Startups

Tech expansion in Singapore fans tussle for talent

THE tussle for talent is intensifying among tech firms, with several announcing big hiring plans just two months into the new year.

Grab to add 350 jobs, partners IMDA for talent development

GRAB expects to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore this year, the tech firm said on Thursday as it announced a partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Digital...

Grab and Gojek to soften blow of petrol hike by passing on rebates to their drivers

PRIVATE- hire car drivers with Grab and Gojek will receive road tax and incentive rebates from the ride-hailing firms to help offset the cost of higher petrol excise duties announced in Budget 2021.

Digital escrow service by Tazapay launched for SMEs on marketplace network Proxtera

BUSINESS-to-business (B2B) marketplace network Proxtera and digital-payments platform Tazapay have partnered to offer a digital escrow service for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking...

Gig economy: legal framework needed to avert social costs

WITH legislation surrounding gig workers likely to be debated in Parliament soon, pertinent issues to be addressed include safety nets for self-employed persons as well as skills development in...

Enterprise Singapore launches startup showcase Founder Ignite

ENTERPRISE Singapore has launched Founder Ignite, the first in a series of startup showcase events as part of Startup SG Founder Venture Building programme.

Grab suspends commissions in Myanmar as junta cuts off Internet

SINGAPORE-BASED tech firm Grab suspended collecting commissions from its drivers and restaurant partners in Myanmar on Tuesday, and will hold off on doing so until the end of this month, it said...

Old-school sectors could benefit from S$1b in funding platform

LARGE Local Enterprises (LLEs) hit by cautious sentiment in the private equity (PE) market - especially those in traditional sectors such as retail and manufacturing - could gain a boost from a...

New initiatives bring innovation collaboration into sharp relief

INVESTMENTS by the Singapore government in venture programmes and cross-border alliances could break down long-standing hurdles to collaboration between corporates and startups.

Quest Ventures joins S$200,000 seed round for celebrity video platform Sendjoy

VENTURE capital firm Quest Ventures has joined a S$200,000 seed funding round for Singapore-based celebrity video platform Sendjoy to expand in Asia.

Shot in the arm for digital health services

Seeing a doctor has taken on a whole new meaning amid the pandemic with plenty of patients keen to keep a distance, which is where digital health app Speedoc comes in.