Startups

Temasek leads US$85m investment round for gene therapy start-up Gracell Biotech

SINGAPORE - Immnune cell gene therapy start-up Gracell Biotechnologies has raised US$85 million (S$114.8 million) through a series B round led by Singapore government investment firm Temasek...

How two brothers built a music school empire in Singapore

IT'S not just students who can learn music at Aureus Academy - now, Singapore's fastest-growing music school is able to train teachers as well.

Tech-focused real estate start-up Echo Base backed by Razer CEO Tan Min-Liang announced

RAZER chief executive Tan Min-Liang is poised to shake up traditional real estate development with a new start-up he backed that aims to incorporate artificial intelligence, the Internet of things...

Engie launches venture arm to help Asia-Pacific energy startups

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to provide them with access to industry expertise and funding.

Banking disruptor Revolut poised for beta launch in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Revolut - a London-based fintech dubbed a "banking challenger" - said it will be making a beta launch in Singapore in the "coming weeks", as it looks to gain ground over incumbent...

Logistics start-up Lalamove raises US$300m in Series D round to expand in Asia

SINGAPORE - Logistics service provider Lalamove has raised US$300 million (S$405.5 million) in Series D funds; the D1 round was led by Hillhouse Capital and the D2 round was led by Sequoia China...

Grab launches pet-friendly transport service GrabPet in beta

PET owners can now book a Grab ride on-demand with their animal companions on board, using the new GrabPet service launched in beta on Wednesday.

Singapore startup Haulio launches mobile platform, inks MOU with Yang Kee Logistics

HOMEGROWN logistics tech startup Haulio has launched a mobile-based platform, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with industry peer Yang Kee Logistics to integrate their resources, the...

Singapore-based Cleantech start-up Sensorflow raises US$2.7m in funding round

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based cleantech firm SensorFlow has raised US$2.7 million in series A funding led by private investor Pierre Lorinet, taking its total funds raised to date to US$3.5 million...

AI start-up ViSenze raises US$20m in Series C funding

SINGAPORE - ViSenze, a start-up that sells artificial intelligence (AI) technology to boost e-commerce, has raised US$20 million (S$27 million) in Series C funding. The funding round was co-led by...