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May 2024: Singapore

Singapore’s tech news snapshot for May 2024 touches briefly on items including December’s Crypto & Digital Assets Summit, agri-tech providing methane reduction in rice farming, Temasek state-owned investment fund’s Vertex Ventures Japan Fund, and more.

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WEF & Wholesale CBDCs

WEF: Modernizing Financial Markets With Central Bank Digital Currency

  • Crypto & Digital Assets Summit Asia is set for December 5th in Singapore, delivered by The Financial Times / more info here
  • Singapore: XSQUARE raised $7.78M Series A with intelligent warehousing automation, addressing issues ranging from operations optimization to labor shortages / read it here
  • Singapore’s SquareX takes Most Promising Startup for Best Overall Performance at Cyber Entrepreneurship Summit in US with browser-native ‘last-mile attack’ security / read it here
  • Agri-tech startups from Singapore and India feature in 8 firms selected for 5th cohort of AgFunder GROW Impact Accelerator / read it here
Singapore's subsea cables

Enhancing the security of Singapore’s submarine cables

  • Singapore’s MetaComp, a digital assets-focused financial tech group, partners Hong Kong’s Harvest Global Investments to offer crypto spot ETFs to Singapore’s investors / read it here
  • Emerging Enterprise 2024 Awards are now open for applications, seeking early-stage businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia / read it here
  • Singapore’s Rize raised $14M Series A with methane-reducing approach to rice farming, providing price-incentivized farming supplies to boost uptake / read it here
  • Vertex Ventures Japan launches inaugural Vertex Ventures Japan Fund I, anchored by Vertex Holdings, venture capital arm of Singapore’s Temasek state fund / read it here
Digital Silk Road in the Indo-Pacific

ORF: Indo-Pacific Digital Silk Road – China’s vision for tech expansion

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