5 06, 2019

ISF Incubator Launches First International Startup in Singapore

By |2019-06-05T07:15:27+00:00June 5th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Singapore|0 Comments

 ISF Incubator, the startup arm at Intellectual Ventures, today announced it has formed a joint venture with NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Based in Singapore, the joint venture is called Secur3DP+, a startup company that brings additive manufacturing to global companies by providing a supply chain hub for 3D printing. The system is [...]

23 03, 2018

Singapore needs to push its startups beyond seed funding

By |2018-03-23T14:22:36+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Singapore, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Despite seed and series A capital abundance, there’s not much series B and C funding enabling startups to scale up. Whilst Singapore has been consistently hailed as one of the most startup-friendly countries due to prime business conditions and attractive incentives packages, the unavailability of second-stage level funding poses a problem for startups looking for growth opportunities [...]

8 03, 2018

NUS Enterprise and Singtel Innov8 launch new hub for cybersecurity startups

By |2018-03-08T14:06:50+00:00March 8th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Singapore|0 Comments

On 5 March, NUS Enterprise and Singtel Innov8 jointly launchedSingapore’s first integrated regional cybersecurity hub to kick-start and support early stage and growing start-ups, entrepreneurs and academics worldwide. NUS Enterprise is the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, while Singtel Innov8 is a corporate venture capital fund with its own set of decision-making, approval and funding processes and [...]

11 10, 2017

Vertex Ventures raises $210 million for Southeast Asia, India start-ups

By |2017-10-11T14:34:14+00:00October 11th, 2017|Singapore, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, said it has raised a $210 million fund to invest in Southeast Asian and Indian startups, exceeding its original target size of $150 million. Vertex plans to continue its strategy of investing in early-stage technology companies in Southeast Asia and India across enterprise technology, financial technology and consumer internet, it [...]

18 07, 2017

Deep tech start-ups may get $100m boost by SPRING Singapore

By |2017-07-18T13:27:15+00:00July 18th, 2017|Singapore, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Up to half of the funds in the Startup SG Equity scheme could be set aside for start-ups working in the sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering, health and biomedical sciences, and urban solutions and sustainability. That could mean around $100 million going to what are known as deep technology firms exploring opportunities in [...]

14 07, 2017

New venture fund launched – run by Singapore university students, for students

By |2017-07-14T09:08:08+00:00July 14th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government, Student Funds|0 Comments

Entrepreneurship community Kairos Asean and the Singapore Management University's (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) have launched a new venture fund run by university students for students. Called Protege Ventures, it aims to give undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore-based universities a shot at "practical, real-life venture capital experience" in sourcing, analysing and investing in technology-enabled [...]

27 04, 2017

Singapore Creates S$1 Billion Innovation Fund to Drive Growth

By |2017-04-27T07:27:10+00:00April 27th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government|0 Comments

Singapore is creating a S$1 billion ($718 million) fund to help innovative companies develop their businesses and expand overseas, part of the city state’s drive to boost economic growth. The Makara Innovation Fund -- a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and local private equity firm Makara Capital -- will invest S$30 to S$150 million [...]

23 06, 2016

Start Singapore: Fund to provide seed money

By |2016-06-23T14:01:57+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Singapore, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A fintech fund called Dymon Asia Ventures has been set up to invest in areas such as asset management, remittances and foreign exchange.The fund will provide seed finance and growth capital for business expansion. Dymon did not disclose its fund size or the potential investment in each start-up. The norm for investment community is to [...]

29 10, 2015

2 Singaport Management University alumni donate S$1 million for entrepreneurship fund

By |2015-10-29T12:09:55+00:00October 29th, 2015|Singapore|0 Comments

Two Singapore Management University (SMU) alumni have donated S$1 million to set up a new entrepreneurship fund at the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB), marking the university's largest gift by its alumni to date. The two alumni are Mr Jeff Tung and Mr Benjamin Twoon, who graduated from LKCSB in 2013. Mr [...]

24 09, 2015

Singapore National Research Foundation launches S$40 million fund to grow local tech start-ups

By |2015-09-24T08:26:17+00:00September 24th, 2015|New Fund Announcement, Singapore, State or Government|0 Comments

The National Research Foundation (NRF) launched a S$40 million fund for small, high-tech innovative companies in Singapore on Monday (Sep 21). NRF's third Early Stage Venture Fund was launched at Techventure 2015, a two-day platform for global technopreneurs and investors at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fund aims to speed up [...]