While it may be the smallest country in Southeast Asia, Singapore is home to some of the largest companies in the world. From established international giants to local success stories, the city-state’s tech scene is especially bright, boasting innovators across e-commerce, artificial intelligence, social media and much more. Below, we’ll dive into some of the most prominent tech companies based here in Singapore.
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Sojern is a digital marketing company focused on tech solutions that enable travel and hospitality businesses to optimize their marketing strategy and build a loyal customer base. Its travel marketing platform uses data and AI to precisely target and engage potential customers. Sojern has office locations worldwide, including one in Singapore that opened in 2015.
With an annual revenue of more than $550 billion, Amazon is one of the largest companies on the planet. The tech giant is headquartered in Seattle, but has a substantial office in Singapore, occupying 100,000 square feet in the Asia Square retail and office development. Spanning three floors, the space houses more than 30 teams and about 700 employees supporting the company’s consumer business and corporate functions, including Amazon.sg, Amazon Fresh, Amazon advertising and Prime Video. Its other business units — including audiobook and podcast platform Audible and livestreaming platform Twitch — also have regional offices in Singapore.
Software giant Microsoft is a household name when it comes to search, gaming and productivity, and a trailblazer in emerging technology like spatial computing, quantum computing and artificial general intelligence. The company is primarily based out of Washington state, but its headquarters for the Asia Pacific region is located right in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, where employees help deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and several other cloud and datacenter services. Microsoft has also invested significantly in the betterment of Singapore since first arriving here in 1990, particularly on the environmental restoration and sustainability fronts.
Chinese technology giant ByteDance is the parent company of popular apps like TikTok and Douyin, placing it at the forefront of entertainment, internet content and social commerce innovation. The company moved into a new 60,000 square foot office space in Singapore’s financial district in 2020, paving the way for its long term plan of using the city-state as a launchpad to a much larger Asia expansion, according to a Bloomberg report. Bytedance has more than 1,800 local employees, working in everything from technology to sales to marketing.
Grab is among the biggest tech companies in the region, employing more than 3,500 people alone at its headquarters in Singapore. The super app offers a range of ride hailing, food delivery and digital payments services, and operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. In 2019, Grab became the first tech company in Southeast Asia to hit a $10 billion valuation. And in 2021 it made its public debut on Nasdaq following the world’s largest SPAC merger at the time.
Singapore-based tech conglomerate Sea functions as a holding company for several prominent tech products in Singapore. Its digital entertainment arm, Garena, is a game developer and publisher; its fintech arm SeaMoney provides mobile wallet services, payment processing and other financial products and services across Southeast Asia and Taiwan; and its Shopee business has become the largest e-commerce platform in the region. Currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Sea’s IPO in 2017 was one of the largest US public listings ever by a Southeast Asian tech company.
Razer is a multinational technology company that designs, develops and sells a variety of consumer electronics and gaming hardware and software. Its products primarily consist of gaming laptops, keyboards and audio devices. The company also operates its own corporate venture arm, where it invests in early-stage startups working in areas like gaming, deep tech and sustainability. Razer is dual headquartered in California and Singapore, with more than 530 local employees.