Startups

From cash flow to marketing, help for businesses flow in amid virus outbreak

LOCAL crowdfunding platform FundTier is the latest to join a number of companies in offering support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, which have faced pressures from the...

habitat may be history; honestbee looking at quick service restaurant concept

EMBATTLED startup honestbee is considering closing its concept supermarket habitat for good - and is instead planning to relaunch its business in the form of quick service restaurants (QSR) in the...

Grab reinstates incentives scheme after backlash from drivers

GRAB has reinstated its incentives programme for drivers after complaints that its move to replace the scheme with a Covid-19 aid package was unfair.

honestbee mulls permanent closure of habitat

EMBATTLED startup honestbee is considering a permanent shutdown of its concept supermarket habitat at Boon Leat Terrace, due to significant overhead costs and uncertainty over its tenancy, The...

Investment banks cosy up to VCs in hunt for potential unicorns

INVESTMENT banks in Asia are increasingly getting intimate with the region's startup space.

Attracting talent 'still a hurdle for Singapore deep-tech startups'

TALENT is key for deep-tech to take off here, and although the niche sector was in the spotlight in the startup space in Budget 2020, few here see entrepreneurship as a viable path, industry...

Grab, Chubb offer free Covid-19 insurance benefit to drivers, delivery workers

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab and insurer Chubb are teaming up to provide drivers and food delivery service providers with a free insurance benefit, effective Wednesday until March 19.

Private investors eye S$300m additional ammo to fund startups

Deduction Scheme to lapse: Under the scheme, an approved angel investor was granted 50 per cent tax deduction on the cost of investment

Budget 2020: Deep-tech startups to get more support under Startup SG Equity

TO catalyse investment into deep-tech startups, the Singapore government will set aside an additional S$300 million under the Startup SG Equity co-investment scheme, Deputy Prime Minister and...

Creditors fear illiquid equity in new honestbee entity

BEING stuck with potentially illiquid stock was a key concern raised at honestbee's creditor townhall on Monday, which was attended by over 100 creditors, The Business Times has learnt from...

Me & My Money: Embrace disruption and invest for the long haul

With so much economic disruption in the economy - global and local - it's no surprise that young entrepreneur Ng Yi Ming has set out to "future-proof" himself.