EDB eyes investments in tech, ICT, healthcare

AS a Singapore-based investor, self-proclaimed to be "Singapore-first" and to have a "unique" position in the venture capital and private equity community, EDBI has identified deep tech, ICT (information and communications technology) and healthcare as industries to watch...

Entrepreneurial Zen

IF there is one thing Mikkel Svane wishes he has more of, it is time. To the Silicon Valley tech mogul - he's co-founder and chief executive officer of customer experience software company Zendesk - "free time" is a chimera. That's because travel is a huge part of what he does. ...

Cybersecurity, data analytics top tech focus areas in 2019: CIO Academy Asia poll

CYBERSECURITY and data analytics have emerged as the top tech focus areas in 2019 among tech leaders and information executives in South-east Asia.
PARLIAMENT

E-wallet, crypto players show support for Payment Services Bill

E-WALLET and cryptocurrency players welcomed - with some degree of reservation - the new regulatory framework for payment services that was unveiled on Monday.

New licensing moves for payment firms to be made law

PAYMENT services firms in Singapore may soon be required to apply for a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence if any licensable activity they conduct crosses S$3 million a month or if two or more of their activities (excluding e-wallets) collectively average over S$6 million a month.
BT EXCLUSIVE

PayPal steps up efforts to incubate S-E Asian startups

TO SHED its image as "just a payments company", and affirm its commitment to be in the business of making other businesses better, PayPal is doubling down on efforts to nurture startups from Singapore and South-east Asia...
STARTUPS

MVL Foundation unveils cab-booking app TADA Taxi

MVL Foundation, the Singapore-based company behind blockchain-based ride-hailing app TADA, on Thursday launched TADA Taxi.
STARTUPS

Govt policies, talent pipelines key to success: poll

GOVERNMENT policies and talent pipelines are key to startup success beyond the US and China, according to a latest PwC survey of more than 1,100 chief executive officers (CEOs) and industry leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).

Blockchain-based firm MVL Foundation unveils cab booking app TADA Taxi

MVL Foundation, the Singapore-based company behind blockchain-based ride-hailing app TADA, on Thursday launched TADA Taxi.
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

Russian venture investor sees Singapore as springboard to Asia

A RUSSIAN venture investor with US$100 million under management, described as Europe's most active seed fund, has set its sights on Singapore as its gateway to Asia. ...
SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

E-payment war morphing from single to paired fighters

THE e-payment fight has taken on a new complexion. Facing each other on the frontlines are no longer single warriors - be it a Super App, fintech startup or financial incumbent - but newly-formed teams of unicorn and incumbent.

E-wallets yet to take off in Singapore: Worldpay report

E-WALLETS or mobile wallets have yet to change payment habits among Singapore consumers, found the 2018 Global Payments Report by payment processing company Worldpay.

Facebook courting startups and SMEs

FACEBOOK is on a mission to get closer to its South-east Asian customers and help the region's startups and small businesses grow...

Consumers could soon use Razer Pay at Nets terminals in Singapore

RAZER Pay, the mobile wallet solution by Razer, could soon be accepted at some 40,000 Nets unified point-of-sale (POS) terminals in Singapore.

E-wallets yet to change payment habits in Singapore: Worldpay report

E-WALLETS or mobile wallets have yet to change payment habits among Singapore consumers, found the 2018 Global Payments Report by payment processing company Worldpay.

SESTO Robotics spins off from HOPE Technik, bags S$4m Series A funding

SESTO Robotics, a robotics and autonomous technology solutions startup, announced the completion of its spin-off from parent company HOPE Technik on Friday.

SESTO Robotics spins off from HOPE Technik, gets S$4m Series A funding

SESTO Robotics, an autonomous technology solutions startup, announced on Friday that its spin-off from parent company HOPE Technik has been completed.

DBS MAX gives SMEs a new e-payment solution

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) now have a wider choice in e-payment solutions with Thursday's launch of DBS MAX by DBS Bank. ...

foodpanda unveils new option where customers pick up their orders

FOODPANDA on Wednesday announced the launch of Pick-Up, a service that lets customers order their meals on the foodpanda app or website, and pick up their orders from the restaurants themselves.

Singapore-based digital wealth startup WeInvest expands to UAE

WEINVEST, a Singapore-based digital wealth services and robo-advisory firm, is expanding into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to serve the Middle East market.
NEWS ANALYSIS

Grab seizes big deals ahead of Go-Jek's arrival

GRAB is putting the pedal to the metal to become South-east Asia's prodigious Super App, unveiling two partnerships with two leading global companies in just one week. ...
STARTUPS

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 managers, according to an exclusive report by UBS.
STARTUPS

B2B startups 'are where the opportunities lie'

FORGET unicorns; business-to-business (B2B) startups are where the investment opportunity now lies, said Singapore-based venture capitalists in a panel discussion at YourStory Startup Dialogue, a startup event held last week by Indian startup media platform YourStory and local public relations firm...

Programme matches DBS, its clients with startups to solve issues

DBS Bank on Tuesday launched Startup Xchange, a programme that matches the bank and its enterprise clients with startups and their new technologies to find solutions to business problems.

DBS matches bank and its customers with startups to solve business pain points

DBS Bank on Tuesday launched Startup Xchange, a programme matching the bank and its enterprise clients with startups and their new technologies so as to find solutions to business problems.