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Accelerators

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

MasterCard launches 2016 edition of virtual accelerator Start Path Global

Two companies in APAC have already signed up
Sep 17, 2016
Photo credit: IDA Hive.

Inside the Singapore government’s lab of the future

Tech in Asia peeked inside The Hive – the place where the coders work – and caught a glimpse of what goes on within. Here’s what we learned
Aug 03, 2016
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Big Data

Trax lets manufacturers and retailers get data on how well products are selling by their placement on the shelves, in real time. Photo credit: Screenshot of Trax via YouTube

Trax gets $19.5 million to push image recognition software that analyzes store shelves automatically

Trax is one of the few startups offering an intuitive service for stores
Feb 06, 2017

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016
Nugit team photo. Photo credit: PR

Analytics automator Nugit raises $5.2 million from Sequoia India

Singapore-based Nugit promises analysts 50-80% less time spent "extracting, cleaning and combining" data when using its artificial intelligence-enhanced reports
Oct 07, 2016
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Development

Here are four cues the Philippines can take from Singapore to build a thriving startup ecosystem

Indeed, the Philippines has a long way to go, and there are many lessons to learn from Singapore. We asked some of the thought leaders in the tech scene what these [Read More...]
Jul 18, 2015

Nitrous.IO gets $6.65M and promises big announcements in the coming months

The Singapore web development platform raised Series A financing that it will use to grow its team and continue with R&D efforts
Mar 19, 2014

eCommerce

Credit: RedMart

Alibaba buys RedMart for Southeast Asian expansion

Groceries are a growth industry in the region with its expanding middle-class
Nov 03, 2016

Omise’s $17.5 million funding round puts Thai payments startups on the map in a big way

This is a big round for Thailand, but it won't be for long: Expect the country to become a huge source of e-commerce activity
Jul 21, 2016
Photo Credit: Nicolas Lannuzel at Creative Commons

Backseat driving: Key takeaways from the Google and Temasek e-commerce report on Southeast Asia

The ‘e-conomy report’ points to an e-commerce industry set for serious growth, but it also highlights potholes and obstacles in the region
May 27, 2016
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Education

(From left) Indranil and Anant, Nhance’s co-founders. Photo credit: PR

The app that’ll help you pick up business skills during your coffee break

Why five minutes may just be enough to absorb some skills on the go
Aug 23, 2016
Photo credit: ManyTutors

At 24, this entrepreneur battled cancer while building his company. A decade later, he is pivoting

Lai Weichang built his Singapore-based tuition agency at the age of 24. Now at 35, he is ready to take it to the next step
Apr 29, 2016

Entrepreneurship

(From left) Indranil and Anant, Nhance’s co-founders. Photo credit: PR

The app that’ll help you pick up business skills during your coffee break

Why five minutes may just be enough to absorb some skills on the go
Aug 23, 2016
Photo credit: Haldane Martin / Flickr

Loop wants to connect the world’s co-working spaces

Chi describes most co-working spaces today as “walled gardens,” closed-off communities that don’t foster networking and communication beyond their doors. Loop [Read More...]
Jun 01, 2016

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

One of Israel's most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own [Read More...]
May 01, 2016
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Events

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016
ChinaBang 2015 took place in Hong Kong. This year will highlight Chengdu and the southwestern Chinese technology economy. Photo credit: Technode

Geektime in Chengdu: Follow us on the ground this week at Technode’s ChinaBang startup conference

Geektime's own Laura Rosbrow-Telem will visit Chengdu, one of China's growing technology and finance hubs, for the annual ChinaBang Awards
Mar 28, 2016

Meet the guys behind the Indian Muslim startup scene

The Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs Network's first conference focused on Halal investments, among other things, paving the way for future events in Singapore, Asia and the [Read More...]
Feb 07, 2016

FinTech

This fintech startup wants to make personal finance management a breeze to millennials

Seedly co-Founder Kenneth Lou shares his thoughts on starting up Seedly
Aug 13, 2016
Urban landscape of Singapore. Photo Credit: Everything/ Shutterstock.

Paypal launches new fintech incubator in Singapore

It's the second fintech incubator Paypal has launched in Asia following its first in Chennai
May 06, 2016

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

One of Israel's most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own [Read More...]
May 01, 2016
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Gaming

Singapore-based startup iCandy will go IPO, expects to raise $2.58M

iCandy will be the first mobile games studio in Southeast Asia to go IPO. It plans to use the funds to enhance its product and grow its user base.
Aug 18, 2015

SEA gaming company Garena is making a big play at Venture Capital

Target: 8 figures of investment yearly in Web and Mobile
Apr 23, 2014

Hardware

Photo Credit: Zimplistic, one of the fast rising hardware startups from Singapore

15 top-funded hardware startups in Southeast Asia (INFOGRAPHIC)

This smart gadget revolution is not just taking place in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, or China – entrepreneurs across Southeast Asia are leaping in
Oct 27, 2015

Singapore restaurant shows off autonomous drone waiters

The autonomous drones (pictured) fly back and forth from the kitchen, carrying drinks or dishes to the restaurant’s customers
Feb 11, 2015

