unicorns

Differentiating unicorns from asses

I WILL remember 2019 as the year when many unicorns were exposed as donkeys in disguise.

Over 20 more unicorns on S-E Asia horizon

SOUTH-EAST Asia might see the rise of more than 20 unicorns over the next decade, with up to eight from fintech and specialty e-commerce sectors.

Beijing may cull a stateside unicorn stampede

[HONG KONG] A bitcoin miner, flying-taxi maker and apartment-sharing outfit are among the herd of Chinese upstarts rushing to New York markets. Their untested business models are alarming enough....

S-E Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity': Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste" from developed markets would not work well here, ride-hailing giant Grab's co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said.

'Unicorns' that wowed investors face hard road on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AFP) - The so-called "unicorns" that attracted big investments and took Silicon Valley by storm are facing a chillier environment as they turn to Wall Street for fresh capital.

SoftBank announces US$108b Vision Fund 2

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's founder Masayoshi Son launched a second Vision Fund, seeking to extend his reign as the world's most influential technology investor.

SGX to boost derivatives, target South-east Asia unicorns: CEO

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Exchange (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer South-east Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset...

Working with top VC managers key to unicorn investing: report

INVESTING in unicorns - the holy grail for investors - is both challenging and risky. But this may be overcome by a systematic, diversified approach of investing with top-quartile venture capital...

Indonesia expects to have more than 5 unicorns by 2019

INDONESIA is likely to have more than five startups worth at least US$1 billion each by 2019, with healthcare and education the most promising sectors to spawn new unicorns in South-east Asia's...