Posts Tagged: founder stories



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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After years of playing startup matchmaker, civil servant finally takes the plunge

Unlike many natural-born entrepreneurs who began selling cupcakes before they learned how to walk, Mun Yew Loh, like the rest of us, lived a...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:06 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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How a big data startup perseveres and succeeds after losing a founder

Founded in 2011, FlyData (formerly known as Hapyrus) is a Japanese startup based in Silicon Valley that makes big data storage on the cloud ...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 5:08 pm
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