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Terence Lee

I am the Managing Editor for Tech in Asia. I live to absorb knowledge and translate it into real-world insights and action. My expertise consists of the entire process of online content creation, including on-the-ground journalism, copyediting, SEO, digital marketing, media analytics, editorial best practices and ethics, and the nuts and bolts of managing a remote editorial team. I've dabbled in web programming, user experience design, and product management.
There's also Page Advisor in Singapore. They've gone one step further and actually allow you to pay through the app. But I understand that this might be difficult to do in Indonesia.

Commented 19 hours ago on

CariJasa joins the race to give Indonesia’s services sector a reboot
I second question 4. Cyberjaya doesn't seem like a natural location for a startup hub considering that central KL seems like where all the business activity is?

Commented 23 hours ago on

I’m Cheryl Yeoh, CEO of MaGIC and entrepreneur “on hiatus”. AMA!
Hi Cheryl, good to have you here! I have a couple of questions about MaGIC:
  1. Why is MaGIC Accelerator Program giving out grants as opposed to investing in exchange for equity? I understand the rationale of wanting to build a community, but arguably it's doable to both build a community while participating in some of the upside of a successful startup, which would make MaGIC self-sustaining. Singapore for instance has multiple government programs from different agencies investing in startups, so that is something that should be replicable across countries. Accelerators like YC (disclaimer: it invested in TIA) and JFDI are both about making returns and community building. These aims are not mutually exclusive.

  2. Are you concerned that the recent political turmoil in the Malaysian government might affect its startup programs (like MaGIC)? How do you see this play out?

Commented 1 day ago on

I’m Cheryl Yeoh, CEO of MaGIC and entrepreneur “on hiatus”. AMA!
Mind-boggling number. 100, maybe. But 1,000?

Commented 1 day ago on

SoftBank CEO: the average person will have 1,000 internet-connected devices by 2040
raise more money. lol. they need investors to buy into their long term vision.

Commented 1 day ago on

Food fight: New challengers spice up Singapore’s online grocery war
that's true. Urban density does matter. Perhaps a more apple to apple comparison might be to see how Instacart is doing in New York versus Honestbee in Singapore?

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Food fight: New challengers spice up Singapore’s online grocery war
good one! didn't think of that.

Commented 2 days ago on

An aquatic robot that’ll clean your fish tank for you
I'm not exactly a keeper of fishes, but I can see this taking hold with a niche. I wonder what's next for them though? Industry scale fish tank cleaners?

Commented 2 days ago on

An aquatic robot that’ll clean your fish tank for you
Nice numbers, but how's the growth compared to other markets like China and Indonesia? That should yield more insights.

Commented 3 days ago on

150 million Indians are on their smartphones nearly 3 hours a day. Here’s what they’re up to
As a consumer, I'd give these sites a chance and see whether they can select the best fruits and veggies for me. If I see that they are of an acceptable standard, I will be more inclined to trust them to deliver fresh food. I must disclaim though that I'm not very good at picking veggies, so as long as it looks *alright*, I'm happy.

Commented 3 days ago on

Food fight: New challengers spice up Singapore’s online grocery war
Plummeting ringget aside, 8k USD seems like a small amount even for accelerators. JFDI for example doles out 50k SGD as an initial investment. I'd be interested to know what's the rationale behind adopting the Startup Chile model, rather than the Techstars/Y Com model.

Commented 4 days ago on

MaGIC accelerator program accepts 77 startups, becomes largest in region
It does have a much nicer website, that's for sure. I wonder how big is the Malaysian and Singapore bus ticketing markets compared to India though?

Commented 4 days ago on

Indian bus aggregator RedBus drives into Singapore and Malaysia
well, we're still 20th on the talent front. So from that perspective, we're not so bad :P

Commented 4 days ago on

Report: Singapore is the 10th best startup ecosystem in the world, but it lacks talent
It's in the article. They don't have enough data.

Commented 4 days ago on

Report: Singapore is the 10th best startup ecosystem in the world, but it lacks talent
Startups wouldn't have time to deal with all this bureaucracy and corruption. Best to steer clear until the company has some traction and resources to deal with this.

Commented 5 days ago on

Sidestepping the tax axe: Should foreign startups in Indonesia be taking cues from Uber?
A rare startup that has potential to make a huge impact while making money.

Commented 5 days ago on

This Korean startup is making wearables for the blind, but its ambition is much bigger
I can see this take off, especially in urban environments.

Commented 1 week ago on

Reinventing the window? Former Nintendo designer nabs $100k on Kickstarter in three weeks
I can see this take off, especially in urban environments.

Commented 1 week ago on

Reinventing the window? Former Nintendo designer nabs $100k on Kickstarter in three weeks
hehe thanks. Lemme work on that. what would you like to see?

Commented 1 week ago on

Quiz: how good is your startup idea?
hehe thanks. Lemme work on that. what would you like to see?

Commented 1 week ago on

Quiz: how good is your startup idea?