Today's top tech news: December 8

From Israel to the Philippines, global expansion and partnerships are the themes that dominate today's top tech news 

Dogmate: Finding your ideal pet sitter

The startup also insures costs associated with accidents or an emergency vet run 

10,000 Recipes surpasses 7 million downloads

The popular Korean cooking app has a database far exceeding 10,000 recipes 

InterVest, Kejora Ventures close US$60M for its US$100M Southeast Asia fund

InterVest and Kejora Ventures aim to help South Korean startups expand to the Southeast Asian region through the fund 

HomeSaeng attracts an additional US$1.85M in investment, reaches US$5M in total

HomeSaeng, of home service app Daeri Jubu, has attracted an additional investment of US$1.85 million. Investing companies include Korea Investment Partners, KDB Capital, and 2 others. 

Captain's Log, Nov 8: MyMusicTaste raises Series C, StickEarn gets seed funding, and Spark Systems has new advisors

MyMusicTaste gets US$11M, StickEarns gets funded by East Ventures, and Spark Systems welcomes industry veterans to advisory board 

How a Korean startup revolutionised Silicon Valley’s HR system

Etch Mobile already has 15 customer corporations, all of which are unicorns such as Airbnb, Stripe, and Yelp