhongAn for Singapore scaleup

ZhongAn Tech Global Limited (Scale Innovation in Digital Insurance (“ZA Tech”) is the business entity for overseas technological exports formed by China’s first internet-based insurer, ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co. 

Bridging the gap between Chinese farmers and consumers, with blockchain

Decentralising the agricultural value chain is China's much-needed step 

Today's top tech news, April 5: Go-Jek gains decacorn status

We also have updates from the Chinese government, Market Kurly, and the Indonesian central bank 

Malaysian MyEG Capital injects US$1.5m in edtech startup Jingle Magic

Jingle Magic is a Beijing-based education tech startup that provides a Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and AI-powered educational software 

Smart retail startup Blue Mobile raises Series C funding from Ant Financial

Southeast Asia-based Blue Mobile is a vending machine platform