Startups

Ryde secures new round of funding, names new chairman

SINGAPORE - Local transportation start-up Ryde has secured an undisclosed sum of investment from investment firm Nomad X and appointed the firm's director as its chairman.

Thai startup fills gap in tech talent recruiting

[BANGKOK] When app developer Sattha Puangput was looking to move from a startup to a new role, he updated his profile on GetLinks, a website that pairs technology professionals with companies looking...

Temasek-backed BasisAI unpacks AI 'black box'

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) startup BasisAI is still developing prototypes of its solutions, but it has already assembled a marquee slate of seed investors in Temasek Holdings and Sequoia India.

Too many cooks: The heat is on in the catering business

Caterers saw total income dip by 2.8 per cent between 2016 and 2017, to S$939 million, according to data provided by SingStat to BT this month. Over the same period, operating surplus slipped by 4...

LTA looking at level playing field for ride-hailing and taxi market

RIDE-HAILING players in Singapore may soon find themselves regulated as transport companies rather than tech upstarts under new proposals by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Trendlines tripled its Singapore medtech startup count in 2018

CATALIST-LISTED incubator The Trendlines Group set up four more medical technology (medtech) startups in Singapore in 2018, including tie-ups with the National Healthcare Group and A*ccelerate, the...

New Sequoia accelerator to give start-ups US$1.5 m each in early-stage funding

SINGAPORE - Sequoia India, a branch of the technology-focused American venture capital (VC) firm, has launched a new accelerator for early-stage, pre-series A start-ups in India and South-east...

Taking innovation further afield

HELP is readily available for Australian businesses that are ready to take their brilliant big ideas to Asia but may need an extra hand cracking into the market.

Neuron Mobility unveils e-scooter built in-house; eyes Series A funding

E-SCOOTER sharing startup Neuron Mobility hopes to whizz past its competition with a new e-scooter designed and built in-house.

Start-up Motorist.sg gets seed funding from JobsCentral, Zopim founders

SINGAPORE - Singapore automotive platform Motorist.sg has secured an undisclosed sum in seed funding from JobsCentral's co-founders Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning, as well as Zopim's co-founder...