BandLab acquires British media brands NME and Uncut — [Press Release]

BandLab, a Singaporean company that wants to build a gigantic collective of music brands, announced today it has acquired NME and Uncut, two British media companies.

NME is a magazine that has been around since 1952 and grew into Britain’s most popular music magazine in the 1970s.

“We’ve been through a lot of change over the last three years, and it’s extremely exciting to have the opportunity to evolve further as a global media brand, while still maintaining the heart of what makes NME truly the NME. We’re here to be a fearless voice in the music scene, shining a light on the biggest acts and best emerging artists – all the things that have made us essential to pop culture for over nearly 70 years,” said NME editor, Charlotte Gunn in a statement.

Uncut is more niche and focusses exclusively on Rock & Roll.

Parcel Perform expands to Europe with launch in Germany — [e27]

Parcel Perform, a Singaporean SaaS platform for parcel tracking announced that it has expanded into Europe with its new office in Germany.

The company partnered with Coureon Logistics, a digital logistics provider for national and international shipping, to offer end-to-end e-commerce logistics management from parcel booking to parcel tracking across multiple carriers.

Along with the expansion, the company also introduces a new feature that includes enhanced real-time reporting to analyse logistics performance and an improved dashboard with more detailed insights and intuitive overview of parcel statuses.

BitMEX Ventures invests in Philippine Digital Asset Exchange — [BlockTribune]

BitMEX Ventures, a VC arm of HDR Global Trading, has invested an undisclosed amount into Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX), a crypto exchange.

The money will be used to improve the platform so that PDAX can handle a multitude of digital assets. The company is not limited to coins and facilitates trading of commodities, real estate equity and debt securities.

PDAX is licensed by the Philippines Central Bank.

Supahands raises Series A round — [Tech In Asia]

Supahands has closed a Series A financing round led by Patamar Capital and Cradle Seed Ventures, according to Tech In Asia.

Supahands is a Malaysian startup that helps companies integrate machine learning by providing micro-tasks to help facilitate the learning process. It is essentially helping companies outsource a painful data collection process.

Singapore Academy of Law launches accelerator programme — [Business Times]

The Singapore Academy of Law today opened applications for its new accelerator called GLIDE (Global Legal Innovation and Digital Entrepreneurship), according to the Business Times. The accelerator is part of a larger strategic shift within the academy to integrate innovation into the local legal industry.

The programme will last 90 days and is open to any startup with a minimal-viable-product and pilot.

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