Taiwan e-scooter maker Gogoro raises US$300M to grow its battery swapping network

Gogoro has built a network stations that make it easy and convenient for riders to switch to electric 

Uber reviewing Asia operations following bribery probe: Bloomberg

Uber has hired a law firm to check payment records and interview its staff 

China's top online-only insurer ZhongAn sets terms for Hong Kong IPO as Softbank weighs in

ZhongAn plans to issue 199 million new shares at HK$53.70 (US$6.88) to HK$59.70 apiece for an up to HK$11.9 billion (US$1.5 billion) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange 

Are ICOs a scam or a blessing upon the startup ecosystem?

ICOs allow startups to bypass VCs and court funding from mom-and-pop investors, but are they sustainable? 

This Indian agritech firm helps farmers predict yield and improve sales, thus saving them from bankruptcy and suicides

Bangalore-based CropIn uses Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, geo-tagging, and satellite monitoring to help farmers better manage their farm and crop 

Group buying platform Power2SME raises US$36M from Inventus, Accel, others

Power2SME aggregates demand from SMEs for most commonly-acquired raw materials and procures and sells these at competitive prices 

Digital currency startup Luno raises US$9M Series B, further expands in Europe

Luno expanded to 35 new markets following its latest funding round led by Balderton Capital 

Going cashless will bring about borderless and efficient economics: Piruze Sabuncu of Stripe

Sabuncu also said that the reason why more people don't use cashless more often could because existing payment options are already convenient enough 

Tech investment value in Indonesia might outgrow its oil & gas investment: Google-A.T. Kearney

A Google and A. T. Kearney report revealed that tech investment value in Indonesia has grown from US$1.4 billion in 2016 to US$3 billion in January-August 2017