Brief: Japanese billionaire Taizo Son moves to Singapore, plans $100m for SEA startups

April 17, 2017 0

Taizo Son onstage at Tech in Asia’s Startup Asia conference 2014. Taizo Son, the younger brother of SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, has relocated from Tokyo to Singapore

Brief: Singapore admits Smart Nation moving too slowly

April 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: doe5999 / 123RF Stock Photo. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently said that the country’s Smart Nation initiative isn’t moving as fast

With $4m new funding, Rocket Internet’s Zen Rooms sets its sights on more markets

April 14, 2017 0

Photo credit: Zen Rooms. Zen Rooms, Rocket Internet’s hotel booking platform for cost-conscious travelers, today announced it raised US$4.1 million in series A funding from

ASX-listed iCandy acquires Singaporean gaming studio

April 13, 2017 0

Gerald Tock, CEO of Inzen Studio (L), and investor Masahiko Honma, at Pixel Studios. Mobile games company iCandy Interactive, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange

This startup just raised $1.2m to improve its automated sales assistant

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: jirsak / 123RF. Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup specializing in automated sales assistants, has raised a seed round worth US$1.2 million, it announced today.

With fresh funding, Inc. doubles down on Southeast Asia

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: Pixabay. Inc. Southeast Asia, a version of the almost 40-year-old business publication Inc., launched in early 2016 to cover the regional entrepreneurial beat.

Rakuten invests $2.8m in Singapore-based serviced apartment startup

April 9, 2017 0

Photo credit: MetroResidences. Singapore-based serviced apartment MetroResidences today announced it’s all set for expansion to key Asian business cities after raising US$2.8 million in series raises $7.9m as Singapore’s online property battle heats up

April 7, 2017 0

High-rises in Singapore. Photo credit: guiselaine / 123RF. Singapore property portal has raised US$7.9 million in fresh funding, it announced today. The round, dubbed

Bigo competitor BeLive kicks off in Singapore after $1.5m seed round

April 7, 2017 0

Co-founders Lim Kim Hui (L) and Kenneth Tan. Photo credit: BeLive. When Bigo launched in March last year, the app quickly rose to dominate video

Tencent-backed Practo takes a leaf out of WeChat’s playbook

April 5, 2017 0

Shashank ND, founder and CEO of Practo. Photo credit: Practo. Shashank ND, founder and CEO of India’s leading healthcare startup, Practo, makes no bones about