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Jacky Yap

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

Latest by Jacky Yap


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

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
20, Jan 2014

WeChat launches aggressive new features; eyes Southeast Asia market

With the roll out of its 5th version, WeChat has forayed into social gaming, launched animated stickers and dedicated camera app StoryCam
14, Jan 2014

HalalTrip: Targeting an untapped billion dollar Muslim travel industry

Listings on HalalTrip feature Halal restaurants and friendly amenities besides mosques, allowing Muslim travellers make an educated and informed choice
23, Dec 2013

Peatix announces patent pending ColorSync, the QR Code killer

Peatix, a leading events ticketing platform in Japan, has announced ColorSync, an innovative new mobile check-in system for events
20, Dec 2013

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

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
13, Dec 2013

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

Australian private investors together with VC firm Blackbird Ventures have made the country's first major Bitcoin investment by backing startup CoinJar
2, Dec 2013

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

The funding round is participated by existing investor Walden International and various private investors
26, Nov 2013

Personal finance startup Pocketbook raises US$468,000

High profile Australian investors – Tank Stream Ventures, SydStart's Peter Cooper, and others have together helped Pocketbook raise AU$500,000
18, Nov 2013

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

After Karen Stocks, who was appointed as Twitter's Country Manager for Australia, Parminder Singh is the second ex-Googler to join Twitter
15, Nov 2013

Online tailor InStitchu acquires custom footwear business Mantorii

Soon after Australian online tailor InStitchu secures funding, it announces acquisition of footwear business Mantorii. Both will operate as separate firms
15, Nov 2013

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

The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures & includes Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, Danny Oei Wirianto & Darius Cheung. Valuation amount is undisclosed
13, Nov 2013

Tomcar Australia, the first car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin?

Interested to buy vehicles, parts or merchandise off Tomcar Australia? Well, now you can do it with Bitcoin
News 26
6, Nov 2013

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

Twofold, the Amazon for practical expertise, claims to have about 2,300 registered users and more than 70 active professionals teaching through its platform
News 13
4, Nov 2013

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

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
News 55
4, Nov 2013

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

Founder Robin McGowan says that funding will help scale InStitchu across verticals and internationally. More physical premises too are in the offing
News 16
30, Oct 2013

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

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%
News 20
29, Oct 2013

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