Six Singapore fintechs are among the KPMG’s Fintech100

The 2018 Fintech100 world list is the fifth edition of the annual report, a collaboration between fintech investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG Fintech 

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Chinese food delivery startup Ele.me plans to raise new funding while Singapore Airlines launches a blockchain- and miles-based digital loyalty wallet 

If data is oil, Singapore startup Ecosystm plans to be the gas station for the tech industry

Ecosystm is a platform for medium sized businesses to get the data they need without emptying the coffers for actionable data 

KPMG acquires mobile app developer Rainmaker Labs’s businesses in Singapore, Vietnam

Backed by Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Rainmaker’s investors consist of angel investors, corporate entities and early-stage VC firm IncuVest 

Singapore hit record-high fintech investment in 2017 at US$229M: Report

The number was driven by major fintech deals in the last quarter of 2017 in Asia, which happened to take place in Singapore 

VC deal volumes in Singapore declined by 41.4% in Q4 2017, finds study

The capital committed by VCs in Q4, however, went up by 39.6 per cent to US$205 million quarter-on-quarter, and up 57.2 per cent year-over-year 

Global fintech investment rises to US$8.4B in Q2 2017, Asia remains "relatively steady"

A KPMG report expected blockchain to remain a "relatively hot" fintech sector across much of Asia and in Singapore, in addition to payments and lending 

Global VC investment climbs back, Asia comes in second with US$12.7B: KPMG

The KPMG report also revealed that China has amassed over 80 per cent of total capital invested in Asia 

Marketplaces are either business partners or predators, thus you need to establish your place in the sharing economy

Collaborative consumption will last because it provides more access to different modes of consumption compared to traditional models. The key for traditional businesses is how to take advantage of marketplaces, so they won't lose out