Startups

M1, SGInnovate team up to help startups use 5G in products and solutions

M1 and Singapore Innovate (SGInnovate) on Tuesday announced a collaboration to help startups use 5G technology for their products and solutions by connecting them with corporate partners and...

Uber's closure of Asia-Pacific HQ in Singapore to impact 120 staff

ABOUT 120 roles in Uber's Singapore operations will be affected by the ride-hailing firm's decision to move its Asia-Pacific headquarters out of Singapore in the next 12 months. The Asia-Pacific...

GrabFood trials programme for hawkers with lower commissions

GRABFOOD has kickstarted a pilot project for hawkers that involve lower commission fees and a new format of ordering.

SoftBank concentration risk comes to the fore in Asia tech ecosystem

A FEW years ago, the entry of SoftBank's Vision Fund into Asia heralded hope of a tech boom. But today, all eyes will be on how deep the Vision Fund's losses run in SoftBank's full-year results...

Covid-19 fundraising campaign links startup founders to mentors

SEVERAL members of South-east Asia's startup community are participating in a month-long fundraising campaign that will see mentors offering their time to guide founders affected by the Covid-19...

GrabFood bent on serving hawkers despite major barriers

HAVING hawkers on a delivery platform might not appear to make economic sense, but GrabFood Singapore is determined not to leave the segment out. It plans to help hawkers digitalise their...

Is GrabFood Singapore chasing a pipe dream?

GRABFOOD Singapore is not ready to talk about what an optimised food delivery business model would look like, its top executive said. All it can say, for now, is that it will use technology to...

ARA, John Lim's family office venture into fintech with Minterest stake

ARA Asset Management chief executive officer (CEO) John Lim's family office, JL Family Office, and the group's property management arm have jointly acquired a 52.08 per cent stake in crowdfunding...

Lights out for struggling startups

When circuit breaker measures are lifted, 29-year-old David Lim* will return to his office. He will have to learn new skills, to cover for some of his colleagues who were let go.

Dreams of big stock payouts up in smoke for startup workers

FOR startup workers, the past few weeks have been sobering. Many had bought into the industry's change-the-world ideals, had few boundaries between their work and personal lives and hoped for big...