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

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

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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

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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

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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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[Singapore] Fireside Chat with Aziz Gilani – Director of Mercury Fund

Aziz Gilani visits JFDI – “Startup Life Outside The Valley”, Noted US VC speaks at JFDI.Asia Synopsis: Fireside Chat with Aziz Gilani – Director of Mercury Fund Aziz Gilani is Director of Mercury fund, a noted US VC who operates outside Silicon Valley and whose twitter handle proudly proclaims he’s @TexasVC. Viewed from Asia, all

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JFDI and Glints launch programme for tertiary students in Singapore

Does working in a startup excite you? Kickstart your work experience with this programme launched by JFDI and Glints Tertiary students in Singapore looking to learn more about entrepreneurship in this region can now sign up with JFDI Fellowship, a new programme launched by local business accelerator JFDI and its internship portal alumnus Glints. JFDI

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Echelon 2014 video recap: 9GAG’s secret sauce for success

What is behind 9GAG’s immense popularity? Co-founder Ray Chan spills the beans What is behind online platform and social media website 9GAG’s popularity? More than 20 million Facebook ‘likes’ and over three million Twitter followers is not easy to accomplish. 9GAG Co-founder Ray Chan let out his formula for success during his keynote address at Echelon

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ImpulseFlyer launches image-based hotel review site MintyReviews

Users can look forward to a MintyReviews mobile app for iOS and Android devices come 2015 Singapore-based namesake company behind hotel booking website ImpulseFlyer today announced the launch of a second product MintyReviews, an image-based review website for hotel guests. Steven Gong, Founder and CEO, ImpulseFlyer, told e27 that both platforms will be worked on by

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Video: Founders Drinks November 2014 highlights

Missed Founders Drinks November 2014? Catch up with the insights Evernote’s Tiang Lim Foo shared We’ve just wrapped up another successful Founders Drinks, e27′s monthly social networking event. Popularly known as FD, the initiative invites speakers from the region to talk about the various challenges in the technology startup space and share best practices. November’s FD saw Tiang Lim

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Mobile ads with deals are ideal for Singaporeans: Report

Promotions and discount coupons are winning in the city-state, as per a survey by Yahoo and Mindshare Promotions and discount coupons are the ‘ideal’ kind of mobile advertisements for Singaporeans, revealed a report released by Yahoo and Mindshare today. Sixty one per cent of respondents surveyed endorsed this. As traditional print advertising transitions online and onto mobile, the industry is still trying

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How are young children in Southeast Asia using mobile devices?

Three- to eight-year-olds in Southeast Asia are no strangers to mobile devices. Are they really using educational apps on these gadgets? A whopping 98 per cent of some 2,714 parents in Southeast Asia surveyed by Singapore-based online parenting publication theAsianparent said that they allow their three- to eight-year-olds to use mobile devices. These participants, who

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