Internet of Things (IoT) Startups in Asia

A study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) in 2015 has placed the Asia Pacific region to be frontline for Internet of Things (IoT). Connected devices in Asia are expected to expand exponentially from 3.1 billion to 8.6 billion devices by 2020, with the industry estimated to be worth USD583 billion. Local governments have also […]

500 Startups Investments in India

In March 2016, India’s first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 7.9 percent – the fastest economic growth the country has seen in the last five years, retaining its title as the fastest-growing economy in the world. Private equity investment within the country reached US$21 billion in 2015, a 67 percent jump from 2014. […]

Setting Up Your Business: Singapore vs Hong Kong

It is not a secret that Singapore and Hong Kong have been vying for decades to retain the title of Asia’s best destination for entrepreneurs to establish their businesses. Both territories have remained highly attractive for businesses due to its world-class facilities and business-friendly political and taxation systems. It is thus difficult to place a […]

Government Grants for Startups in Singapore

The following is a list of grants and schemes provided by the Singapore government for eligible startups based in Singapore. ACE Startups Grant The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Startups Grant is a financial assistance grant that is administered by SPRING Singapore, a government agency tasked to help Singapore enterprises grow and build trust in […]

Tech talent in Asia

One of the major challenges of tech companies worldwide is to find, hire and retain skilled talent. The increasing labour costs has also spurred many major tech companies and startups to search for skilled and competitively-priced tech talent in Asia. Here’s a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of sourcing tech talent in […]

500 Startups Investments in Japan & South Korea

Founded in 2010 by Christine Tsai and Dave McClure, 500 Startups is one of the largest venture capital seed fund and seed accelerator firm in the world, with investments made in more than 1,300 tech startups worldwide. 500 Startups briefly exited the Japanese market in 2014 after the departure of the firm’s Japan operations head, […]

500 Startups Investments in Southeast Asia

Founded in 2010 by Christine Tsai and Dave McClure, 500 Startups is one of the largest venture capital seed fund and seed accelerator firm in the world, with investments made in more than 1,300 tech startups worldwide. 500 Startups has a few funds that focuses on tech companies found in countries within Southeast Asia, including […]

Engineering Salaries in Asia

The following is a list of estimated salary range for engineering job positions that are available in Asia in 2015-2016.   China Position Qualification Experience Annual Salary Range (RMB$) Sales Engineer Diploma / Degree 5 – 8 years 130,000 – 220,000 Project Engineer Degree 3 – 10 years 100,000 – 300,000 Product Engineer Degree 3 […]

Best Travel Apps in Asia

Asia is an attractive destination for both business and leisure travellers alike, with over 260 million international tourist arrivals in 2015 alone. Here are some travel websites and mobile applications that could help you in your travel plans for your next trip to Asia. Trivago Trivago is one of the largest hotel search and hotel […]

Android vs. iOS Marketshare in Asia

In 2015, the Android and iOS operating systems overwhelmingly commanded the world’s smartphone market with a combined 97.5 percent market share. This compared to just six years ago when the two operating systems accounted for less than 20 percent of the smartphones sold in the market. Asia is now home to more than one billion […]