Articles by Rahil Bhagat
From Archives: Could Pornhub's new wearable solve the energy crisis?

From Archives: Could Pornhub's new wearable solve the energy crisis?

FEATURES, LEISURE, LIFESTYLE | 01 Aug, 2015

The new wearable from Pornhub, called the Wank Band, uses a kinetic charger powered by wrist motions to store electricity on an internal battery that can then be used to charge your portable electronics 

Analytics is to understand drivers of trends, not decoration

Analytics is to understand drivers of trends, not decoration

INTERVIEWS, TECHNOLOGY | 28 Jul, 2015

Fai-Keung Ng, Group Country Manager, SEA, talks to e27 about how companies in the region are using data analytics and how it can be improved 

GrabTaxi responds to Uber's ice cream gig! Durian, anyone?

GrabTaxi responds to Uber's ice cream gig! Durian, anyone?

LIFESTYLE, MALAYSIA, NEWS | 24 Jul, 2015

GrabTaxi's #GRABdurian initiative will be available to app users in Malaysia's Klang Valley on July 25 and 26 

Xiaomi and Uber to become e-commerce players for a day

Xiaomi and Uber to become e-commerce players for a day

MALAYSIA, NEWS, SINGAPORE, TECHNOLOGY | 23 Jul, 2015

Use the Uber app to buy Xiaomi's latest smartphone on July 27 and have it delivered by an Uber driver in a matter of minutes 

Former Yahoo! exec David Gowdey joins Jungle Ventures as Managing Partner

Former Yahoo! exec David Gowdey joins Jungle Ventures as Managing Partner

APPOINTMENTS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 23 Jul, 2015

Gowdey will be based in Singapore where he will help lead Series A and B stage investments with a focus on the consumer Internet sector 

People who create content will always need the PC: Lenovo SG Head

People who create content will always need the PC: Lenovo SG Head

INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE, SINGAPORE | 23 Jul, 2015

Jessie Quek, Lenovo's Singapore Country Manager, talks about the state of the PC market and how Lenovo is adapting to challenges of a new era, among other things 

Want ice-cream at your doorstep? Uber has you covered

Want ice-cream at your doorstep? Uber has you covered

EVENTS, LEISURE, NEWS | 23 Jul, 2015

The #UberIceCream event will see the company deliver ice-cream to Uber users' doorsteps 

Christy Ng's journey from selling shoes at a flea market to e-commerce

Christy Ng's journey from selling shoes at a flea market to e-commerce

FEATURES, INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE | 22 Jul, 2015

Online shoe retailer ChristyNg.com's Founder and CEO talks about running a successful e-commerce businesses and shares her own rags to riches story 

UOB and Temasek to offer up to US$500M in venture debt financing

UOB and Temasek to offer up to US$500M in venture debt financing

CHINA, INDIA, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 22 Jul, 2015

The joint venture will provide financing to startups in India, China and Southeast Asia. UOB will also purchase 50 per cent stake in InnoVen 

From Archives Op-Ed: Why I stay in this mad, crazy startup world

From Archives Op-Ed: Why I stay in this mad, crazy startup world

FEATURES, OP-ED | 18 Jul, 2015

Companies rise and fall, dreams are fulfilled and shattered. Yet, there is no place I would rather be. Read on to find out why 

Back to the future: Advice from Jack Ma from 1999

Back to the future: Advice from Jack Ma from 1999

BUSINESS, PEOPLE, PROFILE | 16 Jul, 2015

In this video from 1999, the year he founded Alibaba, Ma talks about his dreams for Alibaba -- then just a twinkle in his eye 

99.co trolls rival PropertyGuru at annual agent meetup

99.co trolls rival PropertyGuru at annual agent meetup

EVENTS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 15 Jul, 2015

Staff from online property portal 99.co were spotted trolling the annual agent summit of its fierce rival, PropertyGuru 

Medtech startup Innovfusion wins inaugural Singapore Startup Challenge

Medtech startup Innovfusion wins inaugural Singapore Startup Challenge

EVENTS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 15 Jul, 2015

The winner has created a smart device to help pregnant women during labour, has a chance to compete at Techventure International Startup Challenge 

500 Startups, MaGIC announce new ASEAN-focussed growth accelerator

500 Startups, MaGIC announce new ASEAN-focussed growth accelerator

FINANCE, MALAYSIA, NEWS | 13 Jul, 2015

The programme, Distro Dojo, is for growth-stage startups that have raised at least USD$150K; will focus on aspects such as user acquisition 

From archives: Op-ed: The death of Gigaom and the changing face of journalism

From archives: Op-ed: The death of Gigaom and the changing face of journalism

FEATURES, OP-ED, PEOPLE | 11 Jul, 2015

Gigaom, one of the pioneers of the online tech media scene shut its doors on Tuesday after 9 years of operation. What does this mean for the industry as a whole? Full disclosure: This is an op-ed piece, the op... Read More

Making it on YouTube: What Kurt Hugo Schneider can teach startups

Making it on YouTube: What Kurt Hugo Schneider can teach startups

FEATURES, INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE | 10 Jul, 2015

There's a lot entrepreneurs can learn from YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider. He talks about the power of the platform and building formidable brands 

8-year-old Singaporean wins 2015 Doodle 4 Google competition

8-year-old Singaporean wins 2015 Doodle 4 Google competition

LIFESTYLE, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 10 Jul, 2015

Winner Moh Journ Haydn's Doodle will appear on Google's homepage on Singapore's National Day on August 9 

[UPDATE] PropertyGuru acquires ePropertyTrack for an undisclosed amount

[UPDATE] PropertyGuru acquires ePropertyTrack for an undisclosed amount

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 09 Jul, 2015

The acquisition of sales and marketing company ePropertyTrack comes on the back of a US$130 million investment 

Shanghai represents consumer tech future: CES Asia Show Director

Shanghai represents consumer tech future: CES Asia Show Director

INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY | 09 Jul, 2015

The worlds of consumer tech and startups are melding like never before. e27 sat down with John Kelley to find out the trends and more 

[Update] LVMH-owned Sephora acquires beauty retailer Luxola

[Update] LVMH-owned Sephora acquires beauty retailer Luxola

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 08 Jul, 2015

The investment amount has not been revealed. Till date, Luxola has raised US$15.6 million in four rounds of funding 

IDA announces fourth telco license; MyRepublic

IDA announces fourth telco license; MyRepublic "very excited"

NEWS, SINGAPORE | 07 Jul, 2015

In a landmark announcement, Singapore's IDA has announced the availability of a fourth telco license with leading candidate MyRepublic going in guns blazing 

Cloud allows you to fail fast and fail cheap: AWS ASEAN Head

Cloud allows you to fail fast and fail cheap: AWS ASEAN Head

INTERVIEWS, PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY | 03 Jul, 2015

In a candid chat with e27, AWS' Richard Harshman talks about how cloud has empowered startups and how it will continue to evolve with new businesses 

Xiaomi makes landfall in Brazil. Could Russia be next?

Xiaomi makes landfall in Brazil. Could Russia be next?

CHINA, FEATURES, WORLD | 02 Jul, 2015

Xiaomi has just announced that it will be selling Redmi 2 in Brazil, its first market outside of Asia, another step towards global dominance 

GrabTaxi raising US$200M funding at US$1.5B valuation

GrabTaxi raising US$200M funding at US$1.5B valuation

INVESTMENT, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 01 Jul, 2015

Round is being led by Coatue Management LLC, with participation from existing investors SoftBank, Tiger Global, as per The Wall Street Journal