SINGAPORE, Aug 6 (Bernama) —
Innovative social start-up earmarks Singapore as key growth market
President Obama has singled out innovative start-up Declara, Inc., which has its
APAC headquarters in Singapore, as an example of innovation and
Declara and its CEO and Founder Ramona Pierson were chosen by the White House to
be among a select group to be showcased at the White House”s first-ever Demo Day
on August 4.
The company”s Declara Open Knowledge Engine(TM) platform is a unique social
network for sharing knowledge, articles, learnings, and insights online. Declara
gives users the opportunity to discover, share, and organise every day
learnings. With Declara, users can collate their favourite articles; highlight
key insights, and discuss with other people interested in the same topics.
White House Demo Day celebrated the important role of entrepreneurship in local
and global economies, and highlighted the vital role of entrepreneurs such as
Pierson. Pierson gave President Obama a demonstration of the Declara platform.
Later the President highlighted Declara in a speech:
Declara has strong connections to Singapore and was attracted to the country by
EDBI, the dedicated corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic
Development Board – Declara”s Singapore office is also its
APAC headquarters where the company”s activities can leverage the local robust
infocomm infrastructure and pool of knowledge seekers, and expand from here to
the rest of Asia.
“Declara”s strongly differentiated open knowledge engine has set them apart as a
clear leader in the intense knowledge-empowering space. Singapore and Asia can
benefit tremendously from Declara”s innovation to strengthen their
knowledge-driven economies,” said Swee-Yeok CHU, CEO and President of EDBI.
In addition, Singapore”s NTUC LearningHub has recently partnered with Declara to
launch their own branded partner page – – offering Singaporeans skills and
knowledge to boost lifelong employability. All content is delivered free of
charge to users.
“We at Declara were humbled to be among the select few innovations to be
showcased at the White House”s first-ever Demo Day,” said Ramona Pierson.
“Declara”s Open Knowledge Engine enables everyone to reach their potential, and
to be a catalyst in the innovation economy that the White House is encouraging.”
About Declara:
The Declara Open Knowledge Engine(TM) platform maximizes people”s potential.
Built with big-data and CognitiveGraph(R) technology as its core, Declara uses
advanced machine learning algorithms to personalize each user”s content feed so
that it addresses their individual knowledge gap. Declara, Inc. is headquartered
in Palo Alto, California and its investors include GSV Capital, Data Collective,
EDBI, Catamount Ventures, Peter Thiel and Founders Fund, and Susa Ventures,
among others. Learn more at, like us on Facebook, and follow us on
LinkedIn and Twitter.
About EDBI:
EDBI is the dedicated corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic
Development Board, with headquarters in Singapore. We invest to shape the future
industries of Singapore in the knowledge and innovation-intensive sectors of
Biomedical Sciences, Information & Communication Technology, Smart & Sustainable
Technology and select industry clusters under our Strategic Growth Programme. As
a value adding investor with over 20 years of investment experience, we support
our portfolio companies” growth in Asia and globally, through Singapore by
leveraging our extensive network, resources and experience. Through our
portfolio of globally competitive companies with high-growth potential, we
promote the development, expansion and transformation of successful industries
to enhance economic  growth and create employment opportunities in Singapore.
NTUC LearningHub Private Limited was corporatised in 2004 with the mission to
enhance the lifelong employability of Singapore”s workforce by providing high
quality, innovative products and affordable learning. The training programs
provided by NTUC LearningHub comprise Infocomm Technology, Professional IT
Certificates, Soft Skills & Literacy, Workplace Safety & Health, Employability
Skills System, Customer Service Training, Trades, Environmental Cleaning, WSQ
Security and Manufacturing Skills.
Blue Planet Public Relations (Sydney):
Cathryn Nagle – or +61 414 543 662
Sophie Blue – or +61 416 006 821
SOURCE: Declara