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Daniel Tay

Daniel is the VP of marketing at software and marketing agency Agility.io. He is based in the sunny island of Singapore. Previously, he was an editor at Tech in Asia. His byline can be found in a variety of publications and blogs, including Social Media Today, Business2Community, Canva and Unbounce. He is madly passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing, and productivity.
Truth be told, I tried to minimize my app usage in order to save my data when in Japan! But if you absolutely need to, http://www.waygoapp.com/ will save your life (its a translation app). Google Maps is pretty essential, too!

Commented 1 week ago on

The essential guide to Tokyo’s tech scene
The next best thing is probably to have a translation app handy, like this: http://www.waygoapp.com/

Commented 1 week ago on

The essential guide to Tokyo’s tech scene
very safe!

Commented 1 week ago on

The essential guide to Tokyo’s tech scene
Yeah moving fast does seem to generally apply to startups at any stage, even when you're as big as GrabTaxi or Uber.

Commented 2 weeks ago on

Top 3 problems 50 entrepreneurs face when scaling their startups
Same to you ;) Yes, crazy hard work and lots of dedication!

Commented 2 weeks ago on

Top 3 problems 50 entrepreneurs face when scaling their startups
Yes I think charisma tends to help in landing big hires. It's doubly hard in Asia though, because more experienced people tend to seek job stability.

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Top 3 problems 50 entrepreneurs face when scaling their startups
you're absolutely right, Willis. I find that conversations about "fluffy" stuff like culture and happiness tend to take place more in the Western world!

Commented 2 weeks ago on

Top 3 problems 50 entrepreneurs face when scaling their startups
This article will answer you a lot better than I could right now: https://www.techinasia.com/malaysian-startups-2015/

Commented 1 month ago on

We did an AMA, and here are the top 10 questions we were asked
thanks for having us on TiA :)

Commented 1 month ago on

We did an AMA, and here are the top 10 questions we were asked
Thanks Andrew! I can't go into too much detail, but simply put, we're looking to become bigger and better in the coming months, so keep a look out ;) In lieu of that, yes, we actually are hiring UX designers. Drop me an email at daniel.tay@agilityio.com!

Commented 1 month ago on

We did an AMA, and here are the top 10 questions we were asked
First and foremost, the earlier generation (in Penang's case, the spin offs from MNCs) has to be convinced that the startup ecosystem is worth investing in. Then there should be a central location where the actual passing down of these resources happens - that will likely be Wisma Yeap.

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Penang is on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of the East, and IoT is how
Not much love for Penang, not right now at least. But with Wisma Yeap coming up, and possibly some other big names (like Khazanah) moving in, expect to see more investors take an interest in time to come.

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Penang is on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of the East, and IoT is how
Check out Exabytes as well: http://www.exabytes.sg/

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Penang is on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of the East, and IoT is how
Thanks for the interesting perspective, Hadi. Maybe MaGIC might be keen to partner with some of your local stakeholders... Who knows ;)

Commented 4 months ago on

Is MaGIC really making a difference in Malaysia's startup scene?
Ha, I find this app both amusing... and creepy.

Commented 5 months ago on

Stalk everyone you know with this eerily accurate app that tells you how to talk to people
Great piece. Which are some of the Asian ecommerce startups that are successfully overcoming the obstacles right now, in your opinion?

Commented 5 months ago on

The E-Commerce Opportunity in ASEAN
This looks interesting!

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The idiot’s guide to content creation
Interesting, but what's your point?

Commented 7 months ago on

Poor infrastructure in Myanmar is not stopping this startup from helping local restaurants
And when exactly was the last time you heard, John?

Commented 7 months ago on

Poor infrastructure in Myanmar is not stopping this startup from helping local restaurants