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17 Media has signed over 3,500 live broadcasters worldwide

11 January 2018

Live broadcast platform, 17 Media (17 live broadcast) announced that it has signed a total of 3,500 live broadcasters worldwide, and has already won 50% of the live broadcast market in Taiwan. Chief financial officer of M17 Entertainment Group, Gu Shangxiu, raised an important juncture in 17 Media’s business strategy. He suggested that despite having […]

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Cold Storage partners up with HappyFresh

02 January 2018

Supermarket chain Cold Storage announced a partnership with HappyFresh, an online grocery shopping and delivery service in the Malaysia’s northern region, Penang. The announcement comes after a successful response from a test launch in the Klang Valley early this year. The partnership marks a growing interest and trust in online grocery delivery. HappyFresh Malaysia Head […]

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Validus awarded a full Capital Markets Services license by MAS

11 December 2017

Validus Capital announced receipt of a full Capital Markets Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The license allows Validus to forge ahead with more products to provide SMEs more access to short and medium-term financing opportunities from investors, through its curated financing marketplace. Ajit Raikar, Validus CEO and co-founder added, “We […]

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SoCash named among top 50 most promising fintech companies

15 November 2017

SoCash has been named among the top 50 most promising fintech companies in the world. SoCash is one of 2 Singaporean-based fintech startups that were featured among the “Emerging 50” exciting new fintech firms as part of the fourth annual Fintech100 report released today by Fintech Innovators – a collaboration between fintech investment firm H2 […]

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Active.ai raises Series A to build customer service chatbots

14 November 2017

Active.ai has raised over US$8.25 million in a Series A round, co-led by Vertex Ventures, CreditEase, and Dream Incubator. Based in Singapore, with a R&D base in Bengaluru, the company provides technology for conversational banking and virtual personal assistants in the retail banking and wealth management spaces. The additional capital will be used to fund […]

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SoCash raises Series to bring cash island-wide

11 November 2017

Singapore-based fintech startup SoCash expands regionally with new funding to enable cash withdrawals from any store. Vertex Ventures spearheads the Series A round as the sole investor. The firm launched in 2016, and counts Standard Chartered Bank Singapore as a client. CEO and founder Hari Sivan says SoCashs’s new funds will be used to expand […]

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Grab begins partnership with Singapore Airlines

03 October 2017

The world’s most awarded airlines, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and ride-hailing and payments platform Grab, have introduced a partnership, which integrates their mobile apps to offer enhanced convenience when travelling to the airports in six countries across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In a statement from Mr Jason Thompson, Head […]

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Instarem expands its India corridor for remittances

10 September 2017

Instarem, the Singapore-based cross-border payments company has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to facilitate overseas remittances from India. Instarem tackles the problems of high costs of traditional transfer fees and navigates long transfer processes, to provide fast, low cost and transparent alternatives. Upon the receipt of RBI approval, Prajit Nanu, […]

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