Flipping your startup to Singapore 101

Mar 29

Flipping your startup to Singapore 101

Startup founders from South and South East Asia are often asked by their incoming investors to establish a HoldCo in Singapore. Futurebooks as experienced Company Secretaries have assisted numerous startups accomplish this by rolling up their IP, existing OpCo, investors and ESOPs into a newly established Singapore parent. Let’s dive into the nitty gritty.   Step 1:...

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Is Singapore Business Federation [SBF] Membership compulsory?

Mar 28

Is Singapore Business Federation [SBF] Membership compulsory?

Startup FAQs – Is Singapore Business Federation [SBF] membership compulsory? Startups that receive a funding round, and update their paid up capital to S$500,000 or its equivalent, are often unpleasantly surprised to receive a notice from the Singapore Business Federation that they have been mandatorily conscripted into the federation, and are now obliged to pay annual fees that...

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The Working Capitol: Namita Sethi on startup financial fundamentals

Apr 21

The Working Capitol: Namita Sethi on startup financial fundamentals

Futurebooks hosted our first Members Lunch at The Working Capitol (TWC) last Wednesday, April 20. We would like to thank everyone who came down to say hi to the team. It was great meeting the lovely (and lively!) TWC members in their own turf. Below is a brief Q&A session with Futurebooks CEO Namita Sethi as published...

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Directors Compliance Programme (DCP)

Feb 16

Directors Compliance Programme (DCP)

Last year, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) started training first-time directors who failed to file annual returns (ARs) on time. The first training session was held in June 2014, for 10,000 directors of Singapore companies. Here, we explain how Singapore supports first-time directors in handling their company’s compliance matters. Many wonder: ‘What is the DCP about? Why have...

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An overview on ESOP and ESOW for startups

Feb 02

An overview on ESOP and ESOW for startups

When you conceptualise your business idea and start a company, the next big task is to hire the right people to join you in your start-up journey. Thus, you employ the best talent to help you grow your business. It is only apt that you reward your employees in their journey with your growing business. Apart from...

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