Startups

Investors bet on India social commerce startup in US$125m funding round

[BANGALORE] Facebook Inc is participating in a US$125 million fundraising for an Indian startup that is aiming to bring more commerce to social networks like, well, Facebook.

Made-in-Singapore sports car set to hit the road in 2023

Start-up Catalyst Motors is in the final stages of building a rolling chassis which will be used for its prototype - a classic-style two-door sports car.

Lunch With Sumiko: CEO of online food firm Grain on disrupting traditional F&B

Grain recently received $14m in Series B funding and its co-founder and CEO Yong Yi Sung said what's most important is for the company to have a people-first culture.

Cleaning start-up gives shares to its top cleaners

As an operations manager of a cleaning company, Mr Asrin Che Hosni earns just enough to make ends meet and save a little for his retirement.

Courting talent: Will Singapore remain attractive to the world's best?

As EDB chairman Beh Swan Gin said when the video was launched last November: "This campaign is an invitation to like-minded individuals and companies all around the world to discover new...

ISOTeam's SG Bike buys Mobike's assets in Singapore for S$2.5m

ISOTeam on Friday said its unit is buying Mobike's bike-sharing licence and 25,000 bicycles in Singapore for S$2.54 million.

Sandbox Express launched for faster testing of financial products

An initiative to provide firms with a faster option to test innovative financial products and services in the market was launched yesterday.

GoJek, on tackling the Singapore market

"Honestly, to me, it's still a miracle that we have an office here with that view. From that two-storey house in Jakarta, I never thought we'd get here," says Raditya Wibowo.

Food delivery startup Glovo held early-stage talks with Uber, Deliveroo: sources

[LONDON] Spanish food delivery startup Glovo has drawn preliminary interest from Uber Technologies Inc and Deliveroo in recent months as the industry undergoes a wave of consolidation, people...

Tech news site The Markup rehires editor for a do-over

IT has been a turbulent few months for The Markup, a news startup with ambitions to combine investigative and data-driven journalism to cover the world of technology. Those associated with the...