Synup raises US$6M to help businesses manage location data, presence, reputation, analytics

Synup works with both digital agencies and businesses directly to manage their listings on over 50 of the most important local search destinations 

Captain's Log, Sept 22: Baidu launching US$1.5B fund for autonomous vehicle startups, to shut down

Also, HelloGold closes Series A round, Thailand planning to build new digital park 

Google to buy part of HTC smartphone team -- namely the Pixel team -- for US$1.1B

As part of the agreement, Google will also receive a non-exclusive license to HTC's intellectual property (IP) 

Venture debt fund InnoVen invests US$15M in Indian online travel platform Yatra

The capital will be utilised to meet the growth and diversification needs of Yatra and to add new services 

MyDoc raises US$5.2M Series A funding round led by UST Global

Wavemaker Partner also participated in the latest funding round for Singapore-based MyDoc 

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 

Group buying platform Power2SME raises US$36M from Inventus, Accel, others

Power2SME aggregates demand from SMEs for most commonly-acquired raw materials and procures and sells these at competitive prices 

Digital currency startup Luno raises US$9M Series B, further expands in Europe

Luno expanded to 35 new markets following its latest funding round led by Balderton Capital 

Tech investment value in Indonesia might outgrow its oil & gas investment: Google-A.T. Kearney

A Google and A. T. Kearney report revealed that tech investment value in Indonesia has grown from US$1.4 billion in 2016 to US$3 billion in January-August 2017 

Singapore social network Indorse lets users control their data, raises US$9M in ICO

The Indorse token is earned by endorsing other people's skills, which can be used to be advertising and services