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theAsianparent bags funding from Vertex to expand to India, Sri Lanka

theAsianparent bags funding from Vertex to expand to India, Sri Lanka

Aside from building a new audience base in new markets, expansion will also include building more resources for dads wanting to improve their parenting skills Parenting portal theAsianparent today announced a “multi-million dollar investment” from Vertex Venture Holdings, bringing the company’s total funding to S$4.5 million (US$3.26 million) Angel investors Teruhide Sato, William Klippgen and

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Singapore’s Temploy secures funding from PT Walden Global Services

Temploy is a Singapore based HR and manpower startup The equity investment comes from Indonesian firm, PT Walden Global Services The investment amount has not been revealed Singapore HR and manpower startup, Temploy, fresh off their TV stint on Channel News Asia’s Startup, announced earlier today that it had secured an equity investment from Indonesian enterprise


MyRepublic talks unlimited data, net neutrality if granted status of Singapore’s 4th telco

MyRepublic says larger data plans should not be a premium, but the norm; it supports net neutrality and the idea of an “open telco” Yesterday, e27 reported exclusively that ISP startup MyRepublic is in talks with IDA to become Singapore’s fourth telco. This afternoon, MyRepublic confirmed its intentions via a press conference. It added that if granted

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How can companies innovate through design thinking?

Design thinking is less abstract than it sounds and these days, more organisations are using its protocols to drive innovation, discover ideas and create winning solutions. NUS-ISS lecturer Dr Jan Auernhammer explains People often asks what design thinking entails. Simply put, design thinking is a methodology of problem solving that relies heavily on human empathy


[Singapore] Growth Hacking Singapore – How To Growth Hack Customer Retention

Want to learn how to growth hack customer retention and profits? Andy Yeo from Hootsuite will show you at the next GH Singapore event! Synopsis: This event is all about customer retention strategies, tactics and tools for startups to achieve sustainable long-term growth. We have invited Andy Yeo, Enterprise Solutions Consultant at Hootsuite Media Inc.,


MyRepublic in talks to become Singapore’s fourth official telco

MyRepublic has already started the application process and is in talks with Information Development Authority For a while now rumors have been rife that Singaporean startup ISP MyRepublic, which has in a very short span of time collected a devoted legion of fans, would become Singapore’s fourth telco, shaking up the traditional Singaporean telco oligopoly consisting of

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Daylight Studios secures US$700,000 in Series A funding

Daylight Studios is a Singapore-based indie game studio that has so far released five mobile games The Series A round saw the company receiving US$700,000 in funding Monies will be used to develop a new PC game, as well as launch mobile publishing subsidiary Quest Drop Singapore indie game developer Daylight Studios has just announced that it

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Showcase your talent as tech stalwarts host developer workshops in your city

e27 hosts exciting developer workshops – organised by the top tech companies – in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. As e27 travels to 14 cities in search of the TOP100 Startups for the Echelon Asia Summit, five developer workshops will be hosted in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore featuring the top tech companies

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Your weekly Echelon roundup

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Echelon Asia Summit and Echelon Indonesia! Echelon Asia Summit 2015, Powered by PayPal and Braintree Are you a developer that’s keen on converting visitors into customers in the world of e-commerce? Build a fun and enjoyable checkout experience from scratch when you join our free technical workshops in


Food ordering platform Oddle secures US$718K to expand into SEA

Singapore-based online food ordering platform Oddle raises US$718K  Round was led by East Ventures and ex Warner Music Asia Pacific CEO Holly Tan Funding will be used for regional expansion into Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia, as well as to further develop the platform Singapore-based online food ordering platform Oddle today announced it has nabbed US$718,000 in a funding round led

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[Singapore] Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015

Join the leading global conference on collaborative business practices. Synopsis: Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015 is the annual global conference on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, the crowd economy. Join innovators from around the world in Singapore (20-24 April 2015) for a look at the latest collaborative business practices required for organizations to accelerate and thrive in the age

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LINE launches LINE@ app to target businesses and celebrities

LINE’s new LINE@ feature is targeted at businesses and celebrities and will allow them to keep fans and patrons up to date with new announcements via LINE’s messaging app Messaging app LINE has just announced the local launch of LINE@, a business-centric initiative that allows business and individuals to take advantage of LINE’s installed user

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Insights into Singapore’s startup scene: DBS’s CIO Neal Cross

DBS Chief Innovation Officer Neal Cross tells it like it is in an exclusive interview with e27 and gives startups some valuable advice When it comes to encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit with Singaporean startups and growing the startup ecosystem, three main ingredients have kept the pot stirring: Extensive government support in building the country’s infrastructure and establishing financial schemes, interest

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Household services platform Helpling acquires local rival Spickify

Weeks into its arrival on Singaporean shores, online household services startup, Germany’s Helpling acquires its biggest local rival, Singapore based Spickify German online home cleaning startup Helpling, who launched their Singaporean operations barely a month ago, have just announced the acquisition of its biggest local competitor, Spickify. This move will see the Rocket Internet-founded Helpling become

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[Singapore] Security Startup Challenge

Are you in a cybersecurity-related startup? Join the Security Startup Challenge in Singapore! Synopsis: Designed to provide cybersecurity related startups with the expertise and skills needed to roll out their business worldwide, Security Startup Challenge is an exciting new program developed by Kaspersky Lab, Mangrove Capital Partners and ABRT Venture Fund. The program harnesses expertise from