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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.
The biggest three markets in Asia. Agree. The sheer market size of each country itself is an attraction.

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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CyberAgent Ventures raises new $50M fund for startups in Southeast Asia, opens co-working space in Jakarta
wanted to tag Joash wee. Let me try again. @techinasia-fbc4bc535f95f5f8d1b30bf34e4b4fbe:disqus

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Grabtaxi extends job offers to laid off MAS employees
From the perspective of the 6000-8000 folks who lost/losing their job and have family to take care of, this is a lifeline for them. Knowing Anthony(Grab Taxi founder), I trust this as a genuine move to help and at same time, solve its own hiring needs. Win-win scenario. But I'm skeptical how Grab Taxi can integrate these non-tech/traditional biz folks into its company. And furthermore, these folks may not be the happiest batch (see @techinasia-fbc4bc535f95f5f8d1b30bf34e4b4fbe:disqus comment)

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Grabtaxi extends job offers to laid off MAS employees
Good thoughts. I think people who are more price conscious will surely drop out as paying extra USD3-5 is quite a pinch. However, this service will appeal to the more affluent folks and big family/gathering who value convenience esp in traffic omni-congested Jakarta. This is the lucrative segment that every food delivery service want to attract. At same time, with enough users, GO-Jek can strike exclusive partnership with restaurants/eateries to continue giving free service for long term; win-win for both restaurant and GO-Jek. That will surely be disruptive to the many existing food delivery startups/companies in Indonesia.

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GO-Jek latest vertical, GO-Food seems like rampaging the food delivery sectors
Hi Wee Toh, in my opinion, the craze on deals and group buying is over in Singapore. The deal sites nowadays focus on giving truly good value deals that are reasonably priced (slightly discounted) for both consumers and merchants; rather than steeply discounted deals that hurts the merchants' bottom line.

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Singapore Startup Deal.com.sg Records $50 million Yearly Revenue; Founder Shares His Starting Up Story
@ Duke. I found out about them recently too. There are a few others like ViewQwest, NTT etc. As for mobile 3G, these ISPs just provide wire internet connection to homes and offices. You will still need to rely on the telcos for mobile 3G services. Sadly. I understand where you coming from. =) @Michael. From what i understand from a staff of MyRepublic, the Teleport service provides you the access to services such as NetFlix; usually, it's only accessible to certain geo-location. However, users need sign up and pay for those services themselves.

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Compete With Telcos? You Must Be Crazy! Singapore Startup MyRepublic is Doing Just That
Nice humorous piece, Charlie. Love this piece. This watch(if it ever sees day light) will be popular not just in China but in Apple crazy markets like Singapore and Indonesia.

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An Apple iWatch Could Really Sell in China
@Adrian Thank you for feedback. Will take that into account for my future stories. @KoloToure and Min. It was just a fun cheeky remark from the humorous founder. In reality, Singapore Government is doing a great job in inspiring more youths to startup. @Moses. Please drop me a mail at minghao[at]techinasia.com. I can do the link up.

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The Founding Story of MOL, One of Southeast Asia’s Largest Payment Companies
Hi Ankit. For the scheme above, WDA will provide for 70% of the participant's salary, up to SG$1,400. The rest of the salary will come from the startup he/she is attached to. ie. If the negotiated salary of the staff is SG$2,800, WDA will foot SG$1,400 and the startup will contribute the remaining. Hope this helps.

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Red Dot Ventures Wants to Help Startups Hire
@Denny. Thank you. Hopefully, i get to meet more entrepreneurs who don't mind sharing their arduous yet colorful journey with everyone. That will be comforting "war stories" for fellow entrepreneurs who are going through the same stage of life. @Ning. Thank you. I understand your point on the many challenges startups (especially startups in Asia) will face; it's tough, very tough. I hope for the best for them too; a fairy tale ending will be nice. We need more success stories here.

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The Gutsy Entrepreneur