Jacky Yap
Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co
Articles by Jacky Yap
Uber launches in Malaysia; to celebrate 1st anniversary in S'pore soon

Uber launches in Malaysia; to celebrate 1st anniversary in S'pore soon

BUSINESS | 20 Jan, 2014

The on-demand chauffeur service has officially launched in Malaysia. It comes at a base fare of RM7.00, plus RM0.30 per min, RM2.00 per km 

WeChat launches aggressive new features; eyes Southeast Asia market

WeChat launches aggressive new features; eyes Southeast Asia market

CHINA, TECHNOLOGY | 14 Jan, 2014

With the roll out of its 5th version, WeChat has forayed into social gaming, launched animated stickers and dedicated camera app StoryCam 

HalalTrip: Targeting an untapped billion dollar Muslim travel industry

HalalTrip: Targeting an untapped billion dollar Muslim travel industry

BUSINESS | 23 Dec, 2013

Listings on HalalTrip feature Halal restaurants and friendly amenities besides mosques, allowing Muslim travellers make an educated and informed choice 

Peatix announces patent pending ColorSync, the QR Code killer

Peatix announces patent pending ColorSync, the QR Code killer

JAPAN, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 20 Dec, 2013

Peatix, a leading events ticketing platform in Japan, has announced ColorSync, an innovative new mobile check-in system for events 

Is Omigo the e-commerce site of SingPost? We think so

Is Omigo the e-commerce site of SingPost? We think so

BUSINESS, SINGAPORE | 13 Dec, 2013

With Omigo.com.sg going live, SingPost is in a power position in the e-commerce space where it can control distribution and even impact prices 

Australia bitcoin startup CoinJar raises US$455,000 in funding

Australia bitcoin startup CoinJar raises US$455,000 in funding

AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT | 02 Dec, 2013

Australian private investors together with VC firm Blackbird Ventures have made the country's first major Bitcoin investment by backing startup CoinJar 

Clozette secures $3M in Series B funding led by Phillip Private Equity

Clozette secures $3M in Series B funding led by Phillip Private Equity

INVESTMENT | 26 Nov, 2013

The funding round is participated by existing investor Walden International and various private investors 

Personal finance startup Pocketbook raises US$468,000

Personal finance startup Pocketbook raises US$468,000

AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT | 18 Nov, 2013

High profile Australian investors – Tank Stream Ventures, SydStart's Peter Cooper, and others have together helped Pocketbook raise AU$500,000 

Ex-Googler Parry is Twitter's MD for SEA, India & MENA

Ex-Googler Parry is Twitter's MD for SEA, India & MENA

TECHNOLOGY | 15 Nov, 2013

After Karen Stocks, who was appointed as Twitter's Country Manager for Australia, Parminder Singh is the second ex-Googler to join Twitter 

Online tailor InStitchu acquires custom footwear business Mantorii

Online tailor InStitchu acquires custom footwear business Mantorii

AUSTRALIA, BUSINESS | 15 Nov, 2013

Soon after Australian online tailor InStitchu secures funding, it announces acquisition of footwear business Mantorii. Both will operate as separate firms 

Carousell raises S$1M funding; expands to Malaysia & Indonesia

Carousell raises S$1M funding; expands to Malaysia & Indonesia

INDONESIA, INVESTMENT, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE | 13 Nov, 2013

The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures & includes Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, Danny Oei Wirianto & Darius Cheung. Valuation amount is undisclosed 

Tomcar Australia, the first car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin?

Tomcar Australia, the first car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin?

AUSTRALIA, NEWS | 06 Nov, 2013

Interested to buy vehicles, parts or merchandise off Tomcar Australia? Well, now you can do it with Bitcoin 

Twofold: 1,700 'paid for classes' students and going strong

Twofold: 1,700 'paid for classes' students and going strong

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 04 Nov, 2013

Twofold, the Amazon for practical expertise, claims to have about 2,300 registered users and more than 70 active professionals teaching through its platform 

Sydney Seed Fund raises US$1.8M, scouting for startups

Sydney Seed Fund raises US$1.8M, scouting for startups

AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 04 Nov, 2013

Sydney Seed Fund is now looking for startups to invest in that have some prototype or concept, both technical and business Co-founders, and opportunity to scale 

Sydney online tailors InStitchu raises funding at US$2.37M valuation

Sydney online tailors InStitchu raises funding at US$2.37M valuation

AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 30 Oct, 2013

Founder Robin McGowan says that funding will help scale InStitchu across verticals and internationally. More physical premises too are in the offing 

Tank Stream Ventures is a new AU$20M fund, invested in 3 startups so far

Tank Stream Ventures is a new AU$20M fund, invested in 3 startups so far

AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 29 Oct, 2013

Tank Stream Ventures will be investing between US$191,600 and US$0.96 million in 30 to 40 start-ups, with equity stakes varying between 5% and 12%