Colin Tung
Before joining e27 as a correspondent, Colin was training to represent Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games in athletics. An English Literature graduate, he has honed his craft for storytelling with various media, writing on sports, youth and social issues, and news in general. He reads widely (from Achebe to Stoppard, and National Geographic to HBR) to satiate his curiosity about the world, one he believes technology is revolutionising. Colin formerly served as a Foreign Service officer at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Inspired by sci-fi films, 23-year-old builds drone company SwarmX

Inspired by sci-fi films, 23-year-old builds drone company SwarmX

EVENTS, PEOPLE, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 02 Feb, 2016

The Singapore-based CEO and founder Pulkit Jaiswal is one of Asia's 10 most outstanding innovators under the age of 35 

In rebranding, GrabTaxi to be known simply as Grab from today

In rebranding, GrabTaxi to be known simply as Grab from today

INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, NEWS, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM | 28 Jan, 2016

All the company's existing services, including GrabTaxi, GrabCar, GrabBike, GrabHitch, and GrabExpress to be under one umbrella 

8 reasons why you need to join TOP100 Startup Search today

8 reasons why you need to join TOP100 Startup Search today

ECHELON, EVENTS, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM | 27 Jan, 2016

It's not just a startup pitching competition. It's a chance for you to... 

Startupbootcamp Fintech makes FastTrack pitstop in Taiwan

Startupbootcamp Fintech makes FastTrack pitstop in Taiwan

NEWS, TAIWAN | 27 Jan, 2016

Meet the five startups that pitched for a chance to join Startupbootcamp FinTech’s acceleration programme 

E-commerce sales up 40% in fortnight leading up to 2015 Lunar New Year

E-commerce sales up 40% in fortnight leading up to 2015 Lunar New Year

HONG KONG, MALAYSIA, NEWS, RESOURCE, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, VIETNAM | 27 Jan, 2016

The finding was part of an analysis of 174 million online transactions in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam 

Conversational commerce platform Belazee raises new round of funding

Conversational commerce platform Belazee raises new round of funding

FINANCE, INVESTMENT, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM | 27 Jan, 2016

Originating from Malaysia where it is known as Bemalas, the startup handles 30,000 requests monthly, to which it plays concierge 

Boomtrain buys Nudgespot the Indian personalised communication platform

Boomtrain buys Nudgespot the Indian personalised communication platform

FEATURES, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 26 Jan, 2016

The Singapore-based courier service has 6,000 drivers on its platform delivering goods, documents, and even pets 

Gigfairy strikes the right note with Tune Studios and BAC Ventures

Gigfairy strikes the right note with Tune Studios and BAC Ventures

MALAYSIA, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, NEWS | 22 Jan, 2016

Acquired for an undisclosed amount, the Malaysian live music-booking platform is targetting expansion in the region 

New accelerator gets US$4.5M to drive IoT innovation in Hong Kong

New accelerator gets US$4.5M to drive IoT innovation in Hong Kong

CHINA, HONG KONG, INVESTMENT, NEWS, RESOURCE, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 20 Jan, 2016

The accelerator will be San Francisco-based Wearable IoT World's first foray into Asia 

UK's Entrepreneur First to launch in Singapore to help spur innovation

UK's Entrepreneur First to launch in Singapore to help spur innovation

NEWS, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 19 Jan, 2016

The programme, in partnership with Infocomm Investments, will help 400 STEM experts build startups over the next four years