500 Startups partners with blockchain incubator Huobi Labs

Huobi Labs is a blockchain incubator created by one of the largest exchanges in the world 

Singapore’s foodtech startup Grain raises pre-Series B funding from Majuven, others after clocking 330 per cent growth

Grain's meal boxes are focused on individuals and small groups while its buffets cater to corporate offices and events 

MetroResidences, the Airbnb for business travellers, launches in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is Rakuten-backed MetroResidences's third market after Tokyo and Singapore 

Malaysian healthtech startup Naluri raises US$250K seed funding from 500 Startups, BioMark

Naluri is a B2B platform that connects employees or policy-holders with health psychologists, supporting them in the journey towards healthy lifestyle 

How beer delivery startup Wishbeer raised US$300K in funding -- by using Facebook Ads

Used mainly to fund their offline expansion, Wishbeer looked for saviour in the most likely place: Their own fans and customers 

Blockchain will force banks to change their feudal mindset

At the moment, banks have all the control and all the power, and users have very low power. With smart contracts, it will turn around, say experts 

Singapore startup Parcel Perform raises US$1.1M to help e-merchants track deliveries

Parcel Perform will use the funding to grow its product and reach into new markets 

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 

We asked founders and investors for their favourite books from 2017 and this is what they shared

From business books to history, 10 members of the startup community give their favourite books from 2017 

Philippines cross-border billing startup Qwikwire to raise US$9M via ICO

Qwikwire is also launching AQwire, a decentralised application built on top of the blockchain technology that enables property developers to sell their units to any customer in the world