STARTUPS

Saleswhale to expand its product and team with Series A funding

SALESWHALE, a Singapore-based startup that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate sales e-mail for mid-market and large enterprises, has raised US$5.3 million in Series A equity funding led by Singapore-based venture capital fund Monk's Hill Ventures.

Programme launched to develop mid-career management accountants

A PROFESSIONAL Conversion Programme (PCP) has been launched to help local mid-career individuals with accounting background become management accountants.

AI sales assistant Saleswhale raises US$5.3m in Series A round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures

SALESWHALE, a Singapore-based startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help marketers and salespeople engage and qualify leads at scale, has raised US$5.3 million in Series A equity funding.

THE PITCH

Glife raises S$1.6m of seed capital to take farm food direct to forks

PRODUCE logistics startup Glife has clinched S$1.6 million of seed capital that it will sow to cut out the middlemen when getting food from farms to forks.

Singapore hotels don't kid around when it comes to family vacations

WHEN it comes to family vacations, the kids are often the boss - and Singapore hotels are pulling out all the stops to woo them, realising that kids could well be the make or break factor for many potential guests.

Celebrating the best in business

THE leading lights of Singapore's corporate world were honoured at the 34th edition of the Singapore Business Awards at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia hotel on March 28.

THE PITCH

Tutopiya takes travelling out of the home-tutoring picture

NUHA Ghouse was a tutor in Singapore when a student at Marlborough College in Johor Bahru asked if the sessions could be held online.

STARTUPS

TheLorry raises US$5.85 million in Series B funding

THELORRY, a South-east Asia logistics platform, has raised US$5.85 million in a Series B round led by FirstFloor Capital.

South-east Asia logistics platform TheLorry raises US$5.85m in Series B funding

THELORRY, a South-east Asia logistics platform, has raised US$5.85 million in a Series B round led by FirstFloor Capital.

Ohmyhome enters private property market

PROPERTY purchase and rental platform Ohmyhome is venturing out of the HDB market into private housing.

Ohmyhome enters private property market

PROPERTY purchase and rental platform Ohmyhome is venturing out of the HDB market into private housing.

APREA looking to expand membership

THE Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) aims to expand membership in the fast-growing markets of China, India and emerging South-east Asia, said Sigrid Zialcita, chief executive officer of APREA.

CPD framework reviewed to benefit property agents

THE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework for real estate agents has been reviewed to include a more structured approach for agents to deepen technical knowledge and skill sets.

Newly minted fintech unicorn Airwallex raises US$100m in Series C round

AIRWALLEX, a global payments fintech startup, has raised US$100 million in Series C funding, bringing total capital raised to date to over US$200 million.

KPMG and A*Star unit launch cyber threat hunter

KPMG in Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*Star) Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) unveiled their first jointly developed cyber threat hunting tool, at their launch party on Monday....

Qatar unveils enhanced Economy Class, 7 new destinations

QATAR Airways has unveiled the latest additions to its economy class as well as seven new destinations to its global route network.

Nominations open for 18th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards

NOMINATIONS are open between now and April 30 for the 18th EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards in Singapore.

Hyphens inks MOU with A*Star's A*ccelerate

SGX Catalist-listed Hyphens Pharma International Limited signed a Memorendum of Understanding (MOU) with A*Star's commercial arm A*ccelerate, previously known as Exploit Technologies, at the opening ceremony of its corporate headquarters and integrated facility in Singapore on Wednesday....

Tookitaki raises US$7.5m in Series A funding

TOOKITAKI, a Singapore-based regulatory technology company that aims to create sustainable compliance programs for the financial services industry, has raised US$7.5 million in a Series A funding round led by London-based Illuminate Financial, an early-stage enterprise financial technology...

BT EXCLUSIVE

Gojek on track to launch integrated suite of benefits for its drivers

GOJEK is recruiting drivers for an innovation group, the latest in a series of recent initiatives that puts the Indonesian ride-hailing firm on track for an integrated suite of driver-support services to compete against rival Grab's Better 365 campaign....

BT's Angela Tan wins Excellence in Journalism award

A READER of The Business Times (BT), writing on behalf of over 100 retail investors, once thanked senior correspondent Angela Tan for speaking up for minority shareholders.

Siemens collaborates with industry partners to develop building technology

GERMAN giant Siemens has been working closely with industry players in Singapore to explore innovative solutions for smart city growth.

Global Switch launches Singapore Woodlands data centre

LEADING operator and developer of carrier neutral data centres, Global Switch, launched its Singapore Woodlands data centre at a ceremony held yesterday.

Tan Wu Meng outlines transformation plans

AN underlying theme of this year's Budget is how companies in Singapore should adapt and stay alive to transformation, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Tan Wu Meng at a seminar on Wednesday....

Online direct debit payments firm Curlec completes seed funding round led by Captii Ventures

ONLINE direct debit payments company Curlec has completed its seed funding round led by Captii Ventures. The Malaysia-based venture capital-backed fintech company did not disclose the amount raised.