Hong Kong startup Prenetics raises US$40M to use DNA testing for a healthier life

The investment was led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba's Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund 

[e27 Podcast] ICOs will co-exist with venture capital, says Datum CEO Roger Haenni

In this edition of the e27 podcast, we digress a bit from the usual "do not talk about work" topic 

Farm Taaza raises US$8M to source fresh produce directly from farmers for retailers in India

Currently, more than 1,400 farmers are associated with Farm Taaza to supply over 150 varieties of fruits and vegetables 

Grab partners Singapore Airlines to dole out frequent flyer miles

Users in Southeast Asia will also be able to book Grab rides through the Singapore Airlines app 

Captain's Log, October 2: Go-Jek looks abroad and AdAsia continues to make moves

Also, Thailand's e-commerce industry tops ASEAN and China's crypto-ban is a boon for a Hong Kong exchange 

Captain's Log, Sept 27: Singapore has a new early-stage startup mentoring initiative

Also, a Hong Kong-based smart yogurt maker has launched its Kickstarter campaign, and more 

For Datum's Theo Valich, universal basic income can be addressed through a data marketplace

Every one of us generates value in the form of personal data; unfortunately, we usually give away the rights to this data or the value thereof, in exchange for free services 

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 

Hong Kong fintech startup TNG raises US$115M to invest in blockchain, AI, chatbots and more

TNG is the operator of TNG Wallet, which logs over US$80 million in monthly transactions 

The Jay Kim Show, how Jan Smejkal scaled Startup Grind across China

On today's podcast, listeners will learn how to effectively network and why mindset is essential