Indonesia, Philippines-focused impact fund Meloy Fund I makes final close at US$22M

Dutch development bank FMO has invested US$5M in Meloy Fund I, which is dedicated to supporting sustainable coastal fisheries 

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 

Today's top tech news, September 18: France and Singapore to boost ecosystem ties

Also,Yusaku Maezawa, Founder of Japanese online fashion retailer Zozo to be first SpaceX passenger, DocPrime raises US$50 million, and more 

Vietnam-based B2B logistics startup EcoTruck raises US$1.7M in Pre-Series A round

Investors include Access Ventures, FuturePlay, Nextran, Viet Capital Ventures, and three angel investors 

Taiwanese film director Jack Hsu plans to launch a blockchain-based token, SELF, which will help Taiwanese movies make money

SELF is looking to change the way Taiwanese movies are being funded as well as encourage interaction with consumers 

CIMB launches contest to discover young digital entrepreneurs in ASEAN

Apart from cash prizes totalling more than US$120K, the regional winners will also gain exposure through a trip to Silicon Valley 

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