SeedPlus raises over $18m for its first seed-stage fund

April 26, 2017 0

Photo credit: olegdudko / 123RF. Seed-stage startup investor SeedPlus has raised over US$18 million for its first fund, it announced today. This was the targeted

Brief: Singapore’s iFashion group aims to IPO by end of 2017

April 24, 2017 0

Photo credit: Unsplash. Singapore-based online fashion platform iFashion says it’s planning to go public, raising US$10 million in an initial public offering by the end

Is the Lazada-Uber-Netflix alliance a game changer?

April 22, 2017 0

Image credit: lightwise / 123RF Stock Photo. Southeast Asia’s biggest ecommerce marketplace Lazada made headlines recently with a blockbuster launch of a membership program in

Brief: Singapore’s SMRT negotiating to sell taxi operations to Grab

April 22, 2017 0

Image credit: Wikimedia. Singapore transport operator SMRT wants to sell off its taxi business, and has been in talks with transport app company Grab for

A startup tackles Southeast Asia’s hidden esports opportunity

April 21, 2017 0

An esports tournament. Photo credit: Dota 2 The International. It may not be long before an athlete wins a gold medal at the Olympics –

Lazada, Redmart, Uber, and Netflix take on Amazon Prime with new subscription service

April 20, 2017 0

(From L to R:) Redmart CEO Roger Egan, Lazada Singapore CEO Alexis Lanternier, and Uber Singapore general manager Warren Tseng. Photo credit: Lazada. Lazada announced

Procter & Gamble to spend $100m for Singapore innovation center

April 18, 2017 0

Procter & Gamble’s US headquarters. Photo credit: Jonathan Weiss / 123RF. Procter & Gamble today announced it would invest US$100 million over the next five

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