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7 Singapore-based blockchain projects that are having global impact


Big names, small origins With the heightened negativity associated with cryptocurrencies, many would assume that blockchain, the accompanying technology is dead. But on the contrary, blockchain as a technology is very much alive and applicable as a deep tech layer that would significantly impact the way we operate. In fact, a number of blockchain projects […]

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After Singapore Budget 2019, is medtech set to enjoy a hype cycle?


Investors are bullish on the industry, but some important factors act as counterweights The worst kept secret in Singapore ahead of yesterday’s Budget 2019 announcement was the plan to focus heavily on healthcare — specifically support for the Merdeka Generation, a term used to describe the people who lived through the island’s independence. To highlight the […]

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Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music


Meet Metronaut, an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (€4 million) and has attracted 160,000 downloads. Daphni and OneRagTime are leading the round, with Nobuyuki Idei, Yann LeCun, Sophie Gasperment and Thibault Viort also participating. […]

Singapore-based anime startup BlockPunk raises US$957K seed funding round


SeedPlus leads the funding round for BlockPunk, which aims to make anime merchandise more accessible to fans Singapore-based anime tech startup BlockPunk today announced a S$1.3 million (US$957,000) seed funding round led by seed-stage venture firm SeedPlus. The round was joined by SGInnovate, Hustle Fund, Entrepreneur First and Japanese printing giant Dai Nippon Printing Co., […]

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Fostering sustainability in Thailand’s 2019 startup ecosystem


Undeterred by a slow start, startups in the land of smiles are growing rapidly and increasingly attractive According to the Global Entrepreneurship Index 2018 (GEI), Thailand is ranked 71st out of 137 countries (65th in 2017) and 15th out of 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (12th in 2017). The GEI measures both the quality […]

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Taking a sabbatical: slowing down to go faster


As ironic as it sounds, it’s actually pretty logical… After 9 years of non-stop slogging and constantly being ‘switched on’, I decided to take a one-month sabbatical in December 2018. Looking back, it was probably the best thing I have ever done. And now, I have quite possibly the highest levels of energy, clarity, happiness […]

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