9 July 2013 - Committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic IT and telecommunications hub, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), today announced eight Singapore startups to participate in VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2013.
San Francisco, California, 9 July 2013 | For Immediate Release
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Boosts Global Innovation, Connecting Singapore Companies with Silicon Valley Influencers
Committed to growing Singapore into a dynamic IT and telecommunications hub, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), today announced eight Singapore startups to participate in VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2013. These startups span health-tech, enterprise and cloud software, telematics as well as mobile security, mobile advertising and crowd-sourced mobile applications. IDA has a dedicated “Singapore Corner” where several of these early stage companies will showcase their technology onsite.
"IDA Singapore plays a leading role in developing, expanding and sustaining the tech-company startup scene in Singapore. 'Mobile' is the de-facto mode of interaction for people, business and Government in highly-connected Singapore, and I am pleased to introduce at MobileBeat 2013 eight exciting Singapore startups who will be here at this year's event. I hope that potential investors, customers and partners here will make many great connections with these companies over the next few days,” said Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman of IDA.
Singapore’s IT landscape
IDA’s support for startups includes programmes to connect the Singapore startup ecosystem with the exciting global entrepreneurship scene, through events such as MobileBeat. Singapore enjoys a strong ranking in world information technology reports. Singapore has been ranked 2nd globally for four consecutive years to date for overall networked readiness in the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report. It enjoys pervasive connectivity, and its infocomm industry revenue reached S$102 billion in 2012, an increase on 23% year on year, while infocomm exports grew 33% year on year to reach $78 billion.
Singapore Corner at MobileBeat
At MobileBeat, the following Singapore startups are part of the Singapore Corner.
- ConnectedHealth is a wireless eHealth platform that provides medical device connectivity from patients to care providers, via a SaaS model. ConnectedHealth automatically transmits medical data from patients across multiple devices using standard wireless protocols and hardware, and sends alerts if something is amiss. Compared to other solutions, ConnectedHealth offers lower costs, cross vendor device connectivity and system scalability with a cloud solution. www.connhealth.com
- Digify, an enterprise software company, helps companies manage their physical and digital documents securely and cost-effectively. Digify MobileView is a secure document access and distribution platform for tablets, phones and laptops for up to secret level documents. www.digify.info/about-us
- Eco, a SaaS company, offers an innovative way to collect customer feedback and engage directly with customers. Customers can scan a QR code on their smartphones or dial into a number to provide feedback on the product or service by texting their feedback or by speaking it. Data is pulled from rating sites and social media channels, creating a single, consolidated view for customer sentiment. www.geteco.com
- V-key helps companies secure their mobile applications by focusing on cutting-edge mobile phone security research and development, studying the latest advanced attacks against mobile phones and inventing solutions to defend against them. www.v-key.com
- Gloobe is an innovative mobile application that crowd-sources real-time information including location details, comments, wait times, etc. Gloobe’s mobile app solves the overcrowding problem in urban cities such as London, New York and Tokyo.
- Hoiio is a cloud communication company that provides software developers with simple web APIs to programmatically access telecommunication infrastructure. Building on the Hoiio API, Hoiio also provides unified communication apps such as main line, fax, international calls and more. http://www.hoiio.com/
- W-Locate offers a SIM-based cell positioning system-"XimLoc" that can accurately track any cellular devices in both indoor/outdoor locations regardless of OS. XimLoc gathers information from cellular network via a java applet residing on the sim card. XimLoc addresses the limitations of GPS i.e. the inability to track indoor, multipath, heavy power consumption. www.w-locate.com
- YOOSE is the worldwide largest hyper-local mobile ad platform. YOOSE helps leading brands and agencies to effectively target and engage mobile consumers on a hyper-local level. Maximize engagement success with relevance, reach and valuable analytical insights. Talk to us about your brand's SoLoMo and location-based campaign requirements. www.yoose.com
On Monday, July 8, IDA and Get2Volume also hosted a Demo Day in the Sonoma Room at The Palace Hotel where six Singapore startups presented to an audience of venture capitalists and local media. The innovative startups included Sprooki, ConnectedHealth, gridComm, Eco, V-key and Digify.
“Singapore technology companies must have a global focus from day one. Working with IDA has helped us build global capabilities in our companies,” said Mike Holt, CEO of Get2Volume, an early stage Singapore investment and incubation firm focused on growing technology companies “We’re working together to maximize impact to our portfolio companies and strengthen partnerships in the U.S. market.”
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About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
The mission of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is to develop information technology and telecommunications within Singapore with a view to serve citizens of all ages and companies of all sizes. IDA does this by actively supporting the growth of innovative technology companies and start-ups in Singapore, working with leading global IT companies as well as developing excellent information technology and telecommunications infrastructure, policies and capabilities for Singapore. For more news and information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.