SGX-Nasdaq tie-up: a capital idea for start-ups

A recently announced tie-up between the Singapore Exchange and Nasdaq should come as welcome news to the start-up and tech community here, as it signals easier pathways to capital markets soon....

Prudential to host its first global fintech partnership programme in Singapore

PRUDENTIAL Singapore (Prudential) on Thursday launched its first global fintech partnership programme in Singapore.

Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

[LAGUNA BEACH, California] Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed...

Magic Leap names EDBI, Temasek as investors in US$502m funding round

A MIXED and augmented reality startup has attracted a new US$502 million cash infusion led by Singapore's investment firm Temasek Holdings.

China 'the place to be' for young entrepreneurs: Calvin Cheng

Young entrepreneurs should "get out of Singapore" and look at markets overseas for bigger growth opportunities, according to businessman and former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng.

From farming veggies to mining digital currencies

Vegetable farming and cryptocurrency mining may appear to be worlds apart, but Mr Lim Hong Zhuang, 33, founder and chief executive of local start-up Chi-X, thinks otherwise. He made the bold...

Belling the Sqkii cat with a 'mouse hunt'

Five years ago, three undergraduates - Mr Kenny Choy, 27, Mr Marcus Ng, 26 and Mr Eleazar Lim, 28 - came together to change the way promotions help people make retail and dining decisions. Sqkii...

Venture capital, private equity investments in SEA for Q1-Q3 2017 exceed 2016 total

MORE than US$8 billion in venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investments was recorded in South-east Asia in between Q1 and Q3 this year. The figure exceeds gross investments in the...

Start@SG: Eatery-booking app raises $18m

Restaurant-booking app Chope has raised $18 million in an investment round led by Square Peg Capital.

Their remit: Money transfers at a lower rate

Using banks or Western Union to transfer money to an account overseas is not the only game in town these days.