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Singapore’s Zopim to power Facebook Messenger’s Business platform

Singapore’s Zopim to power Facebook Messenger’s Business platform

Similar to WeChat and Line, Zopim will enable retailers to communicate with customers in real time via its chat product Singapore-based live chat app Zopim and customer service platform Zendesk has announced their partnership with Facebook to power its new Businesses on Messenger platform. The company reports that online retailers zulily and Everlane will be the first two businesses to integrate Zendesk’s platform to


Singapore’s Healint secures more than US$1M in seed funding

Singapore-based health analytics startup Healint secures over US$1 million in seed funding led by Wavemaker Pacific Funding will be used for hiring and technical needs, as well as for overseas expansion Startup has also partnered with UK-based organisation Migraine Action Earlier this month, we featured health analytics startup Healint and some of the cool new stuff

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[Singapore] Smart Nation Startup Bootcamp

Wish to be a part of the Smart Nation Initiative? Join the Smart Nation Startup Bootcamp! Synopsis: You can be part of the Smart Nation Initiative! Singapore is striving towards becoming the world’s first Smart Nation. There are infinite opportunities for innovations to bloom in this exciting area – from home living, mobility, to healthcare and


[Singapore] Startup Insights – Digital Marketing for SMEs and Startups

Learn how to leverage digital marketing for SMEs and startups! Synopsis: About the Speakers: Sharon Neo – Digital Marketing Trainer at Digital Influence Lab Sharon is founder of Digital Influence Lab which provides digital marketing solutions (done-for-you, consultancy, training) for brands and companies in Singapore and across the world, with a focus on social media


Blokko launches to merge 3D printing and online storytelling

What if today’s children could simply 3D print their favourite characters with a downloadable code? That’s exactly what Blokko plans to enable A brand new Singapore-based startup called Blokko is doing something fascinating in the 3D printing space. Growing up as a kid in India, Co-founder Rahul Thayyalamkandy wished he could find toy merchandise for his


India’s Teabox raises US$6M Series A from JAFCO, Accel and others

Online tea retailer Teabox nabs US$6 million from JAFCO, Accel, Keystone Group and Dragoneer Investment Startup will use the capital to boost growth in markets such as China, Japan and Korea Last year, Teabox raised US$1 million from Accel and Horizen Singapore- and Bangalore-based online tea retailer Teabox has secured US$6 million in its Series A round of

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Viscovery secures US$5 million in Series A funding

Image-recognition cloud service provider Viscovery has raised US$5 million in Series A financing from undisclosed investors The firm will use the investment to bolster its R&D team in image recognition, machine learning, and Big Data analytics Founded in Taiwan and incorporated in Singapore, Viscovery, an image-recognition cloud service provider, has raised US$5 million in Series A


Exclusive: Singapore’s Dressabelle opens Series B talks; eyes Indonesia

Dressabelle is very bullish on Indonesia; projects revenues from the island nation alone will hit US$3 million in 2016 After raising a US$750,000 Series A round led by Sovereign’s Capital last year, Singapore-based fashion e-tailor for women Dressabelle has revealed to e27 that it has opened talks for a multi-million dollar Series B round that will


Bridging Australia and Singapore’s startup ecosystems: Joseph Ziegler

Ziegler hopes that Singapore can become the new destination for Australia’s budding startups, slowly but surely superseding the Valley You have to have dissension to have innovation, and a culture that lacks that element of entrepreneurial spirit will struggle to produce high-impact startups. Joseph Ziegler, formerly of Amazon Web Services and a veteran angel investor


10 tips for global startup success: Silicon Valley’s Bill Reichert

The Working Capitol, Singapore’s newest coworking space, hosted Silicon Valley veteran Bill Reichert from Garage Technology Ventures last week — he had 10 do’s and don’ts for startups looking to go global Do’s 1. Focus on creating value, not on making money 2. Learn how to sell and tell a good story. Cool technology will not be enough

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Your weekly Echelon roundup

Missed the Vietnam Qualifier? Want more updates on Echelon Indonesia and Echelon Asia Summit? Here’s a weekly roundup of everything Echelon TOP100 Qualifiers At the Vietnam Qualifier, nine startups pitched in front of a panel of key investors and community leaders. Social discovery e-commerce platform Wiindi emerged as the winner of the Judges’ Choice and Peoples’

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MoolahSense tops up its account with a new round of seed funding

MoolahSense is a crowd-financing platform where a large number of people invest directly in local businesses for a fixed return Seed funding round saw the company receive an undisclosed amount from East Ventures and Pix Vine Capital Monies will be used to expand the marketing and business development teams Singapore-based peer to peer business lending service MoolahSense announced


Singapore’s TradeHero partners with global forex broker OANDA

After raising US$10 million from KPCB China to enter the Mainland market in 2013, the social investment app has now announced a strategic partnership with global online forex broker OANDA Singapore’s social investment network TradeHero and online forex broker OANDA have just linked platforms so users can now trade virtual currency and precious metals. OANDA