Startups

Trendlines eyes agritech startups in Singapore

AFTER making headway into the agritech scene in Israel, having amassed 21 companies in its portfolio, Catalist-listed startup incubator Trendlines is now shifting its focus to Singapore, said its...

Creative partners local startup to put Super X-Fi tech on video platform

CREATIVE Technology has partnered a Singapore-based video publishing platform to promote its much-vaunted Super X-Fi audio technology, the home-grown consumer electronics company said on Thursday.

Ready, set... Gojek takes off in Singapore, with app in beta form

INDONESIAN firm Gojek on Thursday launched the beta version of its app in Singapore, which the firm said will give "tens of thousands" of people first access to its ride-hailing service.

Pod Structures launches modular made-in-Singapore homes for multiple markets

MODULAR house builder Pod Structures announced the launch of its MOVIT brand of bespoke homes at an event on Wednesday.

Go-Jek to enter Singapore this week, in challenge to Grab

INDONESIA'S Go-Jek plans to roll out a preliminary version of its ride-hailing app in Singapore on Thursday, bringing fresh competition to the hometown of arch-rival Grab, according to people...

Hong Kong online lending startup Oriente raises US$105m in initial funding round

HONG KONG-BASED financial services and technology company Oriente announced on Wednesday that it has completed a US$105 million initial funding round, with investments from the founders and a...

Venture capital firm Cocoon Capital eyes enterprise-tech startups with US$20m fund

SINGAPORE-BASED venture capital (VC) firm Cocoon Capital launched a new US$20 million fund targeting enterprise-tech startups in South-east Asia that are within the deep tech, fintech and medtech...

Cloud company Deskera raises over US$60m, crosses $100m in revenue in FY17

SINGAPORE - Cloud company Deskera on Tuesday (Nov 27) announced that it has raised over US$60 million from a host of investors, including Jungle Ventures, Cisco Investments, Tembusu Partners,...

With all this innovation, why are payments still so fragmented?

DURING the recent Singapore Fintech Festival, we saw a slew of announcements in the payments space - ride-hailing firm GoJek teaming up with DBS Bank to offer payment services; rival firm Grab and...

Grab, NUS to test electric scooter sharing service on campus

GRAB’S innovation arm, Grab Ventures, has partnered with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to pilot an electric scooter sharing service under a three-month trial at NUS Kent Ridge campus.