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...

TAXES: SHIFTING GEARS

THE reduction in tax exemptions for startups unveiled in Budget 2018 on Monday will have little impact on Singapore's startup ecosystem. While it will disadvantage startups that have just turned...

BUSINESS SUPPORT

THE Open Innovation Programme (OIP) is a welcome initiative that will accelerate innovation and digital transformation among Singapore businesses, industry players told The Business Times. But for it...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

HOMEGROWN e-marketplace service provider Shopmatic ran into a major hurdle in the early days of its regional expansion efforts.

BT EXCLUSIVE

THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) - the key government agency spearheading the drive to "digitise" the nation and build a competitive infocomm media sector - is betting on...

SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2018

EMOTION-detecting video analytic platforms, 720-degree panoramic drones and virtual reality (VR) headsets that project life-like replicas of large scale properties are just some of the innovative...

BT EXCLUSIVE

ONE of Singapore's oldest government agencies is reinventing the way it does things in a bid to keep pace with digital disruption and mould Singapore into Asia's digital capital...

[SEATTLE] SoftBank Group Corp led an US$865 million investment in Katerra Inc, a little-known construction-technology startup seeking to shake up the building industry.

FUNDING Societies, a Singapore-based peer-to-peer (p2p) lending platform, has cracked the S$100-million mark in total crowdfunded loans for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) across Singapore,...

SINGAPORE property search startup 99.co has acquired Indonesia's UrbanIndo, said to be the largest property portal in Indonesia with over 1.2 million active listings,...