Startups

Panellists say South-east Asia entrepreneurship poised to grow

PANELLISTS at a conference celebrating Asia's innovations say South-east Asia remains an attractive region for building a entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Grab gets additional US$300m in funding from Invesco

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab has secured US$300 million in additional funding from global independent investment management company Invesco to further its expansion efforts in the region.

Thomas Beattie

WHEN THOMAS BEATTIE faced a devastating injury while playing for SAF Warriors FC in 2015, he cried for two weeks because he thought he would never play soccer again.

Gojek appoints chief data officer as super app rivals zero in on data science

RIDE-HAILING giant Gojek has appointed Sillicon Valley veteran Gautam Kotwal group chief data officer as it beefs up its data science team in Singapore.

Singapore-based start-up Trax acquires US retail rewards app Shopkick

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Singapore-based start-up Trax is acquiring US rewards app Shopkick, adding a customer-tracking service to its growing stable of retail technology.

Circles.Life enters first overseas market

TELCO startup Circles.Life must launch in new markets at the right pace, despite ambitious global plans, co-founder Abhishek Gupta has said.

Small businesses across Asia-Pacific turning to new funding sources

SMALL businesses in the Asia-Pacific, facing a capital crunch, are turning to new funding sources, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research commissioned by Mastercard.

Most startup businesses are doomed

I USED to have a 1907 photography annual that carried ads for cameras made by hundreds of small British companies. Not many of those nascent tech businesses survived, even if their products were...

Show me the money: What's wrong with the startups picture?

Not so long ago, investors would have frowned on a company headed for the stock market with no profitability – and no clear sight of future profits – to show.

Singapore VC BlueRed Partners leads US$22m Series B round in sugar reduction startup DouxMatok

LOCAL venture capital firm BlueRed Partners has led a US$22 million Series B funding round in Israel-based sugar reduction solution startup DouxMatok.