"Never give up on a great idea" and other advice from SPAR MD Rajeev Krishnan

Having the right kind of people and mindset is a much-needed ingredient in the formula for success 

Medtech startup Advent Access raises US$1.9M from Temasek-backed Accuron MedTech

Advent Access is developing a device that will reduce wear and tear on dialysis patient's vein; it has completed clinical trial in Singapore 

Adventoro launches online platform to discover and book adventure-based tours and activities in Malaysia

Adventoro currently lists 400 tours and activities in Malaysia, and plans to expand its listings to include tours and activities around Southeast Asia in early 2018 

VENTENY raises US$2.3M Series A funding round led by SBI Investment

VENTENY plans to use the new funding to accelerate platform development and strengthen group structure 

Collision8 co-founder Michelle Yong's VC fund Aurum Investments aims to invest in proptech startups in Asia

Besides seed funding, Yong will also play the roles of angel investor and incubator to develop the proptech scene in Singapore 

Today's top tech news: December 11

Bitcoin hits the futures exchange and a volunteer bike patrol for those bike-sharing disasters 

Learning from the shutdown of Tripvisto, Indonesian travel tech startups reveal their strategies

Indonesian travel tech startups recognise the importance of adaptability, resilience, and the ability to provide a creative offering 

Platform E launches workshop to help PMETs become entrepreneurs

The workshop is designed to facilitate a self-discovery process 

Industrial waste water treatment startup EcoWorth Tech raises USS$740K seed funding

Almost US$222,000 came via FundedHere while the remaining amount came from venture building platform Budding Innovations