One of the core parts of the e27 platform is our contributor programme. Over the years, we have published thought leadership pieces from government representatives, regional investors and, of course, entrepreneurs across Asia.
The team values content that is written with intellectual honesty and is meant to help educate the ecosystem. We also value opinions, learnings from your experience and insights into the Asian tech scene.
If this sounds like you, we would love to have you write for e27! Feel free to submit an article here and we will have a look on our backend.
Now, for some motivation, let’s take a look at our 12 most well-read contributors from the first 10 weeks of 2019!
The dazzling dozen
Aytekin Tank holds the top spot as the most well-read contributor on e27. He has published three articles that are among the top-5 most read stories this year. They are:
- What I learned about procrastination while scaling my startup to 4.2M users
- Why the world needs deep generalists, not specialists
- How Google is slowing innovation
Tank has contributed regularly in 2019, seeing 8 articles published so far this year.
Sharma wrote his first article for e27 all the back in March of 2017.
As the Founder and CEO of MindFi, Bjorn is an expert on all things mindfulness. His app helps busy professionals find the time to take a moment and reflect on the world around me.
Bjorn Lee wrote an article about balancing work-life balance for startup Founders that has been quite well read.
Also a regular contributor, Kenny Au contributes articles about blockchain. The article that landed Au on this list is an essay arguing why the industry can be hopeful in 2019, despite the terrible year in 2018.
Au has been writing about the blockchain for e27 since February 2018.
Hari is the CEO of soCash.sg, a company that allows people to withdraw cash from shops in an emergency. As a Founder, he broke down the important steps for getting your first 1,000 loyal users. This can be the hardest part for any startup and its a common question asked by young founders.
Every startup wants to grab the attention of investors but often they don’t really know how to go about doing it.
Some people use the spray-and-pray approach, others hope to build more meaningful relationships. Akarsh Dhaiya gives some less conventional tips (you’ll have to read the article) and based on our traffic numbers, it seems like people found them useful.
iPrice Group is fairly consistent about producing informative analysis about Asia’s e-commerce industry. The company breaks down public data to paint a nice picture of the macro-ecosystem in certain markets. In this article, Jeremy Chew breaks down the situation in Malaysia, and whether or not Shopee has overtaken Lazada.
Jackie Tan Yen
Ah Telegram, everyone’s white whale that nobody has fully figured out. Its design has resulted in a product that is fantastic for group chats and community building. Unfortunately, it can also be hijacked by a few bad actors who dissuade others from participating.
There is a theme of our most read authors — they tend to have had multiple article published over a decent period of time. Christopher Quek is no exception. The Managing Director of Trive has been writing for e27 since April, 2018 and does a fantastic job of diving into the details of startup life.
In 2019, an article breaking down the deep-tech ambitions of startups in Singapore was well-read by the e27 community.
Amal Agung Cahyadi
Most articles on e27 are about people giving up their traditional jobs to pursue a life in startups. However, Amal Agung Cahyadi writes a candid piece about his journey from the tech world to wood working. Along the way, he discovered 11 life lessons about finding passion, understanding the basics and the complexity of simplicity.
It is a nice reminder about finding joy in work.
The Co-founder of Dysco, Khrisha Shah wrote about the big challenge facing entrepreneurs across the world: Finding happiness in a tough industry. A lot of the advice boils down to be humble, and knowing what you don’t know, but when broken down into more micro-focusses it helps provide focus.
One good little tidbit? Worrying about copycats is a waste of time.
AI is a major topic in tech for two reasons. First, it seems like an inevitable part of our future, and thus is important for people to understand. Second, there are legitimate concerns about the impact it will have on society. In his article, Julian Lim broke down how AI is becoming more humanised, and how we should move forward.