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Wattcost: A device that tracks electricity usage wins app challenge

Wattcost: A device that tracks electricity usage wins app challenge

Wattcost from Australia beat five other finalist from India, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia to win the inaugural Singtel Group- Samsung Mobile App Challenge Australian startup Wattcost took home top honours at the inaugural Singtel Group- Samsung Mobile App Challenge held yesterday in Singapore. The wireless beacon that comes with a mobile app and monitors


[Updated] Mobile marketplace Carousell raises US$6M led by Sequoia Capital

Funds will be used to raise awareness amongst consumers in existing markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan Singapore-based peer-to-peer mobile marketplace Carousell today secured US$6 million in a Series A investment round led by Sequoia Capital in India, with participation from existing investors Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups and 99.co entrepreneur Darius Cheung. According to


This startup wants you to lose control!

A new Singaporean clothing portal with an interesting name — Controlled Commodity — celebrates individuality by adding its twist to classic pieces We all love our basic jeans and tees. They are timeless and classy. But the same can get drab and boring when you have most in office (we love the startup world!) dressed up like

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Singapore’s Inzen Studio raises US$720,000 in Series A funding

With the funds, the company intends to expand and “launch a portfolio of games globally”, with China as its main focus Inzen Studio, a Singapore-based indie mobile game company, today announced securing S$935,000 (US$720,000) in Series A funding. This follows an earlier seed round of S$550,000 (US$423,000). The round was led by Japan’s Incubate Fund. It also saw investment from Singapore-based accelerator and investment


[Singapore] Powering Women in Business 2014

Get inspired, develop your skills, and check out the most successful women entrepreneurs at Powering Women in Business 2014!   Synopsis: Connected Women is a community dedicated to driving technology adoption by women-led businesses and startups. Organised by Connected Women in association with The Athena Network Singapore and National Youth Council Singapore. Community Get inspired


RedMart and the case for performance-driven advertising

With RedMart’s recent success in securing funding, Vijay Thampy of Sently takes a look at the online grocery store’s marketing strategy RedMart has been in the news lately. Having closed two rounds of funding in 2014, the latter being a US$23 million round of financing in July, expectations are high and the pressure must be mounting even in


[Singapore] Friday Feeds: Rice to the Occasion with Nonstop Games

Friday feeds take place every last Friday of the month. This month’s event features gaming developer Nonstop games farewell party Synopsis: We will be having our last Friday feeds for this year – Rice to the Occasion! Celebrating together with us is Nonstop games. They will be throwing a farewell party as they will be moving out

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ITE-Samsung Tech Hub to provide ‘real-world training’ to ITE students

The initiative will focus on display and mobile technologies with an aim of creating a local, specialised workforce The ITE-Samsung Tech Hub officially opened on Friday, November 21, 2014, at ITE (Institute of Technical Education) College East in Singapore, with an objective of “providing real-world training” that will enhance the employability of ITE students. The initiative is part of the ITE-Samsung Industry Project Programme. Samsung


Dining out? Save time: Chope acquires queueing service Ticktok

Singaporean restaurant reservation platform Chope has integrated queueing service Ticktok. What’s the synergy between the two? Singapore-based restaurant reservations provider The Chope Group today announced its acquisition of Appic Technologies, a fellow local company behind queuing service Ticktok. The acquisition sum was not disclosed. For background, Ticktok is a service that helps restaurant patrons make the

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How was Visa’s first FinTech Asia event?

Bringing together the brightest minds in financial tech in Singapore, it allowed entrepreneurs & investors to catch a glimpse of the future Last week, the Red Dot Museum in downtown Singapore played host to Visa’s first ever FinTech Asia event which brought together more than 250 leaders in the fintech (financial technology) community, the banking industry,

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Indian smart devices brand XOLO partners with 6degrees

The tie-up will allow XOLO users to update contact details on their trusted friends’ phones remotely by just updating their own phone XOLO, a smart devices brand from India, has announced partnership with 6degrees, a self-updating phonebook app which allows users to share their entire network of personal connections with their trusted friends. It will be


[Singapore] Startup Insights – Growth Hacking for Startups

Growth Hack your way to success for your startup! Hear, learn and networking with the best entrepreneurs in this field Synopsis: So, what IS growth hacking? Growth hacking is an innovative marketing technique developed by technology startups to drive user growth. Unlike traditional marketing, growth hacking employs creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell


Paktor raises Series A round; offers olive branch to competitors

On the same day Paktor announces its Series A round, the Founder shares a message of cooperation, not competition, with e27 Singapore-based dating app Paktor, widely regarded as ‘Asia’s Tinder’ with 1.5 million users, today announced an undisclosed amount in Series A investment led by Vertex Venture Holdings, an investor in GrabTaxi and Reebonz. The funding

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Mobile security company V-Key receives US$12M in Series B funding

The funding will go towards V-Key’s global expansion and strengthening of its secure element technology offerings Mobile security and cryptographic technology company V-Key has secured US$12 million in Series B funding from Ant Financial Services Group (the operating company of Alipay) and existing investor venture capital firm IPV Capital, for a minority stake in V-Key. The Series B funding will go


CreateTrips expands reach in SEA with new partnerships in Singapore

The social trip planner app has tied up with three luxury hotels in Singapore. Southeast Asia already accounts for 25% of its active user base CreateTrips, the recently launched Helsinki-based ‘social trip planner for the smart traveller’ currently available on iOS, has strengthened its ties in Southeast Asia by announcing new partnerships with three luxury hotels in Singapore:


Quit your job without having a panic attack: Google’s Steven Feiner

Called ‘The art of resignation’, Feiner’s book for would-be entrepreneurs reveals how they can quit their corporate jobs gracefully Steven Feiner wasn’t surprised when he found out that more people in the United States had searched Google for ‘resignation’ (5.1 million queries) than ‘Superbowl’ (3.8 million queries) over the last 12 months. He had seen the