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Grab hires former Amazon exec Mark Porter as CTO for transport

In this newly created role, Porter will oversee Grab’s technology infrastructure and transport business teams, including private-car hires, taxi-hailing, motorbike taxis, carpooling and multimodal services.

Singapore Digest: Boost bags funding from Swiss EHL; Tamedia backs Helpling

Singapore-based mobile learning tech firm Boost has received an undisclosed sum from École hôtelière de Lausanne.

Thai market poses unique challenges, says Go-Jek’s head of international expansion

The Indonesian ride-hailing giant is up against strong local habits and customs around transportation in Thailand, Go-Jek’s Vice President for International Expansion, Andrew Murphy, said.

With tech, we can bring healthcare closer to people: HealthXCapital’s Seemant Jauhari

The Singapore-based healthcare fund is side-stepping the cash burners like genomics and biopharma to focus on devices, diagnostics and digital health.

Chinese co-working space unicorn Ucommune acquires local rival Fountown

Ucommune’s moves to acquire smaller rivals is seen as a bid to consolidate its leadership in the mainland.

Singapore’s GIC to acquire Paris office tower for $537.7m

The property was acquired from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a European commercial real estate company.

VCs to play significant role in the age of disruption, says SG finance minister

Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat called on venture capital firms in the city-state to embrace disruption and take risks. 

Singapore’s Temasek to buy Israeli cybersecurity firm Sygnia

Sygnia will maintain operational independence while pursuing its collaborations with Temasek and its portfolio companies.

SoftBank Vision Fund-backed companies to form JVs with Grab to crack SEA

Grab CEO Anthony Tan has been put in charge of the effort.

Japan’s Infinity Ventures targets maiden global crypto fund in 2019

Infinity Ventures’ $120 million fourth fund, which it started raising in June, is on track to close by end-2018.