Singapore-based peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform Validus Capital has set up shop in Indonesia through its subsidiary Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group.  Validus targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while Batumbu connects SMEs in Indonesia with accredited, institutional, and high net worth investors to provide loans...
One year into the implementation of the Digital Government Blueprint (DGB) by the Singapore government – first launched in June 2018 – citizens and businesses have expressed greater satisfaction with government digital services. G2C (Government to Citizens) satisfaction survey score had increased from 73 to 78 per...
Having had enough of being over-charged for poor quality durians, dealing with dishonest durian vendors, and eating in hot and unhygienic conditions, durian lover Jay Lee founded Kungfu Durian with a mission to provide quality durians, at reasonable and transparent prices, in a comfortable ambience.
Arkadin, a global provider of cloud communication services and an NTT Communications company, has launched new brand Spoka in Asia Pacific with the introduction of Spoka Meet, an affordable and easy-to-use HD video conferencing tool. With Spoka, Arkadin will deliver a scalable solution aimed at meeting the...
GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Polymer Connected, a data centre provider, have established a partnership to develop a data centre campus in Jakarta. With this partnership, Polymer Connected has acquired the land to build the campus, strategically located in Jakarta Barat. This will...
Singapore's InsurTech startup PolicyPal has rolled out an Employee Benefits digital portal, PolicyPal Business dedicated to offering direct group insurance online. The digital portal aims to mitigate the shortcomings of traditional Employee Benefits processes. More than 1,500 employees in small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups are...
Convening alongside the annual World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) joined the Singapore Government and a growing consortium of key industry partners to accelerate the digitalization of global trade and commerce. The Singapore Government and major firms...
DBS will create a B2B platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to sell their goods and services to large corporate and multinational corporations (MNCs). DBS is collaborating with Singtel for the SME portal which will instantly connect SMEs including those without an online presence to an e-commerce platform hosted on the...
DBS Bank joined Contour’s network on 11 May 2020, growing the number of banks on the blockchain platform driving a collective effort to digitalise global trade. Built on R3’s Corda, Contour’s network focuses on digitalising processes, including the creation, exchange, approval and issuance of letter of credits...
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. According to Jennifer Ritzinger, General Manager, Audience Evangelism, Microsoft, the competition “empowers the next generation of developers...