Happened in Indonesia: Tokopedia launches new app, Sikumis raises follow-on funding

In addition to Sikumis and Tokopedia, we also caught some interesting new partnerships launched this week in Indonesia 

Canadian Element AI forges partnerships with GIC, SGInnovate, Singapore Management University

The collaboration is timely with the recent visit of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at Canada Fintech Forum in Singapore Fintech Festival 

Singapore's IMDA to invest US$10M to trial smart cities tech

The US$10 million initiative will be rolled out across three years 

Hong Kong-based blockchain startup AERGO raises US$30M from Sequoia, others

AERGO's architecture will allow enterprises to transfer data without having to trust an intermediary while also being flexibly governed and integrated into existing systems 

Positive Energy, Warung Pintar win ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018

Positive Energy is a blockchain-based renewable energy finance platform, whereas Warung Pintar provides MSMEs access to digital tools through smart kiosks 

Digital advertising platform Target Media Nusantara raises Series A funding round

Alpha JWC Ventures contributed to this funding round for Target Media Nusantara, which had begun its operations in Indonesia this year 

Indonesia's largest telco Telkom in talks to acquire stake in Go-Jek

The news comes as the ride-hailing company is preparing its expansion to Singapore 

Indonesia-based fintech CashCash secures Series A funding led by Creation Partners Capital

Participating in the undisclosed amount of funding also are Zhen Fund, Zero2IPO and former shareholder Rong360 

Recruitment platform JobHop raises US$710K in seed funding round

JobHop takes care of "everything that needs to happen" before a job interview can take place 

Today's top news, Nov. 15: MAS seeks public feedback on fintech ‘sandbox express’

Sandbox express will fast-track approvals for firms embarking on fintech experiments, giving them quicker access to its so-called sandboxes