Articles & Announcements

How Singaporean startup Xctuality helps creators, brands accelerate into metaverse

Two-three years ago, Adrian Oliveiro and Warren Woon provided tech services to physical events in the lifestyle and entertainment space. As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, the duo wanted to future-proof their products either by offering VR/AR technology at physical events or completely pivoting to creating a virtual experiential platform.

Jan 2022

Xctuality x Unknown Group 

Dutch friends! Let’s welcome Warren Woon & Xctuality to Europe. Coming straight from Singapore, they are opening the door to a whole new realm of experiences via VR, XR, AR, and other experiential reality.

 Oct 2021

九家国内外起步公司获选 为旅游业者开发解决方案


 Sep 2021

Singapore Tourism Board accelerator programme

Consisting of both local and global companies, these startups are working together with travel and tourism industry players in Singapore to help them revive their businesses –which have been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic

 Sep 2021

North West End UK : Cyber Labyrinth Online Experience

The visuals presented in ‘Cyber Labyrinth’ were honestly on par with that of an actual video game, there were different types of environments throughout however all still incorporating the same techno feel. Big, lettered titles sat upon the experiences making them easy to find and access and there were enough of them to easily occupy an audience for hours.

 May 2021


Livepool LightNight 2021- Cyber Labyrinth

Cyber Labyrinth is a new media exhibition co-curated by Jaxton Su (Singapore) and @nientingchen (Taiwan), which imagines the uncertainty and ever-changing notion of the future as a temporal labyrinth that reconfigures itself arbitrarily. Virtual platform designed by Xctuality

 May 2021


The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure

A Co-production with Hossan Leong & Sight Lines Entertainment in collaboration with Raffles Hotel Singapore
Xctuality is proud to be the 360° immersive tech provider for TCC

 Mar 2021


‘Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens’

Asia’s first virtual horror-mystery escape room with live-action gameplay. Sight Lines Entertainment presents Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens, the sequel to Mandai Camp: A Supernatural Murder Mystery that ran for three days in June 2020.

 Nov 2020


狮城有约|狮城话艺 : 360 Digital Theatre Experience 


 Aug 2020


New Singapore Live stream technology aims to recreate theatre experience at home

SINGAPORE – With the Covid-19 pandemic having driven audiences out of theatres, the future of the performing arts looks bleak. But a new local digital platform could change that.

The Future Stage, a 360-degree livestream technology developed by home-grown theatre company Sight Lines Entertainment and tech startup Xctuality, aims to reproduce the theatrical experience digitally.

 Aug 2020


Theatre turn to tech to keep the audiences engaged even if they’re watching from home

As Covid-19 continues to hold the performing arts and audiences at a distance from each other, technology has been used at times to bridge the gap between the stage and fifth wall. This is how The Future Stage came about.

 Aug 2020


Startups ride wave of digital entertainment as more stay indoors

As user activity surges, firms are thinking up new ways to engage their consumers more..

For event ticketing startup iGo, the Covid-19 situation accelerated the company’s plans to market it’s livestreaming technology for events, which it had been planning on doing since last year..

 Mar 2019

Support Our Frontliners

In light of COVID-19, we are launching this program to raise funds for our frontliners who are battling the virus head on everyday at hospitals, clinics and community areas.

 Feb 2019

Service industry SMEs expecting a good year

According to a survey by, since the surge of the pandemic, the industry’s service provider has faced many challenges including

Jan 2022

Recommend Group reaps US$4M Series A after its right call to buckle down in the pandemic

Led by Morning Crest Capital (MCC), a Shanghai-based venture capital firm, it was joined by existing investors, including Singapore-based Brain-Too-Free Ventures.

Oct 2021

The Platform Economy: Southeast Asia’s Digital Growth Catalyst

Thank you Grab and Bain & Company for including our contribution in this report, we are proud to grow the ecosystem together!

Oct 2021 has been integrated into the LinkAja

Starting August 23, 2021 yesterday, has been integrated into the LinkAja application. LinkAja is a digital financial service-based application that has a variety of products.

