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NRF awards S$40m venture capital funds to CapitaLand, DeClout, Wilmar, YCH

THE National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore has committed S$40 million in venture capital funds to four large local enterprises (LLEs), in a first-of-its-kind partnership with industry...

OCBC optimistic about growing loans to SMEs

OCBC sees pockets of loan growth even as economic expansion in Singapore and globally moderates, with its head of emerging business expecting a boost from government-led projects in the areas of...

Startup uHoo develops air quality monitor with extra sensors

SINGAPORE startup uHoo has raised US$31,888 in just two days, for its upcoming indoor air quality monitor. It detects and tracks temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2), air pressure, carbon...

PSA launches S$20m incubation programme to nurture logistics tech startups

PSA International on Monday unveiled its latest innovation initiative - a corporate venture capital arm and incubation programme known as PSA unboXed.

Four firms from Singapore raise combined S$1m on FundedHere

FOUR companies from Singapore have raised a combined S$1 million from local crowdfunding platform FundedHere, becoming the first to get funding from accredited investors registered with the platform.

Embracing the media to create brand presence

SMEs are facing multiple challenges in the competitive business environment in Singapore to survive, grow and build their organisation to reach out to consumers, be it in the business-to-business or...

Ninja Van owner raises US$30m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE-based express delivery company Ninja Logistics, which runs the Ninja Van service, has raised US$30 million in Series B funding led by private equity firm Abraaj Group amid growing interest...

Understanding startup funding rounds

IN recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in fund-raising for startups. The cash pool available to them has gone from virtually non-existent to absolutely abundant. This is no surprise...

Lessons for emerging cities from car-lite moves

AT A time when cities are going car-lite for environmental reasons, it may be a blessing in disguise for developing countries that have yet to build their road and highway infrastructure.

KPMG launches matchmaking initiative for startups

KPMG Singapore has launched an initiative which will allow its corporate customers to tap the creative skills of startups in order to get access to innovative solutions. Called the KPMG Digital...

 

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