This article showcases our top picks for the best Singapore based Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Singapore Publishing Companies
Ghost is an open-source publishing platform that provides its users with powerful tools to create their online publications. The platform enables its users to access a multi-user blog and invite other team members to get involved in writing about the areas they specialise in.
Ghost was launched by Hannah Wolfe and John O’Nolan on April 29, 2013, and is operated as a distributed company, headquartered in Singapore.. .
Tech in Asia
Tech in Asia is an online technology media company based across Asia and the US. Tech in Asia was founded in August 2010 by Willis Wee.
It is based in Singapore. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a culture and passion for new ways of delivering tech and startup news, we’ve bonded together under one goal – to share with the world and their regional audiences on the latest happenings in Asia’s tech and startup scene.
Tech in Asia constantly write news about technology and startups Asia. They also curate from other sources that we think are great.
They’ll frequently experiment with data and charts, photos and videos. There’s no office and no printing press, no whiteboards and no J.
Jonah Jamieson. With a virtual newsroom that spans many countries, they aspire to find a story, cover it, and send it out to the world within minutes.
It’s unconventional, but exciting. Call it an experiment.
Tickled Media is a tech company and digital publishing house that focuses on content and community platforms women through websites, app, and social media platforms, as it makes non-judgmental communities of support for the audience. Its flagship brand, theAsianparent.com, is a digital parenting destination and reaches over 11 million mums in the region.
The company is backed by venture capital from Vertex Venture Holdings, LionRock Capital, and other prominent venture capitalists. Tickled Media was founded on 2009 and is headquartered in Singapore..
Graphic India Pte. Ltd.
is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Founded by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, Graphic India is owned by U.S.
comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG). The company’s partners and investors bring together decades of experience in building businesses in character entertainment, media and India.
Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 500 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create enduring stories and heroes that foster the imaginations and fuel the inspirations of a new globalized generation of youth in both India and around the world.
Graphic’s stories include, Ramayan 3392A.D., The Leaves and The Sadhu, in development as Hollywood films; 18 Days, a reimagining of the great eastern epic, the Mahabharata, by acclaimed graphic novel creator, Grant Morrison which was launched as an animated digital series in partnership with YouTube India; Devi, a female superhero from acclaimed filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur; Chakra The Invincible, the first superhero for India from legendary creator Stan Lee; and numerous other heroes and stories.. .
KooBits is a software firm focusing on interactive digital publishing. Founded in 2009, it is the developer behind the KooBits 4.0 ebook reader and organizer software.
KooBits 4.0 lets users import and organize their computer’s ebook collection in addition to titles purchased from within KooBits’ Bookstore. The traditional bookshelf design and functions such as bookmarking, highlighting, and scrapbooking are reminiscent of real books, and enhance the reading experience for static ebooks.
KooBits is producing an array of enhanced interactive ebooks in partnership with leading book distributors, including Tien Wah Press and graphic novel publisher Papercutz. The startup’s goal is to make interactive ebooks widely available through KooBits 4.0, which is free to use..
People are not categories. People are individuals.
To businesses, OpenDNA provides real-time insights into their individual customers’ behavior which allows them to better predict their needs. This enables businesses to deliver a more relevant customer experience at an individual level, which drives increased revenue.
OpenDNA’s artificial intelligence and machine-learning system automatically creates detailed psychographic user profiles, which helps deliver better business outcomes. To individuals it paves the way to own their data and control their experiences across the internet making it more relevant; more personalized..
Singapore Press Holdings
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. In Singapore, SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages.
On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
SPH’s subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese. Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 300 million page views with 20 million unique visitors every month.
Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPad and smartphone application.
SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region.
theAsianparent is a publication under Tickled Media Pte Ltd. Started in 2008, theAsianparent is now the largest parenting website in South East Asia.
It is a free online community targeted at urban parents and parents-to-be, who live in Asia or are of Asian heritage. theAsianparent is available five countries and four languages, English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai..
The Straits Times
The Straits Times is one of the region’s oldest English-language daily newspapers. It is the flagship publication of the publicly-listed Singapore Press Holdings group.
