Startups

Engie launches venture arm to help Asia-Pacific energy startups

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to provide them with access to industry expertise and funding.

Engie launches strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in Asia-Pacific

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in Asia-Pacific, hoping to provide them with access to industry expertise and funding.

Banking disruptor Revolut poised for beta launch in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Revolut - a London-based fintech dubbed a "banking challenger" - said it will be making a beta launch in Singapore in the "coming weeks", as it looks to gain ground over incumbent...

Logistics start-up Lalamove raises US$300m in Series D round to expand in Asia

SINGAPORE - Logistics service provider Lalamove has raised US$300 million (S$405.5 million) in Series D funds; the D1 round was led by Hillhouse Capital and the D2 round was led by Sequoia China...

Grab launches pet-friendly transport service GrabPet in beta

PET owners can now book a Grab ride on-demand with their animal companions on board, using the new GrabPet service launched in beta on Wednesday.

Singapore startup Haulio launches mobile platform, inks MOU with Yang Kee Logistics

HOMEGROWN logistics tech startup Haulio has launched a mobile-based platform, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with industry peer Yang Kee Logistics to integrate their resources, the...

Singapore-based Cleantech start-up Sensorflow raises US$2.7m in funding round

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based cleantech firm SensorFlow has raised US$2.7 million in series A funding led by private investor Pierre Lorinet, taking its total funds raised to date to US$3.5 million...

AI start-up ViSenze raises US$20m in Series C funding

SINGAPORE - ViSenze, a start-up that sells artificial intelligence (AI) technology to boost e-commerce, has raised US$20 million (S$27 million) in Series C funding. The funding round was co-led by...

Dialysis device startup Advent Access soothes kidney patients' pain

KIDNEY-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis suffer numerous needle insertions every week, with each prick running the risk of pain, ineffectiveness and wearing out the target vein.

Tech talent programmes, R&D tax perks top startups' wishlist

AS THE local startup scene matures, industry players hope that this year's Budget will provide more support for talent, innovation and growing the pool of venture capitalists and angel investors.

Zilingo reportedly near 'unicorn' status after US$226m Series D round

FASHION and lifestyle products platform Zilingo has raised US$226 million in equity in a series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital.