[Updated] 500 Startups Vietnam to launch The Saola Accelerator

500 Startups Vietnam shares its plan to bring 500 Startups’ Silicon Valley accelerator curriculum to the country 

Vietnamese SaaS platform Base raises US$1.3M in pre-Series A funding round

For Alpha JWC Ventures, the investment into Base marks the Jakarta-based venture capital firm's entry to Vietnam 

VC Edith Yeung: The upshot of China’s ICO rules

500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung explains how China's ambiguous cryptocurrency regulations are driving startups overseas 

500 Startups Vietnam closes its first fund oversubscribed at US$14M

500 Vietnam, which was originally targeting to close the fund at US$10M, plans to invest in up to 100 startups by 2020 

Indonesian smart fishery platform eFishery raises US$4M funding round

Already available in 16 provinces in Indonesia, eFishery has started running pilot projects in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam 

Beenext, 500 Startups join Indian startup Cube Wealth's US$2M funding round

Cube Wealth was founded by Satyen Kothari, who had previously founded Citrus Pay, which was sold to Naspers-backed PayU for US$130M in 2016 

Gilmour Space secures US$14M to develop low-cost hybrid rockets for small satellite market

The startup plans to launch Eris-100, a three-stage commercial vehicle capable of carrying 100 kilograms to low-earth orbits, in 2020 

Bangladeshi ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises US$15M pre-Series B funding round

Golden Gate Ventures leads the latest funding round for Shohoz, which also provides online ticketing service on its app 

Deep tech investments: What are the opportunities and challenges?

Investing in deep tech startups requires a different playbook due to its nascent systems and complexity