Startups

Govt support and young population set Vietnam's startup scene abuzz

VIETNAM, one of South-east Asia's strongest-performing economies, is emerging as a hot startup hub in the region, courtesy of its young and digitally-savvy population and a government intent on...

honestbee's restructuring may hinge on fixing business model

TO convince creditors to back its debt restructuring plans, honestbee must demonstrate its business viability in the cutthroat offline-to-online retail scene, industry watchers told The Business...

CompareAsiaGroup raises US$20m in Series B1 investment

COMPAREASIAGROUP, parent company of financial comparison site SingSaver, has raised US$20 million in its first close of Series B1 investment led by information services firm Experian.

honestbee faces S$6m of demands, owes at least US$209m: court documents

HONESTBEE has received demands from creditors claiming S$6 million, and owes about US$209 million to its largest creditors, the embattled grocery startup revealed in an affidavit filed at a...

MyRent: Own experiences instead of things

IMAGINE being able to earn some cash on the side from that camera you have not used in months.

ComfortDelGro ties up with logistics tech startup Haulio

COMFORTDELGRO is moving into the heavy vehicle leasing business with the addition of five prime movers to its rental fleet. The five prime movers have been leased out to Haulio, a logistics tech...

DocDoc raises US$13m; total funds hit US$24.6m

MEDICAL technology startup DocDoc, which uses artificial intelligence for medical services delivery, announced an institutional capital fundraising of US$13 million.

LiquidX partners DBS; ramping up expansion plans in Singapore

NEW York-headquartered trade finance marketplace LiquidX has managed to get DBS, South-east Asia's largest lender, onboard its network - the first bank here in Singapore to do so.

Bad times in tech? Not if you’re a startup serving other startups

[SAN FRANCISCO] Things should be dismal in Silicon Valley right now, with technology's biggest companies under attack from regulators, lawmakers and even US President Donald Trump.

Huge market, Web access drive expansion of Indonesian start-ups

Indonesia is a hotbed for start-up activity in South-east Asia with four unicorns, each with a coveted US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) valuation.