Philip Morris aims to develop inhalation technology for medical field

PM Equity Partner, the investing arm of Marlboro maker Philip Morris, is seeking to invest in inhalation technology for potential applications in the medical field.

13 Nov 2019 - 9:29AM
This university helped groom some of Singapore’s biggest start-up founders

The programme is just one part of a broad and ongoing effort in Singapore to foster innovation in a country whose only resource is its people

The programme is just one part of a broad and ongoing effort in Singapore to foster innovation in a country whose only resource is its people

30 Oct 2019 - 8:02AM
This university helped groom some of Singapore’s biggest start-up founders
China surpasses US as home to the world’s largest number of unicorns

Alipay operator Ant Financial Services, TikTok owner ByteDance and ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing topped the rankings of the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List, with a combined valuation of US$280 billion.

Alipay operator Ant Financial Services, TikTok owner ByteDance and ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing topped the rankings of the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List, with a combined valuation of US$280 billion.

28 Oct 2019 - 1:36PM
China surpasses US as home to the world’s largest number of unicorns
Over third of women entrepreneurs face bias raising capital, HSBC says

Women in mainland China and Hong Kong have invested more of their own money than their counterparts globally to start a new business, with women investing US$142,841 globally on average

Women in mainland China and Hong Kong have invested more of their own money than their counterparts globally to start a new business, with women investing US$142,841 globally on average

6 Oct 2019 - 10:31PM
Over third of women entrepreneurs face bias raising capital, HSBC says
This start-up is teaching self-driving cars about human behaviour

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

6 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM
This start-up is teaching self-driving cars about human behaviour
Top tech investor GGV bets India corner shops can fight Amazon

As much as 20 per cent of the US$1.9 billion fund raised by the venture capital firm last year will be allocated to India as well as Southeast Asia.

1 Oct 2019 - 7:56AM
Women-led unicorns no longer a myth, but venture capital must catch up

Less than 25 of the 239 venture capital-backed companies globally have a woman founder, but that could change as several skincare and beauty products companies founded by women become unicorns in the near future.

Less than 25 of the 239 venture capital-backed companies globally have a woman founder, but that could change as several skincare and beauty products companies founded by women become unicorns in the near future.

28 Sep 2019 - 1:26PM
Women-led unicorns no longer a myth, but venture capital must catch up
This Chinese entrepreneur wants everyone to be like Iron Man

Start-up is producing exoskeletons designed to give logistics workers extra strength to lift heavy objects, but the bigger potential market may be for physical rehabilitation.

Start-up is producing exoskeletons designed to give logistics workers extra strength to lift heavy objects, but the bigger potential market may be for physical rehabilitation.

20 Sep 2019 - 5:56AM
This Chinese entrepreneur wants everyone to be like Iron Man
Chinese investors target non-tech industries amid shift to service economy

China is determined to use the industrial internet to upgrade its industries at a time when its biggest competitive advantage – a huge consumer base – is eroding.

China is determined to use the industrial internet to upgrade its industries at a time when its biggest competitive advantage – a huge consumer base – is eroding.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:27AM
Chinese investors target non-tech industries amid shift to service economy
GalaxySpace says value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

17 Sep 2019 - 8:49PM
GalaxySpace says value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round
Investors unfazed by protests, eye start-ups’ long-term potential

Hong Kong-based AngelHuband WHub raise US$3 million in funding from TNG Fintech Group and Kharis Capital.

Hong Kong-based AngelHuband WHub raise US$3 million in funding from TNG Fintech Group and Kharis Capital.

16 Sep 2019 - 9:09AM
Investors unfazed by protests, eye start-ups’ long-term potential
Investors pour funds into China online education start-ups

China’s competitive exam-based school system is creating huge demand for tutoring and start-ups like Hexiaoxiang and Huowa are among those sprouting up to cater to this need.

China’s competitive exam-based school system is creating huge demand for tutoring and start-ups like Hexiaoxiang and Huowa are among those sprouting up to cater to this need.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM
Investors pour funds into China online education start-ups
Start-ups caught in middle of US-China tech cold war as investors pull back

Chinese venture capital investment in the US plummets amid more stringent regulations in Washington along with a slowdown of China’s economy.

Chinese venture capital investment in the US plummets amid more stringent regulations in Washington along with a slowdown of China’s economy.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:37PM
Start-ups caught in middle of US-China tech cold war as investors pull back
Vulcan Capital enters Southeast Asia with plans to invest US$100 million

Southeast Asia is drawing more attention from US investors. With deepening mobile penetration and an emergent middle class, the region has given birth to tech giants such as Grab, Gojek and Tokopedia in the past decade.

Southeast Asia is drawing more attention from US investors. With deepening mobile penetration and an emergent middle class, the region has given birth to tech giants such as Grab, Gojek and Tokopedia in the past decade.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:31AM
Vulcan Capital enters Southeast Asia with plans to invest US$100 million
Why China needs to accelerate its industrial internet efforts

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:05AM
Why China needs to accelerate its industrial internet efforts
Lee Kai-fu’s AI start-up plans IPO at value of over US$1 billion – in China

AInnovation, established in March 2018, develops artificial intelligence products for companies in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and finance.

AInnovation, established in March 2018, develops artificial intelligence products for companies in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and finance.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:20PM
Lee Kai-fu’s AI start-up plans IPO at value of over US$1 billion – in China
Global fintech investments nosedive as Chinese fundraising falls sharply

Fintech investments in China totalled US$820 million in the first half of 2019, compared with US$17.7 billion a year earlier, Accenture says

Fintech investments in China totalled US$820 million in the first half of 2019, compared with US$17.7 billion a year earlier, Accenture says

15 Aug 2019 - 10:40PM
Global fintech investments nosedive as Chinese fundraising falls sharply
SoftBank has a US$2 billion Indonesian vision for Grab

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank will also help Grab to build a second headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank will also help Grab to build a second headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

29 Jul 2019 - 2:57PM
SoftBank has a US$2 billion Indonesian vision for Grab
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire ‘sorry’ for hyping Warren Buffett lunch

Founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron apologises for ‘excessive marketing and overhyping behaviour’, promising to become a role model for youth

Founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron apologises for ‘excessive marketing and overhyping behaviour’, promising to become a role model for youth

25 Jul 2019 - 7:00PM
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire ‘sorry’ for hyping Warren Buffett lunch
Inside battle of China’s tech giants to reach next half billion users

China’s internet giants are racing to secure dominance in the next gateway to online content and services: voice activated smart speakers.

China’s internet giants are racing to secure dominance in the next gateway to online content and services: voice activated smart speakers.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:51AM
Inside battle of China’s tech giants to reach next half billion users