Coupang's US$3.6b IPO shows US is king for tech IPOs

[SEOUL] South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang is on track to be the largest listing by a Korean company in a decade. And, like most of the major tech offerings these days, it's happening in New York.

Ryde targets S$200m Catalist IPO in 2022; to add 100 staff

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-hailing platform Ryde is eyeing an initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board in 2022, with a targeted valuation of S$200 million, the firm...

Seven companies that SPACs could target

ELIGIBLE companies in South-east Asia are fielding a frenzy of offers from blank-cheque vehicles listed in the US, as sponsors look towards the region to deploy capital before their two-year...

Storming her way ahead

A few years ago, Debbie Lee was headhunted for not one but two high flying jobs. She turned them down. Her friends thought she was crazy, but Ms Lee decided to go the start-up route to pursue an...

The serial entrepreneur

They say it runs in the family and this couldn't be more true for Cassandra Riene Tan, who at 32, has three businesses under her belt.

From singing to retail

AS an award-winning bilingual R&B/soul singer-songwriter, Sarah Cheng-De Winne has been reaching out to audiences with her soulful voice.

Singapore-based Neuron Mobility to launch e-scooter rental services in Korea

SINGAPORE-based startup Neuron Mobility is expanding to Korea, kicking off in Seoul with the launch of its electric scooter rental services this Friday.

Singapore SPAC to merge with the 'Spotify of the Middle-East'

A BLANK-CHEQUE company backed by Singapore-based Vistas Media has agreed to merge with music-streaming service Anghami in a deal that could value the Middle Eastern startup at over US$200 million...

New programmes give more access to talent, advice for SMEs, startups

STARTUPS and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are getting more access to talent and advice, with several initiatives announced during the debate on the Ministry of Trade and Industry's...

More access to innovation experts for startups, SMEs: Tan See Leng

BOTH startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are getting more access to expert talent who can aid them in innovation, Second Minister for Trade and Industry Tan See Leng said at the...