Its location and business ecosystem make Singapore one of APAC’s top destinations for entrepreneurs. SGInnovate CEO Leonard talks to João Marques Lima on the current entrepreneurial spirit in the city.
After leading a major push for innovation in new financial technology startups, Singapore is now eyeing healthcare technologies as the next big thing, with major investments planned in the area of artificial intelligence, according to Steve Leonard, founding CEO of Singapore state-backed SGInnovate and a former government official.
Taiger, a startup specialising in applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today disclosed a US$5.8 million funding deal to push Singapore’s AI capabilities forward in line with the country’s “Smart Nation” initiative. Its technology covers human-machine natural language interaction, semantic search, and information extraction.
Singapore-based Taiger, which specialises in applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has successfully closed its S$8 million ($5.87 million) Series A round, led by Tembusu ICT Fund I and state-backed investor SGInnovate.
Founding CEO Steve Leonard talks to Disruptive.Asia about SGInnovate’s mission, where it fits in Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, and the importance of making sure investments in advanced tech serve the Bigger Picture.