Startups

Biofourmis raises US$5m in Series A funding from NSI Ventures, Aviva Ventures

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based digital healthtech firm Biofourmis has raised US$5 million (S$6.8 million) in a Series A round of funding from venture capital firm NSI Ventures and Aviva Ventures, the...

Chinese co-working space operator opens second Singapore outlet

Prominent Chinese co-working space operator UrWork is opening a second Singapore location in the first quarter of next year.

Chinese co-working unicorn UrWork to open 2nd Singapore branch in Suntec City

PROMINENT Chinese co-working space operator UrWork is opening a second Singapore location in Suntec City in the first quarter of next year.

Design thinking: empathy, ambiguity and learning

TWO Mondays ago, it wasn't the quietest of weekday nights around Clarke Quay, a popular nightlife spot in Singapore. In fact, there was a real buzz inside one of my favourite Mexican joints, Cafe...

Virtual telco sells 'shrinking bill' promotion

A new virtual mobile telco is setting up shop in Singapore with an unusual proposition to consumers.

Indonesia's Go-Jek to ride into Philippines next year

Indonesian motorbike-hailing start-up Go-Jek plans to set up operations in the Philippines early next year, with other South-east Asian countries to follow later that year, said the firm's chief...

High time for the Smart Nation to dive into Startup Nation

EARLIER this year, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking 2017 by Startup Genome, a US-based organisation, revealed that Singapore has overtaken tech mecca Silicon Valley as the world's...

Five questions with CashShield

CashShield founder Justin Lie, 35, began dabbling in online business by selling gaming consoles on eBay. The modest venture eventually led him into the world of algorithmic fraud detection, and...

Why PR needs to be done differently for startups

I OFTEN meet founders and the conversation on public relations (PR) often starts off on the wrong foot. For many, PR is what they have either encountered at their previous jobs, often in a corporate...

SGInnovate to invest in 20 startups, engage 15,000 participants under new deep tech strategy

SGINNOVATE will invest in at least 20 deep tech startups founded in Singapore and have 15,000 participants take part in more than 150 deep-tech events in 2018, the Singapore government-owned...