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Singapore Q4 2018

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4th quarter 2018 news

  • Singapore: AI Grid Foundation gains US$20M in investment from blockchain VC collective   //   read it here
  • Singapore: impress AI startup secures $1.2M, aims for chatbot market expansion into Mandarin and Japanese   //   read it here
  • Singapore: TabSquare AI-driven tech startup for restaurants backed by CCA’s Amatil X accelerator division   //   read it here
  • An intro to a number of Singapore’s AI startups   //   read it here
  • Singapore: TNB Aura VC fund closes first fund at US$22.64M with broad tech-driven B2B investment goals   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Osome AI-powered SaaS startup secures $2M with SME-focused business management services   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Vickers Venture Partners VC firm aiming for $500M fund, focusing on biotech, nanotech, AI   //   read it here
  • Singapore: iFashion Group partners Scanetchain blockchain AR startup to build interactive shopping experiences   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Blockchain2Energy Asia Conference set for November 27   //   read it here
  • Singapore: BlockShow Asia 2018 blockchain industry conference set for Nov 27   //   read it here
  • Singapore: BlockShow Asia 2018 set for November 27 to December 1   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s VeChain and Invest Cyprus ink MoU around blockchain use cases and development   //   read it here
  • Singapore Power launches blockchain-driven marketplace to trade renewable energy credits   //   read it here
  • Singapore launches world’s first smart grid index, alongside a blockchain-based marketplace for renewable energy   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Blockchain2Energy conference seeks startups for pitch competition – applications close 18th November   //   read it here
  • SIngapore: TRIVE Ventures launches government-backed blockchain accelerator   //   read it here
  • Singapore: ECXX digital assets exchange raises US$22M pre-A, aiming for Q1 2019 launch   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Perlin cloud computing startup aims for affordable source for cloud users with decentralized platform   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Pundi X blockchain POS operator partners Quantum Energy Asset Management to launch $100M blockchain fund   //   read it here
  • Fintech MOUs form part of Singapore-China (Chongqing) Financial Summit aiming at financial connectivity along the Belt and Road   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Spiking fintech startup secures $30M via private token sale for stock trading app   //   read it here
  • Singapore: KuCoin crypto platform secures $20M on daily trade volume of $24M   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Switcheo decentralized exchange on NEO and Ethereum blockchains announces support for dollar-pegged SDUSD stablecoin   //   read it here
  • China’s online retailer Taobao opens its first physical store in Singapore   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s Honestbee online grocery delivery app aims to open cashless bricks-and-mortar stores in 3 overseas markets   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Qoo10 online Retailer to launch blockchain-powered merchant fee-free ecommerce platform   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Shell IdeaRefinerty accelerator unveils 5 energy startups from its 2nd cohort   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Threadsol, startup using artificial neural networks to optimise fabric use, acquired for $12M   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s Grab partners Mastercard to issue virtual and physical prepaid cards directly from its mobile app   //   read it here
  • VISA Everywhere Initiative preps for Singapore-focused launch   //   read it here
  • Razer gaming hardware company partners NETS Group to launch Razer Pay payment services in Singapore in Q1 2019   //   read it here
  • Singapore: AND Global fintech startup lands $2.8M with sights on Myanmar and Philippines entry   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Points blockchain-powered startup uses AI and big data to calculate credit scores, aiming to change how people access banking   //   read it here
  • Singapore: An intro to the fintech and digital finance innovation initiatives of 5 banks   //   read it here
  • Singapore: The Praxis Company secures $3M with gamification approach to improving financial literacy   //   read it here
  • Singapore-based Play Ventures VC firm to invest $30M in game startups worldwide   //   read it here
  • Singapore to use biometrics including facial recognition for national digital identity system   //   read it here
  • Singapore: HealthXCapital launches $25M healthcare fund for SE Asia and India   //   read it here
  • DBS bank launches Startup Xchange business-matching program for startups in Singapore and Hong Kong   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Sendhelper labor market platform secures US$444k seed funding   //   read it here
  • Singapore: AsiaCollect fintech startup expands into India by acquiring CreditSeva   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s Positive Energy and Indonesia’s Warung Pintar win ASEAN Impact Challenge 2018   //   read it here
  • Sansan contacts management firm secures $26.43M for SE Asia and Japan growth   //   read it here
  • Singapore: LegalComet AI-powered startup acquired by Rajah & Tann law firm   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Clifford Chance international law firm launches Create+65, its first legal tech-focused innovation lab   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Nalagenetics genetic testing startup secures US$1M pre-seed   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s EFA Group launches $100M credit fund for financial institutions in developing markets   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s ONE Championship martial arts events platform secures US$166M funding   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Hmlet secures $6.5M to expand co-living concept in SE Asia   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Infocomm Media Development Authority to invest US$1M to aid trials of smart city technologies   //   read it here
  • Singapore trials on-demand bus system and hands-free ticketing   //   read it here
  • South Korea’s SparkLabs partners IncuVest bring smart city accelerator to Singapore   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Facebook to launch Startup Station Singapore accelerator program, partnering with Infocomm Media Development Authority   //   read it here
  • Singapore and Germany sign MOU around Scalerator program, aiming at European entry for Singapore startups   //   read it here
  • Singapore: An intro to 10 startups featured at the recent Techstars Demo Day   //   read it here
  • Singapore: A brief overview of 20 of the city-state’s promising startups   //   read it here
  • French Chamber Singapore to host ASIA Startup Summit 2018 in December   //   read it here
  • EmTech Asia emerging Technologies conference and exhibition set for January 22-23 in Singapore   //   read it here
  • Google Flights launches in Singapore, instantly available via Google Search   //   read it here
  • Singapore: GlobalTix cloud-based ticket platform secures $9.1M   //   read it here
  • Future Travel Experience Asia Startup Competition finalists unveiled ahead of mid-November’s Singapore event   //   read it here
  • Singapore: HealthXCapital debuts $25M fund for healthcare startups tackling problems in emerging Asian nations   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s MassMutual Ventures launches US$50M fund for SE Asia startups, aiming for 10-15 investments across 3 years   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Coccoon Capital launches $20M fund focusing on enterprise-tech startups in SE Asia in deep tech, fintech and medtech   //   read it here
  • Singapore: Cocoon Capital VC firm launches US$20M fund aimed at enterprise-tech startups   //   read it here
  • Singapore: ICT Fund to launch $100M 2nd fund aiming for 12-14 enterprise-tech investments   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s PropertyGuru secures US$144M, and acquires Vietnam’s Batdongsan   //   read it here
  • Singapore and Vietnam governments to sign MOU around tech startup collaboration and opportunities   //   read it here
  • Singapore: HoloSuit virtual reality startup gains funding with sports focus   //   read it here
  • Australia: ANZ partners Singapore’s Moneythor for ‘financial wellness’ venture   //   read it here
  • Switzerland’s Blockchain Valley Ventures launches Singapore unit as part of Asia expansion plan   //   read it here
  • China’s WeChat Pay to be payment option at 600 outlets in Singapore from November   //   read it here
  • Indonesia: Singapore’s NUS Enterprise expands BLOCK71 entrepreneurial hub to Yogyakarta and Bandung   //   read it here
  • Singapore-based Pundi X partners Indonesia’s HARA to bring blockchain to farming for productivity and financial inclusion   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s Gogoprint acquires Indonesia’s Prinzio for growth around commercial print outsourcing   //   read it here
  • Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures opens Kuala Lumpur office, committing $18M to Malaysian investments   //   read it here
  • Thailand: Bumrungrad Hospital invests $3M in Singapore’s iDoctor medical app   //   read it here

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