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June 28, 2019

Whenever I go to events, the most common question I get is “what is a startup that has you excited?”. Frankly, when that question is thrown at me in a conversation I struggle to come up with a decent answer.

So, I figured I would actually dive into e27 database and pick...

June 28, 2019

Visa (NYSE: V), the global payments leader, and LINE Pay Corporation, operator of digital wallet and fintech services on the LINE messaging app, today announced a strategic partnership that will see them create new financial services experiences for their collective us...

June 28, 2019

SIA Accelerator Programme, the accelerator programme initiated by NUS Enterprise and Singapore Airlines (SIA), has announced five startups graduates from its inaugural batch.

The accelerator is a joint effort to boost the travel sector and its customer experience as wel...

June 28, 2019

Avoid these common mistakes that might sink your startup early or cripple its growth

When you start a business venture or a startup, there are 101 things that could go wrong. There is no denying to the fact that how much good the prospects of business is, there is alway...

June 25, 2019

Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs:

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June 19, 2019

Singapore and the United Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Cybersecurity Capacity Building, in conjunction with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The MoC was signed by Dr. Vi...

June 19, 2019

Digital remittance company InstaReM has partnered Thai banking group Kasikornbank in an agreement that would see the Singapore startup power cross-border payments for the bank’s clients in select markets, it announced in a press release on Thursday.

This relationsh...

June 19, 2019

Wavemaker Partners is probably the most active early-stage VC fund in Southeast Asia. Originally founded in 2003 by Eric Manlunas, the VC firm expanded operations into Southeast Asia in 2012. Paul Santos, a serial entrepreneur who has built half a dozen startups in the...

June 14, 2019

Africa has become the new frontier for Singapore’s startup movement, as more technology and venture capital firms eye the continent’s largely untapped market for the next wave of growth despite the challenges it presents, experts say.

From ride-hailing and ecommerce to...