PE, VC investments into S-E Asia hit record US$23.5b in 2017: report

PRIVATE equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments into South-east Asia hit a record US$23.5 billion in 2017, going by the South-east Asia PE & VC: Investment Activity report.

Singapore AI health start-up UCARE.AI raises $8.2m in funding

SINGAPORE - UCARE.AI - a Singapore-based healthcare startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise healthcare resources and reduce healthcare costs across the industry - has raised $8....

S-E Asia achieves record year with US$20b in private equity deal value

SOUTH-EAST Asia scored a record year in private equity with US$20 billion in deal value in 2017, more than double the US$8 billion recorded in 2016, going by Bain & Company's 2018 South-east...

CapBridge names SGX's Chew Sutat as non-executive director; secures $5m Series A funding

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based startup CapBridge announced it has appointed Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Chew Sutat as a non-executive director.

P2P lender Funding Societies nets US$25m Series B funding led by Softbank unit

SINGAPORE - Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Societies announced on Wednesday (April 18) that it has raised U$25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Softbank Ventures Korea, a...

Grab emerges as largest VC recipient in the world for Q1 2018

SINGAPORE-based ride hailing giant Grab has emerged as the top recipient of venture capital (VC) investment in the world for Q1 2018 with US$2.5 billion raised in its series G funding.

[VIDEO] Sirius Venture Capital's Eugene Wong on his investment philosophy

Sirius Venture Capital's founder and managing director, Eugene Wong, shares anecdotes from his journey in venture capital - investments that were hits and others that were not, and how these have...

Tikehau Capital, Sprim join forces with new Singapore-based life sciences VC fund

LIFE science startups hoping for a big break can now look to a new Singapore-based cash cow for funding.

Singapore Technologies Engineering injects S$47m into VC fund

SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) announced on Monday that as part of its US$150 million corporate venture fund, it has injected about S$47 million equivalent of capital into a...

Singapore e-commerce logistics startup Parcel Perform raises US$1.1 seed funding

PARCEL Perform, a Singapore-based e-commerce logistics startup, said on Monday that it has raised US$1.1 million in seed funding.

Singapore startups to step up 2018 fund-raising for global expansion: KPMG

SINGAPORE startups are likely to step up their canvassing for venture capital (VC) funding in 2018 for regional and global expansion.