Enterprise Singapore supports access to Vietnam tech ecosystem with GIA expansion

The Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) will set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to open doors for Singaporean startups tapping into the country 

Singapore's event discovery platform for families BYKidO secures pre-seed funding

The startup has earlier received an investment from Mediacorp as part of its Mediapreneur Incubator Programme in 2017 

soCash raises US$6M Series B to convert retail shops into virtual ATMs

Users can place a cash order via the soCash app and select a nearby merchant to collect the cash from, while the app deducts the selected amount from the customer’s account 

Thai corporate innovation firm RISE expands AI accelerator program to Singapore

RISE will help Singaporean startups to plug into Thailand’s ecosystem and work with local partners to contribute solutions to the market needs 

[In Photos] Singapore to welcome 300 LionsBot auto cleaning robots

The robots reportedly can sing and rap while cleaning the often unreachable corners 

US-based VoIP company 8x8 buys Singapore's cloud startup Wavecell for US$125M

Wavecell to extend 8x8’s single-technology, cloud platform to include service delivery capabilities and APIs for SMS, chat apps, voice, and video 

Today’s top tech news, July 17: Oyo acquires co-working space Innov8 for US$30M

Also, wealthtech from Thailand expands to Singapore, and honestbee’s VP of Marketing Christina Lim left the company 

Singapore’s data protection framework gets a boost with new appointment, initiative

The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) will help create more job opportunities for professionals who specialise in the field of data protection 

Singapore's AI-based data startup Near raises US$100M from Greater Pacific Capital

Near says its platform has a large data-set of people’s behaviour that is aimed at brands, enterprises, and publishers 

Vietnam's VinaCapital acquires operations of Singapore's robo-advisor Smartly

Smartly aims to offer average people with basic financial literacy the opportunity to invest with transparency and low fees