Aug 2021

Renovation Contractor rebuilds his life with

“After 20 years of teaching, I lost my job when COVID-19 struck. I was so sad. Really so sad”

He then turned to his childhood hobby that he learnt from his grandfather and father. Renovating homes.

Apr 2021


Our General Manager Jes Min Lua spoke to BFM 89.9 – The Business Station.

Her main message? “Please don’t use economic bazooka to to flatten the economy. Use that MySejahtera data to lock down only the focus areas that is transmitting 80% of COVID-19 cases”.

Nov 2020

[Survey] Malaysian SMEs deeply affected by COVID-19 outbreak and MCO

Featured on The Star and Malay Mail 

Apr 2020

Singapore’s TripGuru offering stranded Malaysians affordable accommodation.

Singapore-based travel startup TripGuru, is lending a helping hand to Malaysians working in Singapore who have been affected by the movement control order.

Mar 2020

How technology helped these relocation businesses grow despite Covid-19

From home moving to pet travel and immigration services, Moovaz’s robust relocation platform enables partners and customers hampered by the ongoing pandemic

Dec 2021

Deep Dive Into a Career In The Supply Chain Industry

Join our Head of Ops Ming Hui Lee and Ping Hui Tong from YCH Group to understand the state and the future outlook of the supply chain industry!

Oct 2021


‘Technology’ and ‘Knowledge’ are the two core pillars that help Moovaz dazzle the world. The global relocation industry is still widely considered to be a traditional one and one that has seen the need for new and innovative business solutions.

Oct 2021

Expats in Singapore, Hong Kong Watch With Envy as World Opens Up

Junxian Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer at Moovaz, a Singapore-based international relocation company, saw the flight of expats last year as visas expired and some returned home to retire early or be near family. While Moovaz is seeing some inbound demand thanks to Singapore’s early Covid-era success, the company’s 80% year-on-year revenue boost is largely due to increased demand for departures, Lee said.

Jun 2021

Expat flows may stabilise later this year

Danielle Lin, head of growth marketing and data at Moovaz added that the company has seen people requesting a more integrated and simpler way to handle relocation, rather than the “traditional way” involving communication with multiple parties on different channels.

Jun 2021

Thank You, Lifemovers at Moovaz!

Thank you “The Shark” Daymond John, Devon Windsor, Ne-Yo, Lindsay Lohan and Dr Oz for your shoutout to Moovaz!
Our superheroes have been working tirelessly, braving the pandemic so that Moovaz can continue to help families relocate worldwide. Moovaz team are not just movers, we are lifemovers.

May 2021

Putting customers first the right move for local start-up

GetVan’s founder and CEO shares how enhancing the service experience helps his company stand out in a crowded business space

Dec 2020

Ditch the delivery hassle with GetVan

The company prides itself on its simple, hassle-free transportation rental services, so whether you need to deliver something as small as a smartphone or as large as a 65-inch flat-screen TV, they’ve got you covered.

Dec 2020

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Dec 2020

Moovaz Bags Silver for Best Relocation Company in HR Vendors Of The Year Awards 2020

The HR Vendors Of The Year Awards, organised by Human Resources Online, celebrate the exceptional contribution of HR solution providers across the region, as well as companies with innovating business performances.

Nov 2020

Entrepreneurs try to find opportunity amid the COVID-19 uncertainty

SINGAPORE: Less than a year after opening their first business, Lee Junxian and his co-founder found themselves wondering if they should keep going or pull down the shutters..

Oct 2020

HealthCerts, a set of open-source digital standards, will be used to support digitally verifiable cross-border travel.

  Feb 2021

Citi client, Jebhealth is the first user of the integrated Visa Payables and Stripe Connect solution.
  Oct 2020

Jimmy Boey (pic, above), founder and CEO of Jebhealth, a Singaporean startup that made it to the top 25, commended the Fasttrack programme…
  May 2019

We are very excited to announce that Jebhealth is now in collaboration with FV Hospital, a JCI accredited hospital in South Vietnam to bring world class healthcare our local and regional communities.
  Mar 2018

e27 Interview – “Investors are returning to being more sensitive to value” 

In this interview with e27, Seng Wee shares BTFV’s investment criteria, priorities and plans, and his views on SEA’s early-stage VC investment landscape.

