Startups

Grab, ComfortDelGro buying Hyundai EVs as charging network grows

THE Singapore transport scene is abuzz with taxi and private-hire car operators investing more in Electric Vehicles (EVs), while carmakers respond to the growing interest.

GIC joins German mobile bank N26's US$300m funding round

SINGAPORE - Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is taking part in a US$300 million (S$406 million) fundraising by N26, which aims to build the first global mobile bank.

Grab adds 200 Hyundai Kona electric cars to fleet

RIDE-hailing service Grab has bought 200 Hyundai Kona electric cars, making it one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fleet owners in Singapore.

RHL Ventures makes follow-on investment in startup HealthMetrics

MALAYSIA-based venture capital and multi-family private investment firm RHL Ventures has made an undisclosed follow-on seed investment into healthcare platform startup HealthMetrics.

Can this 'high-tech' burger help save the planet?

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Can a "high-tech" burger help save the planet?

Singapore gets serious about food security

VISITORS to Singapore's Orchard Road, the city's main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant food courts - and a small farm.

Temasek-backed fitness startup ClassPass acquires Asia rival GuavaPass

CLASSPASS, the US-based fitness marketplace startup that provides users access to wellness classes and health clubs has acquired its Asia-based competitor GuavaPass as part of plans to grow its...

Blockchain incubator programme launches in Singapore

A crypto-currency wallet that works with smart contracts, a digital marketplace to trade renewable energy certificates and an online protocol that uses biometrics to authenticate identities are...

Tokyo Century boosts total investment in Grab to $238m

Japanese financial services company Tokyo Century has made an additional undisclosed investment in Grab, as well as a capital injection in its car rental arm Grab Rentals, taking its cumulative...

Construction tech startup Novade on paperless crusade with one-stop solutions platform

WHEN he led Autodesk's Asia sales team, Denis Branthonne wanted to sell the engineering and architecture software that his company was famous for.