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India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

India’s Paytm plans to expand to Singapore and other SEA markets

The mobile commerce platform has appointed Milaap Founder Sourabh Sharma in charge of Southeast Asia’s operations Indian mobile commerce platform Paytm has announced its plans to expand to Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. To establish its presence in these geographies, the company has appointed Milaap Founder, Sourabh Sharma. The company intends to


Paktor launches GaiGai to help step up your dating game

The new service will coach users on style, fashion, dating etiquette and the intricacies of dating in a fast paced society Singapore-based dating app Paktor has just announced the launch of GaiGai (which means ‘going out’ in Cantonese), a service that aims to make you a more appealing date prospect. According to Charlene Koh, Co-founder and Chief

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Indian home design & décor startup Livspace raises US$4.6M Series A funding round

This round was led by Helion and Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Jungle Ventures Bangalore-based personalized home design and décor solutions marketplace, Livspace has received US$4.6 million in its Series A round of funding, led by Helion Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The round also saw participation from Singapore-based Jungle Ventures. The funds

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One Upon Light proves that the console gaming market is alive and well

One Upon Light is a good first effort from a Singaporean studio that nails the basics but needs a little more pizzazz to achieve greatness You wake up, dazed, confused, unable to remember anything about yourself or the predicament you find yourself in. The world around you is now devoid of colour, existing only in

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Subscription-based e-reading app Bookmate launches in Singapore with StarHub partnership

The service is available for download on iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Users can also access Bookmate via the web Moscow-based e-book app Bookmate has today announced its official launch in Singapore, its first step into Asia Pacific. Currently claiming to have more than 500,000 e-books from 600 publishers, Bookmate will operate with three

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New one-stop e-portal for IP registration launches in Singapore

The integrated platform will make it easy for the growing number of people to register their intellectual property The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and NEC Asia Pacific today announced the  launch of the IP2SG system, a new one-stop platform for the registeration of all things IP (intellectual property) and TM (trade mark) related. This


[Singapore] Wasabi Insight – From Japan to Singapore

Network with business professionals in Japan and Singapore, and find out more about overseas business expansion in the ASEAN region   Synopsis: WASABI Insight Is a monthly social networking event for bridging Singapore Japan in terms of business, culture, and talents, in order to enhance interaction and exchange of ideas between Singaporeans, Japanese, as well as other


Singapore’s Trax Image Recognition raises US$15M funding

The funds will help the startup expand across the US and Europe, create new product offerings and forge partnerships Singapore-based Trax Image Recognition (Trax), a provider of in-store shelf monitoring, analysis and technology powered by image recognition, today announced its fourth round of investment of US$15 million from existing shareholders to support the growth, new


HomePay hopes to disrupt family budgets and social payments

HomePay’s Co-founder tells e27 that one of the major fintech challenges in Asia is around the regulatory environment and conservatism in innovation HomePay is a new mobile social payment and startup targeting mid- to upper-middle families in Singapore (where HomePay is based), Hong Kong and the UAE. The aim is to help families manage their internal budgets and spending


Echelon 2014 video recap: The rise of global entrepreneurship

Alpesh Patel speaks on the rising demand for “the entrepreneurial gene” globally as enablers of progress e27 was proud to have hosted Alpesh Patel, Senior Dealmaker & Ministerial and Strategic Relationships at UK Trade and Investment, as a keynote speaker at Echelon 2014. In his address, he shared his findings from his experience as both a


Rakuten Asia’s Masaya Ueno predicts m-commerce, social shopping growth in Asia

With mobile-first markets come opportunities e-commerce can no longer satisfy with desktop computers. Retailers need to get wiser come 2015 In an official statement released today, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten estimates mobile shopping to have generated US$1.1 billion worth of revenues in Singapore. Masaya Ueno, Director, Rakuten Asia (also Head of Business Development Division, and the

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SG startup migme invests $400K in MatchMe

Besides investing in the games developer platform, MatchMe, migme has also launched an API for developers Singapore based social entertainment platform, migme has launched an Application Programming Interface (API) for developers to create applications such as games for the platform. To facilitate this, migme has invested $400,000 though a convertible note, into Singapore head-quartered regional


[Singapore] Lean Canvas Workshop by TIEN Academy

Learn How to Use Lean Startup Techniques and Raise Your Chances of Success for Your Product Synopsis: “Most products fail. Not because we fail to build what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product.” – Ash Maurya, Running Lean Many startups have wasted time, effort


[Singapore] Red Hat Open Innnovation Symposium

Red Hat Joint Collaboration with IDA – Open Innovation Symposium on “Smart Living with Open Source” and Red Hat Challenge@Labs 2014 Synopsis: OPEN INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM CIOs around the world rely on Red Hat to not only deliver solutions that meet their business needs, but also to provide technology leadership, performance, security and unmatched value by


[Singapore] Lean Canvas Workshop

Learn how to use Lean Startup techniques and raise your chances of success for your product Synopsis: “Most products fail. Not because we fail to build what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product.” – Ash Maurya, Running Lean Many startups have wasted time, effort