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RedDoorz gunning for IPO, and making expansion a priority

SINGAPORE-based hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz is shooting to be Ebitda-positive by 2023. Its chief executive thinks that it is a milestone which, when reached, would mark the right time for a public listing.

Digital art a bridge for Sota students and persons with muscular dystrophy

MEMBERS of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore (MDAS) and students from Singapore's School of the Arts (Sota) took to graphic tablets to express their creativity in a digital art workshop last week.

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Knives are out with more cooks now in virtual kitchens

A FIERCE battle is brewing in the world of cloud kitchens as new and old players rush to capture the margins and network-building opportunities created by the rising popularity of food delivery services.

A day of celebrations for children, by children

CHILDREN dressed up as samsui women, Merdeka supporters and Japanese soldiers pulled off a historical musical for 900 under-privileged children at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) on Thursday.

Inclusive hiring is more of a boon than bane

ADOPTING an inclusive hiring model can influence employees to be more compassionate, proactive and inclusive, which can translate into higher financial performance for companies, said Elijah Wee, a management professor from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, in a...

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Professional-services firms finding new business among startups

MORE professional-services firms in Singapore have set up specialised departments to capture business opportunities from among startups.

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Reefknot eyes AI, digital logistics in growth drive

TEMASEK-BACKED logistics venture capital firm Reefknot Investments is focusing its US$50 million fund on artificial intelligence (AI) and deep tech, digital logistics and trade finance, said managing director Marc Dragon.

4 startups picked to pioneer BlueChilli’s healthtech accelerator in Singapore

THE first four early-stage startups to lead BlueChilli's healthtech accelerator programme for South-east Asia will tackle regional health issues ranging from mental health to chronic diseases and preventive care, Australian startup accelerator BlueChilli said in a press release on Tuesday.

Funding-trading platform bags financial-service licences

ESTONIAN-FOUNDED funding and trading platform Funderbeam has secured two licences that would allow Singapore-based early-stage companies to list their businesses for funding, and for accredited investors to invest and trade in the stakes of these companies listed on the platform, it said in a...

Funding, trading platform Funderbeam wins licences to operate in Singapore

ESTONIAN-FOUNDED funding and trading platform Funderbeam has secured two licences that would allow Singapore-based early-stage companies to list their businesses for funding, and for accredited investors to invest and trade in the stakes of these companies listed on the platform, it said in a...

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Bahrain launches fast-track programme for Singapore fintech startups

THE Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has launched a fast-track set-up process for Singaporean businesses and startups as it seeks to position the Middle Eastern kingdom as a fintech test bed.

Gender equality is good for business

COMPANIES will benefit if they are intentional in promoting gender equality, Balaka Niyazee, CEO of Procter and Gamble (P&G) Korea, told The Business Times in an interview.

THE PITCH

Novelship in race to capture Asia's resale market for rare sneakers

THE race is afoot to capture the resale market for collectors' sneakers and streetwear in Asia, and Singapore-based Novelship is all laced up and ready to run.

THE PITCH

Bootstrapped but profitable now, SGeBiz finally ready for VC-funded growth

FOR three years, Singapore E-Business (SGeBiz) founders Edmund Nathan and Ernie Heng did not draw a salary. They struggled to provide for their families, and in the darkest of days the company had just S$5 in the bank.

Reefknot, SGInnovate launch think-tank for logistics industry

REEFKNOT Investments, a venture capital fund jointly backed by Temasek and Kuehne + Nagel, has launched a think-tank with industry partners to spur innovation in the global supply chain and logistics sector.

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Grab, Gojek draw new battle lines in Indonesia's rural areas

SUPER app rivals Grab and Gojek might be fighting it out in the first-tier cities of Indonesia, but both players know that the real battle to be won is out in the countryside.