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It’s Personal for a Singapore Property Entrepreneur Who’s Taking a Stand Against Racial Discrimination

An Internet entrepreneur has launched a campaign to fight “rental racial discrimination” in Singapore after being rejected by some property owners just because his wife is Indian. Darius Cheung, founder of property listing website 99.co, wrote about how his search for an apartment made him realize the prevalence of racism in Singapore. He narrated how some

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Omise lands $17.5M Series B to expand its Stripe-like service in Southeast Asia

Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. The company proves a payment gateway system that allows any retailer take credit card payments online. That’s long been a problem in Southeast Asia, which is compromised of six major countries, each of which requires a

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Lenddo to help Indian lenders assess small value customers better

Mumbai: Lenddo, a credit assessment financial technology company, has started discussions and is tying up with large banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to provide customer rating services using non-traditional tools. The company aims to use a mix of basic credit information from bureaus, bank data, digital footprint, psychometric analysis and application form analysis to

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Revealed: Top start-ups Singaporeans want to work for

A growing number of Singaporeans are seeking jobs in start-ups. More than 80% of respondents in CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice 2016 survey cited more learning opportunities as the top reason for this decision. The other key push factors to working in start-ups are exposure to a wide spectrum of job roles (63%), and the

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REGARDLESS-OF-RACE campaign aims to curb the growing trend of ethnic exclusion in the local rental market

Singapore, 18th July 2016 – 99.co, Singapore’s fastest growing property portal, today announced the launch of its REGARDLESS-OF-RACE campaign, targeted at landlords, real estate agents and renters to take a stand against rental racial discrimination. Under this new initiative, landlords and agents are encouraged to be inclusive to all tenants through their 99.co rental listings.

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Back to Basics: The Hong Kong start-up taking on fashion giants

Luke Grana arrived in Hong Kong with no contacts, cold-calling ‘angel investors’ he’d found on LinkedIn armed with only his CV, a business plan, and some big ideas to overhaul fashion. In little more than two years, his eponymous clothing store amassed US$6 million (HK$46.5 million) in seed funding and has become the go-to shop

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SE Asian startups poised for growth

Golden Gate Ventures recently closed a new $60 million fund for Southeast Asia’s rapidly-growing startup ecosystem. The Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm sees opportunities in the region, which has already attracted more than $1.7 billion in investment capital this year, and is projected to draw $40 billion over the next 10 years. The Post’s Cam

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Pain over credit-card debt led to popular app’s launch

Piggipo’s sharp growth over past two years has seen it expand regionally Piggipo, a two-year-old company selling credit card management applications, has set a goal of raising series-A funding by the end of 2016 before actively exploring Southeast Asia in 2017. Chief executive Supichaya Surapunthu, 23, founded the company based on her experience as a

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