Startups

Singapore needs to do more to remain as startups' top gateway to Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE in 2017 cemented its place as a key player on the global startup map, having emerged as the preferred gateway to South-east Asia, a base from which global startups and investors venture...

China a good place for Singapore's tech startups, says IE Singapore

CHINA may lack the reputation of being a welcoming destination for global startups, but IE Singapore, the government agency that partners Singapore companies in going global, has suggested that it...

Trendlines portfolio company receives FDA clearance for sinus stent

ONE of the companies in Catalist-listed startup incubator The Trendlines Group's portfolio has received regulatory clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a stent...

Maximising human potential with chatbots

Enterprise chatbot solution Botbot.AI’s founder and chief executive officer aims to combat under-employment by moving people from repetitive, menial tasks to higher-value-added work through...

No pilot licence needed to fly this car

A Chinese start-up from Guangzhou is developing one of the world’s first flying cars.

Pre-eureka: how ideas win at a hackathon

Where do ideas come from and how do they win? At Startup Weekend Singapore 2017, a 54-hour hackathon held earlier this year, a chat robot, a telemedicine app, a website operating as an Airbnb for...

Silicon Sauna sojourn

IN FINLAND, you're never far from tech wonders. They can be found at the airport, at the buffet in a city hotel, and even inside a glass igloo near Santa Claus Village.

Singapore firm sets up AI neurology research centre with renowned Beijing hospital

BEIJING - A Singapore start-up and a top Chinese hospital in Beijing have set up what they say is the world's first artificial intelligence (AI) research centre for neurology.

CCS seeks public feedback on ComfortDelGro-Uber deal

A PUBLIC consultation is being held to discuss ComfortDelGro Corporation's proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Lion City Holdings from Uber Technologies.

China's Didi raises $4 bn to fund global turf war with Uber

[SHANGHAI] Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing said Thursday it had raised US$4 billion from investors, months after a funding round that made it Asia's most valuable startup, as it presses on...