First published on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore. The Sunday Times, which is produced by the same team of journalists, has a circulation of 365,800 and a readership of 1.43 million.
The Straits Times strives to be an authoritative provider of news and views, with special focus on Singapore and the Asian region. It has nine bureaus in Asia and a worldwide network of other contributors..
DealStreetAsia, the flagship brand of DealStreetAsia Pte. Ltd.
is a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors insight into some of Asia’s most opaque markets. Their financial news site www.dealstreetasia.com reports on investments, mergers, acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, investment banking and the business of startups across the ASEAN region.
DEALSTREETASIA Pte. Ltd.
was founded in May 2014 in Singapore and came to life through its main news and intelligence portal www.dealstreetasia.com in October 2014. With a rapid demand for investment-related information in the Asian markets, we have built a strong network of correspondents in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and India who are tracking deals in their markets.
DEALSTREETASIA was founded by Joji Thomas Philip, a 24×7 information enthusiast and a believer in the future of digitized news. Based in Singapore, he is now leading a team of journalists across the Asian market.
Joji believes that information will be the instrument that will shape Asia’s future. Their reporters, spread out across the geography, track the vibrant private business landscape across large, medium and small enterprises in the region.
Mothership.sg is a Singaporean digital news agency. Through their online community news platform, they cover current affairs, lifestyle topics as well as soon-to-trend issues.
They believe in the power of hyper-local content to connect readers with their articles. Mothership.sg has a steady rate of more than 700,000 Singaporean readers each month.
It is the second online news site, aside from online portals of mainstream media, in Singapore to register under the Broadcasting Act.. .
WePress app is a community marketplace for professional journalists. Its platform connects brands, agencies, publishers, and broadcasters looking to outsource content creation with professional freelance journalists.
The company enables its users to commission freelance journalists, pitch stories to world class publishers, and connect with peers. WePress app was founded by Erbil Sivaslioglu and Parham Awadhi in 2014; and is headquartered in Singapore..
TheSmartLocal is a hyper-local new media site catered to millennials in the style of Buzzfeed. Initially starting with crowdsourced reviews, they’ve since expanded into publishing across editorial, video and social media across different publishing units and verticals – travel, lifestyle, food, news, beauty.
Today, over 60% of the Singapore population consumers content from one of their sites each month.. .
CPO Magazine provide news, insights and resources to help data privacy, protection and cyber security leaders make sense of the evolving landscape to better protect their organizations and customers. CPO Magazine is a website owned by Data Privacy Asia Pte.
Ltd. (UEN:201406978D), a company registered in Singapore providing knowledge products positioned at the intersection of data privacy, protection and cyber security and serves as the focal point for professionals to learn, network and collaborate..
Streamlyn is a publisher focused advertising company, works with Small, Medium and Large sized publishers to give them maximum yield on their inventory. We understand the value of content and try to give its maximum worth while monetizing.
Being partnered with all top demand side partners and direct advertisers gives us the advantage of choosing the best ad in Realtime.. .
MagLoft makes it super easy for printers, publisher and indies to convert current print/PDF publications to digital editions. Clients get their own fully branded native iOS and Android magazine apps where content is delivered from the clients web console.
In addition, clients can use MagLoft’s online drag and drop HTML5 editor to create truly responsive and interactive digital issues for their publications.. .
Splice is media transformation in Asia. They report, document, and teach the region’s best practices in newsrooms, talent, training, design, and media entrepreneurship.
They aim to be the hub of the editorial and media community in Asia — to inspire, build and support sustainable media businesses. Their community is made up of influential media professionals working across newsrooms, content, advertising, marketing, business, policy, and academia..
E-Book Systems Pte Ltd (www.ebooksys.com) was founded in 1998 with a mission to bring the natural look and feel of the paper-based book into the domain of consumer products, computers and the Internet. E-Book Systems’ products make use of its patented Digital Flip(R) technology to deliver multimedia content such as digital photographs, animations, text, audio and music via a 3-D Page-Flipping interface, which appears as a virtual book.
These contents could be streamed or delivered both online and offline through E-Book Systems’ OpenFlip(TM) format. E-Book Systems also offers Digital Rights Management, FlipBook tracking ASP services and Flip Enterprise solutions for publishers and corporations.
