Shanghai - foreign start-ups' launch pad

Singapore entrepreneurs cite the city's vibrant consumer culture, easy access to investors and mature business ecosystem as the main draws

SHANGHAI • Four years ago, Singaporean Emmy Teo, 32, was running a fledgling e-commerce app business serving South-east Asia.

But she soon realised that the disparate markets with no single payment system and the inefficient logistical networks meant that her business had little chance of survival.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'Shanghai - foreign start-ups' launch pad'. Print Edition | Subscribe