Friday, August 23, 2019

Invested by the big boys – you might not be as...

Our recent encounters with a content platform based out of Jakarta, Indonesia has a tragic ring to it.

How to tell impostors and bullshitters from real startup/tech experts

As purveyors of tech stories that are not often covered, we have ourselves (internally) prepared a checklist of bullshit - to separate truth from...

Avoiding recruitment and retention pitfalls

We share some of our tips when it comes to hiring, on-boarding and retaining team members.

Why founders increasingly hate the word ‘startup’

Only two years ago, startup was the ‘in’ thing and friends who were launching their ventures were proudly declaring they were a ‘startup’. The...

Stop striving to be productive, think more and embrace change

  Many leaders know that they are on a different lane, but still want to put themselves in their employees’ shoes. Somehow, the notion of teamwork...

Greatest motivation for entrepreneurs

“I am just trying to think about the future and not be sad.” A few months ago, a veteran in Singapore’s tech scene threw me...

The gold rush in Indonesian payday loan market – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we took a look at the craze of Chinese mobile payday loan companies entering the Indonesian market....

The gold rush in Indonesian payday loan market – Part 1

In a recent Fintech investor brief in Singapore, where more than 50 investors participated, almost nobody was aware of the huge gold rush that...

What do entrepreneurs really need

Technical skills are not useless - but they are not the dealbreaker. Money, doors, and psychology are. Last year, at a seminar in Singapore, a...

Decision making in a startup: give up some to gain more

Most startups a have limited runway, constantly running against time, market, and competition. It is imperative to ensure that the right person calls the...

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