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Singapore signs new partnerships to help startups break into China

Singaporean government agency International Enterprise Singapore (IE) has signed two new Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with tech partners in China to help local startups tap into the Chinese market and the country’s resources for innovation. The agreements will see accelerator AIRmaker, Nanyang Technological University’s enterprise branch NTUitive, and leading Chinese media platform 36Kr, work with… Read More

Singapore boosts investment in deep-tech startups and research

The Singapore government has announced plans to boost investment in technology research in the city-state, through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and state sovereign fund Temasek. The announcement was made by Minister of Finance and deputy chairman of the NRF, Heng Swee Keat, at government-backed technology innovation conference SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology)…. Read More

Microsoft launches new startup accelerator program in Berlin

Microsoft has announced its newest European startup accelerator program, in a move that helps tie software startups to its Azure services. The Microsoft Accelerator program looks to equip startups with tools to help them develop their product and grow their organisation. Microsoft gives the companies networking opportunities, funding, access to equipment, training and management in order to… Read More

Facebook acquires AI startup to improve virtual assistant

Facebook has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) company Ozlo to improve its Messenger virtual assistant, M. Ozlo is an AI startup specialising in understanding text-based conversations, which it achieves through analysing a massive library of information that it calls a knowledge graph. Its website states: ‘Our world-class team has built a knowledge graph containing over 2… Read More

Smart doorbell Ding raises £445k in crowdfunding

London-based smart doorbell startup Ding has hit a £250k funding goal on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, with its total funding now reaching £445k. With a quarter of a million pounds and still counting, the ONN Studio project was sponsored by 209 investors in exchange for 9.50% equity. At the moment Ding’s pre-money valuation is £2.5… Read More