Grab appoints Paytm's former Senior VP of Engineering as GrabPay CTO

At the India-based digital payments and m-commerce company, Vikas Agrawal helped grow the platform to 250 million registered users 

Insurance startup Bandboo wants to create group pools to cover accident payments

Bandboo also will return leftover premiums to users at the end of the month 

Read this or die: Top stories from November 22

Because we know we'd die a little inside if we missed these top stories 

Sea sees growth in both revenue and losses in first financial report post-IPO

Sea saw positive revenue numbers, both in terms of growth and diversification 

MyRepublic raises US$52M from Makara Innovation Fund to scale its services regionally

Makara Innovation Fund is a US$740 million fund that focusses on sourcing for IP-strong businesses globally 

Singapore plans to roll out driverless buses in three towns by 2022

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has opened a Request for Information (RFI), which will end on May 2018 

Captain's Log, November 21: Tencent hits over US$500B in valuation, AI firm DataRobot invests US$11M in Singapore

Also, Singapore cryptocurrency exchange firm Quoine moves banking operations to Japan, and more 

HK-based AI startup Fano Labs raises Pre-Series A from Li Ka-shing to analyse Chinese dialects

Fano Labs' specialities lie in speech recognition and natural language processing technologies 

Singapore IoT company KaHa raises US$4.5M to develop white label smart wearable platforms

KaHa has helped develop products such as smart bracelets, smart bands, and smart watches for companies 

M Cash, Kresna Graha Investama acquire stakes in MatchMove's business unit in Indonesia

E-kiosk provider M Cash has recently made history as the second Indonesian tech startup to list on IDX