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Launch of Venturecraft Two

Newly-appointed SPRING Singapore’s MedTech Accelerator Venturecraft Group launches S$50million venture fund for growth-stage companies   Appointed as the newest MedTech accelerator under SPRING Singapore’s Sector-Specific Accelerator programme Launches its second

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Singapore medical technology startups target overseas growth

"It is maturing a little bit, but there needs to be fundamentals in place. First of all, [as a startup] you need to know that the market is not in Singapore. It is either in the U.S. or China. These are the biggest healthcare markets. We should learn from similar markets such as Israel and Taiwan. Right from day one, they know their country is not the right starting market, so they capitalize on their historical and cultural linkages with Israelis overseas. Similarly, Taiwan has historical and cultural linkages with China." says Ong Jeong Shing, Investment Director of Venturecraft

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Singapore medtech start-ups riding personalised healthcare trend

"You need a few key elements: a pipeline of projects, talents, and partners such as early-stage investors, prototyping workshops and incubators. We don't have a lot of these in Singapore. There have been success cases of overseas medtech companies coming to Singapore and going public, such as QT Vascular and Trendlines Group, but there are fewer cases of home-grown successes." says Ong Jeong Shing, Investment Director of Venturecraft

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Singapore not an ideal test-bed for global innovation

"Even if you successfully test-bed a product here, the small population in Singapore means you will not be prepared for large volume transactions. This could result in under-building a product. If startups test-bed here, they will need to expend effort to undo what they've built for use in other markets, increasing business expenditure. Instead, they should go quickly into the global markets where they want to be anchored." says Isaac Ho, CEO of Venturecraft

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Segway Robotics & MIT Hackathon

The MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics hackathon brought together developers and healthcare professionals in Singapore to brainstorm the use of robots for the care of the elderly. The participants of the event had a first-hand look at the uses of Segway Robot in the management of healthcare. Singapore is an ideal location to hold the hackathon as it faces an ageing population that can benefit from the use of robots as companions or for monitoring the health of the elderly. Venturecraft is proud to be one of the partners of this initiative, which was hosted by MIT and SG Innovate.

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Record Tech Deals in Singapore

TECH continues to be the top sector attracting investments this year. According to a report by global valuation firm Duff and Phelps, Singapore saw a record value of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments in 2016, with 100 such deals valued at US$3.5 billion. Of these, tech accounted for the majority of deal volume (53 per cent) and deal value (34 per cent).

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Singapore’s growing VC scene

In recent years, more and more venture capitalists (VCs) have set foot in Singapore, coming from afar to find the next big idea to invest in. As of the end of November, there were 28 VC managers licensed or registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) — about triple the number just three years ago.

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Focusing on growth

As investors become more cautious, there is greater interest in growth-stage venture capital funding, says Isaac Ho of Venturecraft Group. The number of venture capital (VC) deals globally has fallen as investors hit the brakes on their start-up investments amid volatility in China...

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Is Singapore’s startup funding fever starting to cool down?

Unfortunately for many would-be unicorn traders, despite the influx of money, including Venturecraft Two, a $50m fund aimed at boosting medtech and ICT startups in the region, it seems to be getting harder, not easier to get financing.

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一滴血可验出数种患癌前兆

若这些个别涉及数千名病患的试验顺利,公司技术总监周砺寒预计可在2018年,陆续把这三个不同临床试验的数据呈交相关单位审核,并把新检验方式推出市场。

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Tech takes centre stage at enterprise awards

TECHNOLOGY and innovation were the two buzzwords at this year's Emerging Enterprise Award (EE 2016) - and it's no small wonder they were. Repeated references were made by Minister of State for National Development, and Trade and Industry, Koh Poh Koon, at a gala dinner on Sept 16 in the swanky St Regis Hotel. And it was evident too, in the varied and novel business models of the 16 finalists for the awards.

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三公司获新兴企业最高奖项

新兴企业奖得奖名单出炉,三家公司从16家入围公司当中突围而出,得到最高奖项。

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Women behind EE winner’s success

Organised by The Business Times and OCBC Bank, EE honours promising emerging enterprises that are younger than 10 years old and with an annual sales turnover of not more than S$15 million.

