Tag: Singapore

  • Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

    Henrique Dubugras Photo courtesy of Flickr/jvoves While it might sound counterintuitive, immigrants create more jobs and make our economy stronger. Research from the National Foundation of American Policy (NFAP) has shown that immigrant-founded billion-dollar companies doubled their number of employees over the past two years. According to the research, “WeWork went from 1,200 to 6,000 […]

  • Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

    Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its LPs include existing backers Singapore […]

  • Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba’s Lazada and U.S.-listed Shopee have enabled online entrepreneurship across the region, but still financial support for […]

  • China Is Low-Key Taking Over the World: Weekend Edition

    “Plays Well With Others” here. This is the Weekend Edition of Bloomberg Opinion Today, a roundup of the five most popular stories Bloomberg Opinion published this week, based on web readership, with some other stuff thrown in. New subscribers to the newsletter can 

  • Permira to Buy I-Med From EQT for A$1.3 Billion

    Permira has agreed to buy Australia’s I-Med Radiology Network from EQT Partners and other investors, the Swedish buyout firm said in a statement.  Permira, the London-based private equity firm, will pay about A$1.3 billion ($1.1 billion) for I-Med, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. The […]

  • Razer CEO to Become a Billionaire With Li Ka-shing Backing

    After raising funds from Asia’s biggest investors, including Hong Kong tycoon Razer Inc. is turning to the market for an initial public offering that will make its co-founder Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Razer’s plan to list shares comes amid robust growth in the global gaming market, which is expected to reach $160 billion by 2021, a […]