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How was Visa’s first FinTech Asia event?

How was Visa’s first FinTech Asia event?

Bringing together the brightest minds in financial tech in Singapore, it allowed entrepreneurs & investors to catch a glimpse of the future Last week, the Red Dot Museum in downtown Singapore played host to Visa’s first ever FinTech Asia event which brought together more than 250 leaders in the fintech (financial technology) community, the banking industry,


[Singapore] Startup Insights – Growth Hacking for Startups

Growth Hack your way to success for your startup! Hear, learn and networking with the best entrepreneurs in this field Synopsis: So, what IS growth hacking? Growth hacking is an innovative marketing technique developed by technology startups to drive user growth. Unlike traditional marketing, growth hacking employs creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell


Paktor raises Series A round; offers olive branch to competitors

On the same day Paktor announces its Series A round, the Founder shares a message of cooperation, not competition, with e27 Singapore-based dating app Paktor, widely regarded as ‘Asia’s Tinder’ with 1.5 million users, today announced an undisclosed amount in Series A investment led by Vertex Venture Holdings, an investor in GrabTaxi and Reebonz. The funding

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Mobile security company V-Key receives US$12M in Series B funding

The funding will go towards V-Key’s global expansion and strengthening of its secure element technology offerings Mobile security and cryptographic technology company V-Key has secured US$12 million in Series B funding from Ant Financial Services Group (the operating company of Alipay) and existing investor venture capital firm IPV Capital, for a minority stake in V-Key. The Series B funding will go


CreateTrips expands reach in SEA with new partnerships in Singapore

The social trip planner app has tied up with three luxury hotels in Singapore. Southeast Asia already accounts for 25% of its active user base CreateTrips, the recently launched Helsinki-based ‘social trip planner for the smart traveller’ currently available on iOS, has strengthened its ties in Southeast Asia by announcing new partnerships with three luxury hotels in Singapore:


Quit your job without having a panic attack: Google’s Steven Feiner

Called ‘The art of resignation’, Feiner’s book for would-be entrepreneurs reveals how they can quit their corporate jobs gracefully Steven Feiner wasn’t surprised when he found out that more people in the United States had searched Google for ‘resignation’ (5.1 million queries) than ‘Superbowl’ (3.8 million queries) over the last 12 months. He had seen the

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This app can help you connect without giving your phone number away

Called StitMe, this mobile safety app enables secured calling and messaging to protect your identity while you use your mobile device In today’s world of inter-connectivity where the Internet and other forms of modern technology are bringing people together like never before, there is a growing concern about mobile privacy. After all, it isn’t hard for

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[Singapore] Founders Drinks November 2014

Explore company culture, product fit and productivity with this month’s Founders Drinks, featuring Evernote’s Tiang Lim Foo Synopsis: At Founders Drinks, we’re passionate about helping entrepreneurs and nimble teams gain momentum. This month, we are pleased to have Evernote’s Tiang Lim Foo. Tiang Lim leads market development efforts at Evernote, where he is responsible for


Build your own bikini with Surania

This e-commerce site lets you custom design your swimwear with a myriad of colours, designs and cuts to choose from Ever felt frustrated while trying on a swimsuit? Its colour is a perfect shade. The cut perfectly accentuates your curves. Oh wait a minute, the sizing is slightly off. It took you a week of shopping-browsing online


Too nerdy for the crowd? Tweeq struggles with US$40K Kickstarter

The kickstarter campaign launched two weeks ago by Singapore-based Mopus Works may be too niche for its own good Singapore-based hardware startup Mopus Works appears to be struggling with its £25,000 (US$40,000) Kickstarter campaign for tweeq that was launched around two weeks ago. With only 16 days left, the startup has raised a little over 20


[Singapore] i-SUITE Series: How a CIO Thinks, Plans & Buys

Learn how a CIO thinks, plans & buys, and find out the secrets of selling enterprise solutions for tech entrepreneurs & sales professionals Synopsis: Selling complex and disruptive solutions into large organisations is a highly challenging but rewarding endeavour. The ability to sell into these organisations often define the survivability and, ultimately, success of enterprise start-ups, product developers and


Singapore becomes second country after Japan to boast 2Gbps fibre broadband

 ViewQwest’s fibre broadband will be available commercially in early 2015, with trials starting immediately Singapore’s ISP ViewQwest announced yesterday that it will be the first provider outside Japan’s So-net to offer 2Gbps fibre broadband, starting with limited trials this month and then rolling out availability to customers by early 2015. The company said that consumers who don’t want to


[Singapore] Business, a force for good

How can companies contribute to social responsibility? Check out Business, a force for good : Forum on conscious capitalism     Synopsis: As one of the most powerful force on earth, business has the potential to create systemic impact. However, “business as usual” prioritises shareholder value, often at the expense of society and environment. Increasingly,


[Singapore] How should startups handle Media & PR?

Learn how to promote your startup from media and PR practitioners in this workshop and panel session Synopsis: Getting your Startup in the ‘limelight’, is one of the most crucial things you should do to get your platform known. It can help with acquiring new clients, getting investors to notice your Startup or partnership collaborations!