Kickstart Ventures to manage Ayala's US$150M Corporate VC fund in Philippines

The ACTIVE Fund will support startups in analytics, AI, cloud, fintech, automation, real estate, retail, transport, energy, water, health, and food 

Lifetrack Medical Systems raises US$5.2M in Series A to bring radiology to remote areas

Lifetrack Medical Systems runs a platform that enable rapid transmission, aggregation, and access of medical images from multiple sites 

Video publisher platform iVideoSmart raises Series A+ funding

The funding includes investors like returning Monk’s Hill Ventures and EE Capital joining the round 

Indonesian financial marketplace CekAja's parent C88 raises US$28M from Experian, Monk's Hill, others

C88 also operates financial products comparison platform eCompareMo in the Philippines, with plans to open a new company in Thailand 

Today's top tech news, April 24: Softbank and Google invest in China truck-hailing firm

Also, Bluedot Series A, possible Go-Jek and ComfortDelGro partnership, and Sprout Solutions seed funding 

Philippines' AI-powered HR-tech startup Sprout Solutions raises US$1.6M led by Kickstart Ventures

Sprout's Insight can help predict attendance levels at enterprises, based on historical attendance, weather data and information on where employees live 

Kickstart Ventures and Tencent jointly invest in Canadian media company Wattpad

This investment is part of Wattpad's new US$51 million funding round 

Today's top tech news: December 11

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

Philippine loyalty programme startup ZAP raises US$550K from Venture Capital Holdings, Kickstart Ventures

ZAP has also pivoted from an open platform where brands shared points with each other, to a closed system where points can only be used in the brand where they are earned from 

Ensure balance between building your product and building the venture: Snapcart CEO

If you don’t have the right balance, you will find yourself firefighting without the necessary support that you need, which could jeopardise the sustainability of the business, he says