startups

S. Korean digital wallet Toss secures $110m funding

SEOUL • Viva Republica, operator of South Korean digital wallet Toss, has raised US$80 million (S$110 million) from investors including Kleiner Perkins, to propel its expansion into new areas such...

GIC-backed digital wallet launched by dentist raises US$80m to drive expansion

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Viva Republica, operator of the South Korean digital wallet Toss, has raised US$80 million from investors including Kleiner Perkins to propel its expansion into new areas such...

Firm operating e-scooter sharing service bags $5m in seed funding

A local firm that operates an electric scooter sharing service has raised $5 million in seed funding.

Paktor parent raises fresh $34.3m, with Temasek-linked Pavilion Capital among investors

SINGAPORE - Paktor parent M17 Entertainment, which aborted a planned listing this year, announced on Thursday (Dec 6) that it has raised US$25 million (S$34.3 million) in a funding round featuring...

Taiwan vacation rental firm to expand to Singapore, Malaysia after US$7m Series B round led by Alibaba fund

A TAIWAN-BASED vacation rental startup has raised US$7 million in Series B funding, which will be used to expand regionally - including Singapore and Malaysia operations in early 2019.

Cloud start-up Sansan raises $36m to boost South-east Asia, Japan presence

SINGAPORE - Tokyo-based cloud start-up Sansan has raised three billion yen (S$36 million) in Series E funding for its business, as it looks to expand into South-east Asia, starting with Singapore...

SIA, Singtel's Innov8 invest in data startup

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has made its first startup investment since launching a digital innovation blueprint in January, the national carrier told The Business Times on Tuesday.

Singapore startup creates Philippines' first national prescription tracking system

PHARMACIES in the Philippines are typically mom-and-pop-style operations that run on pen and paper. This means that no one - from the drug firms to the government - has a clear view of what goes on...

Singapore venture capital firm to launch blockchain accelerator for start-ups

SINGAPORE - Singapore venture capital firm Trive Ventures, formerly known as Tri5 Ventures, has unveiled a blockchain accelerator aimed at later-stage start-ups, with the backing of a government...

Australia's Data Republic raises A$22m in Series B round led by Singtel's Innov8; SIA takes stake in the tech startup

AUSTRALIAN tech startup Data Republic is set to grow its footprint in Singapore with the help of fresh funds from investors such as Singtel's Innov8 and national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA), the...

London fintech Revolut to launch in Asia-Pacific with regional headquarters likely in Singapore

LONDON-BASED fintech Revolut announced on Friday that it will be launching in Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of 2019, and has already been granted the necessary licences to operate in Singapore...