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Make your company dormant after passing a test

Make your company dormant after passing a test

A company may have low transactions per month. That doesn’t deem it dormant. For a company to be classified as dormant requires more than a wave of a magic wand Companies need to pass a test. Yes, a test. The definition of a dormant company is one with no business activity i.e having no business

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Leave planning to Fiuzu; just enjoy the travel

Online portal Fiuzu not only plans the itinerary, but helps connect with local people for first-hand info and share tips and experiences to peers. Singapore based online startup, Fiuzu, wants travellers – both leisure and business – to leaving the planning woes to it, and just enjoy the travel. Currently, the service is available for


TradeHero raises US$10M from KPCB China and IPV Capital

MyHero Limited, a Singapore-based parent company behind mobile app TradeHero today announced its US$10 million Series A round with KPCB China and IPV Capital. MyHero Limited, the holding company for the Singapore-based mobile stock market simulation app TradeHero, today announced that it has successfully secured its Series A round with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB


[Singapore] Startup Grind Singapore hosts Royston Tay

This August, Startup Grind Singapore is hosting Royston Tay, co-founder of Zopim. Find out how the six-year-old Singapore company is doing. Zopim is six-year old Singaporean startup that provides live chat softwares for websites. Zopim creates amazingly simple and affordable customer engagement tools that help online businesses engage their customers. Their award-winning flagship product Zopim

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ShopAbout’s online shopping mall helps merchants succeed in e-commerce

ShopAbout is creating an online shopping mall to give offline merchants a better chance of competing against larger e-commerce players. In Southeast Asia, e-commerce is one of the hottest startup spaces to be in. SoftBank Ventures Korea’s first investment in this region was in Tokopedia, an online marketplace. Japanese venture capital, GREE Ventures, has already


Is there a talent war in Singapore? Recent RedMart hires might say so

Singapore-based online grocery service RedMart has announced a few key hires, which indicates startups might be aggressively looking for talent. RedMart, a Singapore-based online grocery service, has just announced the hiring of three key members of its leadership team. Since its official launch back in October 2011, here are the new hires the company announced:

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Designer product marketplaces on the rise: Is there room for more?

Designer product e-commerce services are getting more popular in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia. How can new players make an impact? As we increasingly get bombarded with more choices and options in our daily lives, we become more demanding of the products that we pay for. Design, therefore, plays a huge role in

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Singapore-based 8force.com to offer CRM solutions to Philippine SMEs

8force.com is now targeting the Philippine market, offering solutions for small and medium-sized businesses and the growing mobile workforce. As social media and cloud-based solutions become more widely adopted, companies will have to evolve to respond to new customer relationship management challenges. With this in mind, Singapore-based business software solutions provider 8force.com is now targeting

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The curious case of Flocations’ pivot

Singapore-based online travel startup Flocations has pivoted from airline reservation to tour package listings. Is revenue the main motivation? Flocations, a Singapore based online travel startup, has just shared their latest update: the recently (and quietly) pivoted startup now sends more than S$1.5 million (US$1.2 million) business value to its travel partners monthly. In the


Viddsee launches mobile web app, looks to grow community

Viddsee wants to become the leading platform for watching short films and just launched its mobile web app to improve the viewing experience while on-the-go. Viddsee is an online platform for sharing and watching independent short films. While video sharing platforms like YouTube are already popular, Viddsee differentiates itself by providing a curated experience, focusing

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June Founders Drinks: Raising US$900K in 2 weeks with Kickstarter

For this month’s Founders Drinks, we’ll be hearing from Roger Chang about his recent Buccaneer campaign on Kickstarter. We are back! For Founders Drinks this month, we are delighted to have Roger Chang, the co-founder and CEO of Pirate3D, with us to speak about his recent Buccaneer Kickstarter campaign. For those unfamiliar with Pirate3D and


Save22 wants both buyers and retailers happy with location-aware deals

Save22 CEO Guyi Shen shares why the price comparison app pivoted into a digitized catalog of retailer discounts, saying this improves customer experience. Showrooming is a retailer’s nightmare. Cheap online deals and discounts from group buying sites and e-commerce providers are quite numerous. And some stores are afraid that these online outfits are not only


Buckle up! iCarsClub drives to Beijing this July

Singapore-based iCarsClub is driving straight to Beijing, China this July to launch its peer car rental platform. While Singaporeans lament over unjustifiably high car prices, some choose to lease from peer-to-peer car rental service, iCarsClub which is based in the city-state. Car owners too find it useful to rent out their underutilized cars to pre-screened drivers, earning up


7 startups battle for funding at JFDI Demo Day

JFDI.Asia has announced seven startups battling for funding in its upcoming Demo Day. JFDI.Asia has just announced their final line up of startups for its upcoming Demo Day. Startups pitching for seed funding for at the JFDI demo day will include: Scrollback, a micro-forum platform for open communities Collabspot, which helps salespeople collaborate within Gmail


Zalora raises US$100M in fresh funding to scale up operations

Fashion e-commerce platform ZALORA has raised a US$100 million funding round to scale up its operations in the region. ZALORA, one of Southaast Asia’s fastest-growing e-commerce platforms, has secured a new round of funding totaling US$100 million (about S$124 million) from a few investors, including Summit Partners, Investment AB Kinnevik, Verlinvest and Tengelmann Group. This new round


Viddsee sees growing audience of 60K globally with 150 short films

Viddsee is an online platform for Southeast Asian filmmakers to feature and share their work globally. Having graduated from one of Singapore’s film and media schools, one complaint I would often overhear is, “There are so few Southeast Asian short films (or movies)!” While the masses go all teary-eyed over yet another Jack Neo comedy,