Singapore's BMFA Group invests US$25M in CoAssets's fund CASFAR

According to the terms of the contract, the US$25 million will be invested in 11 tranches of at least US$2 million each up to October 2019 

Singapore-based NEO Global Capital funds music blockchain startup Muzika

Muzika is a Korea-based blockchain startup with a unique rewards system for artists and users 

Indonesian coffee startup Fore Coffee has bagged seed funding from East Ventures

Fore Coffee's seed funding will be East Ventures' third insider-incubated project after EV Hive and Warung Pintar 

Singapore’s proptech marketplace Ohmyhome raises US$2.9M to expand into Malaysia, Thailand

Ohmyhome is a do-it-yourself platform that connects buyers and sellers directly at no cost 

Malaysia's cross-border trade payments startup EasyPay raises US$500K funding

EasyPay helps remove the hassle of visiting banks, filling up physical forms, or the three to five days' processing wait time via Bank Telegraphic Transfers 

Livspace secures US$70M from TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Jungle Ventures, others

Livspace is an online design automation firm, whose three-sided marketplace brings together homeowners and a curated community of designers and vendors 

Goldman Sachs leads US$52M funding round for now Singapore-based fintech JUMO

JUMO is a tech platform for operating inclusive mobile financial service marketplaces and now will expand to Asia with the opening of its office in Singapore 

Travel booking startup VLeisure Vietnam has raised funding led by South Korea's BonAngels

The undisclosed amount of funding puts the company's valuation at US$4M 

Indonesian B2B marketplace Ralali raises US$7M for Thailand expansion

Led by Japan's SBI Group, the round also saw participation from Addventures and startup incubator-cum-investor Digital Garage 

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