Singapore’s Ampere surpasses US$60K Kickstarter goal in no time at all

The wireless charging sleeve is expected to be shipped by August 2015. Early bird pledges begin at US$69
Jan 18, 2015
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Health

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Singapore’s Eggchill wants to help women with fertility issues

Singapore-based social enterprise Eggchill wants to serve women in Asia in a couple of ways
Dec 20, 2016
Photo credit: Procto

Tweet your healthcare queries to doctors and get quick answers

The Twitter ID goes live Thursday, World Health Day, and is first available to those in India, Singapore, and the Philippines
Apr 06, 2016

Ramat Gan startup EarlySense partners with mHS to bring its health tech to Singapore

The agreement between EarlySense and local health startup mHS highlights the expanding tech and trade relationship between Israel and Singapore.
Mar 29, 2016
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Industry

China’s Kuang-Chi leads $7 million in vid startup Agent Vi to deploy smart video to smart city projects in Asia

Kuang-Chi wants to utilize Agent Vi's detection capabilities for security, transportation and logistics for its Future City strategy.
Sep 15, 2016

How the current capital structure for VCs can be improved

It might be time to start questioning some of the industry's long held beliefs
Sep 05, 2016

‘GrabTaxi’ for local services ServisHero jumps into Singapore

High Internet penetration rate and a knowledge of the local ecosystem makes Singapore an attractive move.
Oct 06, 2015
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Innovation

Photo credit: IDA Hive.

Inside the Singapore government’s lab of the future

Tech in Asia peeked inside The Hive – the place where the coders work – and caught a glimpse of what goes on within. Here’s what we learned
Aug 03, 2016
ChinaBang 2015 took place in Hong Kong. This year will highlight Chengdu and the southwestern Chinese technology economy. Photo credit: Technode

Geektime in Chengdu: Follow us on the ground this week at Technode’s ChinaBang startup conference

Geektime's own Laura Rosbrow-Telem will visit Chengdu, one of China's growing technology and finance hubs, for the annual ChinaBang Awards
Mar 28, 2016

Can this company solve Earth’s space trash problem?

Astroscale is sick of satellite and rocket refuse polluting the skies, so it's doing something about it
Oct 17, 2015
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Internet

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016
Photo credit: Eggchill

Singapore’s Eggchill wants to help women with fertility issues

Singapore-based social enterprise Eggchill wants to serve women in Asia in a couple of ways
Dec 20, 2016

Israeli WiFi startup Celeno snags $38 million from Singapore investment fund Red Dot, Pitango and OurCrowd

The round is the first investment by Red Dot, a Singaporean fund which controls a $150 million war chest dedicated solely to Israeli startups
Sep 07, 2016
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IoT

Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016
CrowdX founders Gil Friedlander, Amit Lubovsky and Ori Goshen. Photo credit: PR

Cellwize acquires Israeli CrowdX

This is the story of how one major pivot helped CrowdX land the exit
May 17, 2016

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

One of Israel's most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own [Read More...]
May 01, 2016
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IT

Lists

CubeSats, launch vehicles, and satellite maintenance are the big verticals in a growing space industry (screenshot from Rocket Lab video featured below)

Beyond SpaceX: 10 space companies to watch in 2016 & 2017

While development is happening everywhere, these companies are the next big things to shoot past the stratosphere
Jan 06, 2016
A mashup of Singapore startups you should watch out for in 2016. Photo credit: Courtesy

10 Singaporean startups you ought to know

Did you know that Singapore was ranked #10 in Compass’ 2015 report of startup ecosystems? These companies help explain why
Dec 28, 2015

Singapore’s 10 biggest tech stories in 2015

Here are some of the biggest tech stories to come out of Singapore in 2015.
Dec 19, 2015
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Media

Photo credit: Blippar

Augmented reality startup raises $54M to grab the Asian market

London-based Blippar uses augmented reality (AR) technology and computer vision to let users discover information about everyday items using their phone cameras
Mar 04, 2016
Photo credit: BeMyGuest

BeMyGuest becomes first Singapore startup to join Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies list

It joins the ranks of Airbnb and Uber in the travel category in this year’s list
Feb 16, 2016

Want to get your company in the news? 8 tech journos offer advice

TechCrunch, Forbes and others say building relationships is key. Also, startups should make an effort to think like a reporter
Dec 19, 2015
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Mobile

(From left) Indranil and Anant, Nhance’s co-founders. Photo credit: PR

The app that’ll help you pick up business skills during your coffee break

Why five minutes may just be enough to absorb some skills on the go
Aug 23, 2016
Go-Jek office. Photo credit: e27.

Go-Jek joins the fray, set to raise $550M in Asia’s ride-hailing war

Go-Jek’s services feature is a serious advantage and one place where the company stands apart from the competition
Aug 04, 2016

Didi conquers Uber China, startups merge in $35 billion deal

What Uber's decision to merge its China business with Didi Chuxing signals about its strategy
Aug 01, 2016
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News

Trax lets manufacturers and retailers get data on how well products are selling by their placement on the shelves, in real time. Photo credit: Screenshot of Trax via YouTube

Trax gets $19.5 million to push image recognition software that analyzes store shelves automatically

Trax is one of the few startups offering an intuitive service for stores
Feb 06, 2017
Credit: RedMart

Alibaba buys RedMart for Southeast Asian expansion

Groceries are a growth industry in the region with its expanding middle-class
Nov 03, 2016
Driverless shuttle at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. Photo Credit: NTU

Singapore clears the road for driverless buses and taxis

The city-state sees autonomous vehicles as part of the solution to traffic congestion, and adds onto its smart city plans
Oct 25, 2016
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Policy

Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016
Photo credit: IDA Hive.

