Singapore-based insurtech startup Surer nabs seed round to bolster its product development

There is an imbalance between demand and supply of general insurance due to the tedious workflow and processes that insurance intermediaries and insurance companies face.  Singaporean insurtech company Surer, which automates the workflow and processes via a cloud-based platform, helps insurance intermediaries get rapid access to insurance quotations and insurers to distribute their products more efficiently. […]

Company-builder VC Antler says it can back startups to Series C, but what are its terms?

Emerging out of Singapore as primarily a “company builder” in 2017, Antler made its name as a runner of a global startup generator program and investing from a very early, pre-seed stage. It tended to throw teams together, mix in a tech stack and spit out startups at a prodigious rate. But things have progressed […]

ThoughtFull gets $1.1M seed to make mental health support more accessible in Southeast Asia

Depression and anxiety were taking a serious toll on peoples’ well-being even before COVID-19, and the pandemic prompted more interest (and venture capital) in mental health startups. While many of the highest profile mental health startups, like Calm or Headspace Health, are based in the United States, more attention is also being paid to emotional […]

Is Singapore looking at crypto to deal with cross-border remittance costs

For the second year in a row, an Asian country topped the Index of Economic Freedom. Singapore’s world ranking and its high score were boosted by its property rights and trade freedom ratings. What does this mean for its booming crypto economy? R…