SG Digest: Neuron Mobility expands in Canada; Temasek Trust partners SDG Impact

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Singapore-headquartered Neuron Mobility has launched in Canada while Temasek Trust has entered into a strategic collaboration with  SDG Impact, a UNDP initiative. 

Neuron Mobility launches in Canada

Singapore-headquartered rental scooter operator  Neuron Mobility has expanded its international footprint to Canada, according to an announcement. 

The arrival of Neuron’s orange e-scooters to Ottawa signals the first of a number of Canadian cities the company plans to launch this year.

Over the last six months, the company has launched in eight cities in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Korea. 

Neuron will be launching its N3 e-scooters that are fitted with the world’s first app-controlled helmet lock. 

In September 2020, Neuron announced a funding round led by Australian venture capital firm, Square Peg, along with GSR Ventures, bringing its total Series A funding to $30.5 million.

Temasek Trust partners with SDG Impact

Temasek Trust has entered into a strategic collaboration with  SDG Impact, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative that provides businesses with tools to achieve sustainable development goals.

According to an announcement, this collaboration marks an important milestone in Temasek Trust’s journey to establish impact investing, which began in May 2019 with the launch of ABC World Asia.

ABC World Asia invests in companies that drive positive change by addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Its investment themes include financial and digital inclusion, better health and education, climate and water solutions, sustainable food and agriculture, and smart and liveable cities.

In 2020, ABC World Asia deployed close to $100 million into companies across its focus sectors in the Asia-Pacific.

Temasek Trust joined UNDP’s SDG Impact Steering Group in 2019.

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.