Apr 2021

National Service as a Criteria for Success

Over my 15 years of NS, SAF’s transformation has never failed to inspire me. I have learned that to be successful, you have to be the fastest to adapt. SAF’s emphasis on first-class leadership and the relentless pursuit to future-proof itself is equally critical in the venture capital industry, as these are the same values that drive BTFV to keep a keen lookout for innovation-driven startups led by exceptional leadership..

Aug 2020

SAF NSman of the year award 2020

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) held the annual SAF Day on 1 July 2020, and gave out the NSMen of the Year award, which recognised NSmen who have demonstrated excellent performance, and consistently set exemplary standards in training, discipline, and attitude. LTC(NS) Goh Seng Wee, Commanding Officer (CO) of 761 SIR, is one of the recipients of the award.

Jul 2020

Building On The Ties That Bind

One thing we as adults are invariably asked is, “What do you wish you could tell your younger self?”. Mr Goh Seng Wee (Engineering ’03) knows what he would say.

Apr 2018

Singapore R&D tax perks could be among world’s weakest when PIC expires: KPMG

SMEs call for targeted perks to fill void when Productivity and Innovation Credit scheme ends

Jan 2018

5Digital to take 18.41% stake in Adazal, a Singapore-based social commerce company

Catalist-listed Metal Component Engineering Limited (“MCE” or the “Group”) is pleased to announce that it has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, 5Digital Pte Ltd (“5Digital”), entered into conditional agreements with Adazal Private Limited and its Vendors to take a 18.41% stake in Adazal for approximately S$2.025 million.

Nov 2021


Triber x GCash Partnership PR 

Triber, Asia’s social e-commerce platform, is launching its mini app on GLife this June. Through this partnership, GCash users can now group buy their favourite brands and products together with their most followed celebrities and influencers, while using GCash.

Jun 2021

Triber x LuxeGo Livestream 

Triber is Asia’s newest social e-commerce platform that empowers community group buying. Find the best deals on our website, share them with friends, and purchase together to enjoy exclusive discounts. The more you share, the more savings you get!

May 2021

Bus route franchise kicks off with Jatri as Technology Partner

A private firm named ‘Jatri’ has been given the responsibility to operate e-tickets, and maintain daily data of passengers – to be shared with DTCA, said sources in the DTCA.

Dec 2021

Meet the startups changing mobility for emerging middle classes

Bangladesh-based Jatri aims to address the problem of inconsistent public transportation timetables, payment difficulties and constantly changing routes. 

Oct 2021

Jatri secures $1.2m to fuel national expansion

Since its inception in 2019, Jatri has facilitated 3.5 million transactions for transport tickets with thousands of bus partners in three Bangladesh cities.

Sep 2021

Partnership with Hotel the Rahmania International

As a travel partner, Jatri will be in charge of picking up and dropping off the wonderful guests of Hotel the Rahmania from the airport to all across the country. Providing safe & hygienic buses & cars! 

May 2021

Flashback Video of 2020

As 2021 emerged, we couldn’t help taking a look back at the past year. In 2020, our team at Jatri had its fair share of drawbacks, but we pushed through with dedication, resolve and utmost sincerity. Here’s a flashback of our journey in 2020!

Jan 2021

8 New Chargers with Charge+

At 84 Genting Lane

Nov 2021

Sustainability platform CO2X inks MOU with key industry players

The sustainability platform announced that it has strategically chosen to test its beta version in November 2021 with key industry partners such as Bok Seng, Chuan Lim Construction, CWT, EVFY, FoodXervices and Tiong Seng.

Oct 2021

This logistics start-up helps companies shrink carbon footprint with electric vehicles, green warehousing and more

Evfy, formed through merger of GetVan and OkWhere, is plugging gaps in the last-mile delivery sector as Singapore transitions to a green economy

Aug 2021


Hong Seh launches the BYD T3 electric van in Singapore

…Okwhere has already made the commitment to switch its operations over to electric power, with the first deliveries of the BYD T3 van expected to commence by April this year.

