Swiss-based VC Mountain Partners is entering SEA via a US$9.2m JV with Fatfish Internet Group.
Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan revealed that most of the new businesses he invested in 2000 for RM200 million (about US$50 million at current rates) have failed.
Singapore-based fintech startup Jewel Paymentech secured over US$1 million in a Series A round led by Tuas Capital Partners.
Jewel Paymentech wants to help banks perform proper due diligence on e-commerce operators using technology, writes Benjamin Cher.
P2P lending is gaining traction in Singapore, with local startup Funding Societies having disbursed S$2.4mil worth of loans in the few months since its official launch.
When Singapore introduced its Personal Data Protection Act, for a heavily regulated sector like the financial services industry, it was just another box to tick on a long list of compliance and regulatory requirements -- but that list is about to get longer, reports Benjamin Cher.
Singapore startup Legalese.io has just launched, hoping that ‘software will eat the law’ when it comes to drafting legal documents for startups and VCs to use. Benjamin Cher reports.
P2P lending platform Capital Match, founded by ex-Rocket Internet executive Pawal Kuznicki and former investment banker Kevin Lim, is looking to play matchmaker to Singapore SMEs and individual investors.
Bread & Kaya columnist Foong Cheng Leong sets out some tips for you before you open your start-up for funding.