startups

Robinhood has lured young traders, sometimes with devastating results

[SAN FRANCISCO] Richard Dobatse, a Navy medic in San Diego, dabbled infrequently in stock trading. But his behaviour changed in 2017 when he signed up for Robinhood, a trading app that made buying...

S-E Asia's first S Korean startup centre opens in Singapore, focuses on fintech, cyber security

SOUTH-EAST Asia's first South Korean startup centre was officially opened in Singapore on Wednesday, with a focus on fintech and cyber security.

South-east Asia's first Korean startup centre in Singapore focuses on fintech, cybersecurity

A SOUTH Korean startup centre - the first in South-east Asia - was officially opened in Singapore on Wednesday, with a focus on fintech and cybersecurity.

Telemedicine in the pink as Covid-19 gives shot in arm of nascent industry

THE Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a fresh wave of interest in telemedicine apps - with even corporate giants joining startups in ramping up services. While changing doctor and patient mindsets...

Singapore's startup ecosystem is braving its first crisis

SINGAPORE'S startup ecosystem is arguably no more than a decade old, with the country's efforts to nurture tech entrepreneurship commencing around 2010.

Food delivery players deny loss of appetite in Phase 2

MARKET watchers remain bullish on the prospects of food delivery in Singapore, even as some players reported a fall in orders or stalled growth since Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening kicked in and...

Vaniday relaunches as one-stop beauty, wellness platform with marketplace

VANIDAY is back in business in Singapore, this time as an all-in-one platform featuring a new online marketplace of beauty and wellness products, a new digital magazine as well as an improved loyalty...

Luckin probe ends ahead of meeting seeking chairman's ouster

[NEW YORK] Luckin Coffee said an internal investigation into fabricated transactions dating back to April 2019 is drawing to a close ahead of a special meeting that is expected to result in the...

ESG sets aside over S$55m for local agriculture, aquaculture firms

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) has set aside over S$55 million to accelerate the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies by "developing their innovation capabilities to grow...

Circles.Life makes foray into financial services with AXA Insurance tie-up

SINGAPORE-BASED Circles.Life has partnered AXA Insurance to offer insurance coverage to the digital telco's users.

Startups exemplify how to thrive, not just survive, amid Covid-19: Jungle's Amit Anand

WHEN Covid-19 infection rates began to spike in March, governments around the world swiftly imposed stringent travel and lockdown restrictions to flatten the infection-rate curve. But with the...