Startups

Investors pledge US$800m for Vietnam startups

The commitment was made at the Vietnam Venture Summit 2020, as part of The Vietnam Tech and Startup Week

Time is ripe to produce new generation of MNCs: Chan

SINGAPORE has a "historic opportunity" to turn more local companies into global champions, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

DoctorxDentist culls at least 9,700 doctors' names from its platform

DOCTORXDENTIST, a medical-review and consumer-education Web site, has removed the profiles of at least 9,700 doctors after regulatory and industry bodies criticised the startup and said they may...

Pandemic challenges help accelerate growth

"DYNAMIC and efficient" are two words rarely used to describe employee transport. Fixed routes and pick-up times are the norm, and unexpected changes in passenger volumes can result in...

Singapore Medical Council threatens legal action against DoctorxDentist

THE Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has turned up the heat on startup DoctorxDentist, threatening legal action if it fails to accede to demands by medical regulators.

Singapore Medical Council may take legal action against DoctorxDentist

THE Singapore Medical Council (SMC) may take legal action against online platform DoctorxDentist, after the startup failed to meet demands made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and SMC.

Grab to add platform fee after Singapore competition watchdog drops restrictions

WITH the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) releasing its two-year hold over Grab, the ride-hailing operator is now free to adjust its prices according to market forces. This...

DoctorxDentist's headache grows as MOH, medical bodies lean on platform

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) have stepped in to correct statements made by review platform DoctorxDentist in an ongoing dispute between the startup and over...

Singapore startup founders need time to turn US$1.8b equity to real gains

THE recent listing of Singapore's Nanofilm turned the founder, a former academic, and his wife into billionaires overnight - they may not be the last, going by numbers compiled by The Business...

Financial comparison site GET.com takes a holiday

GET.com, a financial comparison site which helps others maximise their credit card points and rewards, has grounded to a standstill.

Singtel's digital bank bid is also a push for reinvention

SINGTEL sees its digital bank bid as a timely push for reinvention by the heavyweight telco in Singapore and the region.