Upcoming Webinars in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs - December 2020
Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. With the sudden disruption of COVID-19, you may now find yourself overwhelmed with the plethora of Webinars. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming online events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs: December 1 - ASEAN Innovation Series - FREE December 7- 11 - Techinnovation 2020 - Free December 7 - 11
Meet the 20 startups selected for ScaleUp Malaysia accelerator's Cohort 2
Image Credit: ScaleUp Malaysia Up to 12 companies in Cohort 2 will receive US$60K from ScaleUp's partner and Singapore-based VC firm Quest Ventures. ScaleUp Malaysia, an accelerator programme powered by Singapore-based VC firm Quest Ventures, has announced the launch of the second cohort. The programme is part of an investment deal by Quest worth US$1 million. As per the agreement, the VC firm will invest US$60,000 in up to 12 companies. ScaleUp said it attracted more than 20
Telkomsel invests US$150M in gojek; to help consumers save costs through joint promotions, product b
Indonesia’s home-grown ride-hailing giant gojek today announced that it has raised US$150 million from Telkomsel, a leading network service provider and subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia and Singtel. This strategic investment takes place about six months after gojek received a financing round from Facebook and PayPal. The collaboration marks an expansion of the two tech giants’ multi-year partnership that has offered affordable data packages to gojek driver-partners since 2018.
The meteoric rise of Zoom: Is it sustainable?
Despite the potential security concerns, Zoom’s growth carried on unimpeded as it becomes clear that COVID-19 is here to stay. The pandemic threw the value of remote working solutions into sharp relief. It also strengthened the earnings of innovative video messaging app Zoom, causing it to be one of the most popular video conferencing solutions in April 2020. In the last week of March, 3.2 million people downloaded the Zoom app, far outstripping the growth of seasoned players
4 takeaways from fintech VC in Q3 2020
The latest on insurtech, banking, wealth management and payments startups Fintech has been a key startup story in recent quarters, with leading players in the genre raising titanic rounds at eye-popping valuations. Consider companies like Robinhood, and its epic capital run this year on the back of huge revenue growth, or Chime, which also raised huge sums while riding a tailwind provided by the savings and investing boom. As you can imagine, all those megadeals have added up