Singapore's R&D analytics company PatSnap raises US$38M led by Sequoia, Shunwei

PatSnap provides R&D analytics for analysing tech trends, driving innovation, market planning, competitor intelligence and maximising return on IP assets 

theAsianparent.com's owner Tickled Media raises US$6.7M to expand to Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam

The media-tech firm has also received an undisclosed sum in venture debt financing from DBS Bank, bringing the total funding raised thus far to over US$11M 

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 

Co-working startup Spacemob raises largest seed funding in Southeast Asia

Spacemob is building its future around developing proprietary technology to help the co-working space scale regionally 

It's all about execution: Chua Kee Lock, CEO, Vertex Venture Holdings

Founders need to have the willingness to listen in order to get funding from Vertex Venture Holdings' CEO and Group President Chua Kee Lock 

Singapore dating app Paktor swipes right into a US$7.5M Series B

Paktor will use funds to bring in new blood and expand its presence in Asia, with a goal of hitting 15 million users by next year 

theAsianparent bags funding from Vertex to expand to India, Sri Lanka

Aside from building a new audience base in new markets, expansion will also include building more resources for dads wanting to improve their parenting skills 

[Singapore] Techcracker Singapore

Techcracker is dedicated to inspiring change and new ideas in the technology, commercial and educational sectors 

PatSnap raises US$3.6M funding led by Vertex Venture Holdings

Singapore-based patents analytics platform will use the funds to expand its operations worldwide; currently has presence in Singapore, China and London 

Echelon 2014: Where will e-commerce in Asia go from here?

At Echelon 2014, a group of panelists sat down to discuss the trends and the challenges in the e-commerce space