Startups

Private markets data providers tap rising demand in S-E Asia

THE business of providing data on privately held companies and their capital raising activities is looking more promising than ever as investors continue flocking to South-east Asia in search of...

Bjorn Lee, CEO of MindFi.co

TEN YEARS AGO, when he suddenly experienced chest pains at the young age of 29, entrepreneur Bjorn Lee thought that he was having a heart attack.

Grab layoffs highlight cost burden when startups grow heavier

AMID the economic downturn, homegrown tech firm Grab has cut 5 per cent of its workforce, but will "double down" on the delivery segment by redeploying more talent there, chief executive Anthony...

Grab to cut 5% of workforce amid Covid-19 pressures

SUPER-APP player Grab will be laying off about 360 employees - representing just under 5 per cent of its workforce - due to financial pressures arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, chief executive...

Grab set to announce layoffs: sources

[SINGAPORE] South-east Asian ride-hailing and payments firm Grab is set to announce layoffs on Tuesday, sources told Reuters.

Recovery uncertain but Gojek plans to stay the course in Singapore

GOJEK'S ride-hailing business has been recovering gradually since the circuit breaker slump, but the jury is still out on when it will be business as usual again, Gojek Singapore's general manager...

Grab makes changes to driver-incentive scheme

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab on Thursday said it will replace previous loyalty and recognition incentive schemes with a quarterly commission rebate scheme available to the top 18,000 drivers on its...

Grab announces new training and support initiatives for drivers

DRIVERS of ride-hailing giant Grab can soon tap training programmes and a career support portal to enhance employability.

Grab launches B2B programme to help small businesses take digital route

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab on Monday launched a B2B (business-to-business) programme to help more small businesses in South-east Asia move online, digitalise and manage their businesses.

Competition inviting pitches from startups returns with new Covid-19 track

INTERNATIONAL startup pitching competition Slingshot 2020 has returned for the fourth year with its first full virtual challenge, said organiser Enterprise Singapore (ESG) on Monday.