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Malaysia – Uncertain politics shroud vibrant tech eco-system

Summary Venture capitalists and other tech investors have been bypassing Malaysia in favour of Singapore and Indonesia, but the country remains Southeast Asia’s third largest market for start-ups as measured by deal numbers and value. (source: Google, Temasek) The concerns about Malaysia are understandable, given the ongoing 1MDB scandal where Prime Minister Najib Razak and […]

E-commerce in Indonesia: what makes it so successful

Indonesia ranks number 4 worldwide in terms of population; right behind China, India and United States, and has more than 250 million people spread across the archipelago. The country is currently deemed as the most attractive market in Southeast Asia and its not only because it’s the most populated nation in the region but because […]

Asia Really is the Place for Fintech Investment

We’ve been hearing a lot about Fintech for a few years now and have seen the tremendous growth in popularity across the globe. Every tech conference touts the growth of the fintech sector and each country’s  ‘silicon valley’ is making large investments in fintech startups. But Asia is where it’s really at. In 2015 alone, […]

Sri Lanka’s Startup Ecosystem

Overshadowed by its long history of civil war, and its popular neighbor, India, Sri Lanka’s value in IT has often been overlooked by the world. The country is finally in a place to not just move past survival but begin to plant seeds towards a more developed and economically stable future. The geographic location of […]

5 Things to know before investing or starting a business in Philippines

Everything is the Philippines is based on relationships. Like other places in Asia, the Philippines is a place where it’s important to get to know people and build trusting and genuine relationships before venturing into business with them. Building solid relationships is also important for everything related to business including getting recommendations, finding great real […]

Debit and Credit Card Usage in Asia

The financial ecosystem around the world has vastly changed over the years. Especially with today’s innovation that paved way for the rise of e-commerce industry, many countries continue to shift to cashless transactions. Financial institutions are slowly becoming centralized systems operating in diverse yet inclusive policies. In line with this, it is now more than […]

Deliveroo vs UberEATS vs FoodPanda – Singapore Food Delivery

Despite being one of the smallest countries, Singapore is among the most technically advanced and the richest countries in the world. And this is the main reason why Singapore is considered one of the best places for entrepreneurs and a popular place to roll out new services. But setting up a successful online food delivery […]

Thailand’s Pomelo Fashion is Making Fashion Affordable and Cool

Pomelo Fashion is a women’s apparel company-with the aim to “create an awesome fashion ecommerce experience through forming a new online only brand”; the fashion brand has no physical stores at all. Founded by David Jou, Casey Liang and Win Thanapisitikul, Pomelo produces women’s high-street fashion under their own brand which includes apparel, shoes and […]

What’s Baidu Up to in Silicon Valley

Many people are likely unaware that the entire world does not “Google” things when they want to conduct an Internet search. There are still four places around the globe where Google is in second place: Russia, China, South Korea and the Czech Republic. The search engines that dominate in these locations are essentially regional players […]

Singles Day

Single’s Day: The World’s Biggest Shopping Day

  • November 11th, 2016
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The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. You are probably thinking, isn’t it a bit early to be talking about Black Friday? Well, this day is not Black Friday, it is even bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, it is called Singles Day and it happens ever year on November 11th. Here are […]

LessonsGoWhere

Company history: Back in 2013, the founders of LessonsGoWhere (LGW) realised that lesson seekers were unaware of more than 80% of class providers who have no online presence in Singapore. Furthermore, enrolling for a class involves unreliable phone bookings or inconvenient physical visits at venue. It was also tough to enrol for lessons confidently due […]

FINDYOURWAYINTHEWORLD (FYW)

FINDYOURWAYINTHEWORLD (FYW) is Singapore’s first Online Video Marketing (OVM) Agency that helps more than 280 local and international companies-to date- improve their online marketing approach and direct conversion rate through video marketing and Google Solutions. FYW is at the forefront of video marketing and digital marketing in Singapore and Southeast Asia. They believe in relationships and […]

Zenintranet

Zenintranet is an online platform that harbours multiple collaboration tools specifically designed for startups and SMEs. The tools include CRM, database management, leaves, training and claims. The company is based out of Singapore but their clients are currently from Singapore, India, China, France, Philippines & France. Founders: Sophie Normand – Sophie leads the technical team, […]