22 Dec '12, 12am

Singapore start-ups struggle to woo venture capital firms - The Star Online

SINGAPORE: Singapore's decadelong push to become a hotbed for entrepreneurs is stuck at stage one. The city-state of 5.3 million people ranks No. 1 in the world in ease of doing business and fourth in starting one, according to a World Bank study. It offers low taxes, easy-to-obtain seed money to start a business, and a well educated, English-speaking workforce in the gateway to Asia. It just takes one day and S$315 (US$260) to register a business in Singapore. Yet, the country has struggled to attract international investment money for its own startups. Venture capital firms are put off by the small size of the market, lack of big ideas that can be a global success and an uncertain exit strategy. Only 50 out of 301 venture capital firms based in Singapore are interested in local investment, according to the Asian Venture Capital Journal Research. Of the 70 high-tech start...

Full article: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/22...

Tweets

(SgNA) Singapore start-ups struggle to woo inve...

Singapore's decade-long push to become a hotbed for entrepreneurs is stuck at stage one. The city-state of 5.3 million peo...

#Singapore's

#Singapore's

reuters.com 20 Dec '12, 10pm

By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE | Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:11pm EST SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's decade-long push to become ...

Singapore Start-Ups Struggle to Woo Investors: ...

cnbc.com 20 Dec '12, 9pm

Singapore's decade-long push to become a hotbed for entrepreneurs is stuck at stage one. The city-state of 5.3 million peo...

Top 10 tech startups to watch in 2013 #electronics #iot #contactless via @eetimes

Top 10 tech startups to watch in 2013 #electron...

eetimes.com 21 Dec '12, 8pm

10 tech startups to watch in 2013 Peter Clarke 12/21/2012 2:30 PM EST Processors, memory, manufacturing processes, chip ar...

A directory of venture capital firms in #Singapore

A directory of venture capital firms in #Singapore

sgentrepreneurs.com 10 Dec '12, 2am

Here is a list of venture capital firms with a presence in Singapore that are actively investing in startups. While ventur...

.@IdeaSpacePH launches annual competition for startups; will offer seed funding and more to winners

[email protected] launches annual competition for s...

sgentrepreneurs.com 21 Dec '12, 5am

IdeaSpace launches annual competition for startups; will offer seed funding and more to winners December 21, 2012 by Wilso...

So sorry for the technical error on our webstore! We have fixed it, you can start shopping now <3

So sorry for the technical error on our webstor...

thejuicemarket.com 23 Dec '12, 12pm

SUPER LUXE MATERIAL, INNER LINED, FAUX LEATHER OVERLAY, FUNCTIONAL SIDE POCKETS, DRAWSTRING WAIST, 3 BROWN FUNCTIONAL CLOS...

How To Start A Blog:

howtostartablog.org 22 Dec '12, 3pm

Yes, it's free, but nothing is really free. When you start a blog with a free blogging service, you don't get your own dom...

#Thailand's new THB300 million #venture capital fund

#Thailand's new THB300 million #venture capital...

e27.sg 12 Dec '12, 8am

Thailand’s new venture capital firm, M8VC Co, plans to invest at least THB300 million into tech startups in the country. M...

@whereswilson1

taxiregister.com 21 Dec '12, 10am

Privilege Executive Travel Ltd is a dedicated private chauffeur company offering a personal tailored service to either pri...

And we're back... Seems like the white weather ...

cdta.org 26 Dec '12, 2pm

Wear high-visibility clothing. Look for bus stops on clear, level streets. Give yourself extra time to reach your destinat...

How To Structure An Online Joint Venture For Maximum Benefit: HOW TO STRUCTURE AN ONLINE JOINT VENTURE FOR MAXIM...

How To Structure An Online Joint Venture For Ma...

name.com 25 Dec '12, 1am

When you are looking for potential joint venture partners, a prudent way to make your case to them is to purchase their pr...

Singapore's start-ups seek success

bbc.co.uk 18 Dec '12, 11pm

18 December 2012 Last updated at 23:41 GMT Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print ...

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT #oursg...

therealsingapore.com 26 Dec '12, 12am

Myth #4: If Singapore increase taxes or if we impose a minimum wage, companies won’t invest in Singapore because we will b...