Mar 2021

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Feb 2021

Shell supporting Okwhere in their energy transition

Proud to welcome Okwhere logistics Pte Ltd who have partnered with Shell Fleet Solutions for their EV Charging, Fuel and Carbon offsetting needs..

Nov 2020

Charge+ Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Business

To provide a sustainable and affordable delivery service, Okwhere will introduce electric vans into their fleet starting from 2Q2021 with Axxel Innovation Centre as home base. 

Sep 2020

ErudiFi joins Inclusive Fintech 50 2021 winners

ErudiFi proudly announces its selection to the 2021 Cohort of the Inclusive Fintech 50 (IF50), an annual competition recognizing 50 top technology startups committed to drive financial inclusion for billions of underserved people.

Oct 2021

Endeavor Philippines selects six local startups for its ScaleUp Program Cohort 2

The six companies selected are, a digital platform making education accessible through student loans and tech-enabled partnerships

Oct 2021

University of Bohol (U.B.), the first university in the province of Bohol, is now a Bukas partner school!

Accessibility goes hand in hand with affordability. Here’s how we’re making quality education within reach for UBians.

Oct 2021

The Green Room Podcast | Student Loans and Social Impact with Ketty Lie of Erudifi

In this episode of The Green Room | SEA Fintech Podcast, Amrita Vir speaks with Ketty Lie, co-founder of ErudiFi, a student loan fintech in Indonesia and the Philippines

Sep 2021

Gita Wirjawan ( Former Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia) Help Danacita Realize Affordable Education

“I am very happy to be a part of Danacita. I hope that with Danacita we will be able to realize and build a better future for the younger generation by increasing access to higher education in Indonesia,” said Mr. Wirjawan.

Aug 2021

How fintech in Asia is enabling and making education affordable for everyone

Financing has always been the key barrier for enrolment and retention, and is a top-of-mind issue for schools

Mar  2021

Monk’s Hill Ventures and Qualgro lead $5m round in edfintech firm ErudiFi

Founded in 2017, the company helps underserved families in the region secure funding for education through partnerships with leading universities and vocational schools. It operates as Danacita in Indonesia and Bukas in the Philippines.

Feb  2021

Education financing startup ErudiFi raises US$5m Series A

The startup said it will use the funds to expand hiring, scale up its education financing services and deepen existing footprints in…

Feb 2021

ErudiFi raises US$5M Series A to grow its ‘study now, pay later’ model in Indonesia, Philippines

ErudiFi has launched a service that provides partner schools with a way to track disbursements and provide real-time analytics for dropped students

Feb 2021

Why ‘edfintech’ is ripe to thrive in Indonesia

Co-founder Ketty was featured in Tech in Asia

Dec 2020

We made National News in Philippines!

Cofounder Riche continued to gain mindshare in the Philippines, with his ANC interview (see 41 min 30 sec onwards)

Nov 2020

Paying It Forward: Evolving How We Finance Higher Education

We’re entering the fourth wave of education financing in Southeast Asia.
Major innovation comes in waves. For education financing, we’ve identified four waves based on our observations in other emerging markets..

Riche Lim, Nov 2020

Degrees of Separation: Why Universities Should Unbundle School Services

One common pattern I’ve found in the cycle of innovation is its movement between the unbundling and re-bundling of services. In unbundling, companies pick apart generalist services (Craigslist) and excel at specific verticals (AirBNB, Reddit, Tinder). Once these players become dominant, they can re-bundle and be a one-stop shop (Amazon)

Riche Lim, Oct 2020

What Those Empty Seats Cost Our Generation: Redefining Access to Education

A thoughtful look into bridging gaps for the education across SE Asia. Do it right, and we end up “educating the whole human” ready for innovation. Do it wrong, and we risk ending up with “a generation of dire social inequality”. 

Riche Lim, Oct 2020

PHINMA Education Offers Mobile Phone Installment Plans through Bukas Partnership

PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of schools in Southeast Asia, partnered with Bukas, an education financing platform, to provide affordable gadget installment plans to students in eight colleges and universities across the country.

Sep 2020