E-Book Systems, a private ongoing corporation, has offices in Santa Clara, Calif., Beijing, China and Singapore. E-Book Systems’ products are distributed worldwide, including the U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific Region..
Optimatic Pte Ltd
Leading startup-focused media company in Asia. We cover tech news (www.e27.sg) in startup communities of Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia etc.
Co-organizer of Google Devfest Asia 2008. Hosted Geeks On A Plane (Asia) 2010 at our annual conference Echelon.
Other companies we work with include Facebook, Amazon, eBay/ Paypal, Microsoft, Yahoo etc.. .
Alpha Beta Omega
A combined strength of game-industry veterans, highly-experienced mobile app developers, and seasoned community managers, from companies like SingTel and SEGA with more than 10 years experience in developing, publishing and marketing mobile games. Settling in with IMDA’s PIXEL Studios, our current super-secret game title, in the works, blends the clicker and city-building genre into a first-of-its-kind experience; a small taste of the many unique games we intend to launch here, in PIXEL.
Our years of experience puts us in connection with giants like Bandai Namco, Sony Computer Entertainment, PLAYe, SEGA, various game publishers, related PR firms, online and offline publications, key opinion leaders (KOLs), influencers, the eSports segment, and even distributors and retailers. As a business entity, we have launched multiple self-developed mobile apps, built and ran eCommerce platforms, and formulated countless successful marketing strategies and campaigns with sniper-like execution and precision..
The Online Citizen
The Online Citizen is a community blogging platform involved in the area of cyber activism in Singapore. In 2010, just months before Singapore’s 2011 general elections, it ran its first face-to-face forum.
Recorded and posted online, its face-to-face forum drew the approval of its readers for presenting political coverage. As a volunteer-based organization, The Online Citizen depends on the goodwill and dedication of its pool of writers, photographers, videographers, researchers, analysts, event managers, and many others.
It was launched in 2006 and is based in Singapore.. .
Powering the tacit knowledge economy for Professionals. Publish.
TacitKey enables professionals to publish and monetize their tacit knowledge. Showcasing tacit knowledge helps professionals to avail of exclusive earning opportunities, accelerate innovation, and reshape the global knowledge economy.
Tacitkey features over 250,000 users globally from Healthcare, Life Science, Legal, and Finance industries. TacitKey helps businesses identify and invest in upcoming thought leaders for market research, innovation, and targeted marketing to achieve their objectives.
TacitKey validates the expertise of professionals based on their unique tacit knowledge and matches them with multiple personalized earning opportunities. These earning opportunities in the form of publishing, mentoring, and consulting, can help them monetize their knowledge as well as elevate their professional brand value.
TacitKey is a global business with revenues from subscriptions, advertisements, and customized business solutions for corporates. For more information, please visit us at https://www.tacitkey.com.
StokTalk was founded to solve the problem of “information asymmetry” faced by common investors. It is a simple, independent and reliable tool to track your financial assets.
It has a lot of features such as – Real time stock market price, future & options, Live chart streaming, relevant news, expert recommendation, target price and the automatic notification feature frees you from the time-consuming market analysis tasks and allows you to focus on your everyday life.. .
Indochine Media Ventures (M) Sdn Bhd
IMV is a media company focusing on digital publishing, luxury print publishing and events. Our anchor brands include Robb Report, Luxury Guide, Buro.
and Esquire. Robb Report is published in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, each complemented by a digital platform.
Luxury Guide is a coffee-table book published biannually and distributed to high-net-worth individuals. Each issue’s cover is designed by a famous designer or well-known personality including Philipp Plein, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and Christian Louboutin.
Buro. Singapore and Buro.
Malaysia have been successfully launched in 2015, with more editions to follow. Supporting the fashion industry in Malaysia is Stail.my, published in Bahasa Melayu.
IMV continuously seeks to expand its portfolio, most recently acquiring men’s luxury fashion and lifestyle magazine, Esquire Singapore, to further strengthen its presence in the publishing industry.. .
tech360.tv is an online tech media channel that brings the latest IT and technology gadgets trends. The online channel provides product reviews and launches, interviews with the top tech executives and weekly tech news.
