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Ensogo revamps management team to strengthen the company

Ensogo revamps management team to strengthen the company

The Southeast Asian e-commerce player hopes the new team will bring the company to greener pastures after months of falling stock prices Embattled Southeast Asian e-commerce player Ensogo Limited, formerly known as iBuy, has announced a slew of executive appointments that the company hopes will “significantly strengthen the company’s senior management team”. The former Regional Managing Director, Southeast Asia


For prompt delivery, there is no faster way than stocking in: Hermo’s Ian Chua

Hermo Co-founder talks about being men in a woman’s industry, gaining trust of brands and expansion plans We shortlisted top e-commerce websites in Malaysia more than a year ago, and there is one in particular that is getting increasingly popular, especially among the ladies – Hermo. Hermo is among the top 500 websites in Malaysia, according to Alexa,


Chai with Lakshmi: Bringing healthcare to India’s remotest villages

With technology, affordable healthcare anywhere could be a reality, explains Sujay Santra, Founder of iKure It’s true that a villager pays more for a consultation with a doctor than his city-counterpart! Why? Well, add the cost of the 20km walk, the cost of loss of earnings of the day, the price of staying in the city


E-commerce complements physical stores: Elim Chew of 77th Street

“Every day most people don’t visit malls but they surf the net,” notes Elim Chew of 77th Street as she recounts her online journey While e-commerce can be useful as a standalone platform to sell your wares to an increasingly tech-savvy audience, brick-and-mortar brands are increasingly looking at e-commerce as a way to supplement their physical


3 awesome Indian women entrepreneurs tell you what it takes to start up

Film maker and Anchor Lakshmi Rebecca catches up with entrepreneurs who have made it in India’s startup scene At a recent Chai with Lakshmi LIVE event, three amazing women entrepreneurs — possibly all under 30 — shared their experiences in starting a business in India and growing it. These women are Anu Sridharan from tech startup

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How is Indonesia’s Elevenia able to add 30,000 users every week?

Elevenia claims to have secured more than 600K members in 8 months. How has it managed this growth? We ask VP – Marketing Madeleine Ong De Guzman Indonesian marketplace Elevenia claims to have secured more than 600,000 members in the eight months since its launch, with an average growth of 30,000 members per week. It showcases more than two million products from


From Rocket Internet to a dating site: Diptyc’s Jean-Jacques Lafon

The Diptyc CEO says one of the main challenges has been to ‘break the stigma of online dating’ in the Philippines and Southeast Asia Earlier this week we covered the launch of Diptyc, hailed as the Philippines’ first dating community for single professionals — the work and vision of Frenchman and former Rocket Internet Manager Jean-Jacques Lafon.

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We will invest upto US$500K in seed stage: Blume Ventures’ Sanjay Nath

Apart from the mobile Internet space, Blume will also look at investing in IoT and other innovation-led tech startups, shares Nath, in an exclusive chat with e27 The Indian startup eco-system is evolving at a fast pace with positive sentiments in the country post General Elections. The macro-economic situation is changing due to several initiatives taken by the

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India has no option but to act: Forbes’ CEO Ashok Barat

In this exclusive interview with DI’s Masami Hamada, the Forbes CEO discusses the future of India-Japan relationship Ashok Barat is a top business leader in India who has accumulated experiences in companies inside and outside of the country. He is the Managing Director and CEO of  Forbes & Company Ltd, a member firm of Shapoorji


Updating the backbone of the world economy: Freightos’ Zvi Schreiber

The Freightos Founder tells e27 that after several exits through acquisitions with his other startups, he’d really love to take Freightos the IPO route The StartmeupHK Week in Hong Kong has only just finished a few days ago on Friday, November 14. Though there were still some events ongoing over the weekend, we already wanted to get


Quit your job without having a panic attack: Google’s Steven Feiner

Called ‘The art of resignation’, Feiner’s book for would-be entrepreneurs reveals how they can quit their corporate jobs gracefully Steven Feiner wasn’t surprised when he found out that more people in the United States had searched Google for ‘resignation’ (5.1 million queries) than ‘Superbowl’ (3.8 million queries) over the last 12 months. He had seen the


KerjaDulu’s Chris Liu wants to disrupt Indonesia’s job market

Indonesia’s new social job platform’s CEO tells e27 he sees huge growth potential in a market that has 55 million registered companies Indonesia, with its 250-million-strong population (far larger than many realise), also, unexpectedly, has a huge and growing jobs market. A recent report by McKinsey in September shows the country is on track to become the world’s seventh


Dropbox’s Aditya Agarwal to join Flipkart’s Board of Directors

Agarwal’s deep technology expertise will support Flipkart’s growth strategy Indian e-commerce marketplace Flipkart today announced that Aditya Agarwal, Vice President of Engineering at Dropbox, will join Flipkart’s Board of Directors as an independent Board Member. Sachin Bansal, Co-founder and CEO, Flipkart said, “Aditya is one of the best technology minds in Silicon Valley today. With Facebook, Cove


Transport startup CarPal helps merchants deliver 18 hours a day

With a fleet of 100 drivers, CarPal’s clients said that they like it for great customer service among other things A delivery is but a few cursor clicks away, say local merchants, clients of three-month old transport startup CarPal. The service, registered in the Netherlands, is currently available in Singapore, Amsterdam, Taipei and Syndey. Co-founder Maarten