Tight deadlines, quick turnaround times and crisis management are the daily basis for every PR professional. It can be incredibly stressful and is one of the hardest fields to work in. That's why it's no small feat for those who made it to the shortlist of this year's PR Awards, the region's platform for recognising outstanding work in the PR and communications industry across Southeast Asia, South Asia and ANZ regions.
Singapore’s Mighty Jaxx, a startup that designs and manufactures collectibles and lifestyle products, said it has raised an additional S$4.5 million (US$3.2 million) to round out its pre-series A round.
AI.Reverie, the Computer Vision company that generates synthetic data to train algorithms, today announced that it has completed a $5.6 million equity round of financing. Vulcan Capital led the round, and other institutional investors included Compound, In-Q-Tel, Resolute Ventures, SGInnovate, TechNexus and Triphammer Ventures.
In the ninth edition of Singapore Business Review’s 20 Hottest Startups, it was the small and medium enterprise (SME)-focused neobank Aspire that clinched the top spot, with $45.03m (US$32.5m) in funding from a series A round. These 20 startups raised an average funding amount of about $7.85m, which was a 47.32% plunge from the 2018 average of $14.9m.
“Prevention is better than cure” is the mantra spurring some of this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia listees in the Healthcare & Science category to start their health-tech ventures. Stroke is the world’s second-leading cause of death after heart disease, a statistic that inspired Milad Mohammadzadeh and Sadaf Monajemi in 2017 to launch See-Mode Technologies to better predict the risk of strokes.