It was started in April 2016 and is based in Singapore.. .
MediaBUZZ Pte Ltd is an independent online publisher in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on the business of digital media and marketing, since early 2004. Asian e-Marketing is a true pioneer in Asia Pacific’s digital marketing scene, empowering e-marketers in the vibrant and fast-paced electronic marketing environment.
Key sections include e-marketing tips, best practices and trends/statistics, legislation affecting e-marketing, training the spotlight on companies and their e-marketing campaigns and e-marketing leadership profiles.. .
SGE.io is a leading news portal on the business of technology in Asia. You can also find interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and a curated calendar of events.
If you’re an entrepreneur, tell us your story, so that we may tell others. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, read, learn, and be inspired..
KitVita is a mobile and web application that operates as a digital library. It enables its users to read their favorite books through any device.
It also allows its users to buy, connect, organize, and share information. KitVita was launched in 2012 by Dharshana Kumarawatte..
Superskill Graphics Pte Ltd
With more than 35 years of strong heritage, Superskill is dedicated to helping companies stand out from their competitors. We provide a one-stop service for all marketing solutions to meet ever changing demands.
Our services include: Printing Digital printing Graphic design Web development Web hosting Layout & typesetting Translation & localisation. .
herworldPLUS is an online portal for Singapore’s stylish woman achiever. Based on Singapore’s number one women’s interest magazine, Her World, this website is the ‘go to’ authority on Shopping, Fashion and Beauty trends for women in Singapore.
Offering you all-original stories on the latest in Singapore’s Shopping, Fashion and Beauty news and trends, herworldPLUS has real-time and interactive reads. You can watch videos, check out photos, leave comments and share your favourite stories and images on Facebook and Twitter.
Their SheShops.com social media website is Their Community hub. You can create your own Fashion ‘looks’ and stay up-to-date with your friends’ latest buys, and check out what other people are wearing too..
AdVertive is an international online display advertising network which brings about new targeting options for Advertisers. AdVertive features an efficient ad serving platform targeted at generating maximum profits for premium publishers while providing advertisers with accurate optimization, excellent support, and great value.
By utilizing behavioral targeting across our large pool of inventory, we allow advertisers to reach their specific intended audience. We provide a simple, yet efficient inventory management platform that enables our publishers to manage their inventory at ease while achieving above industry CPM rates.
With office in Singapore, AdVertive build successful campaigns for advertisers in the Asia Pacific region.. .
SG Magazine is a established brand for city-based news, events, dining and nightlife. It was initially launched as I-S Magazine in 1995, and rebranded as SG Magazine in 2015.
In 2016, SG Magazine went fully digital, and offers a range of products and services which are aimed at the city’s most active and affluent young professionals.. .
Computerworld Singapore is a web-based platform that offers the latest news and trends in enterprise IT development and deployment. It provides information to IT practitioners, technology experts, and researchers as well as product and service providers.
Computerworld Singapore was launched in 1994 and is based in Singapore.. .
Traveladsnetwork.com is a DSP (Demand-Side Platform), that allows advertisers to receive highly qualified traffic from a wide range of publisher sites that are targeted to specific users, based on geo-location and group behavior. Our technology allows to contextually target the right advertiser offer for the right publisher audience, based on effective content keywords analysis using machine learning.
We manage directly for the advanced publishers the highest paid merchant offers dedicated to Travel with a focus on Southeast Asia. We provide actionable insights to Travel Bloggers such as purchase patterns, top performing destinations, average number of travel activities and percent audience overlap along with other data sources, to help them produce the best performing content..
Let us tell you a little bit about Kadungo.com. Their free website offers users the possibility to browse a large and regularly updated collection of articles created by a professional editorial team.
The subject of these articles are determined by popular online search topics and user request. Articles are divided by category, which means that their users can find what they are looking for in two ways: by searching the latest articles in the category relevant to their needs or typing the topic of interest directly into the search box.
Kadungo.com is a free website that aims to function as a helpful online resource for web users.. .
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