Faster, cheaper access to Singapore market soon for VC funds

VENTURE Capital (VC) funds looking to set up shop here can soon get approval in a matter of weeks and without capital requirements, as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) proposed on Wednesday...

Startup funding gets off to robust start in 2017

FUNDING for startups is off to a strong start in the new year.

Startups in spotlight last year for driving record venture capital outlay in S'pore

2016 was a heartening year for startups, which were propelled into the limelight for driving record venture capital (VC) investments in Singapore, being recognised as vehicles for disruption and...

Tech behind record PE, VC deals in 2016

TECH continues to be the top sector attracting investments this year.

Jungle's new US$100m fund reflects still-vibrant VC sector

JUNGLE Ventures, a prominent Singapore-based, early-stage venture capital (VC) firm, has raised a second VC fund valued at US$100 million.

Chinese tech billionaire invests S$5m in Singapore VC fund

CHINESE tech billionaire Pang Shengdong is investing S$5 million in Singapore's Tembusu ICT Fund I - a S$70 million venture capital (VC) fund run by Tembusu Partners, The Business Times has learnt.

Jubilee unveils US$100m kitty for Series A startups

A NEW US$100 million fund has been unveiled for Series A-stage startups in Singapore.

IPOs the dominant exit for startups; but S'pore lagging in this

INITIAL public offerings (IPOs), not mergers and acquisitions (M&A), form the dominant exit outcome for startups - and on this Singapore's track record has come up short.

Call to woo hardware builders to augment S'pore's startup ecosystem

FOR years, Singapore has nurtured software startups. It should now aim to add another piece to the jigsaw with a new focus on hardware to drive its next wave of industry growth.

Ninja Van owner raises US$30m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE-based express delivery company Ninja Logistics, which runs the Ninja Van service, has raised US$30 million in Series B funding led by private equity firm Abraaj Group amid growing interest...