Startups

Good times for consumers ahead as MyRepublic rattles the incumbents

THIS week in telecommunications may have proven a recently much-discussed stereotype: that startups are outspoken, eager disrupters of the establishment - and incumbents careful, sophisticated...

Startup lessons about artificial intelligence

IN 2010, Kris Hammond, an experienced artificial intelligence researcher, and a few partners founded Narrative Science. The Chicago startup's software ingests and interprets numbers for things such...

India's central bank plans to ease rules for start-ups to access funds

[MUMBAI] India's central bank said on Tuesday it would ease rules for deals involving start-ups and was also considering whether to allow the fledgling companies to access offshore rupee loans.

GrabTaxi rebrands as Grab to reflect services

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-booking platform GrabTaxi on Thursday rebranded as Grab and asserted its market dominance in South-east Asia, where it is focused - prompting some concern from rival Uber and...

S'pore needs more entrepreneurs to stay competitive in next 50 yrs

TO stay competitive in the next 50 years, Singapore will need more entrepreneurs, even if a staggering 95 per cent of them will fail, said former NUS (National University of Singapore) president Shih...

Singtel launches programme to tackle business challenges with global startups

SINGTEL on Tuesday launched Singtel Innov8 Connect, a programme that seeks to bring global startups and Singtel together to create "innovative solutions" for business challenges faced by the Singtel...

Customer loyalty startup Perx raises 'single-digit' million dollar Series A funding

HOMEGROWN customer loyalty startup Perx has raised a "single-digit" million dollar Series A funding led by Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures and backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Perx...

Dealstreetasia completes first round of funding

DEALSTREETASIA - a one-year-old Singapore-based digital media venture that runs the Asia-focused financial news site dealstreetasia.com - has raised its first round of funding, the company announced...

Get the low-down on tech startups in Singapore at TechSG

THAT there are as many as 5,640 tech startups in Singapore (10.6 per cent of all startups); that quite a few of them are based in Blocks 71, 73 and 79 at JTC LaunchPad @ one- north; and that they...

Cisco, IIPL to start new programme for startups in 2016

INFOCOMM Investments (IIPL) and Cisco on Wednesday unveiled a new programme to help corporates co-create with startups innovative applications for healthcare, education, manufacturing, financial...