In The Same-Day Delivery Race To The Top, This M’sian Startup Is Betting On E-Commerce

January 20, 2017

In colloquial terms, the term mat dispatch refers to the person in the office who does the odd jobs, particularly fetching things from one place to another quickly by weaving through traffic on their motorcycles. Many offices employ their own mat dispatch, so this startup saw this as inspiration and decided to turn it into a business, with same-day deliveries starting from RM9...
MONEY VS IMPACT – WHAT MAKES A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESSFUL?

January 20, 2017

Prime Minister Najib Razak last year allocated 20 million ringgit to boost the number of social enterprises to 1,000 by 2018. But how do we define a successful social enterprise? We're taking The Venture's Finale as a case study and celebrate the three finalists, FOLO Farms, Batik Boutique and DIDMY. While they epitomises the social enterprises in our country, how do we compare globally? In this discussion we have the judges at The Venture to give us insights in the world of social entrepreneurship...
Southeast Asia startup funding at record high in 2016, thanks mainly to Grab, Go-Jek

January 19, 2017

Startups in Southeast Asia pulled in more moolah than ever before from investors in 2016. Total funding in the region hit US$2.6 billion, up over 60 percent from the previous year’s US$1.6 billion, according to the Tech in Asia Database. One caveat: many startups that scored investments didn’t disclose the amounts so the tally could have been bigger...

Global VC activity declines in 2016, but Asia holds firm

January 18, 2017

2016 was dominated by talk of jittery investor sentiment leading to a tougher funding climate for startups. Most VCs felt the era of founders enjoying a cash bonanza was a thing of the past – they’d now be subjected to much more stringent diligence and tougher terms...
Stop making excuses; Here are 3 ways to establish social impact today

January 18, 2017

what if I told you that you can create social impact right now without sacrificing that unrelenting focus on growth your investors (or soon-to-be investors) demand? No matter what size or stage your startup is at, and without breaking the bank! Here are 3 easy things that you can do to get started right now...
SEO Growth Hacking Techniques to Scale Your Business

January 18, 2017

In today’s competitive market, it is almost impossible to succeed in digital marketing without having a well-visited website. Online business accounts for a huge chunk of revenue theses days, and in many niches, buyers prefer to purchase the product with either a cheaper price or best value option. If you want to get a piece of the pie, it is not enough to rely on a website with a nice interface. You must focus on growth hacking strategies, and make yourself visible to Google...
The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2016

January 17, 2017

At this time, The Review traditionally reflects on the extraordinary people we’ve interviewed and long-form articles we’ve published over the last year. Previously, we told you about former Twitter Engineering Director David Loftesness and Candor co-founder Kim Scott — both of whom had very popular articles that were shared widely, led to forthcoming books and, in one case, launched a new startup...

You and your A/B test: What are you really measuring?

January 17, 2017

Try this: Walk into a group of product testers and ask each of them what metrics they would use to determine which merchandising page—one showing discounts in percentages and the other showing marked down amounts—is the winner. I’m willing to bet my super cool desk plushies that 90 percent of them will be measuring the wrong thing for this A/B test...
When is the right time to exhibit your startup?

January 17, 2017

Early-stage startups often have to make tough decisions to find early adopters, especially when funds are tight. Should SEO and Facebook budgets be increased? Or would it be more worthwhile to strengthen efforts on a direct email campaign?...
3 marketing and communications strategies to master in 2017

January 16, 2017

Marketing and communications are ever changing sectors. It is likely that 2017 will bring still more changes to the tools and strategies that are used in both industries. But, don’t panic! Strategies and tools and technologies can always change. However, there are three things that you should master to help drive your marketing and communications efforts:...
13 cleantech startups to watch in Asia this 2017

January 16, 2017

Asia needs clean technology. Home to 4.4 billion people with 700 million of those having no access to electricity and nearly 1.7 billion having no access to safe drinking water, with deforestation rates faster than anywhere else on Earth, and whose countries are situated mostly in areas that incur great damage from nature’s tantrum, Asia’s environmental issues are great...


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