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Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Genesis bets on growing appeal of venture debt funding

SINGAPORE (July 17): When start-ups accept money from venture capitalists, the founders are often asked to give up a significant portion of their ownership in return for additional equity financing

Budget 2020

$8.3 bil package to help Singapore companies, economy grow over the next 3 years: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE (Feb 18): The Singapore government will allocate $8.3 billion to spur enterprises and develop Singapore’s economy over the next three years, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Fi

Private equity

The future of venture capital in Malaysia

(Jan 31): The venture capital sector in Malaysia has enjoyed a decade of global prominence amid record levels of fundraising.

Emerging Markets

How developing countries create industrial champions

SINGAPORE (Jan 23): For many firms in emerging and developing economies, emulating the successes of Samsung and Hyundai may seem like an impossible dream.

Issues that matter

Start-ups sober up to funding scrutiny

WeWork’s IPO debacle emphasises that having a high-profile founder with a great idea is not enough

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Singapore-based start-up that gives loans to online shoppers scores US$500 mil valuation

SINGAPORE (Dec 3): FinAccel Pte, which extends credit to online shoppers in Indonesia under the Kredivo brand, has raised US$90 million ($123 million) of expansion capital in a fundraising round va

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Enterprise Singapore expands GIA network to London; launches new acceleration programmes

SINGAPORE (Nov 13): Enterprise Singapore on Wednesday announced a series of Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partnerships and programmes at the Singapore FinTech Festival and the Singapor

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

DBS launches zero-cost business toolkit to attract high-growth startups

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): DBS Bank has rolled out a zero-cost business toolkit that comprises a suite of banking and professional services for high-growth startups in the software, Internet and emerging t

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Temasek JV Reefknot Investments makes first investment in UK-based AI company

SINGAPORE (Oct 30): Reefknot Investments, a Singapore-based global joint venture between Temasek Holdings and Kuehne + Nagel, has made its first strategic investment in UK-based artificial intellig

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Local AI firm Taiger wins $34 mil from investors

SINGAPORE (July 10): Taiger, an artificial intelligence startup whose clients include Bank of America Corp, AIA Group Ltd.

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