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Glocalink Singapore and Leave a Nest Singapore jointly invest in Crown Digital, aiming to provide a novel Grab-and-Go Coffee Experience for Commuters


As a Leave a Nest Group, we are pleased to announce that Glocalink Singapore Pte. Ltd. (GLSG, Director: Dr. Ravikrishna Ramanujam) and  Leave a Nest Singapore Pte Ltd.,  (LVNS SG, Managing Director: Dr. Kihoko Tokue), has invested in Singapore-registered startup Crown Digital Pte. Ltd.(Crown Digital, CEO: Mr. Keith Tan). 

Click here for the release from Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Click here for the release from Crown Digital Pte. Ltd.

Mr. Tan, the CEO, started Crown Coffee, a traditional coffee shop in 2015. He soon realized the constant shortage of human resources is a challenge in scaling the business. Crown Digital developed a fully autonomous, AI-powered Robotic Barista, “ELLA”. ELLA is a contactless retail kiosk that is less than five sqm with its mobile ordering application. ELLA uses AI,  machine learning, data analysis, and automation to serve up consistently good coffee efficiently.  The goal is to provide a new contactless grab-and-go coffee experience  to commuters in transit hubs across cities.   

Since 2019, the Leave a Nest group together with Enterprise Singapore (Singapore Enterprise Agency; hereinafter “ESG”) aim to bring Singapore based deep tech startups to Enter to Japan market.  Through this program, we have created opportunities for Crown Digital to collaborate with various Japanese companies since the first half of 2021. We believe Crown Digital’s solution brings support to the ageing population in Japan by expanding its business to the country. 

With this investment, Crown Digital aims to further its expansion in Japan and Singapore. Together, we will continue to collaborate with Japanese companies to create a unique digital customer experience in Japan. 

Leave a Nest Group will continue to promote efforts to connect and foster innovation ecosystems in both countries through investment in Singapore startups, sales activities, recruitment of human resources, establishment of subsidiaries, support for IPOs, joint programs with the government, etc. 

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Ms. Maiko Miyashita is in the Administration Division in Leave a Nest Singapore. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Economics at Chuo University in Japan. Her interest is in social science. She is a state certified social insurance and labor consultant and has experience as a consultant for starting up a business for ten years. Her experience in previous jobs allows her to support Leave a Nest members by creating an environment to allow members to engage on projects to bring Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness. In addition, the experience will allow her to support the startup which tackles global issues with Leave a Nest group in the future. リバネスシンガポールの管理部門に所属。中央大学公共経済学の学士号を取得。社会保険労務士の資格を持ち、10年間のコンサルタントとしての経験を持つ。前職での経験を活かし、リバネスのメンバーが「科学技術の発展と地球貢献を実現する」というビジョンの実現に向けたプロジェクトに取り組めるような環境づくりをサポート。


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