Startup profile: Richard Francis from Spotlight Reporting

Sep 30

Startup profile: Richard Francis from Spotlight Reporting

We met Richard Francis first at Xerocon Melbourne. Richard is the founder of Spotlight Reporting, the best add-on for Xero at Xerocon Auckland 2015. In September 2015, Richard visited us here in Singapore. Spotlight is charting growth in Asia, and also speaking to VCs in this part of the world. Q: What is the mission behind Spotlight...

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Startup profile: Gerben Visser from Singapore FinTech Consortium

Jul 28

Startup profile: Gerben Visser from Singapore FinTech Consortium

Fintech is growing fast and Singapore is a very favorable ground for it. The fintech space here has been given a boost by the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s announcement of a $225M injection, and general support for both bitcoin and blockchain based technologies. ‘Banking not banks’ as the need of the hour featured in a central banker’s...

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The A-Z of securing an employment agency licence in Singapore

Apr 29

The A-Z of securing an employment agency licence in Singapore

The article was originally published in RI Asia Magazine, April 2015 issue. It is no wonder that being ranked as the best place in the world to do business by the World Bank for nine years in a row, Singapore has a huge number of established companies and newly setup businesses. However, it is also known that...

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Lee Bagshaw from technology and venture law firm Simmonds Stewart

Mar 03

Lee Bagshaw from technology and venture law firm Simmonds Stewart

In 2014, one name kept coming up during my conversations within the startup circle: Lee Bagshaw, who was then a partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, leading their Corporate Technology practice. In just two years, Lee captured the attention of the tech market in Singapore and across Southeast Asia and made a name for himself as a lawyer...

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Singapore is open for business and talent

Dec 02

Singapore is open for business and talent

News over the past two years of Singapore tightening its work visa framework has caused concern over its implications for business and the startup space in particular. As an industry insider here are some observations I have on this:   Processing times have got longer, and new companies are subject to greater scrutiny of the nature of their...

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