Fenox VC joins hands with Japan's Sojitz to launch a US$30M startup fund

Fenox plans to introduce and invest in top startup businesses for Sojitz through this fund 

Grooves gets US$920K to connect Southeast Asians with jobs opportunities in Japan

Japanese human resource platform Grooves began its Southeast Asian expansion with Malaysia 

Despite reputation, Singaporeans don't think it is easy to start a business in the city: Report

But when they do start companies, Singapore entrepreneurs have a firm understanding of the need to sell across borders 

Genesia Ventures launches US$80M fund for startups in Japan, Southeast Asia

Takahiro Suzuki, previously CEO of Indonesian VC firm CyberAgent Ventures, has joined Genesia as a General Partner 

Today's top tech news, January 7: Tesla breaks ground in China and GuavaPass is sold

Also, True Digital Park inks four partnership deals and Tokyo Century increases Grab stake 

Japan’s Aeon enlists Go-Jek’s help to acquire more online customers across Southeast Asia

The Japanese retailer plans to combine its physical stores and Go-Jek’s online capability 

Yamaha Motor to invest US$150M into Grab, foster strategic partnership

Yamaha Motor is the latest name to announce an investment into Grab 

LINE acquires Korea-based cyber security company GrayHash

GrayHash will develop and optimise security solutions for LINE's services, including messenger, fintech, AI, blockchain and the digital asset exchange 

Contacts management firm Sansan nets US$26.43M to drive expansion in Southeast Asia, Japan

Sansan enables enterprises to build contact database of their real-world network by scanning business cards with the Sansan Scanner Set or a mobile phone 

Japanese firm Mitsui & Co. leads Series B funding in wearable healthcare brand GOQii

GOQii offers tools for real-time personalised coaching and scheduling health check-ups, a health e-commerce store, a health locker, and a cash reward programme