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New private equity firm eyes tech start-ups in region

Growth equity investment firm Asia Partners has opened its doors in Singapore to focus on rapidly growing technology businesses in South-east Asia with pan-regional aspirations.

Ex-president of Sea Ltd launches private equity firm to back South-east Asia start-ups

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) Nicholas Nash, the former president of Singapore-based online gaming and e-commerce company Sea Ltd, has launched a private equity firm - Asia Partners - to invest in South-...

Gojek customers can now pay for rides with DBS PayLah!

Gojek riders can pay for their rides via DBS PayLah!, as DBS and Gojek expand their payment services partnership in Singapore.

Grab said to have held talks to buy payments start-up 2C2P

Singapore ride-hailing giant Grab held talks to acquire payments provider 2C2P and was turned down, according to sources, a sign of the ambitions South-east Asia's most valuable start-up has in...

Funding and trading platform Funderbeam raises $6.1m in Series A round

SINGAPORE - Funderbeam, a global funding and trading platform for private companies, has raised US$4.5 million ($6.1 million) in a Series A round, led by UK-based Accelerated Digital Ventures.

Grab eyes Singapore banking licence as MAS studies virtual banks: sources

[SINGAPORE] Grab, South-east Asia's most valuable startup, is exploring a move into Singapore banking as regulators in the South-east Asian city-state consider allowing online-only banks, four...

Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car programme

[WASHINGTON] UBER on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the...

BlueRed a bridge linking Israeli startups to Asia's wealthy

LOCAL venture firm BlueRed Partners has raised US$75 million for its inaugural US$100 million fund, which aims to connect the bustling deep-tech scene in Israel to South-east Asia's prominent...

Citi launches co-branded credit card with Grab in push for more customers

CITIGROUP has teamed up with Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab to launch co-branded credit cards, as it looks to boost its Asian customer base by about 13 per cent via partnerships with...

Healthtech startup Plano raises undisclosed sum from billionaire Peter Lim

Local healthtech startup Plano has raised an undisclosed sum in a new funding round from several investors, including a seven figure sum from philanthropist and investor, Peter Lim, through his...