Startups

SIA, Singtel's Innov8 invest in data startup

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has made its first startup investment since launching a digital innovation blueprint in January, the national carrier told The Business Times on Tuesday.

Singapore startup creates Philippines' first national prescription tracking system

PHARMACIES in the Philippines are typically mom-and-pop-style operations that run on pen and paper. This means that no one - from the drug firms to the government - has a clear view of what goes on...

Singapore venture capital firm to launch blockchain accelerator for start-ups

SINGAPORE - Singapore venture capital firm Trive Ventures, formerly known as Tri5 Ventures, has unveiled a blockchain accelerator aimed at later-stage start-ups, with the backing of a government...

Australia's Data Republic raises A$22m in Series B round led by Singtel's Innov8; SIA takes stake in the tech startup

AUSTRALIAN tech startup Data Republic is set to grow its footprint in Singapore with the help of fresh funds from investors such as Singtel's Innov8 and national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA),...

Speciality coffee at your doorstep

WE'VE all been there - you want to buy something online, but the shipping costs nearly as much as or more than the product itself. To make the purchase worthwhile, you have to round up a few...

Grab invests US$100m in Indian hotel startup OYO: source

SINGAPORE-based ride-hailing firm Grab has invested US$100 million in Indian hotel-reservations startup OYO, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

UK fintech to launch in region with S'pore as likely base

British fintech Revolut will start operating in the Asia-Pacific early next year with Singapore as its likely base, it said yesterday.

Grab, Vietnam taxi firm Vinasun to settle dispute out of court

GRAB and Vietnam taxi operator Vinasun have agreed to "consider amicable arrangements" to settle their court case involving competition between the two firms, Grab said in a statement on Friday.

London fintech Revolut to launch in Asia-Pacific with regional headquarters likely in Singapore

LONDON-BASED fintech Revolut announced on Friday that it will be launching in Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of 2019, and has already been granted the necessary licences to operate in Singapore...

Round 2 of ride-hailing battle taking a different route

THE bell has sounded for Round 2 of the battle between ride-hailing firms in Singapore, with Indonesian startup unicorn Gojek rolling into town with the launch of its beta app on Thursday. But these...