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Don’t over-estimate the market of your SaaS product

Just less than a year ago, the market was abuzz with the crazy valuation of SaaS companies – such as Slack for example. Now it seems that the “experts” have overvalued these companies, as many fail to justify the high… Continue Reading →

Rise of niche ecommerce in SEA, probably to be captured by Facebook

How Facebook is quietly positioning themselves to capture some of the ecommerce marketplace in Southeast Asia.

Momentum Works’ predictions beyond Southeast Asia

You would have read our predictions for Southeast Asia last week. Now, we have our predictions for what we think is going to happen further afield in 2018. Let us know what you think by commenting below or emailing us at hello@mworks.asia… Continue Reading →

Innovation – you never arrive

The other day, someone told me while it was easier to start a business in this day and age, it is hard to do a good business due to depressed profits, and intense competition. My response was straight to point,… Continue Reading →

Twitter’s problem is not 140 vs. 280, but failure to expand horizontally

Big news that Twitter is experimenting expanding size limit of each tweet from 140 characters to 280 characters. This is entirely missing the point Twitter’s problem is not whether users want to express ‘a bit more’ or not – but its… Continue Reading →

Why Chinese bike sharing companies are suddenly everywhere overseas

Just a few months ago, you would hear Chinese bike sharing companies making announcements here and there, but not see actual bikes being deployed. Back then, all these public shows seemed to serve only one purpose – to tell the… Continue Reading →

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