South-east Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity', says Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste" from developed markets would not work well here, ride-hailing giant Grab’s co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said.

WeWork prefers JPMorgan lifeline to rescue by SoftBank

NEW YORK • WeWork's bankers are pitching investors on what would be one of the riskiest junk debt offerings in recent years - potentially giving the co-working start-up giant's top private...

Fintech investments in Singapore cross billion-dollar mark

Financial technology start-ups raised more money in the first nine months of this year than in the whole of last year.

RedDoorz to add 11 Singapore budget hotels to network by end-2020

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based hospitality start-up RedDoorz will expand its portfolio of 18 budget hotel properties in Singapore to 29 by the end of 2020, it said on Tuesday (Oct 15).

EDBI joins dental 3D printing firm's latest funding round

SINGAPORE Economic Development Board corporate investment arm EDBI is among the investors in dental 3D printing firm Structo's latest funding round, which closes on Oct 15, EDBI told The Business...

SGInnovate has put $40m into deep-tech firms since inception

Government-owned venture firm SGInnovate has racked up an impressive strike rate since its inception almost three years ago.

Claw machines reeling in fans young and old

They are everywhere, promising a tantalising bounty - from soft toys and ice cream to character figurines and wireless headsets - all for $1 or less.

Singapore startups get access to India tech ecosystem with Global Innovation Alliance

SINGAPORE'S technology startups can now get access to India's growing innovation ecosystem through the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network, which has expanded into Bangalore.

WeWork collapse a welcome step towards sanity in venture space

The tech and startup ecosystem needs a sanity check. The fall from grace of WeWork's parent company is unlikely to catalyse a full reckoning in that market, but it does bring it a step closer...

Co-working space for biotech start-ups in S'pore to be launched next month

With pastel-coloured walls, neon decorations and plush sofas, a co-working space in Biopolis can be mistaken for a cafe or a blogshop's retail outlet.

Business card management firm Sansan to expand operations in Singapore and region

SINGAPORE - Local cleaning equipment company SuperSteam was struggling to organise the contact information of potential clients and suppliers, especially after hosting exhibitions where it would...