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Tech funding in Vietnam dips in H1 2020 after bumper 2019

WHILE 2019 was a blockbuster year for tech deals in Vietnam, funding in the first half of 2020 saw a drop as travel restrictions and uncertainties in global financial markets disrupted deal-making...

Vietnam tech investments soar in 2019 but dip in H1 2020

WHILE 2019 was a blockbuster year for tech deals in Vietnam, funding in the first half of 2020 saw a drop as travel restrictions and uncertainties in global financial markets disrupted deal-making...

US$100m fund being raised to target early-stage Asean buys

A NEW venture capital firm by five private capital veterans, including businessman Koh Boon Hwee, is raising an inaugural fund of over US$100 million to capture early-stage opportunities in South-...

Covid-19 turmoil creates fresh openings for new startups

THE economic downturn can in fact be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, startup veterans and investors tell The Business Times. While funding may be tougher to secure, new...

Lightspeed swoops in on bright spots in S-E Asian startups

DESPITE the gloomy skies, US-headquartered Lightspeed Venture Partners is bullish on South-east Asian startups that can fill key "infrastructure gaps" amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the venture firm'...

Quest Ventures to nurture Malaysian startups in partnership with accelerator

SINGAPORE venture capital firm Quest Ventures has entered into an exclusive partnership with accelerator ScaleUp Malaysia to invest in and help with the regional growth of top Malaysian startups...

Financial health – the foundation for Singapore’s workforce and the future of work

By Cameron McLean, Senior Vice President, International Markets at PayPal

Singapore bank lending down for fifth month in July

SINGAPORE's bank lending extended its slide for the fifth straight month in July, dipping 0.2 per cent to S$678.7 billion from the previous month on general weakness in business loans.

Dream and don't be afraid to fail: Zoom founder

SINGAPORE needs entrepreneurs who not only dare to dream but who are also not afraid to fail, said Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of video-call service Zoom Video Communications...

Smaller funding rounds buck overall downtrend for Asean tech ecosystem

CAPITAL inflows into South-east Asia's tech ecosystem has slowed down as expected amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But there was still optimism when it came to smaller funding rounds, a new report by...