Malaysian and Singaporean joint venture startup TribeHired, which has just acquired the Bangkok-based Hubba Hired recruitment business for an undisclosed sum, is eyeing a possible Series A funding round by the end of the year.
Vietnam’s taembe.com, an online baby retailer and marketplace for third-party sellers and second-hand goods for mothers, said that it had closed a US$228,000 seed funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.
Six early-stage businesses from Norway arrived in Singapore on Aug 17 to start the Tech Incubator (TINC Asia) programme operated by Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) working in partnership with Innovation Norway.
Singapore, known as an Asian launchpad for multinational companies in the 1990s, is quickly becoming one for startups in the 2010s – at least, according to the Singapore Startup Ecosystem and Entrepreneurial Toolbox prepared by 500 Startups' Arnaud Bonzom.
How much focus should be on the cost of public sector development programmes versus the expected impact from such programmes? The 500 Startups Distro Dojo accelerator programme in Malaysia supported by MaGIC causes Karamjit Singh to ponder this question.
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.
Legal services still remain relatively untouched by the startup boom in Asia. Obfuscated terms and legal jargon provide high barriers of entry, giving lawyers a monopoly. But that might change with a couple of new startups making their debut, writes Benjamin Cher.
Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) said that applications are open for its next JFDI Accelerate 100-day startup accelerator programme to start in August, and announced some changes to the format.
A pact between startup ecosystem players from Malaysia and Singapore with an Asean perspective is underway, with StartupMalaysia.org and Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) announcing a partnership.
Accelerator programmes are mushrooming in the tiny nation of Singapore, which is part of the plan – but there are still challenges in Singapore’s vision to become the startup hub of South-East Asia, writes Gabey Goh.