Singapore’s growing VC scene

In recent years, more and more venture capitalists (VCs) have set foot in Singapore, coming from afar to find the next big idea to invest in. As of the end of November, there were 28 VC managers licensed or registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) — about triple the number just three years ago.

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Is Singapore’s startup funding fever starting to cool down?

Unfortunately for many would-be unicorn traders, despite the influx of money, including Venturecraft Two, a $50m fund aimed at boosting medtech and ICT startups in the region, it seems to be getting harder, not easier to get financing.

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一滴血可验出数种患癌前兆

若这些个别涉及数千名病患的试验顺利,公司技术总监周砺寒预计可在2018年,陆续把这三个不同临床试验的数据呈交相关单位审核,并把新检验方式推出市场。

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Tech takes centre stage at enterprise awards

TECHNOLOGY and innovation were the two buzzwords at this year's Emerging Enterprise Award (EE 2016) - and it's no small wonder they were. Repeated references were made by Minister of State for National Development, and Trade and Industry, Koh Poh Koon, at a gala dinner on Sept 16 in the swanky St Regis Hotel. And it was evident too, in the varied and novel business models of the 16 finalists for the awards.

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三公司获新兴企业最高奖项

新兴企业奖得奖名单出炉,三家公司从16家入围公司当中突围而出,得到最高奖项。

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Women behind EE winner’s success

Organised by The Business Times and OCBC Bank, EE honours promising emerging enterprises that are younger than 10 years old and with an annual sales turnover of not more than S$15 million.

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Business prizes: Winning firms lauded for tech focus

Mirxes, a life science company focusing on detection kits for the early identification and management of cancer cases, was given the Most Promising Startup Award. It will receive $30,000 worth of digital consultancy services from Maxus.

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Startup creates alternative test for cancer

CURRENT cancer screening methods are invasive and costly. Think of the mammographies, endoscopies, or biopsies that are presently done to detect cancer. Local biotechnology start-up Mirxes Pte Ltd is looking to revolutionise cancer detection methods by offering blood tests in place of current diagnostic methods to detect early stage cancer.

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Isaac Ho: Innovation Enables Dreams

Isaac Ho, Founder and Managing Partner of Singapore Health Tech: “Innovation allows people to know that they themselves can be dreamers and that their dreams can come true”.

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E-commerce portal Carousell bags US$35m Series B funding

Nearly S$50 million have been added to the Singapore startup ecosystem, The Business Times learnt on Monday. Of the amount, US$35 million is a Series B funding round raised by e-commerce startup Carousell, while another S$1.34 million comprises investments into two first-of-their-kind accelerator programmes in insurance tech (insurtech) and tourism.

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