Startups

WeWork jams more folks into its space than others

[LONDON] Here's a superlative that didn't get much attention in WeWork's 220-page prospectus for its planned initial public offering (IPO): It jams more people into its spaces than just about any...

WeWork rival Knotel vaults to unicorn status

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Knotel Inc, which pitches itself as a steadier investment than much larger competitor WeWork, raised US$400 million (S$553.6 million) at a valuation that catapults the start...

Local game developers go global

A success story like global hit video game Undertale or Minecraft could very well come from Singapore, say industry insiders.

Start-up RedDoorz raises $97m, eyes new tech hub in Vietnam

Hospitality start-up RedDoorz has raised US$70 million (S$97 million) in its ongoing Series C funding round, the company announced yesterday.

HR start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $1m in seed funding

SINGAPORE - Home-grown human resource (HR) start-up StaffAny has raised a $1 million seed round led by technology investment company FreakOut Holdings and angel investors.

Carousell bets on ad dollars; may fundraise in next 2 years

CLINCHING advertising dollars will be a core focus for Carousell this year, and the online marketplace operator is willing to dish out more cash on talent to drive growth, chief executive Quek Siu...

S'pore takes up 25% of $8.3b invested in region's tech firms

Singapore accounted for a quarter of the US$5.99 billion (S$8.3 billion) invested in the region's tech firms in the first half of this year, up from 13 per cent for the whole of last year, a...

New innovation network to give start-ups a leg-up

Sports technology start-up Elxr aims to customise a training programme based on genetic analysis to optimise fitness regimes. It has partnerships with the Singapore Sports Hub and several Japanese...

Star Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

[SHANGHAI] When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq...

AI startup plans IPO at value of at least US$1b in China

[BEIJING] The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has yet to translate into big business. Now Lee Kai-Fu, a prominent venture capitalist in China and founder of Sinovation Ventures, says his...