World's first tech-enabled grocery, dining concept 'habitat by honestbee' makes debut

HONESTBEE on Tuesday launched habitat by honestbee: a supermarket, restaurant and retail innovation lab all in one.

Go-Jek - Grab's new competitor for S-E Asian dominance

GO-Jek - which will enter Singapore in November - is on course to build an empire of over 20 business verticals and take on Grab to become South-east Asia's most inclusive Super App...

Go-Jek in head-to-head fight with Grab for S-E Asian dominance

GO-Jek - which will enter Singapore in November - is on course to build an empire of over 20 business verticals and take on Grab to become South-east Asia's most inclusive Super App...
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Calm does it in a calm way

WHAT do trains and a good night's sleep have in common? Apparently, stories about the former can bring about the latter. ...

Singapore restaurant solutions startup TabSquare raises S$10m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE-BASED restaurant solutions startup TabSquare has raised S$10 million in Series B funding led by Kakaku.com. 

VC, PE investments in S-E Asia trailing 2017's high base: SVCA

SOME US$5.8 billion in investments were made in South-east Asia by venture capital, private equity and corporate venture funds in the first eight months of this year, going by data released by the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SVCA) on Monday.
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SoftBank close to pumping another US$500m into Grab

SOFTBANK Group is reported to be nearing a deal to invest about US$500 million in Grab - a move that will deepen the Japanese conglomerate's commitment in the most valuable ride-hailing firm in South-east Asia. ...
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OCBC aiming for encore performance by gem of a PE fund

A LITTLE-known, OCBC bank-backed private equity fund is on course to achieve its targeted internal rate of return (IRR) of 20 per cent - and the bank is aiming to start a second fund next year.

Deliveroo Singapore unveils subscription service Plus for unlimited free delivery

DELIVEROO this week launched Deliveroo Plus in Singapore, a new service that lets customers pay S$10.90 monthly to enjoy unlimited free delivery and exclusive discounts.

Facebook, IMDA start accelerator for data startups

FACEBOOK wants to help grow the region's startups and small businesses - and is putting action into words with its first accelerator programme for South-east Asian startups...
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Facebook, IMDA to launch startup accelerator in Singapore in February

FACEBOOK on Tuesday unveiled Startup Station, Singapore, a startup accelerator programme for data-driven startups based in South-east Asia. 
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Facebook, IMDA's startup accelerator to kick off in February 2019 in Singapore

FACEBOOK on Tuesday unveiled Startup Station, Singapore, a startup accelerator programme for data-driven startups based in South-east Asia. 

Payments software firm sets up Apac hub in Singapore

STRIPE, the San Francisco-based payments infrastructure firm, said on Thursday that it will build its Asia-Pacific (Apac) engineering hub in Singapore, and that it has raised US$245 million in a new venture round that values it at US$20 billion.

Payments infrastructure firm Stripe to build Asia-Pacific engineering hub in Singapore

PAYMENTS infrastructure firm Stripe said on Thursday it has selected Singapore as the site for its Asia-Pacific engineering hub.
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Pure-play startups on the menu for Super Apps

WHEN you're a standalone app offering a single service - and bleeding, the digital great white sharks can smell the blood from far away...

S$13m fines for Grab, Uber, and a market share debate

THE Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) on Monday slapped fines of S$13 million on Grab and Uber for their merger, and immediately sparked a debate on whether it set a fair condition for lifting all curbs on Grab.

Singapore competition watchdog fines Uber, Grab more than S$13m for merger

GRAB and Uber must pay more than S$13 million in fines for their merger because the deal “removed Grab’s closest rival to the detriment of Singapore drivers and riders”, Singapore's competition watchdog said on Monday...
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Uber-Deliveroo deal: Singapore deja vu for ridehailing giant?

THE Uber-Deliveroo deal unveiled on Friday could present Uber with a dilemma in South-east Asia, where Uber owns a nearly 30 per cent stake in Grab (which runs GrabFood, a Deliveroo rival), and where Deliveroo is said to be the market leader in food delivery in Singapore.

Transcelestial raises S$2.5m in seed funding to deliver Internet with satellites, lasers

TRANSCELESTIAL Technologies, a Singapore-based space technology startup, said on Friday that it raised S$2.5 million in December from a seed funding round led by Wavemaker Partners and Enterprise SG's SEEDS Capital to develop a technology "in stealth"...
GOING CASHLESS

E-wallets: Raising the bar beyond stored-value function

WITH competition, comes innovation.

Singapore proptech startup Ohmyhome gets S$4m Series A funding

OHMYHOME, a Singapore-based property marketplace, announced on Thursday it has raised S$4 million in Series A funding led by Golden Equator Capital.

Singapore-founded home interior platform Livspace gets US$70m Series C funding

LIVSPACE, a Singapore-founded home interior and renovation platform, has raised US$70 million in Series C funding led by global investment funds TPG Growth and Goldman Sachs.
BT EXCLUSIVE

Celebrities bring star power to enterprise tech conferences

ENTERPRISE tech conferences have evolved into extravaganzas.
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Data-ready, set, go!

FORMULA One is like nothing else in the sporting arena - a reality I appreciated better during my tour of Singapore's F1 Pit Building this week. The Singapore Grand Prix, the 15th race as part of the 2018 World Championship, takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit this weekend. ...

South-east Asian startup exits rise for third year running

STARTUP exits in South-east Asia have grown in number for the third year running this year, with nearly 200 exits forecasted to take place by year's end, an inaugural study on the region's tech, startup, funding and regulatory ecosystem, has said. ...