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 

3 things startup founders can learn from Elon Musk's Thailand cave rescue drama

The #ThaiCaveRescue event provides lessons in product development, publicity, and dealing with failures 

TripAdvisor infuses more money into Southeast Asia's online restaurant reservation startup Eatigo

The funding comes as TripAdvisor's restaurants business unit TheFork looks to help expand Eatigo's presence and services across the Asia Pacific region 

Corporate innovation is on the RISE in Thailand, as highlighted by these recent events

As industry leaders in Thailand are consciously going through digital transformation, startups are reaching maturity and need guidance on operating in the big league 

As Asian tech hubs compete with Silicon Valley, Getlinks connects Asian tech talent with employers

There is no reason to work so hard to build the ecosystem if we cannot connect talent to startups 

Today's top tech news, July 6: Monaco buys Crypto.com domain name, Xiaomi IPO fails to meet expectation

Indonesia is also set to launch a new tech fund while Thailand just introduced a QR code-based payment method for train tickets 

Meet the 10 Thailand startups that took the heat at Pitch & Switch

The Thailand startups pitched to the audience, who then were prompted to peg the companies with questions 

Go-Jek unveils the identity of its operations in Vietnam, Thailand

The companies will be run by local founding management teams, with Go-Jek providing knowledge, expertise, technology, and investment 

MaGIC names 27 startups in the second cohort of its Global Accelerator Programme

The announcement came in despite recent announcement from Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad about the disbandment of MaGIC