CATEGORY: Profile

He ran a makeshift grocery store from his bedroom at the age of 6 before building Thailand’s first cashback site

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 06, 2016

British citizen Anthony Quinn launched cashback site DeeDee in 2015 and has seen quite a decent growth, thanks to the shopping habits of Thai users Read More

Designer bags, a Ferrari and a submarine — just some of the luxury goods you can get on this online marketplace

By Anisa Menur | Nov 25, 2016

Maxuri aims to dispel the myth that one can never sell luxury goods online Read More

Catching up with the tech scene: how these 4 entrepreneurs are upgrading the Philippine HR practice

By Lyra Reyes | Nov 23, 2016

For decades, how the Philippines does human resources management mostly remain unchanged. They’re due an update. Read More

This bot will write you an Indonesian poem if you mention it on Twitter

By Anisa Menur | Nov 21, 2016

Called RobotPuisi, the project aims to entertain -- and encourage readers to think about the future of computing Read More

7 Filipino social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the community

By Lyra Reyes | Nov 16, 2016

Saving the world is not easy, but someone has to do it Read More

Out of square one: How Cubeacon plans to win over the Indonesian IoT scene

By Anisa Menur | Nov 08, 2016

CEO Avianto Tiyo speaks about the challenges of running a hardware startup in Indonesia and what the company plans to do to secure the market Read More

The story of Natasia Malaihollo: From Ambon to Wyzerr's success in the United States

By DailySocial | Nov 03, 2016

Wyzerr provides a gamification and artificial intelligence-based survey service Read More

Bill Aulet, head of MIT entrepreneurship, says Mark Zuckerberg is not a good example for startups

By geektime | Oct 31, 2016

Bill Aulet, the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT, recently visited Vietnam to share important lessons and advice for budding startup innovators Read More

He quit Rocket Internet to solve a pressing problem startups face these days

By Sainul Abudheen | Oct 27, 2016

Feelance Co is an online platform where clients can discover and engage with verified and vetted senior independent consultants/consulting firms for short-term projects and interim roles Read More

The mentality of 'sink or swim' was ingrained in me at an early age: Orami's Shannon Kalayanamitr

By Yon Heong Tung | Oct 13, 2016

The co-founder of Southeast Asia's leading women's lifestyle e-commerce platform speaks candidly about her journey as a businesswoman and dishes out entrepreneurial tips Read More

Ruangguru alumni start new curated online marketplace for batik products

By Anisa Menur | Oct 10, 2016

Kravasia is currently focusing on the local market, although it plans to eventually widen its reach across Asia Read More

Milestones and achievements: Indonesia's crowdfunding platform KitaBisa shares its story

By Anisa Menur | Oct 07, 2016

KitaBisa CEO Alfatih Timur talks about the company's milestones, and how it managed to balance business and social impact Read More

This company makes US$299 PC-based VR headset, yet it’s 4K

By TechNode | Oct 04, 2016

In the VR space, the selection pool for VR headset is still limited to big three companies: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR Read More

This Indonesian startup wants to help women drive more safely

By Anisa Menur | Sep 30, 2016

With a mission to empower women to ride cars and motorbikes safely, Queenrides claimed that it is on the way to reach break-even point soon Read More

Israeli ScanTask’s technology can improve crops and reduce costs

By geektime | Sep 23, 2016

AgriTask analyses multiple parameters and offers statistics that enable farmers to maximise the number of crops they produce, ensuring the highest quality possible Read More

This Indonesian startup considers itself the Pokémon GO of shopping

By Anisa Menur | Sep 22, 2016

Pomona helps bricks-and-mortar stores drive foot-traffic and increase in-store engagement Read More

Gordi presents online coffee bean delivery subscription

By DailySocial | Sep 07, 2016

With two subscription options, the chosen beans are curated by Gordi team every two weeks Read More

From the villages of East Java, this startup wants to connect catfish farmers to investors

By Anisa Menur | Sep 06, 2016

Jogjakarta-based IWAK aims to improve the livelihood of local farmers, one pool at a time Read More

This startup wants to bridge the 'missing link' in Indonesian health tech scene

By Anisa Menur | Aug 26, 2016

PesanLab allows users to book lab tests and diagnostics, as well as check results online Read More

In photos: How the SmartCity Lounge saves Jakarta, one report at a time

By Anisa Menur | Aug 19, 2016

We paid a visit to Jakarta City Hall to understand the works behind the SmartCity initiative Read More

How RiseWinter Tech plans to tackle global e-sports scene with big data

By Anisa Menur | Aug 09, 2016

The Singapore-based big data startup for e-sports recently raised seed round funding from the likes of Ruru Pan, VP Game, and an Alibaba co-founder Read More

How Razi Thalib fell in love with the online matchmaking business

By Anisa Menur | Aug 04, 2016

The Setipe CEO shares his vision for the future -- and why people are flocking to him for advice on their love lives Read More

A couple's journey to modernise microfinance institutes in Indonesia

By Anisa Menur | Aug 02, 2016

Kanopi provides an Android-based system to make financial services for the unbanked more efficient Read More

This startup aims to introduce self-service car rental to the Indonesian market

By Anisa Menur | Jul 29, 2016

Inspired by ZipCar in the US, HipCar is targetting university students in Jakarta as its market Read More

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