Startups

Dialysis device startup Advent Access soothes kidney patients' pain

KIDNEY-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis suffer numerous needle insertions every week, with each prick running the risk of pain, ineffectiveness and wearing out the target vein.

Tech talent programmes, R&D tax perks top startups' wishlist

AS THE local startup scene matures, industry players hope that this year's Budget will provide more support for talent, innovation and growing the pool of venture capitalists and angel investors.

Zilingo reportedly near 'unicorn' status after US$226m Series D round

FASHION and lifestyle products platform Zilingo has raised US$226 million in equity in a series D funding round led by Sequoia Capital.

How a 27-year-old CEO built a near US$1b fashion start-up in South-east Asia

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Zilingo Pte's path to becoming a fashion platform with a valuation approaching US$1 billion began in December 2014 when Ankiti Bose, then an analyst at Sequoia India,...

Singapore-based AI start-up 6Estates completes Series B funding

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up 6Estates has completed a Series B funding round, led by Indonesia-focused GDP Venture and participated in by Central Capital...

oBike's new owner applies for licence to run e-scooter service

oBike's new majority shareholder is aiming to become a global player in the personal mobility device (PMD) scene - but under a different brand.

Co-working space provider JustCo Lab, VC firm Trive unveil incubator programme for early-stage startups

VENTURE capital firm Trive Ventures, in partnership with JustCo Lab, has launched its first startup incubation programme for young promising startup entrepreneurs.

GrabFood turns kitchen heat up a notch by going onto main menu

IN A long-awaited move, Grab Singapore will integrate its food delivery service, GrabFood, into the Grab "super app" within the first half of this year, the company told The Business Times.

Ascendas Reit accepts letter of offer from JTC for site of Grab's new HQ

ASCENDAS Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) has accepted a letter of offer from its controlling unitholder JTC Corp for a 30-year leasehold interest for land at one-north that will be developed into...

Entrepreneur First steps up effort to tap Asia's pool of deep-tech talent

LONDON-based talent incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) is stepping up its game in Asia, hoping to tap the region's wealth of research talent and venture capital with a focus on deep-tech startups.