Business Advisory

Where West Meets East

RC9 Car Rental is an online digital platform where you can rent a car in more than 3300 locations and 130 countries worldwide. The service offers a wide variety of choices of quality and reliable car rentals that could be secured with a simple booking process anywhere, anytime for any occasion and length of time. Whether you […]

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 […]

Wego vs Skyscanner vs Kayak

Global travel metasearch and fare aggregator platforms such as Skyscanner and Kayak have had a presence in Asia in recent years to grab a pie of the metasearch markets in the region. Locally developed travel metasearch platforms are also gaining ground in many Asian countries, one of which is Singapore-based company Wego. What is Wego? […]

Fintech startups in Asia

The following is a list of notable FinTech companies in Asia. China Dianrong: P2P lending platform Lufax: P2P lending platform RenRenDai: P2P lending platform for consumers and small businesses Hongling Capital: P2P lending platform Ant Financial: Multiple payments service and solutions provider, including online payment solution Alipay, financial products marketplace Zhao Cai Bao, online bank […]

UberPOOL versus GrabHitch

There are a number of carpooling services available throughout Asia, two of which are UberPOOL and GrabHitch, services provided by ride-booking platform giants Uber and Grab respectively. What is UberPOOL? UberPOOL is one of the services provided by American multinational mobile transportation and ride-booking service company, Uber. Launched in San Francisco in August 2014, UberPOOL […]

Airbnb in Singapore

Airbnb is currently one of the largest online home-sharing marketplaces that allows for individuals to list their unused space, discover and rent vacation homes from all over the world. The company was founded in August 2008 in San Francisco, California by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk. The company provides a unique accommodation experience […]

Global Companies with Regional Headquarters in Singapore

Singapore has been known to be an attractive location for multinational companies to establish their regional headquarters in the Asia Pacific region due to its strategic location, access to skilled talent, ease of doing business, world-class infrastructure, and a stable economic and political system. The following is a list of top multinational corporations that has […]

Why Uber Will Beat Grab When the Subsidy Party Stops

This following is a guest posted opinion and does not reflect the views of the DemystifyAsia team. To contribute your own guest posts, please get in touch: With the recent  cease fire/merger in China between  Didi and Uber, Uber now has resources and bandwidth to move their battle for global dominance to another locale where […]