Friday, January 24, 2020

Ripe time for food tech in SEA, but not your usual...

We Southeast Asians are probably obsessed with our food: we not only instagram the hell out of it, but also debate with our friendly...

Global internet giants – Only American, Chinese, and maybe Indian –...

In the first part of this article, we examined why global internet giants almost all hail from US and China. In this second installment,...

Global internet giants – Only American, Chinese, and maybe Indian –...

In a recent chat with a leading figure in one of the global internet giants, he threw me this thought: “To be a global player,...

Why fintech companies in China avoid SMEs

While all the governments are encouraging P2P to be primarily helping SMEs with credit for growth, the founder of one of China’s largest fintech...

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...

Eating out experience in the land of Alipay

So how have the people in the land of Alipay evolved in this aspect? While in Hangzhou for a few business meetings, we ate...

Lazada squeezes the likes of Ezbuy out in Southeast Asia

We have always been arguing that with the giants such as Alibaba, Lazada and JD.com entering the Southeast Asian market, smaller e-commerce platforms will...
KTV Bars

MBar (Mini KTV) entering Singapore

Not long ago, M-Bar, a mini karaoke service wildly popular in China, made its inroads to Singapore. The concept of mini karaoke is simple...

Trivia: Chinese internet companies dig animal names

If you've been closely following Chinese internet industry, you might notice a very interesting phenomenon: Many companies use animals or plants in their logos,...

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