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Business prizes: Winning firms lauded for tech focus

Mirxes, a life science company focusing on detection kits for the early identification and management of cancer cases, was given the Most Promising Startup Award. It will receive $30,000 worth of digital consultancy services from Maxus.

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Venturecraft launches $37m Fund II for Asian medtech, IT deals

Singapore-based early stage investment firm Venturecraft has launched a S$50m ($37m) second fund targeting Asian medical tech and IT deals.

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Venture capital firm launches $50m fund for medtech

The private investment and venture capital firm Venturecraft Group has started a $50 million fund to invest in medical and infocomm technology companies that are still in their early stages.

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Singapore: Venturecraft sets up S$50million medtech fund

Private investment group Venturecraft has launched its second investment fund, Venturecraft Two, a S$50 million (US$36.8 million) fund aimed at medtech startups that are looking to expand in Asia.

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Venture capital firm launches $50m fund for medtech

The private investment and venture capital firm Venturecraft Group has started a $50 million fund to invest in medical and infocomm technology companies that are still in their early stages.

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Singapore’s Venturecraft launches $37m tech fund

Venturecraft, a Singapore-based VC investor and accelerator, has launched a new S$50 million ($37 million) investment fund aimed at early and growth stage medical technology (medtech) and internet start-ups in Asia.

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VentureCraft设基金 投资两科技领域起步公司

私人投资集团及创投平台VentureCraft推出5000万元的基金,准备投资医药科技和资讯通信科技领域的起步公司。

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Venturecraft launches S$50m venture fund for medtech, ICT

SINGAPORE-based private investment group Venturecraft - which was founded last year as a one-stop shop to help Singapore companies expand into China and overseas growth markets - has launched a new S$50 million venture fund, The Business Times has learnt.

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Launch of Venturecraft Two

Newly-appointed SPRING Singapore’s MedTech Accelerator Venturecraft Group launches S$50million venture fund for growth-stage companies   Appointed as the newest MedTech accelerator under SPRING Singapore’s Sector-Specific Accelerator programme Launches its second

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Venturecraft launches S$50m venture fund for medtech, ICT

SINGAPORE-based private investment group Venturecraft - which was founded last year as a one-stop shop to help Singapore companies expand into China and overseas growth markets - has launched a new S$50 million venture fund, The Business Times has learnt.

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Venturecraft launches S$50m venture fund for medtech, ICT

SINGAPORE-based private investment group Venturecraft - which was founded last year as a one-stop shop to help Singapore companies expand into China and overseas growth markets - has launched a new S$50 million venture fund, The Business Times has learnt.

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Alibaba founding member is backing this $37m Singapore fund to invest in startups

Venturecraft, a startup accelerator partnering with government agency SPRING Singapore’s Sector-Specific Accelerator program, has launched a new US$37 million fund to bet on growth stage medtech and internet startups in Asia

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Venturecraft launches new US$36.8M fund to boost Singapore’s medtech sector

Singapore-based VC Venturecraft Group has announced the launch of its second investment fund, Venturecraft Two, a S$50 million (US$36.8 million) aimed at boosting medtech and ICT startups in the region.

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Venturecraft launches new US$36.8M fund to boost Singapore’s medtech sector

Singapore-based VC Venturecraft Group has announced the launch of its second investment fund, Venturecraft Two, a S$50 million (US$36.8 million) aimed at boosting medtech and ICT startups in the region.

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Singapore: Venturecraft makes new growth-stage investments with $36.8m medtech fund

Venturecraft, a Singapore-based private investment company founded in 2015, has launched a S$50 million ($36.8 million) fund, which is largely dedicated for growth stage businesses in the medtech industry.

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SGX needs more than dual-class shares to woo tech companies

AS dual-class share structures appear to be one step closer to reality in Singapore - despite all the arguments against such a move - one key question is whether it will lead the Singapore Exchange to becoming a major venue for international listings, in particular for tech initial public listings.

