Saturday, January 25, 2020

“But it does not have any F***ing use”

One very sophisticated presentation was unfolding at a demo day that I attended in Beijing recently. The founder was so confident about his customer...

GrabPay is not making full use of its advantages

So GrabPay appointed a new CTO, Vikas Agrawal, who was previously with Paytm. Agrawal is to be based in Bangalore, more than 3000 kilometres...

How to market effectively in SEA without cracking your head

Offline marketing prowess makes all the difference. It is increasingly becoming a crowded space for advertisers to promote their brands online. Not only is...

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...

Will Grab & Uber merge, with Softbank now a shareholder of...

By now you always know what is happening: Uber’s board is allowing Softbank to become a shareholder. Probably a huge relief for early investors...

Fashion ecommerce in SEA, and why Zalora is struggling

Last month, Pomelo, a Bangkok-based online fashion brand, confirmed US$19 million funding led by JD.com, China’s second biggest ecommerce platform. This is shortly after Zilingo,...

Alipay & WeChat Pay stick, GrabPay doesn’t, literally

We came across this at a florist in Singapore. What does this tell us? Some of our thoughts: Alipay and WeChat Pay are very present...

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...

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...

Bitcoin passed $7000, what does it mean for you?

Bitcoin seems to be all the hype now - from Main Street to Wall Street. I get calls now and then to talk about Bitcoin,...

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