Captain’s Log, Oct 12: Ratan Tata says Indian startups not disruptive enough; Meru Cabs accuses Ola, Uber of distorting market

Also in the news is CEO Annabelle Kwok's resignation from SmartCow, a company building industrial-grade deployment devices for Artificial Intelligence 

It is official: Ola announces US$1.1B led by Tencent to add AI and Machine Learning capabilities

Ola is currently in advanced talks with other investors to close an additional US$1 billion as part of the current financing round 

Angry riders flame Uber for implementing wait-time charges for tardy passengers

After the first three minutes, riders will be charged an additional 20 cents per one minute late 

Captain's Log, Oct 3: Uber loses its Vietnam CEO but inks a partnership with Tokopedia

Also, URwork launches in Los Angeles, Drivemate raises funding, and more 

Ola secures US$2B funding from SoftBank, Tencent to catch up with Uber in India: Report

RNT Associates, a VC fund jointly run by Ratan Tata and the University of California’s investment arm, and a few US-based institutional investors also co-invested 

Captain's Log, October 2: Go-Jek looks abroad and AdAsia continues to make moves

Also, Thailand's e-commerce industry tops ASEAN and China's crypto-ban is a boon for a Hong Kong exchange 

These 3 entrepreneurial mistakes can keep you from retiring early

The allure of being a successful entrepreneur is strong, but it is not without its failings 

Captain's Log, Sept 27: Singapore has a new early-stage startup mentoring initiative

Also, a Hong Kong-based smart yogurt maker has launched its Kickstarter campaign, and more 

The challenge is how to get the attention of customers despite all the noise, AdMov CMO on advertising today

Bobby Cristuta of AdMov talks to us about AI in advertising and why they built their business atop ride-sharing