Startups

S'pore takes up 25% of $8.3b invested in region's tech firms

Singapore accounted for a quarter of the US$5.99 billion (S$8.3 billion) invested in the region's tech firms in the first half of this year, up from 13 per cent for the whole of last year, a...

New innovation network to give start-ups a leg-up

Sports technology start-up Elxr aims to customise a training programme based on genetic analysis to optimise fitness regimes. It has partnerships with the Singapore Sports Hub and several Japanese...

Star Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

[SHANGHAI] When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq...

AI startup plans IPO at value of at least US$1b in China

[BEIJING] The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has yet to translate into big business. Now Lee Kai-Fu, a prominent venture capitalist in China and founder of Sinovation Ventures, says his...

AEvice brings wearables and the cloud to paediatric asthma treatment

AEvice Health chief executive Adrian Ang had asthma as a child, so he understands how challenging it can be to manage the respiratory condition in young children.

Tech-oriented office company WeWork files to go public

OFFICE sharing startup WeWork will be going public after its parent company filed papers on Wednesday for a stock sale, despite losing money amid rapid expansion.

KiotViet raises US$6m Series A funds from Jungle, Traveloka

STORE management software firm KiotViet has raised US$6 million in Series A funding from Jungle Ventures and Traveloka, the Vietnamese startup announced on Thursday.

European fintechs escape troubles afflicting established banks

[LONDON] When Swedish banking firm Klarna became Europe's most valuable financial technology startup last week, it was only the latest sign that digital finance has escaped the troubles afflicting...

Singapore startups tapping new buzz in Indonesia as test bed

EVEN as Indonesia churns out its own startups, an increasing number of Singaporean startups are looking to the country as a launchpad to test their business model.