Singapore: BEAM launches mobile app to link startup professionals

Visual of Beam.today page. June 2016

B.E.A.M, which stands for ‘Bridging Entrepreneurs and Movers’  has launched its mobile app. Conceptualised and incepted as an events platform, it  connects
entrepreneurs through  events held in Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan.

Commenting on the development, Ken Ho, Founder of B.E.A.M “We wanted to create an incredibly simple and safe way for startup founders to connect and collaborate with each other. We also wanted to simplify the process of allowing investors, journalists, or developers to get in touch with these founders running incredible ventures.”

The co-founder, Wallace Ho, added, “We believe this is a great step forward towards uniting the ecosystem and fostering stronger ties between everyone. Great endeavours should be achieved collectively and we believe this platform will serve as a starting point to do so”,

The mobile app has a ‘Community’ tab that allows users to view news and featured event panelists from within the B.E.A.M community and startup ecosystem. The news published is curated based on the relevance to people starting out or running businesses.

Ho explained: “There is a lot of noise in the world around us, and we want to filter that out by curating only what is totally relevant for entrepreneurs. This makes it much easier for people to keep up to date with what’s happening around the ecosystem without having to sieve through a continuous stream of irrelevant news articles.”

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.