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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 […]

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 […]

123RF Stock Photo Company from Asia

123RF is a royalty-free digital media library that offers a wide variety of budget-friendly commercial and editorial images, video footage, audio clips and illustrations. From its humble beginnings in 2005, 123RF now ranks as the leading global provider of content. Part of the Inmagine Group with the following core businesses:(www.123rf.com, www.stockunlimited.com, www.designs.net, www.inamagine.com) They sell stock […]

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 […]

Indonesian Conglomerates: their involvement in the startup scene

In Indonesia, the startup growth over the past two years has been very promising. According to research, there were more than 1500 local startups in 2015 ranging from games, educational applications and e-commerces and information. As the country with the highest population in South East Asia, as well has the largest number of internet users, […]

Should Companies Move Their Headquarters to Singapore?

Singapore has always been an attractive location for multinational companies to set up their regional headquarters. In recent years, a vibrant startup ecosystem is also growing in Singapore, placing it to be among the top tech startup hubs in the world. But what are the factors that have contributed into making Singapore to be an […]

Asia’s Startup Neighborhoods

Many Asian countries are beginning to see the potential of having a vibrant and robust startup ecosystem. As countries vie with one another to become the next tech startup hub of the world, startup neighborhoods are beginning to emerge in many major cities across Asia in recent years. Here’s a look at some of the […]

Lynx: Big Data Analysis in Asia

Lynx Analytics is a big data analytics consulting company that is based in Singapore. The company provides businesses with end-to-end data analytics solution and execution. Some of its services include graph analysis, insight generation, monetisation and campaign execution and workflow design. Lynx Analytics engages with clients selectively to ensure that the company is able to […]

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 […]