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Indonesia’s SpaVista receives US$160K from founding team of sgCarMart

Indonesia’s SpaVista receives US$160K from founding team of sgCarMart

Beauty, health and wellness services marketplace SpaVista will use the funds to boost hiring and marketing efforts Indonesia-based beauty, health and wellness services marketplace SpaVista has today announced securing S$200,000 (US$160,000) in seed funding from the founding team of Singapore’s online classifieds platform for cars sgCarMart and other investors such as Joel Fu. Specifically, the founding team of


Contrary to rumours, Bubbly gets acquired by India’s Altruist Group

Instead of shutting down, Singapore-based Bubbly has been acquired by India’s Altruist Group Contrary to rumours, Singapore-based mobile social media company Bubbly, or formerly known as Bubble Motion, is still alive and kicking. Today, the firm announced that it has been acquired by Altruist Group, a provider of Telecom value-added service (VAS) platforms across Europe,


Australia-based music streaming service Guvera launches in Singapore

Currently expanding in Asia is Guvera, that will compete with other music streaming services like Spotify and Deezer Australia-based music streaming startup Guvera has today announced the official launch of its iOS-, Android- and web-based namesake service in Singapore, its seventh 12th market to date. The other six 11 are: home country Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia,


A beginner’s guide to incorporating tech startups in Singapore

If you fancy your chances to be the next Facebook or Google from Singapore, here’s a step by step guide to the processes you need to go through Singapore is already the playground of Asia — a preferred destination of foreign investors and entrepreneurs to work, live and play. Now the government here has decided to

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RedMart hires Perx Founder Jon Sugihara

Sugihara will be responsible for the vision, creation and management of all new products and report directly to Roger Egan, RedMart’s CEO RedMart.com, a Singapore­ based online grocer, has appointed Jon Sugihara as the Head of New Products. Sugihara will be responsible for the vision, creation and management of all new products at RedMart, and will


[Singapore] 3 easy ways to get started on the sharing lifestyle

Begin the sharing lifestyle with 3 tips from Sharing Economy Association of Singapore’s first public talk! Synopsis: The Sharing Economy Association of Singapore is excited to announce our FIRST public talk. We will reveal 3 life hacks on getting started with the sharing lifestyle! Event details: Start: Thursday, 28 August, 2014 07:00 p.m. End: Thursday, 28 August,


[Singapore] PayPal BattleHack Singapore

Asia’s First BattleHack (24-hour hackathon) by PayPal and Braintree comes to Singapore on 13–14 September. Stand to win a US$100,000 prize! Synopsis: Asia’s First BattleHack by PayPal and Braintree will happen in Singapore on 13 – 14 Sep. Build an app for good at our 24-hour hackathon (complete with massages and gourmet food) and take your


Singapore-based Bitcoin services firm BitX raises US$800K seed fund

Monies will be used to expand services in emerging markets. Investors include Ariadne Capital, BOC, Palo Alto-based investor Carol Realini Singapore-based Bitcoin services firm BitX has completed a US$800K (S$1M) seed funding round. The investors include London-based Ariadne Capital; Barry Silbert’s New York-based Bitcoin Opportunity Corp. (BOC); and Palo Alto-based financial innovation investor Carol Realini. With the


[Singapore] Rails Girls Meetup

Rails Girls meetup is an avenue to introduce women to the wonderful language of Ruby and the awesome framework, Ruby on Rails. Synopsis: Rails Girls meetup is an avenue to introduce women to the wonderful language of Ruby and the awesome framework, Ruby on Rails. Learning how to program might seem daunting (it really isn’t)


[Singapore] NUS-SMRT Commuthon

NUS-SMRT Commuthon – Singapore’s first ever commuter experience hackathon Synopsis: Calling all entrepreneurs, developers and change-makers! From 29-31 August 2014, NUS Enterprise and SMRT will be organising Singapore’s first commuter experience hackathon. Participants of the NUS-SMRT Commuthon will be tasked to develop solutions that create a more positive travel experience through innovation and technology. Their


Weekly Cornerplay: Is staying online painful when travelling? Try this

In this edition of the Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono reviews the Huawei 5730 Mobile WiFi Hotspot, which works great for him while travelling Welcome to the  Weekly Cornerplay, a guest column where we review a gadget or tech product or service. I need a dumb phone with only five features: phone calls, SMS, mobile hotspot, long battery life and slim profile. Here’s


[Singapore] Backstage Pass by Peatix – The $ Edition

The $ Edition: Make more, save more for your indie event   Synopsis: Organising an indie event? At our seventh Backstage Pass, three speakers share experiences you can learn from to make more money, and at the same time, save money. Backstage Pass by Peatix is a community event for event organisers – exchange lessons,

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Filipino e-classifieds portal PinoyClassifieds.com launches officially

Singapore-based pioneer developer of PropertyGuru has created a new e-classifieds website to cater to Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad After a few weeks of public beta, PinoyClassifieds has finally been launched. The website is the latest entry into the online classifieds scene in the Philippines and will be competing against the likes of OLX.ph and AyosDito.ph that


Putting the convenience of managing your job hunt on your mobile device

Job Relate provides both companies and jobseekers with a mobile platform to network, seek out career opportunities, and recruit seamlessly Finding a job just isn’t what it used to be. In the past, what jobseekers needed to do was simply browse the Classifieds section of the local newspapers, look for openings they were interested in,


Adskom gets US$850K to build data management platform for SEA

The investors in this Singaporean startup’s seed round are Digital Garage, East Ventures, Beenos Plaza, and Skystar Capital Correction: We had earlier reported that “Adskom has today announced raising S$1 million”. The amount should have been S$1.06 million (US$850,000). We apologise for the error. Founded in Singapore, advertising startup Adskom has today announced raising S$1


Anchanto operates Levi’s Malaysia’s e-commerce store

Singapore-based e-commerce fulfilment startup Anchanto is the firm behind Levi’s Malaysia’s website When Singapore-based e-commerce fulfilment startup Anchanto announced raising an undisclosed amount of funding from Innosight Ventures in May 2014, it had revealed to e27 its plans of entering neighbouring countries Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Well, it has entered Malaysia, and business is brisk. An anonymous reader sent