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P&G to work with 27 Asia startups on industry challenges

AMERICAN consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) will collaborate with 27 Asia-based startups to explore how technology can solve challenges in the areas of advertising, retail and...

Singapore unicorn helps clients access IP data with snap of finger

AS A child, Jeffrey Tiong used to tinker with things around the house. Once, much to the chagrin of his parents, he took apart his newly gifted desktop PC, the IBM 486 - only to build it up again...

UK fintech Currencycloud hiring for new Asia-Pacific HQ in Singapore

LONDON-BASED fintech startup Currencycloud has named Singapore as its Asia-Pacific headquarters, and is set to hire more than 50 staff here over the next year, the company told The Business Times...

Ant revamp spells lessons for S-E Asian fintechs

THE forced restructuring of Ant Group emphasises the need for South-east Asian fintechs and regulators to engage early and address risks in cross-selling financial products, industry observers...

Hmlet: a hard lesson in hubris

REALITY has set in for co-living operator Hmlet. An overly rapid expansion, a cash crunch and a management exodus have forced the company to rethink its lofty ambitions. Its US-listed, China-based...

Co-living startup Hmlet hit by senior management exodus

HMLET'S chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder Yoan Kamalski has stepped down after five years at the helm, the latest in a series of departures by top management.

Expert networks: the matchmakers behind mega-investment deals

HOW do institutional investors justify the multimillion price tag on deals they bet on?

No more senseless cash-burning, says Rotimatic-maker's new owner

MADHUJEET Chimni, the investor who last year led the purchase of the struggling company behind Indian flatbread-maker Rotimatic, is determined to turn things around.

Ecomi gains users on NFT wave

DAVID Yu has stumbled upon a treasure trove. The chief executive and co-founder of Singapore-registered Ecomi began dabbling with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in 2017 - the year the company was...

Polybee wins two DBS awards worth S$75,000 for bee-imitating technology

FOR putting the idea of using autonomous drones for indoor pollination into practice, Polybee was awarded the DBS Tech for Impact award worth S$50,000 on Friday to develop its bee-like technology...

Robinsons' downfall forces rethink of digital innovation strategies for businesses

BEFORE it closed, department store operator Robinsons Singapore had tried to set up its own retail app. The company also attempted to go digital by selling its products on e-commerce platform...