Startups

Helping social organisations create impact

CAROUSELL is an app that occupies a spot in almost everyone's mobile phone today and was conceived to provide a solution for the lack of consumer-to-consumer platforms at the time it was launched...

honestbee gets nod to pilot new industrial space concept

HOMEGROWN honestbee is the first startup to receive approvals to incorporate a large-scale retail operation as part of its industrial land's ancillary use - a move that suggests greater...

Gojek raises over US$1 billion as ride-hailing giants beef up their portfolios

THE battle of the ride-hailing giants is maturing from pure price war into a multi-layered fight, say industry watchers, following Gojek's latest fundraising of over US$1 billion.

Singapore digital firm InstaReM joins Visa's fintech fast-track programme

SINGAPORE digital cross-border payments firm InstaReM announced on Friday that it is joining Visa’s fintech fast-track programme in Asia Pacific.

SeedPlus bets on Neuron Mobility to zoom ahead of e-scooter crowd

IF the spectacular rise and fall of the bike-sharing market has raised uncertainty for e-scooter startups, early-stage venture firm SeedPlus isn’t daunted.

UOB, Grab kick-start partnership with digital initiatives, customer benefits

RIDE-HAILING giant Grab will now offer UOB Cards privileges directly on its mobile app. This is the first in a series of digital initiatives that UOB and Grab will bring to market this year, as part...

HiDoc launches telehealth mobile app

A NEW telehealth startup has emerged with the backing of Singapore Medical Group (SMG), the Catalist-listed clinic operator. HiDoc, which is 80 per cent-owned by SMG, officially launched its...

Ascendas Reit Q3 DPU up 0.7%

ASCENDAS Reit on Wednesday posted a 0.7 per cent increase in distribution per unit (DPU) to 3.998 Singapore cents for the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2018, from 3.970 Singapore cents a year ago...

Entrepreneurs drawn by clear laws, ease of set-up, savvy investors

When Malaysian Kelvin Teo and Indonesian Reynold Wijaya set up crowd-investing website Funding Societies in 2015 in Singapore, both were not on the island.

Eyeing promising players to boost growth

Singapore is on a mission to court technology mavens to drive foreign investment and create higher-quality jobs, as it strives to be a digital hub in the region.