Tag Archives: Startups


It’s tough to find really good startups to invest in Singapore: Alex Toh

It’s tough to find really good startups to invest in Singapore: Alex Toh

IncuVest’s Toh shares the firm’s investment philosophy, emerging Russian tech ecosystem, advantages of being in Singapore, and more IncuVest, a Singapore-based investor group, announced earlier this month that it had funded six seed-stage startups — Baseride Technologies, Intellect Motion, Matchimi, Smartmissimo Technologies, Gamera Networks and Monkimun – over the last three months. The company says it has seen over 1,000 deals, formally


PCCW Global acquires cyber security startup Crypteia Networks

Crypteia Networks’ founder tells e27 his startup had been completely bootstrapped prior to the acquisition In response to the growing sophistication of today’s cyber threats, PCCW Global, the international division of Hong Kong-based telecommunications service provider HKT, announced earlier this week that it has acquired Greek security startup Crypteia Networks for an undisclosed amount. Crypteia Networks says


Rebuilding the fast fashion model from the ground up: Grana’s Pieter Wittgen & Luke Grana

In the first part of this e27 exclusive, Grana’s Co-founders introduce their disruptive online-only fashion startup based in Hong Kong Grana is a new and highly disruptive online-only fashion startup based out of a 3,300 sqft warehouse in Hong Kong by Dutch and Australian Co-founders Pieter Wittgen and Luke Grana (whose name is behind the


US$1 billion invested in Korean startups this year

Signs of growth in the Korean startup market as corporations and government rally behind entrepreneurship Sources in the goverment have confirmed that a total of around US$1 billion was invested in startups in the first nine months of the year. This represents a 9.5 per cent increase from a year earlier. The number of startups that received investment also

bill tai

Passion matters in today’s world: Bill Tai — Part 2

People would rather try to take control of their own destiny and have fun while doing it, says Tai, while talking about the current generation This concludes the two-part e27 exclusive with venture capitalist Bill Tai. Read Part 1 here How’s Hong Kong as a startup location? Hong Kong and other geographies around the world are becoming

bill tai

Bill Tai wants to ‘empower the next generation’ of Zuckerbergs

In this e27 exclusive, Tai talks about the OzAPP Awards, his MaiTai community, books he recommends, tech’s fifth wave and much more This is part one of a two-part e27 exclusive with Bill Tai Legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai, who established the West Coast office of Charles River Ventures in 2002 and whose firm seeded

bill tai

In pursuit of a startup unicorn: Venture Capitalist Bill Tai

Defining a tech unicorn as a startup with a US$1 billion market cap, Tai says finding one is a lot like the surfer trying to ride that perfect wave Legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai, who established the West Coast office of Charles River Ventures, is looking to find tech startups’ next ‘unicorn’, which he defines as “a


[Singapore] JSConf.Asia

Learn about the latest developments in Javascript in Southeast Asia’s most influential web developer conference Synopsis: Learn about the latest developments in Javascript with 2 days of packed talks and workshops from some of the best developers from companies like Airbnb, Paypal, Yahoo, DigitalOcean, Meteor, Github, Atlassian, Redmart, Zendesk, Microsoft and many, many more. It’s

social media

Tech startups get more media attention because they’re ‘fun’

Netscape Co-founder Marc Andreesen thinks tech startups get special media attention because they’re ‘fun’. But is this a good thing? In an age where many governments are being criticised for reducing science spending, something celebrity physicist and BBC presenter Brian Cox regularly laments, are tech startups stealing all the limelight? As today’s new gadget-obsessed generation grows


Empower your startup with Echelon Malaysia 2014

e27 is taking Echelon to Malaysia. Learn from Asia’s tech and business leaders, and power up your startup to the next level   Synopsis e27 is bringing the Echelon magic to Malaysia with Echelon Malaysia 2014. Home to tech companies like JobStreet and the recently-listed MOL, the Malaysian startup scene is developing rapidly, with initiatives like


Google Primer offers bite-size marketing lessons for startups

Google looks to give startups the best shot at success with its new marketing advice app Primer, available for free on iOS (and soon Android) Google has launched free ‘experimental’ app Primer in a bid to help startups market themselves more effectively. The app aims to offer a ‘no-nonsense’ primer through case studies, insider tips

Chris Adams on social mobile first startups in Asia

Asian markets are ahead in social: TCG’s Chris Adams

The Director of TCG talks about social- and mobile-first approach of startups in the region, emulating the success of Alibaba and Hong Kong as a gateway to China Chris Adams has spent over five years working with startups as a social media consultant and provider of digital marketing services to drive sales and scale business

finance (2)

10 top financial tips for early-stage startups

These handy financial hacks will aid in staying afloat and focussed during early stages of your company So your company’s in its very early stages. We’re talking a skeleton crew of staff, minimal sales and even less cash. While your focus is understandably on immediate survival and how you can hit your first big hurdles,


[Singapore] Customer Acquisition and Growth for Startups

Learn how to acquire profitable customers to drive the growth of your startup with Startup Spaze Synopsis: Technology gains have redefined many aspects of lives and businesses. We are being forced to review the traditional techniques for sales and marketing and look at their impact and effectiveness in this new era. Are your efforts of prospecting,

Patrick Keenan, Managing Director, Litmus PR feat

[Singapore] Startups and Public Relations

Join us for a workshop on startups and public relations, and learn how to engage stakeholders in your business Synopsis: Startups = opportunities + challenges So you have your idea, your product, your company; now what? How do you make it real, make it work? What do you need to do to… …secure funding? …recruit the