COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of the world we know, and how companies raise money has not been an exception. The pandemic has disrupted the IPO process that companies traditionally use to raise money publicly and has contributed to the rising popularity of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). In fact, the volume of SPAC deals […]
13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity. Thus, the access to affordable and clean energy is still a problem worldwide. In the seventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #7- the goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for […]
The gifting of Hongbao, one of the most notable traditions in Chinese New Year (CNY), has been used in marketing for several years. In the digital age, digital Hongbao rather than physical Hongbao has increased in popularity especially amongst the younger generation, as advanced e-payment systems assure users of greater safety and security when transferring […]
Did you know that one in three people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water? In developed countries like Singapore where even tap water is safe for drinking, we rarely consider how water scarcity is affecting the lives of people globally. In the sixth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we […]
Despite progress over the last decades, gender inequality is still a pressing problem in our world – discriminatory laws and social norms, underrepresentation of women in positions of power, and the pervasiveness of physical and sexual violence against women and girls. In the fifth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the […]
Your beloved coffee chat has turned into a Zoom meeting. The store you frequent is now called Amazon. Covid-19 hits us like a storm and forces us to stay home. Our shopping habits and lifestyle have changed. Businesses are forced to go virtual. Over 90% of e-commerce businesses wind up within the first 120 days. […]
It has been over a year since the pandemic started and the early stages impacted food supply chains around the world. This disruption serves as a reminder that countries must become more self-reliant to ensure greater food security. Fortunately for Singapore, we have entrepreneurs innovating across every step of the food supply chain. In this […]
Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills? In the fourth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #4 – the goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide […]
Here at StartupX, we’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with several different stakeholders of the SEA business community. This article is part of our series attempting to share some of the knowledge we’ve developed to help bring about more informed business decisions as we all look to emerge from COVID-19 better and healthier. Against […]
Institutional investors and members of the public alike have been flocking to put their money in SPACs ever since they have re-emerged as the hottest new investment vehicle in town. Chances are, you’ve probably already heard a family member, friend or a coworker proudly mention their new investment in a SPAC. But what does it […]
Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, marking the end of winter and the start of spring. Themes of good fortune, happiness and wealth and longevity are reinforced through the many customs […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic, health and well-being has become a priority in many of our lives. In the third infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #3 – the goal to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Here at StartupX, we have a bird’s eye view of some of the latest developments in the ecosystem, owing to our interactions with our ecosystem partners, our network and the work we do. COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes that are here to stay, and in order to help the community be better informed and […]
Everyone is talking about SPACs. Indeed, SPACs have been raising money from investors quicker than ever in history. More funds have been raised through SPACs in 2020 than the past 10 years combined – in fact, almost twice as much! At the end of April 2021, SPACs had already raised a massive US$101.3 billion since […]
Food stands first among all basic needs of humans. In the second infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #2 – the goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.