Boost bags funds from EHL; Tamedia backs Helpling

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Singaporean mobile learning tech firm Boost has received investment from École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) while household services marketplace Helpling receives a seven-figure investment from Tamedia AG.

Boost secures funding from ÉHL 

Singapore-based mobile learning tech firm Boost has received an undisclosed investment from École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), a Swiss leader in hospitality education. This will be a strategic partnership between both parties, which will allow Boost to tap on EHL’s expertise while expanding its suite of mobile learning solutions into hospitality education. The Boost platform brings together mobile learning, messaging, communication, recruitment, measurement and organisational capabilities into a simple, mobile format.

Helpling receives seven-figure sum from Swiss media group Tamedia

Helpling, Singapore’s online marketplace for household services, has received a seven-figure investment from Swiss media group, Tamedia AG. According to a statement, the company also acquired Swiss business, Book a Tiger. Helpling was founded in Germany in 2014, and today claims to also be a leading brand for online household services in Singapore. Helpling’s investors include Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, Rocket Internet, Accel, and Unilever Ventures. The company is active in 10 countries: Australia, France, GermanyIreland, Italy, NetherlandsSingaporeSwitzerlandUnited Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United Kingdom(UK).

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