Singapore is often ranked among the wealthiest nations in the world. We analyze the startups, investors, and exits that have come to define the country's tech ecosystem.
The Southeast Asian city-state Singapore is often considered the gateway to Asia, with its location providing access to vast markets like India, China, and the many countries that comprise the Southeast Asian region. Its tech ecosystem is similarly diverse, home to companies like ride-hailing unicorn Grab, which has used its position to spearhead its expansion through Southeast Asia.
Singapore’s government has also embraced changes from technology, introducing apps for fixing municipal issues to filing citizen incident reports.
The country is also an anomaly in the region. Unlike many of the developing economies that surround it, Singapore is wealthy. In 2017, the International Monetary Fund ranked Singapore as one of the richest countries in the world by purchasing power.
Using CB Insights data, we created a periodic table to highlight the most promising startups, noteworthy exits, and active investors that have come to define the country’s tech ecosystem.