Grab launches pet-friendly transport service GrabPet in beta

PET owners can now book a Grab ride on-demand with their animal companions on board, using the new GrabPet service launched in beta on Wednesday.

Blockchain startup Band Protocol lands US$3m seed funding led by Sequoia India

WHILE still in the thick of building its blockchain solution and business model, startup Band Protocol is now the first blockchain bet of venture firm Sequoia Capital India in Southeast Asia.
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Aquaculture, energy Centres of Innovation to fuel 'Asia, Global 101' ambition

SINGAPORE'S move to introduce two new innovation centres in aquaculture and energy shows its growing emphasis on internationalising small and medium enterprises in sustainability-driven sectors, say industry watchers. ...

Blockchain startup Band Protocol raises US$3m seed round led by Sequoia India

BAND Protocol, a Singapore and Thailand-based blockchain startup, has secured US$3 million in seed funds led by Sequoia Capital India. This marks Sequoia India’s first blockchain investment in Southeast Asia.
THE THESIS

Tin Men takes a shine to potential of IoT startup Overdrive

VENTURE firm Tin Men Capital's recent US$2.9 million series A investment into Internet of Things (IoT) startup Overdrive was no blind bet...

Cisco invests S$25m in cybersecurity centre and first S-E Asian co-innovation hub in S'pore

CISCO on Friday launched its first South-east Asian co-innovation centre in Singapore, focused on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things, alongside a new cybersecurity centre of excellence here.

Cisco sets up cybersecurity centre of excellence, first SE Asian co-innovation hub in Singapore

TECH giant Cisco launched on Friday its first South-east Asian Co-innovation Centre in Singapore to work on regional issues in cybersecurity and the Internet of Things. 
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Tech talent programmes, R&D tax perks top startups' wishlist

AS THE local startup scene matures, industry players hope that this year's Budget will provide more support for talent, innovation and growing the pool of venture capitalists and angel investors. ...
STARTUPS

GrabFood turns kitchen heat up a notch by going onto main menu

IN A long-awaited move, Grab Singapore will integrate its food delivery service, GrabFood, into the Grab "super app" within the first half of this year, the company told The Business Times...
STARTUPS

SeedPlus bets on Neuron Mobility to zoom ahead of e-scooter crowd

IF the spectacular rise and fall of the bike-sharing market has raised uncertainty for e-scooter startups, early-stage venture firm SeedPlus isn't daunted...

Gojek raises over US$1 billion as ride-hailing giants beef up their portfolios

THE battle of the ride-hailing giants is maturing from pure price war into a multi-layered fight, say industry watchers, following Gojek's latest fundraising of over US$1 billion...
STARTUPS

Firms storing health data can expect more consumer scrutiny

HEALTH-TECH startups expect Singaporeans to be more cautious about sharing their personal data in the wake of the massive data breaches at the HIV registry and SingHealth.

SeedPlus bets on Neuron Mobility to zoom ahead of e-scooter crowd

IF the spectacular rise and fall of the bike-sharing market has raised uncertainty for e-scooter startups, early-stage venture firm SeedPlus isn’t daunted.
STARTUPS

HiDoc launches telehealth mobile app

A NEW telehealth startup has emerged with the backing of Singapore Medical Group (SMG), the Catalist-listed clinic operator. HiDoc, which is 80 per cent-owned by SMG, officially launched its telehealth mobile app on Thursday.

SIA to fuel in-house innovations with launch of KrisLab

IMMERSIVE in-flight entertainment headsets, an augmented reality colouring mobile application and a mobile service that notifies travellers abroad about nearby events and deals - these are some of the innovations brewing over at Singapore Airlines' (SIA) newly-launched innovation lab, KrisLab. ...

SIA unveils digital innovation workspace, KrisLab

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) on Tuesday launched its new digital innovation lab, KrisLab, as a "collaborative workspace" for staff to innovate with startups, accelerators and other external partners. ...

Singapore is first stop abroad for Lufthansa's innovation hub

GERMAN carrier Lufthansa launched its innovation hub in Singapore on Monday, the first such facility outside its home market.

Lufthansa launches Singapore innovation hub, its first outside Germany

LUFTHANSA Innovation Hub (LIH), the digitalisation and innovation unit of the German airline, launched its first foreign office in Singapore on Monday. 
STARTUPS

Temasek-backed BasisAI unpacks AI 'black box'

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) startup BasisAI is still developing prototypes of its solutions, but it has already assembled a marquee slate of seed investors in Temasek Holdings and Sequoia India.

IMDA task force to develop roadmap for telecom cybersecurity

A NEW task force under the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is developing a roadmap to boost Singapore's telecom cybersecurity...

New cybersecurity roadmap for telecom industry underway

A MULTI-YEAR roadmap is in the works to identify cyber threats and develop solutions to protect Singapore's connectivity infrastructure, the Infocomm Media Development Authority announced on Friday...

LTA looking at level playing field for ride-hailing and taxi market

RIDE-HAILING players in Singapore may soon find themselves regulated as transport companies rather than tech upstarts under new proposals by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
STARTUPS

Neuron Mobility unveils e-scooter built in-house; eyes Series A funding

E-SCOOTER sharing startup Neuron Mobility hopes to whizz past its competition with a new e-scooter designed and built in-house.

Trend Micro makes Singapore regional HQ, invests in new capabilities

CYBERSECURITY firm Trend Micro has designated Singapore its Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) headquarters amid growing demand for threat-monitoring solutions in the region.

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro sets up regional headquarters in Singapore

CYBERSECURITY giant Trend Micro has launched its new Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) headquarters in Singapore.