Posts Tagged: founders story

How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Zipmatch founders: Don’t let the lack of funding stop you

Before getting its seal of approval, Zipmatch founders John Dang and Chow Paredes had to leave their corporate jobs and bootstrap the new st...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 4:00 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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Why this startup is better off in Tokyo than in Silicon Valley

The story of Gengo’s Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine is a source of inspiration for many gaijin (foreigners) building a tech startup in J...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:53 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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From hobby to blog to e-commerce, Tokyo Otaku Mode wants to be world’s otaku epicenter

Tokyo Otaku Mode was founded in March 2011 as a Facebook page by a bunch of otaku founders. It is now a site that generates 20 million pagev...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 4:58 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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How MindTalk’s Danny Wirianto Went from Office Boy to Star Entrepreneur

Anyone in the Indonesian tech industry must have at least heard of the travails of Danny Wirianto (pictured right). He is a key figure in th...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 11:45 am
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Family Comes First: Vserv Co-Founders Tell Why it Took Them More Than 12 Years to Start Their Own Company

Vserv co-founders Dippak Khurana and Ashay Padwal had to wait for over a decade to start their own company. Read the full story to know why.

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Peatix founder talks about his one strategy for success

PeaTix’s growth is something its founders attribute to their ability to focus on customers’ needs.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 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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How a high school dropout became a multi-millionaire entrepreneur

Haruhisa Okamura founder and CEO of Adways is one of the youngest founders to bring a company from zero to IPO in Japan.

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Disdus co-founder: Whatever industry you’re in, you can be successful

Lamuda got two job offers: one on Wall Street in the US and one at McKinsey in Indonesia. Believing that there would be bigger opportunities...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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This startup lets users mix and match their favorite outfits, and is making money without selling a thing

“I’m in a business that I love. I love fashion and technology. I can’t ask for more,” said Kanayama, co-founder of iQon.

  • January 30, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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This entrepreneur built a startup to solve his mom’s problem

Founded by Yuta Tsuruoka and Kazuma Ieiri, BASE a Tokyo-based startup aims to help anyone to create an e-commerce website within 30 seconds.

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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40 must-read Asian founder stories in 2013

In this year-end review, we have consolidated some of our must-read founder stories for 2013 in one single page. I’m pretty sure you will ...

  • December 25, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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How An Indonesian Gamer Became An Entrepreneurial Millionaire

How An Indonesian Gamer Became An Entrepreneurial Millionaire

Kevin Mintaraga is the founder of Magnivate Group, an Indonesian digital agency founded in 2008 and was acquired in 2012 by WPP. Kevin share...

  • July 8, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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No Funding, No Sugar Daddy, IP Mirror’s Female Founders Attain Success. (Founding Story)

How IP Mirror’s Female Founders Attain Success With Zero Funding

Janna Lam is the founder of IP Mirror, a Singapore company which was established in 2000. After speaking with her, I’m impressed with ...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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