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3 R’s of Turning Around an Almost Unbankable Business Proposal

Tons of business proposals ended up in the trash everyday. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and investment brokers may ask, just what are the investors looking for? The answer might just be a question in itself – Is your project bankable? If you know your business proposal has ended up in the…

Singapore and Mexico to expand bilateral cooperation

On June 11, 2016, Posted by , In Singapore,Tech, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Singapore and Mexico to expand bilateral cooperation

Singapore and Mexico has further expanded bilateral cooperation beyond just economics on 10th June 2016, into agriculture and food, education and technical cooperation. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and Mexico’s Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Ministry (SAGARPA) will now boost their cooperation on various fronts like…

MAS Issued Consultation Paper on Proposed Guidelines for Regulatory Sandbox

On June 6, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Singapore,Singapore Companies,Singapore Corporates,startups,Tech, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on MAS Issued Consultation Paper on Proposed Guidelines for Regulatory Sandbox

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper on proposed guidelines for regulatory sandbox today. The regulatory sandbox will provide a safer environment for allow Fintech companies to test their new financial services in a more relaxed regulatory environment but within a well-defined space and duration. There may be…

Apple Pay comes to Singapore

On May 28, 2016, Posted by , In Singapore,Tech,USA, With Comments Off on Apple Pay comes to Singapore

Apple fans in Singapore have waited long for this. The mobile payment service is now available to customers of five major banks in Singapore, including OCBC, Standard Chartered and DBS, which translates to the largest market share in credit and debit cards in the country. Apple Pay allows users to…

What does the new SEC rules mean for Crowdfunding in the States?

On May 15, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on What does the new SEC rules mean for Crowdfunding in the States?

New Crowdfunding Rules New crowdfunding rules taking effect on Monday will let anyone invest in startups, where startups raising money through online crowdfunding portals will be able to sell shares to people regardless of their wealth or income so long as the founders have submitted annual financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission…

New FinTech Bridge between UK and Singapore

On May 14, 2016, Posted by , In Compliance,Legal,Singapore,startups,Tech,UK, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on New FinTech Bridge between UK and Singapore

New FinTech bridge between UK FinTech firms and Singaporean FinTech companies Singaporean officials and FinTech companies gathered with UK FinTech companies on 11th May 2016 to celebrate the launch of the UK’s first ever FinTech Bridge, which included the signing of a regulatory cooperation agreement between the Financial Conduct Authority…

Will Wearables be the Next Big Thing in Payments?

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will Wearables be the Next Big Thing in Payments?

With mobile payment taking the lead in cardless payment, will wearables be the next big thing in payments? What can the payment wearables tech firms do to encourage adoption?   1. Security Security is the key concern for the payment industry, be it online, card, mobile or wearables. Consumers are concerned…

How do we pitch to family offices?

On May 2, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Consulting,Family Office,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on How do we pitch to family offices?

How do family offices want to be pitched? Family offices are one of the main targets for any fund manager or project owners. Unfortunately, not all funds or projects capture the attention of family offices, or in some cases, fund managers or project owners fail to pitch to family offices the…

Google Launches Pitch Deck Templates

On April 20, 2016, Posted by , In Australia,China,Consulting,Hong Kong,Singapore,startups,Tech,USA, By ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Google Launches Pitch Deck Templates

Google has just launched on Google Slides a Pitch Deck template “based on proven presentation tactics” which entrepreneurs or startups can use to create their pitch for fundraising. It is a very useful template, especially to those who are creating their pitch for the very first time! The Pitch Deck template contains a…