C. Custer
C. Custer
11:08 am on Sep 6, 2013

hi fi

You may have already heard this news, but if not, here you go: we here at Tech in Asia are announcing today (full press release below) that we have acquired SGEntrepreneurs (SGE), one of Singapore’s leading tech and entrepreneurship blogs.

In the wake of this acquisition, we’ll be welcoming SGE’s Gwendolyn Regina Tan and Terence Lee to Tech in Asia’s team starting next week. Both are talented professionals whom we’re delighted to have on our team, and we’re looking forward to building Tech in Asia together with them in the years to come.

Fans of SGE don’t need to worry; in addition to providing a bigger platform for all of SGE’s excellent reporting right here on Tech in Asia, we will also be migrating SGE’s archives and integrating them with our own so that the none of the great work the SGE team has done over the years gets lost in the shuffle.

We’re excited about this news, and we hope that you are too. We look forward to bringing you even better and more complete coverage of tech and entrepreneurship in Singapore and across Asia.

Tech in Asia Acquires SGEntrepreneurs (SGE)

SINGAPORE — Tech in Asia (Techinasia.com) today announces that it has acquired Singapore-based tech blog SGEntrepreneurs.com (SGE) for an undisclosed sum. SGE, which was founded by Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Bernard Leong, and Lai Wei Chang in 2005, is one of the top blogs covering tech and entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia.

With this acquisition, Tech in Asia looks to strengthen its position as the leading source of English-language tech news in Asia. SGE co-founder Gwendolyn Regina Tan and editor Terence Lee will also join the Tech in Asia team. SGE’s archives of articles will also be migrated to TechinAsia.com

“We had many small coffee chats with Gwen and her team which slowly led to today’s acquisition,” said Tech in Asia founder Willis Wee. “We admire SGE’s spirit of producing quality content with a very small team. Both Gwen and Terence will certainly fit well in our company culture and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

SGE’s Gwendolyn also expressed enthusiasm about the new partnership, saying, “We’ve always admired Tech in Asia’s output and speed of growth. We are looking forward to working more closely with our new team to produce the best English-language reporting and conference on Asia’s tech sector.”

About SGE

Founded in 2005 with the goal of giving a voice to startups in Singapore, what was originally a side project has since grown to be one of Asia’s most influential blogs on technology startups and entrepreneurship. From meetups and hackathons to hosting a dialogue session with then Singapore Presidential candidate (now President) Dr. Tony Tan, SGE has always been championing startups and bridging communities. SGE has also worked with organizations and companies that include the Singapore government, government agencies in Singapore and Austria, and global firms like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Linkedin, PayPal, Intuit, and Rakuten.

About Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia is a digital media startup with team members in key cities across Asia. As a crew of journalists and bloggers bound by a passion for technology news reporting, their goal is to create the best experience for readers interested in Asia-focused tech news by bridging language divides and sharing the exciting tech and startup scene in Asia with the world. Tech in Asia is also known for its Startup Asia conferences, which are held in Singapore and Jakarta. The team also hosts frequent Meetups in cities across Asia where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from industry leaders.


Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Co-founder at SGEntrepreneurs
Email: gwen@techinasia.com

Willis Wee, Founder at Tech In Asia
Email: willis@techinasia.com

  • Thomas

    great news for the industry. my fav sites on tech in this region

  • hdonald

    $5 million? :-$

  • http://thesmartlocal.com Bryan Choo

    Terence Lee is the best tech writer in Singapore imo. Hope his writing style isn’t inhibited here.

  • http://thesmartlocal.com Bryan Choo

    Opps that may have sounded a bit negative, it was not meant to… Congrats everyone this is great news!

  • greg

    have u read articles from C. Custer, Willis , Anh Minh or Steven? terence is good but i think there are a lot of good journo here in Tech In Asia

  • http://www.techchangers.com/about/ Elvis Adomnica

    Why undisclosed sum?

  • Terence

    Thanks Brian, Greg, thanks for the support. I have much to learn from TiA’s amazing team. Don’t think I’ll be inhibited!

  • http://techinasia.com Willis

    :) good to have you in the team, Terence. And yes, don’t think you will be inhibited. We will learn from each other.

  • http://nativetongue.com Matthew Ho

    Congrats all! Proud to be part of the team. I’m one of the guest writers covering Australia (i’m based in Sydney).

  • deepansh

    Congrats all! Look forward to great reporting from across Asia going ahead!!

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