Startups

Singapore gets serious about food security

VISITORS to Singapore's Orchard Road, the city's main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts - and a small farm.

Temasek-backed fitness startup ClassPass acquires Asia rival GuavaPass

CLASSPASS, the US-based fitness marketplace startup that provides users access to wellness classes and health clubs has acquired its Asia-based competitor GuavaPass as part of plans to grow its...

Blockchain incubator programme launches in Singapore

A crypto-currency wallet that works with smart contracts, a digital marketplace to trade renewable energy certificates and an online protocol that uses biometrics to authenticate identities are...

Tokyo Century boosts total investment in Grab to $238m

Japanese financial services company Tokyo Century has made an additional undisclosed investment in Grab, as well as a capital injection in its car rental arm Grab Rentals, taking its cumulative...

Construction tech startup Novade on paperless crusade with one-stop solutions platform

WHEN he led Autodesk's Asia sales team, Denis Branthonne wanted to sell the engineering and architecture software that his company was famous for.

Banks partner fintechs in quest for digital dominance

THERE is a power play ahead for Singapore banks as they cosy up to fintechs that offer quicker ways to scale and deepen their reach to bankable customers.

VC firms bullish on 2019 as region steps into the limelight

ALL leads point to South-east Asia slinking into the spotlight in 2019 as investors' attention on the US and Europe waned - and VCs that The Business Times spoke to are certain that interest will...

Have Halal, Will Travel: She helps Muslims tour the world

In 2015, Tengku Suzana Tengku Abdul Kadir took a trip to Tokyo with her husband, Mr Mikhail Goh.

Singapore fitness start-up sets sights on Japan

Singaporean fitness start-up ELXR, whose flagship product is a four-month-old mobile app, has trained its sights on Japan after taking part in a six-week accelerator programme in Kobe run by the...

Grab to appeal against Vietnam court ruling that it pays compensation to Vinasun

RIDE-HAILING service Grab will appeal against a Vietnamese court order that it has to pay taxi operator Vietnam Sun Corp (Vinasun) 4.8 billion dong (S$282,645) in compensation over a violation in...