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Today, you may try to ignore new technology in your personal life but that’s not an option in business. If you want your startup to succeed in today’s technology-driven business environment, being luddite isn’t going to help. Investment in the right technology and its adaption can offer an...

With more and more companies having to shift to a virtual office due to the onset of COVID-19, cybersecurity has also become an increasingly pertinent issue. Attackers have been using more sophisticated methods with increased efforts to launder money, disrupt opinions, and other fraudulent...

There are many ways that the implementation of AI technology can help retail businesses grow. For consumer goods particularly, the use of AI starts in the supply chain. According to Noodle AI, between 2016 and 2018, retail use of AI grew 600 per cent. The company also estimated that 95 per cent of...

One of the characteristics that every good investor looks for in an aspiring entrepreneur is resilience, or the ability to learn from and bounce back after a failure. You don’t have to have previous startup problems to show resilience – everyone should have a story of tackling a tough challenge...

Local payments platform-as-a-service firm PPRO raises US$50M The story: PPRO, a local payments platform-as-a-service with operations in Singapore, has closed a US$50 million financing round. Investors: Sprints Capital (lead), Citi Ventures and HPE Growth. Plans with the capital: To scale the...

According to an annual national graduate careers survey conducted in 2019 by GTI Media Singapore, interest among local youths to create or join a startup has never been higher. Therefore, it is of no surprise to find the youth startup ecosystem in Singapore thriving. Today, we will explore the...

Gero founder Peter Fedichev Gero raises funding to develop new drugs for ageing The story: Singapore-based biotech company Gero has secured US$2.2 million in Series A funding, bringing the total capital raised since Gero’s founding to over US$7.5 million. Investors: Bulba Ventures (Belarus),...

Sequoia India is making key hires across its uppermost leaderships, including Ajay Gore, former CTO of Indonesian ride-hailing giant gojek, as its new operating partner. Other than him, Gayatri Vasudeva Yadav will also be joining in as the CMO and Shweta Rajpal Kohli as the Head of Public...

Storytelling is nothing new. In fact, storytelling dates back to very ancient times and predates the emergence of writing. Today, storytelling continues to thrive and has been incorporated into companies’ marketing strategies to humanise their sales messages and form closer relationships between...

Vesta raises funding to expand to APAC The story: Vesta, a US-based startup specialising in fraud protection and payment technologies, has secured an undisclosed sum in strategic investment from Singapore-based EDBI. The plans: This investment, along with a strategic alignment with EDBI, will...