Startups

Tech startups leaving Hong Kong because of security law eye move to US, UK, Singapore

[HONG KONG] China's sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them - the city's startups - are already moving data and...

Business Solutions

IT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that 2020 has been a tough year for businesses, big and small. But in every crisis there is opportunity, and as the pandemic throws up new challenges, it also brings...

Startups' plug-and-play solutions offer path to digitalisation

AS THE Covid-19 pandemic forces consumers indoors and online, startups and young tech firms that offer plug-and-play digitalisation solutions are seeing greater demand from South-east Asian...

Antler invests US$1.5m in 15 new startups

STARTUP generator and early-stage venture capital firm Antler has invested US$1.5 million in 15 new companies. The startups hail from Antler's fourth Singapore programme and recent initiative to...

New South-east Asian HR tech accelerator eyes post-Covid-19 future of work

WITH Covid-19 expected to permanently change work culture, The Workplace Accelerator hopes to nurture human resources (HR) tech startups in South-east Asia that can take advantage of present...

Digital-only bank tonik, Mastercard tie up to drive financial inclusion

PHILIPPINE digital-only bank tonik and Mastercard have partnered to drive financial inclusion to the underserved and unserved population.

Robinhood has lured young traders, sometimes with devastating results

[SAN FRANCISCO] Richard Dobatse, a Navy medic in San Diego, dabbled infrequently in stock trading. But his behaviour changed in 2017 when he signed up for Robinhood, a trading app that made buying...

S-E Asia's first S Korean startup centre opens in Singapore, focuses on fintech, cyber security

SOUTH-EAST Asia's first South Korean startup centre was officially opened in Singapore on Wednesday, with a focus on fintech and cyber security.

South-east Asia's first Korean startup centre in Singapore focuses on fintech, cybersecurity

A SOUTH Korean startup centre - the first in South-east Asia - was officially opened in Singapore on Wednesday, with a focus on fintech and cybersecurity.

Telemedicine in the pink as Covid-19 gives shot in arm of nascent industry

THE Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a fresh wave of interest in telemedicine apps - with even corporate giants joining startups in ramping up services. While changing doctor and patient mindsets...