Startups

Garage's 10 startups to watch in 2021

Lockdowns may have eased, and deals in the startup space are picking up. The tech community is headed for an exciting 2021, with many potential deals, mergers and acquisitions, as well as public...

S'pore firm's robot baristas to serve up coffee in Japan

Local start-up Crown Technologies has secured an investment from a subsidiary of East Japan Railway Company, which will boost the deployment of its robot baristas at selected JR East train...

Local and loving it

VACCINATIONS against Covid-19 mark some good news to start the year with but it'll still be sometime before we can start waving our passports again. In the meantime, staying in is still the...

Curtain falls on CoAssets crowdfund platform, but no systemic risk seen in P2P lending

SINGAPORE-BASED crowdfunding platform CA Funding - formerly known as CoAssets - has thrown in the towel and is in the process of winding down, but there is no sign it is a harbinger of the...

Bitter wait for CoAssets noteholders as investments turn sour

IT is likely to be a long-drawn affair for CoAssets' promissory noteholders to claw back their investments - if they were to get back any at all, said industry watchers.

Startups gear up for a world drastically changed by Covid-19

WITH a Covid-19 vaccine signalling some light at the end of the tunnel, startups must now prove they are ready to capture the opportunities presented by a world drastically changed by the pandemic...

South-east Asia still a sweet lure for Ant's portfolio companies

CHINA'S reported probe into the investments of Ant Group is more likely to be centred on its homeground for now, and thus might not significantly impact the financial services giant's portfolio...

A Gojek-Tokopedia merger would give fillip to Indonesia's startup ecosystem

THE potential merger between Gojek and Tokopedia - the two poster boys of Indonesia's digital economy - has been hailed by the country's investment community as a move that would bolster its fast-...

Grab may face tougher fight in Indonesia if Gojek, Tokopedia merge

GRAB'S battle to dominate Indonesia, a market widely seen as the crown jewel of South-east Asia, could grow tougher, now that rival Gojek is reportedly exploring a US$18 billion merger with e-...

Tokopedia neatly channels Indonesia's potential

[HONG KONG] Tokopedia is in demand. The company last valued at about US$7.5 billion is the number two online shopping site in Indonesia behind US$100 billion Singapore-based rival Sea. But the...