Budget hotel provider ZEN Rooms sells to popular Korean hotel app

In March, TechCrunch reported that ZEN Rooms was facing financial difficulties and was looking to sell. It seems to have found a buyer 

Today's top tech news, July 16: Mid-tier funding galore and M17 ends IPO attempt

Also, Singapore lands another fund and the Hong Kong Central Bank is experimenting with blockchain 

Golden Equator Capital, Korea Investment Partners launch US$88M fund for Series A/B startups in Southeast Asia

The average ticket size of GEC-KIP Technology and Innovation Fund will be between US$1.5M and US$3.7M with follow-on potential 

Singapore, South Korea sign SME and startup partnership during Moon Jae-in visit

When the South Korean President visited Singapore, Enterprise Singapore inked MOUs with Korean government agencies 

Asia VC Cast with Alex Shin from Hashed

Coming out of South Korea, Hashed has become one of the most influential global blockchain 

Today's top tech news, June 20: RedDoorz expands to the Philippines

Also, Quantifeeds's Series B, Sakay.PH, RHTRA, and another digital money heist 

Singapore's GIC and Sequoia China invest US$40M into Korean fintech startup Viva Republica

The startup's financial service app Toss has over 8 million registered users to date 

Chain Partners completes another funding round to accelerate Blockchain company-building

Chain Partners was founded in August and has raised US$14 million to date 

South Korean gaming show Playx4 2018 concludes with exhibitions, conferences

Hosted by Global Inspiration Gyeonggi-do with Gyeonggi Content Agency and KINTEX, Playx4 is held for the tenth time this year 

How gaming companies are coping with soured Sino-Korean ties

In March 2017, following the installment of a US missile system on South Korean soil, China launched retaliatory moves against the country that affected even the gaming industry