How Sasa lost its shine amid fierce competition

To some beauty lovers here, pink and white has become a garish combination to steer clear of in malls. But Sasa was not always poised to fail in Singapore.

NUS launches think-tank to explore legal issues in tech

In the hope of promoting inter-disciplinary research in technology law, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has opened a research centre for legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence...

The zero-waste movement is on the march in Singapore

With climate change and urbanisation, much attention is focused on our consumerist lifestyle, and how all the waste we generate is destroying the planet and our children's future.

The Hour Glass' Michael Tay on how the Singapore watch company, which marks its 40th year, weathered tough times

SINGAPORE - Mr Michael Tay has just had lunch and is now comfortably ensconced in an armchair in the coffee lounge of the Lutetia

Razer's fintech arm adds ex-DBS innovation chief to board of advisers

RAZER Fintech, the financial technology arm of gaming hardware manufacturer Razer Inc, has appointed former DBS chief innovation officer Neal Cross as its advisory board member.

Biotherapeutics startup Hummingbird raises US$19m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE-BASED Hummingbird Bioscience has raised US$19 million in a Series B round co-led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment and GNTech Venture Capital, the startup announced in a press release on...

Microsoft shareholders vote against gender pay gap proposal

[SAN FRANCISCO] Microsoft shareholders voted against a proposal calling for the company to report more information on gaps in employee pay, ranked according to gender and race.

Ikea invests in US logistics startup Optoro to better manage product returns

[STOCKHOLM] Ikea, the world's biggest furniture group, said on Wednesday it had bought a minority stake in US tech startup Optoro whose software helps retailers manage returns in a more efficient...

Manna Tree invests in Nutriati as meat substitutes sizzle

[NEW YORK] Manna Tree Partners, the investment firm co-founded and led by Gabrielle Rubenstein, the daughter of billionaire private equity magnate David Rubenstein, said on Wednesday it has...

Starbucks discloses gender and racial pay gap: There isn't one

[SOUTHFIELD] Starbucks, for the first time, is disclosing how much less women at the coffee chain earn than men: zero dollars. That's in contrast to the nation's workforce overall, in which women...


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019