Startups

South Korea start-ups hobbled by red tape and risk aversion

SEOUL • When Mr Choi Ba-da pitched his car-sharing company Luxi to Hyundai Motor officials last year, he told them there would be no future for South Korea's top carmaker if it failed to embrace...

Estonia's start-ups eyeing South-east Asian markets

The ride-hailing company recently became the country's fourth unicorn - a start-up with market value of over US$1 billion - after raising US$175 million in a funding round led by German automaker...

Safety and service quality are tops for 2019, says Grab's head of regional operations

COME next year, Grab will invest "tens of millions of dollars" into boosting its safety features, according to the firm's head of regional operations Russell Cohen.

Grab users face problem with ride-hailing platform's mobile app on Wednesday morning

[SINGAPORE] Grab users experienced problems while booking a ride on the platform's mobile app on Wednesday morning (Dec 19).

Toyota to offer 'Total-care Service' to 1,500 Grab cars

ASIA'S biggest carmaker Toyota Motor is offering a service to Grab that will allow Toyota to collect real-time vehicle information to tailor fleet management, automotive insurance and vehicle...

Making cleaning robots a reality

MAKING a robot in under seven months is no easy feat, but husband and wife team Dylan Ng and Michelle Seow, together with assistant professor Mohan Rajesh Elara, did just that.

TranSwap takes aim at remittance business

IN THE crowded but growing space of remittance startups, TranSwap is hoping to stand out by standing up for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Some stallholders tapping tech to draw customers

Freshly made yong tau foo, the day's catch and meat butchered to order are among the draws of shopping at wet markets.

Aquaculture tech start-up Umitron snags US$2m funding for Peru project

SINGAPORE - Aquaculture tech start-up Umitron, together with its Peru partner Abaco and its subsidiary Piscis, has been approved for a US$2 million (S$2.74 million) project funding to improve...

Grab secures US$150 million investment from Yamaha

GRAB is attracting more global backers as the Asian ride-hailing service fights Uber Technologies Inc, with a motorcycle maker becoming the latest investor.