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  • The Co-Foundry and Plug & Play launch new fintech accelerator in Singapore

    FinTech accelerator launches in Singapore & Silicon Valley

    techinasia.com 20 Apr '15, 5am

    Startups in Singapore’s fintech space will get another shot at joining an accelerator , thanks to the arrival of a new program called TCF-PnP Program: Fintech Call 2015 . The program’s acronym-heavy moniker doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it highlights the main partners behin...

  • This app is the best way to find interior designers in Singapore

    Qanvast: the best way to find interior designers in Singapore

    techinasia.com 18 Apr '15, 12pm

    Getting an interior designer is a rite of passage for many Singaporean families. It’s a big financial commitment: they’d typically commit at least S$25,000 (US$18,600) to doll up the whole house, and could pay up to S$40,000 (US$30,000) after adding air conditioning, electrical wiring...

  • Amidst declining print business, SPH launches media startup accelerator with Plug & Play

    Singapore Press Holdings launches media startup accelerator

    techinasia.com 18 Apr '15, 4am

    Singapore’s leading print media company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is getting more deeply involved in the startup space, the company has announced, with a new accelerator program aimed at media and technology startups. SPH is partnering with Singapore’s Infocomm Investments and Si...

  • New startup brings P2P loans to Singapore’s small businesses

    Capital Match brings P2P loans to Singapore's small business

    techinasia.com 17 Apr '15, 12pm

    Meeting Capital Match co-founders Pawel Kuznicki and Kevin Lim, it feels like they are well on their way to bridge the gap between a technology company and big finance. Dressed in button-up shirts and dark trousers, I get the feeling they’re going to advise me about loans rather than ...

  • Scaling globally from Singapore

    Scaling globally from Singapore

    techinasia.com 17 Apr '15, 6am

    Royston Tay, co-founder of Zopim (which was acquired by Zendesk in 2014 ): “Scaling globally required us to figure out product, people, and then processes, in that order. We were fanatical about building the right product, to the extent that two years after founding, Zopim was still i...

  • Startupbootcamp announces top 10 FinTech startups to join its Singapore program

    Startupbootcamp announces top 10 FinTech startups

    techinasia.com 13 Apr '15, 6am

    It was an especially good weekend for the 10 startups who qualified for the Startupbootcamp FinTech program in Singapore. During a special event on Saturday, the FinTech accelerator chose the finalists out of a selection process that lasted six weeks and saw 300 applications coming in...

  • Satoshi Citadel Industries acquires Bitcoin exchange BuyBitcoin

    Satoshi Citadel Industries acquires BuyBitcoin

    techinasia.com 13 Apr '15, 8am

    Philippine Bitcoin umbrella company Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) announced today it has acquired Bitcoin exchange BuyBitcoin for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Sam Kaddoura, Lasse Birk Olesen, James Florentino, and Dan Walton in January 2014, BuyBitcoin is a peso-to-bitcoin, ov...

  • This new Singapore fund wants to hatch fintech and B2B startups

    New Singapore fund to hatch fintech and B2B startups

    techinasia.com 31 Mar '15, 10am

    A new venture capital fund called Hatcher has launched, and it is targeting to raise US$100 million. It’s well on its way there. The Singapore and Dubai-based “venture builder platform” focuses on startups in the fintech and B2B space. Hatcher CEO John Sharp tells Tech in Asia that it...

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