Posts Tagged: founder stories

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10 years at VietnamWorks: the full story of Vietnam’s top online recruitment site

Tech In Asia takes a closer look at the detailed history of the founding and success of VietnamWorks. The company sold for about $22 million...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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This Singapore misfit is now kickstarting Australia’s space industry

Brian Lim was destined by the system as a bottom feeder in Singapore. But now, he is kickstarting Australia's space industry.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 6:57 pm
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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups look for when they want to hire techies.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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The one-man show that carried Smartisan to stardom in China

To a tech savvy Chinese person, the release of Smartisan T1 wasn’t really about another Android smartphone.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:07 am
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This entrepreneur wants to set chefs free by making them their own boss (VIDEO)

We continue our Lady E series this month, featuring the founder of Clubvivre, Maria Kuvshinova. In essence, Clubvivre is a platform for user...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Hulu founding CTO and Flipboard CTO Eric Feng: Don’t listen to your investors, never stop recruiting

Eric Feng spoke to a packed house about the trials and tribulations of his entrepreneurial journey, and gave aspiring entrepreneurs his uniq...

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Why a female founder started a company to help women find jobs, and why she quit

Enticed by the adventure and a chance to make a difference, Lu jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship, giving up an opportunity to work a co...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Threatened by Instagram, photo app Molome survived thanks to a startup accelerator

Asians are kinda obsessed with taking photos – selfies, foodie pics, anything. Two cities in the Philippines are the two top spots in ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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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
  • at 3:10 pm
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Starting a dating service carried a stigma. That didn’t stop this entrepreneur from succeeding (VIDEO)

When Lunch Actually co-founder and CEO Violet Lim graduated with a law degree from the University of Manchester and a masters degree from Lo...

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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This university dropout turned down Japan’s top tech firms to follow his own entrepreneurial path

Infoteria founder and CEO Pina Hirano is the nail that stuck out - but refused to get hammered down.

  • August 5, 2014
  • at 9:12 pm
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Startup on top, corporate on bottom: how a Singaporean company stays agile in China’s complex payments sector

This startup-on-top, corporate-on-bottom style makes the company efficient, productive, and agile enough to keep competition at bay.

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 3:22 pm
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Cynical investors balked at accelerators in Asia. Here’s how JFDI got started anyway

JFDI is the leading startup accelerator in Southeast Asia. Here's the story of how it got started.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Gong Haiyan: plain jane factory worker to founder of China’s biggest dating site

Gong is one of the most celebrated female tech entrepreneurs in China, having successfully founded Jiayuan, China’s answer to Match.com.

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Fun-loving Filipino founder stubbornly persisted despite two rejections from startup accelerator

Startup founder Ronster Baetiong faced tons of rejections and failure before getting to where he is today.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holdings.

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Qoo10 founder once worked in the middle of the desert – and he hated it

Internet-savvy shoppers in Singapore have all heard of Qoo10, an oddly-named and visually-cluttered platform where merchants can sell anythi...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
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With little sales experience, geeky founder closed six-figures in deals to save his firm

Ashwin Gayam does not come across as your typical CEO. While he looks the part, he is fundamentally a technologist at heart. His resume bear...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
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