Inside the Singapore government’s lab of the future

Tech in Asia peeked inside The Hive – the place where the coders work – and caught a glimpse of what goes on within. Here’s what we learned
Aug 03, 2016

Google, Uber, Lyft unite for a self-driving car lobby

While the biggest ridesharing companies in the United States carpool their influence to push for self-driving cabs, autonomous ridesharing profits aren't guaranteed
Apr 28, 2016

Robotics

Maritime drones have a long voyage ahead before they become commonplace

Self-sailing boats are much more niche than ground and aerial options, but some production models are now coming out
Oct 15, 2016

Rakuten leads $10.5 million round in AI startup ViSenze

Brands use ViSenze to turn images into engagement, and publishers use ViSenze to generate monetisation opportunities from their visual media assets
Sep 16, 2016

Can this company solve Earth’s space trash problem?

Astroscale is sick of satellite and rocket refuse polluting the skies, so it's doing something about it
Oct 17, 2015

Security

Mobile malware grows nearly three-fold in Q2 2015

With an unprecedented rise in mobile security breaches, users are having to rethink the way they use their smartphones.
Aug 03, 2015

Website hacked? This startup restores most of it within minutes

Asian companies are more concerned about “saving face” – by getting rid of all traces of hacks and defacements – than their Western counterparts
Jan 12, 2015

Anti-piracy law to come into effect in Singapore end-August 2014

More sites that show a blatant support for piracy will go down, if content creators lodge complaints with internet service providers
Jul 11, 2014

Social Media

Forget Snapchat, this app is the next big thing with teenagers in Southeast Asia

After six months of momentum and continued growth, Bigo is on track to be a name around the world
Aug 08, 2016
Photo credit: Pixabay

LinkedIn launches $59M data center in Singapore, first outside of U.S.

The center will be located in Jurong and is about the size of four and a half basketball courts
Apr 06, 2016

6 digital marketing mistakes every startup should avoid

A good product with a poor marketing strategy is as good as a dud. Here are some digital marketing caveats you should avoid
Oct 31, 2015
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Space

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016
CubeSats, launch vehicles, and satellite maintenance are the big verticals in a growing space industry (screenshot from Rocket Lab video featured below)

Beyond SpaceX: 10 space companies to watch in 2016 & 2017

While development is happening everywhere, these companies are the next big things to shoot past the stratosphere
Jan 06, 2016

Can this company solve Earth’s space trash problem?

Astroscale is sick of satellite and rocket refuse polluting the skies, so it's doing something about it
Oct 17, 2015

Telecom

Singapore startup gets record $5.6M seed funding to turn your phone number into a URL

It’s possibly the largest seed round ever raised in the island state - at least the largest to be made public
Oct 22, 2014

Can nanu start a new era of free voice calls in Asia?

The appearance of free mobile call app nanu could mean a future of free, ad-supported voice communication for emerging economies of Asia
Aug 06, 2014

Transportation

Driverless shuttle at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. Photo Credit: NTU

Singapore clears the road for driverless buses and taxis

The city-state sees autonomous vehicles as part of the solution to traffic congestion, and adds onto its smart city plans
Oct 25, 2016
Uber's first self-driving car model is a Ford, as seen Thursday on the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo credit: Uber

US government announces $165 million for smart cities in Pittsburgh, home to Uber self-driving pilot

The internet of things is linking cities closer together, but what approach is best?
Oct 13, 2016

World War U: How Grab’s $750 million round signals it’s thinking victory over Uber in Southeast Asia

Softbank led the round to refill the Singapore startup's coffers that might be a stretch run toward boxing Uber out of the region
Sep 20, 2016

Venture Capital

Israel’s OurCrowd scores massive $72 million Series C for its crowdfunding equity fund

The round makes OurCrowd the best funded equity crowdfunding platform in the world
Sep 21, 2016

Didi conquers Uber China, startups merge in $35 billion deal

What Uber's decision to merge its China business with Didi Chuxing signals about its strategy
Aug 01, 2016

Asian investors appreciate Israeli innovators’ respect for tradition, says OurCrowd’s Jon Medved

One of Israel's most prolific startup investors says Israel and Singapore are a match made in heaven, while each relationship the Jewish state has in Asia has its own [Read More...]
May 01, 2016
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Consumer

Video: Reflections from Kickstarter Co-founder Charles Adler

Adler explains that for a campaign to be successful, it is all about telling people — especially your mom
Oct 18, 2015

Greentech

Can this company solve Earth’s space trash problem?

Astroscale is sick of satellite and rocket refuse polluting the skies, so it's doing something about it
Oct 17, 2015