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Willis Wee

Product guy at Tech in Asia.
Bootstrap to success :)

Commented 8 hours ago on

Attractive male founders can raise venture funding better?
Yup. I wrote this years ago https://www.techinasia.com/startup-execution/ :)

Commented 4 hours ago on

Why startups in “stealth mode” are deluding themselves
Great article, Daniel. Just one thing: Could you populate your profile page (top right hand corner)? This will really help other readers to know u better :)

Commented 4 hours ago on

Why startups in “stealth mode” are deluding themselves
Adding on... Can you share what you do in JobsDB. Also do share the top 3 things you learned from being JobsDB's first 10 employee :)

Commented 2 hours ago on

I sold my house to start a company. Ask me anything!
I'm always curious about this: What are the top 3 things you learned from YC? :)

Commented 2 hours ago on

I sold my house to start a company. Ask me anything!
Congrats Ming and Timothy :) Bootstrapped FTW

Commented 2 hours ago on

Nuffnang parent company Netccentric lists on the ASX, raises $9.35M in IPO
Quite some time ago since we have gamesinasia.com. Both are merged now :)

Commented 38 mins ago on

Chinese LOL fans respond to OMG's crushing defeat in the All-Star 2014 finals
Our very own TIA's Minh wrote this some time ago https://www.techinasia.com/startup-scenes-asia-lets-11-asias-top-tech-cities/ Still worth a read but it's good to keep it updated :)

Commented 39 mins ago on

Ask TIA: Where are the top startup hubs in Asia?
Hope to hear from the Topic Experts :)

Commented 2 hours ago on

Why do foreign founders do better than Singaporeans at exits?
Hi Chris! Thanks for the reply! I agree that Chinese, Americans, Indians, and Indonesians do have local advantage if their product first targets the local market. But no one is forcing any founder to only target their home country first, though. Take Steve from PropertyGuru. He isn't local but he won the local market + part of SEA. The same for Razmig from Viki. Viki is HQ'ed in Singapore but targets a global audience. It all boils down to how much a founder really wants to win and have what it takes to win. Visionary talent can't be taught in school. It has to be made with failures, successes, and a bit of good fortune. :)

Commented 15 hours ago on

Why do foreign founders do better than Singaporeans at exits?
Heh. I think the Tech Stars part is a bit harsh. Tech Star is considered a "Gold" accelerator, according to a "presentation by Professor Yael Hochberg, a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management." - http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/10/these-are-the-15-best-accelerators-in-the-u-s/

Commented 19 hours ago on

“The Silicon Valley dictionary”
IMHO, I think the 3 main differences between the so-called Singaporean founders vs non-Singaporean founders are: 1. Exposure - What have they learned from abroad and in their past experiences? 2. Market size - Local, regional, or global market? Capturing a small % of a big market could still give birth to a unicorn 3. Working with other great talents - How talented is the team? We know the founder can't build a company alone. If point 2 and 3 are checked, it is more likely that talented folks will join. A great team makes a great company.

Commented 19 hours ago on

Why do foreign founders do better than Singaporeans at exits?
IMHO, I think the 3 main differences between the so-called Singaporean founders vs non-Singaporean founders are: 1. Exposure - What have they learned from abroad and in their past experiences? 2. Market size - Local, regional, or global market? Capturing a small % of a big market could still give birth to a unicorn 3. Working with other great talents - How talented is the team? We know the founder can't build a company alone. If point 2 and 3 are checked, it is more likely that talented folks will join. A great team makes a great company.

Commented 19 hours ago on

Why do foreign founders do better than Singaporeans at exits?
LINE, Slack - work communication Quora - for knowledge Flipboard - for news Grabtaxi, Uber - for transport Safari, Chrome - for everything else

Commented 20 hours ago on

Apps that turn iPhone into an effective business tool
Inspiring indeed. Thanks for sharing :) Fyi, I wrote this 4 years ago when Steve Jobs passed away. Felt like it was just a few months ago 0_0 https://www.techinasia.com/connecting-the-dots-steve-jobs/

Commented 1 day ago on

5 things I learned from Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech
Etsy did try to enter Japan but there's no news since. Read: https://www.techinasia.com/etsy-crafty-asia-job-posting-japan-country-manager/

Commented 2 days ago on

This flea market app became a Japanese Etsy by accident
Agree that having female success stories are important. Hopefully we have more founders in this category --> https://www.techinasia.com/12-women-entrepreneurs-who-smashed-the-glass-ceiling-southeast-asia/

Commented 2 days ago on

Attractive male founders can raise venture funding better?
It's the team, vision, and traction that got us where we are so far. :)

Commented 2 days ago on

Attractive male founders can raise venture funding better?
It's a sad. Gender discrimination is also an issue in the U.S. Read: http://www.businessinsider.sg/kleiner-perkins-john-doerr-very-sorry-for-women-and-minorities-in-tech-2015-7/

Commented 3 days ago on

Attractive male founders can raise venture funding better?
More drama: http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/02/reddit-is-blowing-up/ :/

Commented 3 days ago on

Reddit shuts down AMA feature after key employee left
thanks, Serene :)

Commented 3 days ago on

Why Tech in Asia is the best place to get your startup covered
I wonder what the Topic Experts (Andi and Willison) have to say about this discussion :)

Commented 3 days ago on

Decentralizing Indonesia’s tech scene. What’s your city doing?
What's Reynold's take on this? PS: Should really add in profile pic and fill out your bio :)

Commented 3 days ago on

Crowdsourcing to bailout Greece
Much interesting!

Commented 3 days ago on

Crowdsourcing to bailout Greece
Indeed it's down. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA But there's another subreddit also for AMA https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/

Commented 3 days ago on

Reddit shuts down AMA feature after key employee left
Thanks, @techinasia-aee4436ebf66b868354f054ab2681c0e:disqus :)

Commented 3 days ago on

New feature: Inviting Topic Experts on Tech in Asia
any thoughts on those who are un-bank (aka no bank account). how would mobile payments affect those people?

Commented 3 days ago on

Mobile payments
Go Terence and team :)

Commented 4 days ago on

Why Tech in Asia is the best place to get your startup covered
Exactly. That's what we hope for! So whenever a writer writes about a startup, she can invite the startup to take questions. There are a lot of other use case, such as inviting a Topic Expert to a particular discussion

Commented 4 days ago on

New feature: Inviting Topic Experts on Tech in Asia
Simple. They will be notified whenever there's a question/comment. It's something like an AMA in every post.

Commented 4 days ago on

New feature: Inviting Topic Experts on Tech in Asia