Startups

Citi launches co-branded credit card with Grab in push for more customers

CITIGROUP has teamed up with Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab to launch co-branded credit cards, as it looks to boost its Asian customer base by about 13 per cent via partnerships with...

BlueRed a bridge linking Israeli startups to Asia's wealthy

LOCAL venture firm BlueRed Partners has raised US$75 million for its inaugural US$100 million fund, which aims to connect the bustling deep-tech scene in Israel to South-east Asia's prominent...

Healthtech startup Plano raises undisclosed sum from billionaire Peter Lim

Local healthtech startup Plano has raised an undisclosed sum in a new funding round from several investors, including a seven figure sum from philanthropist and investor, Peter Lim, through his...

SGInnovate in tie-up to boost quantum tech

Deep tech development company SGInnovate is partnering a unit at the National University of Singapore to promote quantum technology here.

GIC's ex-chief economist to join Grab

THE former chief economist of GIC Leslie Teo will move to Grab to work on data science at the tech company, The Business Times understands. He will begin work at the ride-hailing firm from mid-...

State-linked EDBI invests in Circles.Life

The investment arm of the Economic Development Board has dipped its finger into the pie at Singapore telco startup Circles.Life.

Singapore firm makes rapid test kit for flu

A Singapore company believes it has moved a step nearer eliminating deaths due to complications from influenza by developing an on-the-spot test which it claims is more accurate than those...

Accelerating Asia launches startup accelerator for Asean sustainable city development

ACCELERATING Asia, a network of startup programmes and an early-stage venture capital fund, has partnered the Australia government to develop a Singapore-based startup accelerator programme...

SGX to boost derivatives, target South-east Asia unicorns: CEO

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer South-east Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset...

Monk's Hill Ventures invests in cyber security startup Horangi

THE cyber security challenge for South-east Asia's vast sea of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is a deep-seated lack of both resources and know-how in the field, says Monk's Hill...