Tag Archives: Singapore
Singapore FinTech Association, Hong Kong’s AMTD Group join forces to boost Singapore’s fintech community
Strategic Collaboration Agreement inked to connect their ecosystems and maximise synergies of their respective members.
Some S59% of Singapore workers say they have their company’s cybersecurity policies in mind whilst working remotely amidst the global pandemic, but 52% admit to using non-work applications on a corporate device and 38% connect to public Wi-Fi networks without using the corporate VPN.
Burgreens investment The story: DealStreetAsia reports that Indonesian plants-based food chain Burgreens has raised an undisclosed sum in funding. Investors: Teja Ventures, Angel Investment Network of Indonesia. What is Burgreens?: It is a plant-based food company which operates restaurants as well as provides Asian taste plant-based meats alternative. Burgreens was started in November 2013 by […]
Shippit opens an office and launches cash-on-delivery service in Singapore, from where it is looking to grow its presence in the Southeast Asian e-commerce industry, estimated to be worth $38 billion last year.
Telco’s collaboration with China Unicom and Bridge Alliance allows enterprise customers of both mobile operators to make embedded SIM changes over-the-air, bypassing the need to manually configure their device SIM cards to change networks in Singapore or China.
China is set for its biggest stock sale in a decade when homegrown chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) debuts on Shanghai’s Nasdaq-style STAR Market at the end of this month. Backed by heavy subscriptions by mainland investors, the Hong Kong-listed company could raise as much as RMB 53.2 billion (around $7.6 billion) in a secondary […]
Last 19 to 24 June 2020, The Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI), in partnership with 500 Startups, held the 2020 Vision Programme that gathered 25 tech teams in a rigorous boot camp that spanned four days. With 8 mentors, 6 guest speakers, and 8 workshops, the teams were exposed to practical […]
Fengru Lin, a passionate cheesemaker, was working with Google Singapore as a Territory Account Manager when she met her future co-founder Max Rye, an expert in the stem cells-based alternative food. Lin, who was looking for unadulterated and pure milk to make her dream cheese but to no avail, wondered if the same stem cells-based […]
At the beginning of this year, the labour market was strong. The Straits Times reported that over the past 10 years, local employment had grown steadily to 80.8 per cent with low unemployment at 3.1 per cent according to the Ministry of Manpower. Real wages grew by 3.8 per cent over the last five years. […]
Ecosystem Roundup: Singapore tops autonomous vehicles readiness index; Karana, MyanCare raise funding; Zilingo lays off more staff
Karana gets US$1.7M seed funding for its ‘whole plant-based’ meat alternative made from jackfruit; Investors include Henry Soesanto, CEO of Monde Nissin, foodtech fund Germi8, Big Idea Ventures; Karana will also use the funding to launch its plant-based products in restaurants in Asia. More here Has COVID-19 pushed us into the digital future?; If the pandemic […]
Experts explained how Singapore is using AI to make the nation smarter at today’s World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). It was the first time the annual event focused on the city-state, with a special WAIC Singapore stage. Here’s what happened in the six sessions: 1. Singapore’s national AI strategy Singapore’s big push into AI is […]
WAIC International Day was officially launched on July 10 at the World Expo Center in Shanghai. From left: Cai Jiong, Partner at ZD Smart Capital; Thomas Knoop, CEO and co-founder of Livecom; Rong Zhiqin, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology; Zhao Xiaolei, the director of UNIDO ITPO Shanghai; and Davide […]
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Fujian raided the headquarters of a smart contracts scam that are accused of stealing RMB 100 million ($14 million) since 2019, according to Chinese media reports. Why it matters: China has been promoting blockchain development since President Xi Jinping’s speech on the significance of the technology in October, […]
Since late February, China has relied on “health code” apps to control re-opening. A green code in your city mini-app gets you into markets, office buildings, and public transport. Yellow or red? You could be barred from your train, or even sent into self-isolation. These apps follow the ebb and flow of the virus. Though […]
Amidst the country’s accelerated digitalisation efforts, and as voters head to the polls, the Singapore government must realise it also needs to transform the way it engages its population, which increasingly will demand answers as more come online along with their personal data.
According to both Startup Genome’s 2019 and 2020 reports, Singapore has secured its position as one of the world’s most well-known regional hotbeds for startup ecosystems. Much of this reputation is due to the country’s notable track record of successful startups buttressed by the extensive funding pool, and ushered in largely by innovative and knowledgeable […]