startups

Programmes, mentors to help startups take wing overseas

TO HELP local startups expand overseas strategically, Enterprise Singapore is looking to run structured programmes through partnerships with foreign players in the tech and innovation ecosystem, a...

AIDA raises Series A capital from Mastercard, Kuok, SGInnovate; eyes Philippines, Japan

SINGAPORE - Machine learning data analytics startup AIDA Technologies has completed an undisclosed Series A funding round from investors Mastercard, Kuok Ventures and SGInnovate.

Bike-sharing firms seek ways to stay afloat

Each morning, Ms He Xiaoyuan rides a shared electric scooter to the train station, hops on the train for three stops, before riding a shared bicycle to her workplace.

MPA funding $650,000 for start-ups to develop innovative maritime solutions

SINGAPORE - The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is investing $650,000 in seed funding for tech startups to develop innovative solutions to address key maritime challenges in...

Beauty and lifestyle portal Clozette secures US$10m from Cool Japan Fund

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based beauty and lifestyle media firm Clozette has raised US$10 million (S$13.5 million) in Series C funding from Cool Japan Fund, a public-private fund under Japan's...

ShopBack secures US$45m in funding round co-led by Rakuten

SINGAPORE - Homegrown cashback platform ShopBack has raised US$45 million (S$60.9 million) in its latest funding round, with new investors including co-leads Rakuten Capital and EV Growth, as well...

Information and communications tech: Start-up sets AI on smart tourism sector

A Singapore-based tech start-up is making a bid to take on Chinese giants Alibaba and Tencent in the smart tourism industry.

Online grocer Dei seeks growth beyond Little India

Home-grown online grocery marketplace Dei is raising funds to expand beyond Little India.

Coming bust in venture capital: S'pore may be worst hit

On the surface, global venture capital (VC) is doing great.

Fintech startup KOKU could raise US$10m more after Tencent co-founder's investment

FOREX technology enabler KOKU has secured US$2 million in pre-Series A funding led by Decent Capital, a Chinese angel investment firm started by Jason Zeng, co-founder of Chinese tech giant...