Singapore’s tech news
January 2023 round-up
Technology news items from Singapore in January 2023 spanned a variety of developments including upcoming opportunities for Web3 startups, artificial intelligence-focused partnerships with Australia, insect proteins in agriculture as cattle feed alternatives, and more.
And for our other editions, spanning daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly updates on Asia’s technology spaces, here’s an outline.
- Singapore: Alterpacks raises $1M pre-seed funding, upcycling food loss in manufacturing to create a biodegradable, home-compostible material to replace plastic food containers
- Singapore-HQ’d Protenga gains backing from The Yield Lab Asia Pacific, aiming to grow insect-focused production platform for aquafeed and pet food, incorporating upcycling of palm oil industry by-products
- Singapore-HQ’d ADDX digital securities platform in December fractionalized a SEA-focussed venture debt fund, making it available on the ADDX blockchain-enabled exchange
- Twitter employees in Singapore, Asia-Pacific HQ for the company, told to vacate building and work remotely, reportedly due to Musk’s continued cost-cutting
- Singapore: LionsBot cleaning robotics firm lands $17M Series A, seeing projected market potential of $25.9BN globally by 2027
- Inypay neobank preps for launch this year with services including micro-lending, remittances, micro-insurance and beyond, aiming for launch across 5 countries
- Singapore’s Seventh Sense to establish artificial intelligence R&D hub in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on AI-based computer vision and cryptography for defense, security, fintech and retail
- Singapore’s Quest Ventures and raiSE open applications for Sustainable Impact Accelerator, seeking socially-impactful enterprises
- Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong to run HAPathon 2023, global Web3 startup competition, from March to April
Beyond these, we also produce quarterly collections, gathering a jurisdiction’s technology news into 3-monthly digests each year.