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‘Airbnb for diving’ Deepblu connects scuba divers with dive shops around the world

The startup also offers a Bluetooth-enabled dive computer, called COSMIQ, which lets divers track and calculate important information, such as when they need to take a decompression stop The Deepblu team with Founder and CEO James Tsuei (third from right) (Editor’s Note: Here’s a story from our archives we feel...

5 essential traits of a successful entrepreneur

Becoming an accomplished entrepreneur isn’t just about creating a great product Being afraid to lose. Thick skin. The patience to queue for hours. While these traits form part of the (stereotypical) Singaporean’s DNA, such qualities might not make for a successful entrepreneur. Instead, what traits would...

Today’s top tech news, June 13: Singapore launches matchmaking initiative for startups, potential investors

These curated deal-making sessions will be organised based on sectors such as banking and finance, fintech, transport and mobility Singapore launches matchmaking initiative for startups and potential investors The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore has jointly launched Deal Fridays, an initiative that...

Go-Jek now accepts payment via DBS PayLah! for rides

Singapore-based Go-Jek customers can now pay for rides with DBS PayLah! for both Android and iOS users Go-Jek riders in Singapore can pay for their rides via DBS PayLah!, following the partnership expansion of the payment service in Singapore with Go-Jek, according to a press...

Team collaboration platform Symphony secures US$165M

The Singapore and American startup raised the funding from Standard Chartered and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, among other strategic investors Team collaboration platform Symphony Communication Services announced today that it has raised US$165 million in new capital from Standard Chartered and MUFG Innovation Partners Co.,...

Filipino K-pop fans accuse Shopee of scam over girl group meeting

The angry fans of Blackpink made hashtag Shopeescam trending on Twitter last week over the allegations that the e-commerce favoured influencers over real fans for the promo-base meet and greet Shopee reportedly could be penalised up to US$5,800 after it failed to fulfill the terms...

Cambodia’s Meal Temple Group invests in Myanmar’s food delivery startup Freshgora

Meal Temple is looking to address more than 100M people in frontier markets by the end of the year, and grow its tech to a super app model Meal Temple Group, a Cambodia-based food delivery and logistics company with operations in Laos, has announced a...

Wavemaker Partners makes the first close of its third fund at US$60M

The new US$100M fund aims to invest in 60 new companies with an initial check size of about US$500K Wavemaker Partners, Southeast Asia’s leading early-stage VC firm focussed on enterprise and deep-tech startups, today announced the first close of its third fund at US$60 million. The firm...

Why Bangladesh is the next frontier for tech investment

As Bangladesh’s economy opens up, the talent that has left to work overseas are returning. And they are bringing in training, education and different business models that they are exposed to Investors looking for the next rising star in Asia can look to Bangladesh, a...

How to embrace mental wellness in startup culture

In a world of heightened stress and anxiety, make sure you’re creating a healthy work environment where everyone can thrive The state of the world has been extremely turbulent, with people experiencing fires, war, earthquakes and other tragedies, in addition to an increasingly competitive working...