Posts Categorized: Interviews



Stratechery goes solo: Ben Thompson on Asia, Apple, and the shifting tides of online media

Over the past ten years, traditional media outlets from the pre-internet era have been forced to compete with online media outlets of variou...

  • April 17, 2014
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Asia’s top female startup investors on why they love their jobs (Part II)

At Tech in Asia we talk with venture capitalists all the time, but we seldom get the opportunity to learn more about their personal backgrou...

  • March 26, 2014
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What really goes on at 500 Startups, as told by Builk founder Patai Padungtin

500 Startups is one of world’s top accelerators. Being part of a batch doesn’t only open many doors for startups, it also teaches founde...

  • March 18, 2014
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Between’s product manager: attention to detail can be a double-edged sword

In the season of all things lovey dovey, for this inaugural series of women in technology, we speak with Jooyeon Kim (pictured right), the p...

  • February 14, 2014
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Silicon Straits founder wants to bridge startup and government hollow chambers

James Chan is the Singapore-based founder and CEO of Silicon Straits, a ‘tech venture foundry’ focused on Southeast Asia. James is also ...

  • January 13, 2014
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
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Viber’s CEO insists its still ‘open season’ for messaging apps to dominate Asia

Viber, the messaging app founded in 2010 by Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, has steadily emerged from the enormous pack of mobile messeng...

  • December 4, 2013
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
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A look at Innovation Works’ growing US portfolio

When should a Chinese VC firm head to the US? A look at Innovation Works’ growing US portfolio

Last week Innovation Works, the Beijing-based incubator founded by former Google China head Kai-Fu Lee, invested in Wormhole Games, an emerg...

  • October 22, 2013
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Uber rides into Bangkok as it transforms into the Starbucks of transportation in Asia

Yesterday Uber officially launched in Bangkok, following its soft launch in the capital at the end of February. The rollout marks Uber’s 1...

  • April 10, 2014
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Foodpanda CEO: we want to be the Facebook of food ordering; here’s how we’ll do it

Rocket Internet, the tech startup incubator that many love to hate, has produced many well-known startups. It’s the company behind many b...

  • March 25, 2014
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Thai women in tech: It’s good to overthink sometimes

We’ve got to admit, the tech industry is dominated by men. Even Google’s senior vice president wrote a letter  to women stating “the...

  • March 14, 2014
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Interview: the man who led Nokia’s charge into Asia

Headquartered in Singapore and with over 37 million registered users in all its networks spread across 164 countries, YuuZoo markets itself ...

  • January 27, 2014
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Hackerspaces are becoming centers of liberal arts in Asia: NUS prof

Tech startups in Southeast Asia are getting acquired, and more investors are looking at investing in the ecosystem. As such, the need to dev...

  • January 2, 2014
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A Thai Cupid Avalable’s founder: never turn down a meeting, there’s always an opportunity

Avalable is a Thailand-based social dating app, which is also known as a Facebook for singles. The app helps singles locate compatible match...

  • December 5, 2013
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Eric Schmidt to students: Silicon Valley is not about a location, it’s about people

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google continued his tour of Asia with a stop in Bangkok today, where he continued to provide his in...

  • November 5, 2013
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App Annie CEO Bertrand Schmitt on starting up in China, scaling, and new funding

For those who are unfamiliar, App Annie is a data analytics tool for game and app developers that was launched as a free service in 2010. Th...

  • October 23, 2013
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Computerlogy’s Mimee: Aung San Suu Kyi and Sheryl Sandberg are my idols

If you follow Thailand’s startup scene, you have likely heard of Mimee. Besides running Thumbsup, a Thai tech blog, she has also been one ...

  • October 15, 2013
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