startups

NUS commits up to S$2.5 million in seed-funding scholarship for enterprising undergraduates

THE National University of Singapore (NUS) has pledged to commit up to S$2.5 million in a new bond-free scholarship that will serve as seed funding for enterprising freshmen.

Go-Jek - Grab's new competitor for S-E Asian dominance

GO-Jek - which will enter Singapore in November - is on course to build an empire of over 20 business verticals and take on Grab to become South-east Asia's most inclusive Super App.

Go-Jek in head-to-head fight with Grab for S-E Asian dominance

GO-Jek - which will enter Singapore in November - is on course to build an empire of over 20 business verticals and take on Grab to become South-east Asia's most inclusive Super App.

Calm does it in a calm way

WHAT do trains and a good night's sleep have in common? Apparently, stories about the former can bring about the latter.

Singapore start-up to launch Manny Pacquiao cryptocurrency

A Singapore start-up is targeting to launch a cryptocurrency that leverages the popularity of Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.

Singapore start-up to launch Pacquiao cryptocurrency by early next year

The cryptocurrency will allow fans to buy Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao's merchandise, including his used boxing gloves, and interact with him via live-streaming.

Singapore maker of biodegradable straws secures US$13m funding

SINGAPORE - Biotech start-up RWDC Industries, which is based in Singapore, on Wednesday (Oct 10) said it has closed a US$13 million Series A2 round co-led by venture capital firms Vickers Venture...

Singapore restaurant solutions start-up TabSquare raises US$10m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based restaurant solutions start-up TabSquare has raised US$10 million (S$13.8 million) in Series B funding led by Kakaku.com.

SoftBank in talks to buy majority stake in loss-making WeWork for up to US$20b: Report

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is in discussions to buy a majority stake in US shared office space provider WeWork Cos, a source said, potentially doubling down on one of...

Start-up Venuerific buys Singapore wedding venue marketplace Wedever, eyes region

SINGAPORE - In a bid to tap the wedding market, event venue marketplace startup Venuerific has acquired Singapore-based online marketplace specialising in wedding venues, Wedever, for an...

VC, PE investments in S-E Asia trailing 2017's high base: SVCA

SOME US$5.8 billion in investments were made in South-east Asia by venture capital, private equity and corporate venture funds in the first eight months of this year, going by data released by the...