Articles & Announcements
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Thank you Grab and Bain & Company for including our contribution in this report, we are proud to grow the ecosystem together!
Starting August 23, 2021 yesterday, Sejasa.com has been integrated into the LinkAja application. LinkAja is a digital financial service-based application that has a variety of products.
“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.
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”.
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!
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
GetVan’s founder and CEO shares how enhancing the service experience helps his company stand out in a crowded business space
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.
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.
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..
HealthCerts, a set of open-source digital standards, will be used to support digitally verifiable cross-border travel.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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!
Bangladesh-based Jatri aims to address the problem of inconsistent public transportation timetables, payment difficulties and constantly changing routes.
Since its inception in 2019, Jatri has facilitated 3.5 million transactions for transport tickets with thousands of bus partners in three Bangladesh cities.
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!
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!
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.
Evfy, formed through merger of GetVan and OkWhere, is plugging gaps in the last-mile delivery sector as Singapore transitions to a green economy
…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.
Proud to welcome Okwhere logistics Pte Ltd who have partnered with Shell Fleet Solutions for their EV Charging, Fuel and Carbon offsetting needs..
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.
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.
The six companies selected are Bukas.ph, a digital platform making education accessible through student loans and tech-enabled partnerships
Accessibility goes hand in hand with affordability. Here’s how we’re making quality education within reach for UBians.
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
“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.
Financing has always been the key barrier for enrolment and retention, and is a top-of-mind issue for schools
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.
The startup said it will use the funds to expand hiring, scale up its education financing services and deepen existing footprints in…
ErudiFi has launched a service that provides partner schools with a way to track disbursements and provide real-time analytics for dropped students
Co-founder Ketty was featured in Tech in Asia
Cofounder Riche continued to gain mindshare in the Philippines, with his ANC interview (see 41 min 30 sec onwards)
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
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
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, 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.
Singapore-based travel startup TripGuru, is lending a helping hand to Malaysians working in Singapore who have been affected by the movement control order.