Fatfish Internet Group to invest US$1M in cryptocurrency mining startup APAC Mining

APAC Mining is set to build computing facilities in Malaysia and Mongolia following the investment from Fatfish Internet Group 

Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab secures investment from Hyundai, Toyota

Hyundai and Grab will jointly develop services in Southeast Asia, including one utilising the carmaker's eco-friendly models such as the IONIQ Electric 

4 sales strategies to consider for your startup: Bot, human being, or bear hug?

What if your startup's sales process is already set in stone? Before you find yourself in the red, try something new 

Conservative nature of VCs prompts startups to go for crowdfunding in Malaysia: Ata Plus’s Elain Lockman

Unlike most VCs in the US who come from a startup background, VCs in Malaysia come from finance/banking/accounting background, so they tend to be generally highly risk averse, Lockman says 

Lawyers in Singapore to get help with tech disruption with innovation programme

On a broader level, the initiative, called the Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), wants to build a holistic legaltech ecosystem 

Bukalapak to build R&D centre for machine learning, drone delivery in 2018

Bukalapak chooses Bandung as the location of their upcoming R&D centre, set to launch in mid-2018 

Today's top tech news, January 10: LINE explores cryptocurrencies for payment services

Also, new corporate VC fund by world' largest automaker and Frontier Digital Ventures appoints new Chairman. 

500 Durians invests in fintech startup Moneytor that automates debt collection and recovery for lenders

Lenders can automate their settlement processes with Moneytor's AI-powered systems, based on a decision-making engine for every step in the collection process 

Leflair's e-commerce outlet sells premium brands in Vietnam; raises US$3M Series A

It will use the newly-raised funding to bring in more international brands 

Entcrowd receives US$186K investment

The company notifies people of performances tailored to their specific preferences