Michael de Waal-Montgomery
Michael is one of e27's Singapore-based Correspondents for Southeast Asia. He is a British journalism graduate who has previously been published by The Next Web, South China Morning Post, Shenzhen Daily and Guangzhou Morning Post. He's on Twitter at @michaeldwm.
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From Archives: Asian markets are ahead in social: TCG's Chris Adams

From Archives: Asian markets are ahead in social: TCG's Chris Adams

BUSINESS, CHINA, INTERVIEWS | 07 Aug, 2015

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 

Chip maker Qualcomm squeezed by Asian upstarts

Chip maker Qualcomm squeezed by Asian upstarts

BUSINESS, NEWS, WORLD | 24 Jul, 2015

The problem is only exacerbated when 84 per cent of its annual sales reportedly come from this part of the world 

Singapore's dream of becoming a cyberpunk city of the future sees it digitise mail

Singapore's dream of becoming a cyberpunk city of the future sees it digitise mail

FEATURES, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 22 Jul, 2015

The new service enables SingPost to provide a correspondence service designed to enable the digitisation of physical correspondence 

Passport Asia wants

Passport Asia wants "seven-figures" to be the ClassPass of Asia

BUSINESS, FEATURES, SINGAPORE | 20 Jul, 2015

Co-founder Gene Yap, in a chat with e27, reveals facts, figures and plans for the region 

Alibaba-backed Meituan raising US$1B at US$15B valuation

Alibaba-backed Meituan raising US$1B at US$15B valuation

CHINA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 10 Jul, 2015

The online deals marketplace is unlikely to face problems raising capital, despite the recent woes and uncertainties facing China's stock market 

Entrepreneur Trung Le wants to close Vietnam's gender gap in tech

Entrepreneur Trung Le wants to close Vietnam's gender gap in tech

BUSINESS, FEATURES, VIETNAM | 09 Jul, 2015

While there are challenges ahead, gender equality is taking steps forward in Vietnam and people such as Le are helping the mission 

Didi Kuaidi breaks records in US$2 billion funding round

Didi Kuaidi breaks records in US$2 billion funding round

CHINA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 08 Jul, 2015

The round may be extended by a further few hundred million to allow in new investors before the end of July 

Singapore's fin-tech startup Toast raising US$750K seed

Singapore's fin-tech startup Toast raising US$750K seed

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 08 Jul, 2015

Toast is already halfway to closing its seed round, and ultimately has bigger plans to hit a US$60 million valuation at Series A to take on global remittance market 

Ex-Monk's Hill associate raises US$500K seed for Fabelio in Indonesia

Ex-Monk's Hill associate raises US$500K seed for Fabelio in Indonesia

BUSINESS, INDONESIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 08 Jul, 2015

Fabelio is looking to fix a whole range of furniture problems -- and capitalise on opportunities -- in one of the world's most exciting emerging markets 

Garena backs Vietnam's Foody with

Garena backs Vietnam's Foody with "seven-digit" Series B round

INVESTMENT, NEWS, VIETNAM | 07 Jul, 2015

The once little startup from Ho Chi Minh City has some big regional plans and is not afraid to take on more saturated markets in order to grow