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【-三創專訪】2016-jumpstart-pepper-機器人開發大賽決賽入選團隊/

「MakerRocket 創客火箭」 為本次進入機器人開發大賽決賽的隊伍。 Jumpstart Pepper 機器人開發大賽,旨在培養大眾對於機器人的整體概念與實務應用,並將服務型機器人大眾化,帶入生活,將未來想像,變為真實。

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【-三創專訪】2016-jumpstart-pepper-機器人開發大賽決賽入選團隊-2/

Viper,由五位平均年齡二十七歲,來自不同專項領域的工程師們所組成,他們帶來的參賽作品叫作 Bring Your Own Brain (BYOB),其中以利用雲端服務讓 Pepper 可以辨識使用者的行為並做出適當回應、外接第三方裝置增強使用者使用經驗為 BYOB 的最大特質。

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Startup creates alternative test for cancer

CURRENT cancer screening methods are invasive and costly. Think of the mammographies, endoscopies, or biopsies that are presently done to detect cancer. Local biotechnology start-up Mirxes Pte Ltd is looking to revolutionise cancer detection methods by offering blood tests in place of current diagnostic methods to detect early stage cancer.

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Isaac Ho: Innovation Enables Dreams

Isaac Ho, Founder and Managing Partner of Singapore Health Tech: “Innovation allows people to know that they themselves can be dreamers and that their dreams can come true”.

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E-commerce portal Carousell bags US$35m Series B funding

Nearly S$50 million have been added to the Singapore startup ecosystem, The Business Times learnt on Monday. Of the amount, US$35 million is a Series B funding round raised by e-commerce startup Carousell, while another S$1.34 million comprises investments into two first-of-their-kind accelerator programmes in insurance tech (insurtech) and tourism.

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Singapore media platform e27 seals $2.2m Series A, to explore China tie-ups

Integrated platform for entrepreneurs, e27 Thursday said it had raised S$3 million ($2.2 million) in a Series A funding round led by Beijing-headquartered TechTemple Group. The others investors in the round include China’s data intelligence fund Linear Venture, Indonesia’s Convergence Ventures, as well as Singapore-based Venturecraft and Spacemob.

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Southeast Asia tech media company E27 raises $2.2M

Singapore-based media company E27 has closed a SG$3 million (US$2.2 million) Series A round as it looks to redevelop its tech-focused news website and events business following some tough times.

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Tech industry platform E27 raises $2.2m

E27, a platform for Asia’s tech industry, has raised a round of funding from investors, sources told Tech in Asia. E27 later revealed in a press release that the round, a series A, is about US$2.2 million.

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Tech-driven social innovation on the rise

PURPOSE is the new profit. Mission-driven businesses are on the uptick, as more entrepreneurs use technology to build novel, sustainable solutions to social problems. In other words, they are finding it feasible to do good and make money while at it - and they are getting help along the way in the form of seed money, networking help and tips on shaping their ventures.

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Paktor snags US$10m funding, Infocomm Investments partners Bansea to fund seed-stage startups

THE startup ecosystem scored two positives on Monday: homegrown dating platform Paktor snagged US$10 million in a new funding round, while Infocomm Investments (IIPL) has partnered Bansea (the Business Angel Network South-east Asia) to jointly invest in local seed-stage startups.

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We will soon ‘pay others to live our lives’ – and it’s not such a bad thing

Life in the future will be easier – albeit heavily machine-aided. It does not require a far stretch of the imagination for one to visualize a future where robotic vacuums, lawn mowers, pool cleaners, and robotic personal assistants support our day-to-day lives.

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Living better with robots and technology

Life in the future will be easier – albeit heavily machine-aided. It does not require a far stretch of the imagination for one to visualize a future where robotic vacuums,

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鴻海Pepper報到!

【時報-台北電】鴻海集團(2317)與日商軟銀(SoftBank)共同開發的機器人Pepper,第3季將在台開賣。鴻海副總裁呂芳銘昨(5)日表示,初期在台市場將鎖定零售商店、金融、教育及健康等四大商用領域,消費者版本則預計明年推出。

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廣發英雄帖 IBM Bluemix力挺Pepper機器人開發大賽

當你擁有情感機器人,你希望他會做什麼?三創育成基金會與IBM合辦「Pepper機器人開發大賽」,今(5)日在三創生活園區揭開序幕,機器人開發者齊聚一堂,爭奪高額獎金!台灣IBM公司為本次大賽的技術合作夥伴,提供IBM Cloud雲端開發平台Bluemix,讓參賽者可以運用平台上多項現成資源,活用Watson的認知運算,快速實現機器人的生活應用。

