Startups

Local start-up, with support from Asian celebrities, wants users to combine desire for luxury items with charity

SINGAPORE - A chance to win a luxury bag while doing good - all with US$1 (S$1.36)? One local start-up says it is possible.

Mednefits fills gap in insurance market for SMEs

The insurance market here may seem well served but the co-founders of Singapore-based start-up Mednefits spotted a gap. They realised that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were unable to...

From power banks to umbrellas to basketballs... they are all up for rent in China

Bike-sharing has seen phenomenal growth in many parts of the world and is expected to encompass 50 million users in China alone by the end of this year. Now, the Chinese are swiftly demonstrating...

Start@SG: Platform for infocomm jobs | New fintech directory | 5 picked for SwissRe accelerator

New career platform for infocomm sector | Singapore fintech firms listed in new directory | 5 start-ups picked for Swiss Re programme

Corporate intelligence services startup DC Frontiers eyes expansion in Asia

SINGAPORE startup DC Frontiers is looking to expand in Asia amid a growing ease of creating companies and increasing cross-border trade that are expected to drive the need for corporate...

Singapore retailers can move faster to embrace 'new retail'

WHILE Singapore retailers are innovating and coming to terms with e-commerce, they can move even faster to adapt to "new retail", said observers. "New retail", a phenomenon recently coined by...

More large firms seeking to invest in promising start-ups

If you can't beat them, invest in them. This seems to be the approach large companies here are taking towards disruptive tech start-ups.

Japan opens its doors to Singaporean property startups

The number of foreigners working in Japan topped one million for the first time this year, but official data showed that nearly 40 per cent of foreign residents who sought housing in the last five...

Why these startups bike the bullet

RECENTLY the three-way bike-sharing war in Singapore notched up a gear as ofo raised US$700 million in Series E funding, Mobike unveiled new bicycles and oBike declared that it has local advantage...

Singapore grocery concierge service Honestbee buzzes towards 'global store' concept

TOKYO - By early next year, Singapore shoppers may get fresh seafood from the famous Tsukiji market or fruits from the best Hokkaido farms delivered to their doorstep via home-grown online...

5 questions with cybersecurity think tank and startup accelerator Team8

Security in the digital world is fast becoming pressing business, especially in the light of recent high-profile cyber attacks that have crippled systems worldwide. Tel Aviv-based start-up...