startups

Hawker tech start-up Kedai Sayur raises US$4m led by East Ventures

SINGAPORE - Kedai Sayur, an Indonesian start-up that empowers vegetable hawkers by using technology, has closed a US$4 million (S$5.6 million) round of funding led by venture capital firm, East...

WeWork jams more folks into its space than others

[LONDON] Here's a superlative that didn't get much attention in WeWork's 220-page prospectus for its planned initial public offering (IPO): It jams more people into its spaces than just about any...

WeWork rival Knotel vaults to unicorn status

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Knotel Inc, which pitches itself as a steadier investment than much larger competitor WeWork, raised US$400 million (S$553.6 million) at a valuation that catapults the start...

Local game developers go global

A success story like global hit video game Undertale or Minecraft could very well come from Singapore, say industry insiders.

Start-up RedDoorz raises $97m, eyes new tech hub in Vietnam

Hospitality start-up RedDoorz has raised US$70 million (S$97 million) in its ongoing Series C funding round, the company announced yesterday.

HR start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $1m in seed funding

SINGAPORE - Home-grown human resource (HR) start-up StaffAny has raised a $1 million seed round led by technology investment company FreakOut Holdings and angel investors.

From sleepless in Singapore to US$70m for cut-rate hotels

[SINGAPORE] Amit Saberwal went through many a sleepless night when he first began pitching the idea that became Southeast Asia's top online budget-hotels service, RedDoorz.

S'pore takes up 25% of $8.3b invested in region's tech firms

Singapore accounted for a quarter of the US$5.99 billion (S$8.3 billion) invested in the region's tech firms in the first half of this year, up from 13 per cent for the whole of last year, a...

New innovation network to give start-ups a leg-up

Sports technology start-up Elxr aims to customise a training programme based on genetic analysis to optimise fitness regimes. It has partnerships with the Singapore Sports Hub and several Japanese...

Star Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists

[SHANGHAI] When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq...

KiotViet raises US$6m Series A funds from Jungle, Traveloka

STORE management software firm KiotViet has raised US$6 million in Series A funding from Jungle Ventures and Traveloka, the Vietnamese startup announced on Thursday.