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Singaporean startup wins at Fukuoka Global Venture Awards

Singaporean startup wins at Fukuoka Global Venture Awards

KAI Square, a surveillance solutions provider, bagged prize money of US$32,647 at the awards ceremony held in Fukuoka, Japan Singaporean startup KAI Square has won the Award of Excellence at the Fukuoka Global Venture Awards for its Video-Analytics-as-a-Service (VAaaS) product. It has won a prize money of JPY 200,000 (US$32,647). Held for the first time, the Fukuoka


It’s tough to find really good startups to invest in Singapore: Alex Toh

IncuVest’s Toh shares the firm’s investment philosophy, emerging Russian tech ecosystem, advantages of being in Singapore, and more IncuVest, a Singapore-based investor group, announced earlier this month that it had funded six seed-stage startups — Baseride Technologies, Intellect Motion, Matchimi, Smartmissimo Technologies, Gamera Networks and Monkimun – over the last three months. The company says it has seen over 1,000 deals, formally


Singapore’s CoinPip part of 500 Startups’ Batch 11

Anson Zeall, Co-founder and CEO, CoinPip, is now in the US for the accelerator programme “Metrics, metrics, metrics,” said Anson Zeall, whose Singapore-based Bitcoin startup CoinPip has been enrolled in 500 Startups’ Batch 11 accelerator programme. His last nine days with the programme, which started on October 13, 2014, have been quite meaningful. He told


mClinica secures funding from 500 Startups, IMJ and Kickstart

The funds will be used for expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand mClinica, a mobile health startup from Singapore, has secured its first round of investment from 500 Startups, IMJ Investment Partners of Japan and Kickstart Ventures of the Philippines to fuel expansion to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. The funding round was led by Kickstart.


IIPL invests in Startupbootcamp FinTech; sets up London office

The venture arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will soon help set up a financial technology accelerator in Asia Infocomm Investments today announced its investment in London-based financial technology accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech. The investment sum was not disclosed. For background, Infocomm Investments is the venture capital arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore


[Singapore] Global Youth Entrepreneur Summit

This is a student-run conference which aims to connect students entrepreneurs, local startups, angel investors in Singapore Synopsis: The Global Youth Entrepreneur Summit, or GYES, is a 7D6N Program that will see international students from universities that will come together to explore opportunities in Singapore. Organised by the Global Project Division of NUS Entrepreneur Society


Taobao Marketplace launches self pick-up service with SingPost’s POPStation

Always missing parcels? This particular partnership might make Taobao customers in Singapore very happy Remember Alibaba’s US$249 million investment in Singapore Post (SingPost) earlier in May 2014? Well, that particular deal is already bearing fruit for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba’s Taobao Marketplace Southeast Asia has today launched a self pick-up service with SingPost. Customers


[Singapore] Backstage Pass – Using event spaces creatively

Latest Backstage Pass event by Peatix will be about using event spaces creatively: Spontaneous pop-ups vs. Planned conservation Synopsis: Backstage Pass by Peatix is a community event for event organisers – exchange lessons, connect with people who enable events and grow as a group. —— In land-scarce Singapore, event organisers have to be creative in their use


GNum raises US$5.6 million in seed funding from Tembusu Partners

The Singapore-based startup will use the funding to expand operations globally over the next two years, and improve product pipeline and technologies Singapore-based tech startup GNum announced today that it has raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from private equity firm Tembusu Partners. An official release said that GNum has developed a patent-pending technology that allows calls from

Kochi Hackathon

Developers, start your career in Fintech with DBS Hackathon!

Get a chance to work with DBS Bank in the emerging fintech scene with DBS Hackathon Synopsis: Finance technology, or fintech, is an up-and-coming technical field that holds lots of promise. Successful startups like Tradehero and DrWealth were created by blending cutting-edge mobile and data technology with good old finance and wealth management. Also Read: Who’s afraid of the featured

Turn your dumb phonebook 6degrees to make it smart

Based on theory of ‘six degrees of separation’ this self-updating phonebook app allows users to see connections of connections and ask to be introduced ‘Six degrees of Separation’, a theory originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularised by a play written by John Guare, states that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps