Startups

Businesses should keep all avenues of funding open

THERE are generally three growth phases in a small and medium-sized enterprise's (SME) life cycle - start-up, growth and maturity. Challenges faced by a business in the 'growth' stage, such as...

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans major investment in Vietnam

[SINGAPORE] Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab is set to invest "several hundred million dollars" in Vietnam where the company sees its next major growth market, just weeks after it unveiled a...

Hawker tech start-up Kedai Sayur raises US$4m led by East Ventures

SINGAPORE - Kedai Sayur, an Indonesian start-up that empowers vegetable hawkers by using technology, has closed a US$4 million (S$5.6 million) round of funding led by venture capital firm, East...

Another WeWork rival lures cash, tapping Brookfield and Equinox

[NEW YORK] Another challenger to WeWork is drawing cash from a slate of institutional investors as the office-sharing juggernaut faces the prospect of stiffer competition ahead of its initial...

WeWork jams more folks into its space than others

[LONDON] Here's a superlative that didn't get much attention in WeWork's 220-page prospectus for its planned initial public offering (IPO): It jams more people into its spaces than just about any...

WeWork rival Knotel vaults to unicorn status

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Knotel Inc, which pitches itself as a steadier investment than much larger competitor WeWork, raised US$400 million (S$553.6 million) at a valuation that catapults the start...

Local game developers go global

A success story like global hit video game Undertale or Minecraft could very well come from Singapore, say industry insiders.

Start-up RedDoorz raises $97m, eyes new tech hub in Vietnam

Hospitality start-up RedDoorz has raised US$70 million (S$97 million) in its ongoing Series C funding round, the company announced yesterday.

HR start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $1m in seed funding

SINGAPORE - Home-grown human resource (HR) start-up StaffAny has raised a $1 million seed round led by technology investment company FreakOut Holdings and angel investors.

Carousell bets on ad dollars; may fundraise in next 2 years

CLINCHING advertising dollars will be a core focus for Carousell this year, and the online marketplace operator is willing to dish out more cash on talent to drive growth, chief executive Quek Siu...