Cheap solar energy solutions startup SolarHome raises US$1.2M in convertible note offering

The startup provides Pay-As-You-Go off-grid solar energy solutions for Southeast Asia markets 

German Accelerator debuts in Singapore with first 3 startups

The three startups in the German Accelerator programme aim to expand into the Southeast Asian market 

Startup SG set to be official ASEAN Host for Echelon TOP100

SPRING Singapore has also committed exciting prizes for the competition, in line with Startup SG 

Malaysia's Cloudaron acquires Ubertor from ASX-listed SaaS company 8common

Ubertor allows real estate agents to create personalised digital stores to list their properties for rental and sales 

Today's top tech news, February 21: Skelter Labs raises US$9M

Plus, Japan's new bitcoin exchange woes, Google Pay in Singapore, and Venezuela's national cryptocurrency 

Google Pay lands in Singapore, will soon be available on 'all Google products'

A remodel of Android Pay, Google Pay also includes popular features from its predecessor 

Yinglan Tan’s Insignia Ventures Partners closes maiden fund at US$120M; invests in Stoqo Indonesia

Stoqo is apparently Insignia's second investment, following its lead investment in Indonesian co-working spaces chain EV Hive in September last year 

Singapore government is reviewing the deal between Uber and ComfortDelGro

Issues like price coordination, surge pricing and consolidation have raised red flags for the Singapore government Competition Commission 

Tech specific updates from Singapore Budget 2018 that startups need to pay attention to

The Singapore Budget 2018 includes new funding opportunities for startups and capacity building programmes for non-tech businesses 

[Podcast] The Jay Kim Show with e27 Editor Kevin McSpadden on startup ecosystems and media

How do the Singapore and Hong Kong ecosystems compare? What is the future of media? How did e27 start? We answer those questions on this podcast