Exit Landscape in South East Asia – Note to Founders

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Founders need to understand the exit landscape from the perspective of financial investors, i.e. Venture Capital (VC) or Private Equity (PE) Fund. Recently, Garena, SEA most valuable tech startup, was reported to appoint Goldman Sachs for a $1bn IPO in the US, the largest ever IPO ever from a SEA-based tech startup. SEA vs Global Tech Public Market According to the TechInAsia, there have only been 13 tech IPOs (consumer facing, web 2.0 type) since 2001 from SEA startups. However, these are all mainly bootstrapped other than Migme, which unfortunately has been facing much criticism from… Continue reading Exit Landscape in South East Asia – Note to Founders

When the fun ends…

When the Fun ends and Work begins.. 1. Business Idea – Check 2. Fancy name and logo – Check 3. Desirable mix of misfits – Check 4. Website and social media pages created – Check Now that we have all the fun things off our list of things-to-do, let’s get to the part that most of us fret. The actual running of the business. Let’s face it, this is the tough part. This is the part that none of us startup founders have any control over. So now what? You are standing at the door of the plane with the … Continue reading When the fun ends…

Digital ‘Nomading’ ? – Think Bali!

The Digital Nomads journey is not often filled with pina coladas and beautiful sunsets in scenic locations around the world. Not many of us witness the daily struggles a digital nomad goes through. Let me start by sharing my experience with the rest of you as I embark on this journey. Let me kid you not, this journey looked rather intimidating when I chose Bali, but I have not looked back since. Moving to beautiful Bali is a dream. For many that’s all that it is nothing more. However for the rare breed of us who dared to take the … Continue reading Digital ‘Nomading’ ? – Think Bali!

Causeway Exchange 2014

  Celebrating five years of CEX with 10 days of originals works by inspirational artists from both sides of the causeway. Come and let your senses feast on the exceptional, the extraordinary, and the exhilarating. Some of Malaysia’s best entertainers, artists and writers are set to take Singapore by storm from 13 – 22 June as part of CausewayEXchange (CEX) arts festival. CausewayEXchange (CEX) created in 2010 is a joint arts and culture initiative between Singapore and Malaysia that aims to serve as the premier exchange platform between the arts and creative communities of Singapore and Malaysia. The festival aims … Continue reading Causeway Exchange 2014

How to Strengthen Your Social Media Content Marketing Strategy

By: William Johnson Setting up a Twitter account or a Facebook page is not a difficult task. However, fostering authentic conversation with a community through those networks without the right social media content marketing strategy – is not. Content runs the social Web. It is what gives your brand something to talk about with your customers, current and prospective. The evolution of content marketing has opened more avenues to reach your targeted audience. They can read or view your content through RSS feed, blogs, infographics, videos, and other forms of digital content. Your content marketing strategy should be strengthened time … Continue reading How to Strengthen Your Social Media Content Marketing Strategy

Manchester United and David Moyes Part ways

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. “The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.” As most expected- Manchester United arguably England’s most successful football club – has parted way with its beleaguered manager David Moyes. It comes as a relieve to many and a shock to a few namely – Phil Neville, Steve Round and Fellaini. In my opinion its good riddance Moyes- I thank you for making me the butt of the football … Continue reading Manchester United and David Moyes Part ways

Get Millennials to Perform in 5 Easy Steps

BY Laura Garnett Are they entitled or selfless? Whatever your point of view, how to get your youngest staffers to perform at their highest level. Millennials represent the future of the workforce, but how exactly do you manage this unique generation of talent? It’s a question that comes up over and over again. At a recent conference, I may have found the answer–and it may be easier than you think. As conference participants hashed through the changes they expect in business, tech and product innovation, I saw one central theme emerge that I think could have a profound effect on … Continue reading Get Millennials to Perform in 5 Easy Steps

KFC Singapore chooses new creative agency

  KFC Singapore’s account has moved from Grey as the brand appoints a new creative agency. KFC Singapore has appointed Ren Partnership to be its creative agency, effective March 2014. Virginia Ng , senior marketing director, KFC Singapore said that it hoped to harness the agency’s “regional fast food experience” to take the brand to the next level. The agency has already worked on three campaigns with KFC Singapore. The first was in January this year which was its KFC Rice Bucket and the re-introduction of the Bandito Pockett, both of which Ng says has “displayed results”. The brand’s incumbent was Grey Singapore. … Continue reading KFC Singapore chooses new creative agency