Posts Categorized: People



12 startups in 12 months: here’s how this digital nomad is f**king doing it

From Bangkok to Bali, Pieter Levels is bootstrapping it all the way, too.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:39 pm
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Dealing with entrepreneur depression the Asian way

Asian entrepreneurs tend to be less open with their feelings in order to "save face".

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Freelancer teams up with Malaysian government to get low-income groups into work

Earlier this year, global outsourcing marketplace Freelancer made its way to Malaysia with a localized language feature to further attract l...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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India’s Micromax ropes in Hollywood star Hugh Jackman to sell more smartphones

Indian mobile handset brand Micromax has taken a huge step that will certainly surprise its competitors as well as the ad industry here. T...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 7:16 pm
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Singapore better than United States for hardware makers: Bunnie Huang

The next crop of great hardware startups could very well come from Asia. That thought hung in the air as Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, ...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 3:34 pm
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Stephanie Sutanto brings some SGE glam into Los Angeles

Sometime in the middle of last year, a certain Stephanie Sutanto emailed the early stage fund that I used to run, asking for internship posi...

  • January 17, 2013
  • at 12:04 am
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Neoteny Labs, a Singapore-based early stage fund, is now Silicon Straits

After running Neoteny Labs as Principal and making 24 investments since May 2010, James Chan has announced the rebranding of his early-stage...

  • December 21, 2012
  • at 7:15 pm
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For Terence Tan of TNF Ventures, finding that one big hit isn’t enough

Fun is a rather quaint way for an investment firm to differentiate itself. But Terence Tan, an investor at TNF Ventures, is pretty serious a...

  • December 4, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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Michael Yap steps down as deputy CEO of Singapore’s MDA

Michael Yap will be replaced by Yeo Chun Cheng, the current assistant chief executive of industry at MDA. Mr Yeo has led engineering teams i...

  • November 14, 2012
  • at 6:17 pm
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How one woman’s battle with Tourette’s and discrimination turned her into an advocate for fairness in the workplace

Despite blatant discrimination in the workplace, Ann Khoo is fighting the good fight day in, day out.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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How the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia stay productive

How Asia’s top tech entrepreneurs stay productive

It might be worth taking notes on the best practices of the top tech entrepreneurs in Asia when putting together your own work routine.

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Is Taiwan’s innovation environment ‘diseased?’ Kaifu Lee, ex-Google China chief, thinks so.

Last month Kai-fu Lee, ex-Google China chief and current CEO of Innovation Works, announced he would be moving back home to Taiwan in order ...

  • October 29, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Lei Jun to international media: Don’t call me the Steve Jobs of China

It’s not easy being Xiaomi, according to Lei Jun. There’s no doubt that while the company deserves the attention it receives, fr...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Jason Lusk, ClickSpace founder, on making room for entrepreneurship in Vietnam

Jason Lusk first came to Hanoi to work on a freelance project but ended up becoming a co-founder of ClickSpace, one of the first coworking...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Albert Mai joins SGE, focused on the Vietnam startup scene

We love working with dynamic, talented and passionate folks and one of our latest additions to our team, Albert is just like that. SGE welco...

  • January 13, 2013
  • at 8:05 pm
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Singapore needs Silicon Valley’s open source culture, says Meng Weng Wong of JFDI

Meng Weng Wong speaks about the challenges to build a high-tech entrepreneurship ecosystem in Singapore.

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 10:31 am
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Microsoft appoints Singaporean Haresh Khoobchandani to lead Thai operations

Haresh has over 15 years of experience in Microsoft. He was the COO for Microsoft Indonesia before his current appointment.

  • November 16, 2012
  • at 8:30 am
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Andy Zain, director of The Founder Institute Jakarta, joins mig33 as executive director

In addition to his new commitment at mig33, Andy is also currently the director of The Founder Institute Jakarta.

  • October 18, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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