CATEGORY: Singapore

A Singaporean acquisition story you have never heard

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 11, 2016

Before Block 71, before heavy government support, this company was paving the way for startups in Singapore; and now it has been acquired Read More

Asia is entering a post-mobile society. Here's what to do about it

By Anisa Menur | Apr 08, 2016

A report by Appier shifts the perception that Asian countries are mobile-first nations Read More

Salaam, fintech: Organisation to bring together Islamic crowdfunding launched in KL

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 07, 2016

The core goals are to promote standards, develop ideas in accordance to religion and work with stakeholders to build a vibrant ecosystem Read More

Practo enables Twitter users to get their healthcare queries answered in real time

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 07, 2016

The integration goes live in three markets – India, the Philippines and Singapore, and will be available in English Read More

LinkedIn launches US$59M data centre in Singapore; first outside of US

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

The center will be located in Jurong and is about the size of four and a half basketball courts Read More

Uber brings cash payment system to Singapore

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

The company cited a 45 per cent user increase in other cities as well as the fact that 30 per cent of transactions in Singapore are in cash Read More

Former KKR Director Sam Allen joins CompareAsiaGroup as its CEO

By Sainul Abudheen K | Apr 06, 2016

A year ago, CompareAsiaGroup had raised US$40M Series A led by Goldman Sachs, and is now on the verge of raising a large Series B funding Read More

Singtel knows it needs to look for new revenue streams: Grace Chng

By Bernard Leong | Apr 05, 2016

Singapore's massive telco is benefitting from an investment strategy that, today, has given them roots in parts of the region others avoided years ago Read More

e27 wins the 2016 Heardable Digital Brand of the Year Grand Prix Award

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 04, 2016

This is part of the Singapore-based digital brand analytics company's inaugural Brand Digital Excellence Awards Read More

Where would you get the best 4G connectivity in Singapore?

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 04, 2016

The data was crowdsourced using the MyConnection SG app Read More

Everyone loves free: In Singapore, get 10 GrabCar rides next week at no cost

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 01, 2016

The deal is for first time GrabPay users, operates around the Central Business District and can be used between 6am and 6pm all next week Read More

Charging up the future: Check out these cool devices from IoT Asia 2016

By Yon Heong Tung | Apr 01, 2016

As Singapore ramps up its Smart City ambitions, be prepared to witness as more sci-fi tech comes to life Read More

Building an international business: What I learned founding ZEN Rooms from scratch

By | Apr 01, 2016

Thinking of starting an internationally-focussed company? Or even joining Rocket Internet? Nathan Boublil offers his perspective Read More

Singapore's Garena raises US$170 million Series D, led by Malaysian Government fund

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 31, 2016

The funding will be used to accelerate regional dominance, and special attention was paid to Shopee and AirPay Read More

Respect: This Founder bares all and shares exactly why his startup failed

By | Mar 30, 2016

It is easy for the Peter Thiels of the world to offer advice, but the best guidance comes from our peers still slogging through the mud Read More

Three years on, how has Uber impacted Singapore?

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 29, 2016

Uber released localised data and offered some insight into how exactly Singapore uses the world's most famous ride-hailing service Read More

Takatack launches Preschool Marketplace in Singapore

By Yon Heong Tung | Mar 29, 2016

It aims to be a one­-stop e-commerce hub for products and services related to early childhood education Read More

We see what you're doing there: Indonesia has the most VPN users of 34 countries

By Anisa Menur | Mar 29, 2016

The Global Web Index cited 'overcoming governmental restrictions' as the main reason why Chinese, Indonesians and Thai people are so into using VPNs Read More

In Singapore, your phone is now your ticket to ride

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 29, 2016

However, a certain subset of the population — Apple users — will be left out of the new EZ-link service Read More

Think self-driving cars will one day solve your traffic problem? Think again

By Angelo Polimeno | Mar 29, 2016

They make you dream of self driving cars solving all your commuting troubles, ferrying you pleasantly, while you can enjoy reading, working and doing your make-up. It is all a big lie Read More

This startup helps you transfer your physical gold to a tokenised asset

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 28, 2016

Digix provides a transparent, auditable, and permanent document storage to facilitate the creation of transferable crypto assets on the Blockchain Read More

Two's a crowd: Marvelstone and Fundnel integrate crowdfunding to strategy

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 28, 2016

Equity crowdfunding continues to steadily integrate into standard business operating procedures, making partnerships like this natural Read More

Running a startup means constantly putting out fires: ServisHero CEO Karl Loo

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 24, 2016

We chat with ServisHero head man about entrepreneurship, the startup scene and why his company is different from Homejoy Read More

Rocket Internet's ZEN Rooms blasts off to 4 new Asian markets

By Yon Heong Tung | Mar 24, 2016

It will expand to Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines Read More

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