How Malaysia's equity crowdfunding market performed in 2017

In 2017, ECF deals in the country saw a 37 per cent growth year over year, and the amount raised rose by more than 113 per cent 

Today's top tech news, January 24: Pharma startup XtalPi raises US$15M

Also, Visa B2B Connect in the Philippines, and Grab's partnership with STA. 

Updated: Alibaba rumoured to deepen involvement in bike-rentals with upcoming US$1B Hellobike investment round

In December, Hellobike raised nearly US$516 million from Ant Financial and Fosun Capital 

East Ventures embraces New Retail with the launch of smart 'warung' project

East Ventures appointed prominent names in the local Indonesian startup communities to lead its tech team 

Freeware Spaces aims to modernise Indonesia’s decades-old coliving industry through The Stay

The Stay is the first of three different ranges of coliving spaces that Freeware Spaces is going to launch this year 

Indonesian postal service embraces blockchain with the launch of Digiro.in

As a result of partnership with Corechain, blockchain is said to be able to cut off transfer fees 

Today's top tech news, January 23: Netflix is now a US$100B company

Also, South Korea to ban anonymous bank accounts from participating in cryptocurrency trading 

A tech academy in Malaysia is accepting bitcoin as payment for school fees

NEXT Academy says students only have to scan a QR code to make payment 

Eleven Sports sees passion for sports and expands into Taiwan

The service has content from the English Premiere League, Serie A and the National Basketball Association 

How D-NEXT aims to help Southeast Asia startups innovate faster

We talked to RISE founder about D-NEXT, their 12-week startup bootcamp in collaboration with PTT Digital.