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Teoh Minghao

10 quick words/phrases about Minghao: Entrepreneurial. Risk taker. Adventurous. Curious. Fun loving. Startups. Arsenal. Optimist. Accounting major. World peace. You can contact him at minghao[at]techinasia[dot]com.
Congrats, Grace! This new place looks good!

Commented 6 days ago on

The Hub Singapore is launching an investment fund
Hahaha, there's odds at the right side!

Commented 1 month ago on

Show TIA: Breakout space at your office
yes. Especially true in C2C Taobao where anyone can go onboard to sell. But i think consumers are also smart enough to identify this truth(many fake stuff) and know the risk that Taobao is not the best place to buy genuine goods. One thing Alibaba can do maybe to introduce a "Genuine goods Merchants". These maybe easier to do than to sort out the fakes.

Commented 1 month ago on

Criticized for counterfeit sales, Alibaba slams AFAA for not speaking good enough Chinese
I spoke to many startups in last few years. It is sad to see that many of those who took up projects for the fast money eventually make these agencies/project work their mission. That although keep the money flowing and business going, they lost the very reason for why they started out and the mission that binds the team together.

Commented 2 months ago on

Don’t let money be your startup mission
Oh! Sorry sorry. Comments while on the road so overlooked the title u wrote. Good summary!

Commented 2 months ago on

8 types of angel investors in Singapore you should avoid
All are pretty negative. title should be "8 types of angels you shouldnt deal with in sg". Im sure there are good ones, right?

Commented 2 months ago on

8 types of angel investors in Singapore you should avoid
Agree. Plenty of people but talents are hard to come by. Hiring of good people is tough. As a result, it spirals into another problem of tough to keep talents. When people can't find talents outside, they will either train new people or start looking at talents from other startups. Talent retention is also a big issue in indonesia.

Commented 2 months ago on

What are the top three worst problems in your local startup ecosystem?
Imo, government grants and support has "artificial" made singapore into a lively startup hub. If not for it, i dont think there will be much startups, investors and not to say, an ecosystem.

Commented 2 months ago on

What are the top three worst problems in your local startup ecosystem?
Congrats! This is good news for southeast asia tech ecosystem!

Commented 2 months ago on

Cosmetics startup Luxola acquired by Sephora parent company LVMH
Congrats, Anton! You are one strong entrepreneur! Keep going and do Indonesia gaming startups proud.

Commented 2 months ago on

Indonesian mobile game studio Touchten pockets funding from Gree and 500 Startups
The biggest three markets in Asia. Agree. The sheer market size of each country itself is an attraction.

Commented 2 months ago on

Ask TIA: Where are the top startup hubs in Asia?
Thanks for this list. Bookmarking this for my future reads. I also recommend "Hard thing about hard things" by Ben Horowitz. This book is important for founders who wanna build a company with strong culture and scalability.

Commented 2 months ago on

50 books recommended by 50 global entrepreneurs
Lets catch up soon, kukuh! Great to see you here!

Commented 2 months ago on

Tech in Asia raises $4M from SB ISAT Fund, Facebook’s Saverin and more
They announced the Apple Music during WWDC last week. Think the direction for music is to make rather buy. Apple Music, giving it a try?

Commented 2 months ago on

Apple has $194B on the balance sheet
Sounds like u own an Apple watch, what is wrong with it?

Commented 2 months ago on

Apple has $194B on the balance sheet
Agree on that point that entrepreneurs should always work hard and make sound disciplined decision. However, I think it is important for entrepreneurs to have a good spider sense/crystal ball of how the macro-environment is changing. ie. If one can tell a bubble bursting in near future, he/she can stockpile more cashflow/ even raise extra money to prepare for winter.

Commented 2 months ago on

Is there a bubble? (Ans: It’s doesn’t matter)
If this chip works out well, it will be so disruptive. I'm visualising myself relaxing on my sofa; without moving my butt and the use of remote controllers, i can change channels of the TV, tune the air-conditioner and on/off the lights with just hand movement. On gaming front, I'm visualising myself playing Counter-Strike without standard use of mouse and keyboards; instead, real actions of running/jumping on the spot and firing in triggering action of the finger. That will be so cool! Am i fantasising a few steps too early?

Commented 3 months ago on

If Google’s Project Soli is a reality, it will be mind blowing
They have a strong purpose for the expats group (like me from Singapore). Many of the services esp repairs/ordering stuff require some bit of Bahasa Indonesia. I have not tried this service yet, but it certainly sounds useful!

Commented 3 months ago on

YesBoss is Indonesia’s answer to Magic, gets you anything you desire via SMS
Congrats, Takahiro and Steven! For the new co-working space and also, the new round of fund for startups in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Commented 3 months ago on

CyberAgent Ventures raises new $50M fund for startups in Southeast Asia, opens co-working space in Jakarta