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Billionaire families reshaping Silicon Valley's venture terrain

[LONDON] If you're a startup, tech entrepreneur or venture capitalist there's a good chance you do business with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The lender's clients include half of all venture capital...

Private market for startups getting frothy; correction expected 'soon'

THE private market for startups is getting increasingly frothy and might be headed for a correction, warned panellists at the Private Equity Tech Conference on Wednesday.

Startup IPO jitters spill over into South-east Asia

A REALITY check on mega flotations in the world's biggest stock market is sending ripples through the region's initial public offering (IPO) market for venture-backed startups.

Spectre of startup downcycle not a downer for Eight Roads

SLOWING economic growth may spell tougher times for startups and limit prospects for venture investors. But Eight Roads Ventures is sanguine, given its focus on startups with resilient business...

'IPOs are not the goal, but milestones on road to profitability'

THE worst possible thing a startup entrepreneur can do is to see an initial public offering (IPO) as an endpoint, said Mohamed Nasser Ismail, global head of equity capital markets at the Singapore...

Investments in Singapore startups up 36% to S$13.4b in 9M2019: ESG

VENTURE investors have poured in some S$13.4 billion into local startups in the first three quarters of 2019, a 36 per cent jump from the previous year, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced in a...

WeWork collapse a welcome step towards sanity in venture space

The tech and startup ecosystem needs a sanity check. The fall from grace of WeWork's parent company is unlikely to catalyse a full reckoning in that market, but it does bring it a step closer...

DBS launches digital solutions package for logistics SMEs

DBS Bank on Wednesday rolled out a digital solutions package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the logistics sector, aiming to help...

Wirecard raises long-term growth targets; analysts unconvinced

[BERLIN] German payments group Wirecard raised its long-term outlook on Tuesday, but the company's shares fell as analysts questioned the ability of any tech company to give a precise forecast for...

Digital payments at forefront of S-E Asia's booming Internet economy

THE digital payments market in South-east Asia has hit an inflexion point, and growth in this segment is likely to propel the region's Internet economy in the region to a US$300 billion market by...

 

 

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