Singapore Exchange to establish equity crowdfunding platform

26 Jan 2015: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced a partnership with local Venture Capital firm Clearbridge Accelerator to develop an equity crowdfunding platform for SMEs and start-ups.  Working with SPRING Singapore, the enterprise development agency, and other financial institutions the joint venture will assist early startups with finance and expertise. “We are excited by this opportunity to help companies access capital more easily and become a pan-Asian platform to support equity crowdfunding” stated Mohamed Nasser Ismail, SGX Head of  SME Development & Listings.