CATEGORY: Singapore

Life.SREDA, Marvelstone eye Korea with joint US$20M fund

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | 17 hours ago

The joint fund will invest into fin-tech startups between US$1M-US$5M at Series A stage, with an initial focus on Korea Read More

GrabTaxi raising US$200M funding at US$1.5B valuation

By Rahil Bhagat | 19 hours ago

Round is being led by Coatue Management LLC, with participation from existing investors SoftBank, Tiger Global, as per The Wall Street Journal Read More

Mobile apps "already old news": Chope's CEO on back of new funding

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 30, 2015

e27 finds out about the unique challenges of Southeast Asia, Apple Watch app, competition, Chope's secret to success and US$8M funding Read More

Formation 8 raising US$400M late-stage fund for Asia

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 30, 2015

A special focus of the fund will be Southeast Asia and South Korea, with the US$400M likely being spread across 10 gigantic investments Read More

Singapore's Chope gobbles up US$8M investment

By Rahil Bhagat | Jun 30, 2015

The restaurant reservation service's funding comes on the back of a reported doubling in revenue and a successful foray into China Read More

"Indian startups aren’t ready for short-term incubation yet"

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 29, 2015

incub@TE partners with Get2Volume to nurture startups in Singapore and India. We chatted with Rajesh Kumar of Tata Elxsi, firm behind incub@TE, to know more about the initiative Read More

Asian investors jump in on Airbnb's US$1.5 billion funding round

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 29, 2015

Among venture-backed startups, only Xiaomi and Uber now carry higher valuations than Airbnb, which says China is its fastest growing market Read More

Ride-sharing apps have the potential to dominate mobile app usage

By Twishy Shahi | Jun 25, 2015

On Day 2 at Echelon Asia Summit, we hosted a panel discussion on what’s next for transport matching apps in Asia Read More

Singapore is largest producer of startups in Southeast Asia: Peng T. Ong

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 24, 2015

500 Startups’ Dave McClure talks Asia, investment and much more with Monk’s Hill Ventures’ Peng T. Ong on day 2 of Echelon Asia Summit Read More

Almost everyone wants to run a startup: Vinnie and Kristine Lauria

By Vinnie Lauria Kristine Lauria | Jun 24, 2015

Echelon veterans, Vinnie and Kristine Lauria, recall special moments and give us the lowdown on Walkabout SG - an open house for startups Read More

Skolkovo teams with Singapore's HaxAsia to boost Russian startups

By Rahil Bhagat | Jun 24, 2015

The two have launched a joint acceleration programme for Skolkovo Foundation's hardware-focussed startups Read More

Joseph Ziegler's tips to cure your technology hangover

By Twishy Shahi | Jun 24, 2015

On Day 2 of Echelon Asia Summit, muru-D Singapore's Ziegler talks about making better tech decisions and finding the right technical co-founder Read More

5 secrets of scaling across Asia Pacific: HotelQuickly's Tomas Laboutka

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 24, 2015

At an insightful Echelon panel, HotelQuickly's CEO shared five secrets on how his team scaled quickly and aggressively across APAC Read More

China is a crystal ball for Southeast Asia: Experts

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 24, 2015

Massive investments flowing into China is leading to innovation and new experimentation in the country, says ViSenze’s Oliver Tan at Echelon Asia Summit 2015 Read More

Consumer Internet in Southeast Asia is going through inflection point

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jun 23, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, a panel discussed the pros and cons of having Southeast Asian businesses expand in India and vice-versa Read More

Building a hardware startup is no longer so hard: Experts

By Iris Leung | Jun 23, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, a couple of SEA hardware experts recap their startup experience, why they bet on hardware and not software Read More

Banks buy disrupters: the state of fin-tech in Asia today

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 23, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, four of Asia's fin-tech entrepreneurs and experts sat down to discuss the state of the industry in this part of the world Read More

The unicorn is a symptom, not a goal: Rakuten Ventures' Saemin Ahn

By Rahil Bhagat | Jun 23, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, Rakuten Ventures' Managing Partner talks mythical unicorns and what hunting this beast has done to startups Read More

The Alibaba of the services industry: Freelancer's Matt Barrie

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jun 23, 2015

On Day 1 at Echelon Asia Summit, Freelancer's CEO talks about becoming the Alibaba for the services industry and the importance of Asia Read More

Echelon Asia Summit to take place tomorrow! Here's your survival kit

By Jin Yao Kwan | Jun 22, 2015

More than 2,500 delegates will gather at Singapore Expo Hall tomorrow for one of Asia’s most prestigious tech and business conferences Read More

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