startups

Engie launches venture arm to help Asia-Pacific energy startups

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to provide them with access to industry expertise and funding.

Engie launches strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in Asia-Pacific

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in Asia-Pacific, hoping to provide them with access to industry expertise and funding.

Banking disruptor Revolut poised for beta launch in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Revolut - a London-based fintech dubbed a "banking challenger" - said it will be making a beta launch in Singapore in the "coming weeks", as it looks to gain ground over incumbent...

Logistics start-up Lalamove raises US$300m in Series D round to expand in Asia

SINGAPORE - Logistics service provider Lalamove has raised US$300 million (S$405.5 million) in Series D funds; the D1 round was led by Hillhouse Capital and the D2 round was led by Sequoia China...

Singapore-based Cleantech start-up Sensorflow raises US$2.7m in funding round

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based cleantech firm SensorFlow has raised US$2.7 million in series A funding led by private investor Pierre Lorinet, taking its total funds raised to date to US$3.5 million...

AI start-up ViSenze raises US$20m in Series C funding

SINGAPORE - ViSenze, a start-up that sells artificial intelligence (AI) technology to boost e-commerce, has raised US$20 million (S$27 million) in Series C funding. The funding round was co-led by...

Tech talent programmes, R&D tax perks top startups' wishlist

AS THE local startup scene matures, industry players hope that this year's Budget will provide more support for talent, innovation and growing the pool of venture capitalists and angel investors.

How a 27-year-old CEO built a near US$1b fashion start-up in South-east Asia

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Zilingo Pte's path to becoming a fashion platform with a valuation approaching US$1 billion began in December 2014 when Ankiti Bose, then an analyst at Sequoia India,...

Singapore-based AI start-up 6Estates completes Series B funding

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up 6Estates has completed a Series B funding round, led by Indonesia-focused GDP Venture and participated in by Central Capital...

Co-working space provider JustCo Lab, VC firm Trive unveil incubator programme for early-stage startups

VENTURE capital firm Trive Ventures, in partnership with JustCo Lab, has launched its first startup incubation programme for young promising startup entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur First steps up effort to tap Asia's pool of deep-tech talent

LONDON-based talent incubator Entrepreneur First (EF) is stepping up its game in Asia, hoping to tap the region's wealth of research talent and venture capital with a focus on deep-tech startups.