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【有片】郭台銘家中有Pepper 是妞妞家庭老師

Jumpstart Pepper機器人開發大賽今天正式舉行說明會,該活動於三創育成中心基金會主辦贊助,包括新加坡醫療科技創投公司Venturecraft及IBM等企業也都加入支援贊助,期望讓Pepper應用生態系統更豐富。

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郭台銘家也有Pepper 是女兒妞妞的家教

根據《蘋果》報導,除三創育成基金會外,包括新加坡醫療科技創投公司Venturecraft、IBM等知名企業,都加入贊助行列,希望讓Pepper的應用生態系統更豐富。

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Singtel ups the ante in fragmented mobile payment market

SINGTEL on Tuesday unveiled its Singtel Transit near-field communications (NFC) SIM and an improved version of its mobile payment app, Dash.

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‘Unicorn’ Garena bags US$170m in Series D funding

SINGAPORE tech "unicorn" Garena has raised US$170 million in Series D funding led by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the strategic investment arm of the Malaysian government, taking total investment to date past US$500 million.

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‘Creative destruction’ the next step for companies to survive and thrive

BUSINESSES should sit up and take a good, hard look at the "disruption" coming to their industries - or risk becoming obsolete and having no part to play in Singapore's future economy.

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专访:新加坡创行投资有限公司Venturecraft总裁何豪杰

随着网络经济蓬勃发展,中国涌现一批国际领先网络企业,如华为、腾讯、阿里巴巴、百度等。中国网络企业在全球互联网前十强中,占据四席。

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Israel, China medical technology incubators set up shop in S’pore

THE Republic looks set to become a hothouse in Asia for medical technology, as two medtech incubators from Israel and China set up shop here to develop healthcare products for their commercialisation in bigger markets, such as China and the US.

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Venturecraft to facilitate China market entry for SG startups:Report

Venture capital platform Venturecraft will be facilitating the market entry of entrepreneurs and their startup ventures into the mainland Chinese market, according to report in Today Online.

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Helping hand for Singapore startups in China

Hangzhou, the hometown of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, eight million residents and hundreds of technology-linked companies, is fast becoming the Silicon Valley of China. Startups from all over the world are flocking there, attracted by an easy entry point into the vast Chinese market.

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How the start-up scene in Singapore is changing

Within a short space of time, the cash available to new start-ups in Southeast Asia has gone from virtually non-existent to abundant. And that, say analysts, reflects the potential a growing number of investors see in firms that mostly start in Singapore and expand into the much bigger Southeast Asian market.

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Venturecraft to help start-ups in China

AN INVESTMENT vehicle started by local firm Singapore HealthTech has signed an agreement it hopes will give it a foothold in China. Venturecraft, which supports start-ups with intellectual property, struck the deal with the government of Hangzhou province earlier this month.

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S’pore-based startups gear up for China foray

IN APRIL, up to 10 Singapore-based startups will start mapping out (some, in fact, would already have made) their foray into China, having qualified for VentureCraft, the S$4 million initiative launched early this year that helps startups expand into high- growth foreign markets.

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The startups that Singapore’s VentureCraft likes

In this week's "Shake It Up" - a weekly series on CNBC's "The Rundown"- Isaac Ho, partner at VentureCraft, describes the startups he's investing in.

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups.

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One-stop shop to help startups break into China

SINGAPORE startups contemplating a foray into China now have what is believed to be a first-of-a-kind opportunity to hobnob with, and learn from, some of China's most influential founders and investors - through VentureCraft, a S$4 million initiative launched this month to help startups expanding into overseas markets.

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Venturecraft Holdings, trading as Venturecraft Group, is a private investment group and venture capital platform that provides working capital, market access assistance and other essential resources to growth-stage and late-stage enterprises in the MedTech, BioTech and Digital Health sectors.

Venturecraft Group is also an appointed accelerator under SPRING Singapore’s Sector Specific Accelerator Programme. It has a regional presence in Asia across Singapore, China and Taiwan, and operates two incubators located in Singapore (the JTC Launchpad @ one-north) and China (Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Area (HEDA)).

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