venture capital (VC)

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Raising the next unicorn, uniquely

Venture capital firms, incubators and accelerators are seeking new ways to attract start-ups


Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners closes 3rd investment fund for SEA at US$111 mil

The Singapore-based firm exceeded its initial target of US$100 million, drawing new investor Concentric Equity Partners along with existing backers including Temasek Holdings Pte, Pavilion Capital, International Finance Corp. and Vulcan Capital.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Start-ups labour for funding as investment shrinks

Startups are finding funding more difficult to come by amid Covid-19, but should they be receiving funds in the first place?


Alternative investment hedge fund strategies based on algorithmic trading could become more mainstream

SINGAPORE (Dec 9): Traditionally conservative institutional investors such as pension funds are now exploring allocating a larger portion of their assets to alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate and infr


Why China's surveillance giants are the US' new target

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): The euphoria surrounding the so-called Phase 1 of what promises to be a long-drawn-out multi-pronged trade deal between two of the world’s largest economies, the US and China, did not last long. A week after Beijing and Washington ag

Equity raising

Private capital deals fall amid debacles over valuations; venture capitalists seeking fewer, but bigger, investments

SINGAPORE (Sept 30): Amid frothy valuations for start-ups and scepticism about their profit and growth projections, venture capital (VC) deal flows in Southeast Asia have slowed from the year before. Even so, industry players are observing a trend of “f

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

UK start-up builder says one in two young Singaporeans want to be an entrepreneur

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): Days after a survey by the World Economic Forum suggests that scarcely any youthful Singaporean wants to be an entrepreneur, another study seems to suggest otherwise.

Investing strategy

MAS working with financial industry to foster healthy investment ecosystem in three key areas

SINGAPORE (July 11): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is working with the financial industry to create a healthy investment ecosystem and achieve three objectives.


Temasek's Vertex invests in Binance to expand in Singapore

DUBAI (Oct 23): Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings Pte, said it made an investment in digital asset trading platform operator Binance to develop a fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore.

Southeast Asia PE deal value surges to $30 bil in 1Q, led by Singapore

SINGAPORE (July 9): Total private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) deal value in Southeast Asia hit a historic high of US$21.9 billion ($29.7 billion) over 19 deals in 1Q18, significantly up from 26 deals worth US$687 million a year ago.