SuitApp puts a personal stylist in your pocket

February 17, 2017

FOR many people, one of the first experiences of the intersection of technology and fashion would have been in the iconic 90s film Clueless, when Cher Horowitz chose her outfit using fancy futuristic computer technology that seemed to know exactly what was in her wardrobe...
Malaysia: Co-working space WORQ closes $786k in funding

February 16, 2017

February 13, 2017: WORQ, an upcoming coworking space in Kuala Lumpur, has secured RM3.5 million ($786,782) in funding from multiple investors. Participants in the investment include Malaysia’s Cradle Fund; SMG, an investment holding company which was co-founded by Anurag Srivastava, a founding partner of Jungle Ventures; 500 Startups through its subsidiary 500 Durians LLC, a global venture capital fund; and other private investors...
Grab: How we grew a business from 40 to 630,000 drivers

February 16, 2017

In this interview series, we share insights from Grab’s founding members who talk about their experience building up Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing app. This week, our head of business solutions Aaron Gill shares how we expanded our network of drivers from 40 to over 630,000. He also offers some takeaways for other early startups...
Preparing your company to scale from the start: 4 things to prioritise

February 16, 2017

When it comes to building a successful startup, Silicon Valley sets the standard. With immense talent and capital, it’s no wonder that no other place churns out more startups. But you don’t need a lot of capital to build a great startup. Triumphing over the competition is all about scaling big and doing it quickly. There’s no reward for the company that does something first — it’s all about who can do it biggest, best and fastest...

Heard Of The IoT Buzz? Here’re 8 M’sian Startups Using It To Up Their Industry Game.

February 15, 2017

The hidden potential of IoT is slowly being unveiled before our eyes. Technology has come a long way in terms of innovation but it still holds onto its real value of improving our daily lives. We’re expecting technology to continue becoming even more ubiquitous, and it’s no surprise that many countries are gearing up towards transforming their metropolises into smart cities...
Giving them a brighter future

February 15, 2017

SOME 80 youths in Mabul, Sabah, have taken the opportunity to learn new skills through a non-profit educational project that was started in 2015. They are mostly school dropouts, besides those who are uninterested in the conventional school system. Some enrolled to learn English and Mandarin in order to have better job prospects...
How to survive in a startup: 9 things you should do

February 15, 2017

Whether you’re a fresh graduate with zero work experience or a seasoned alum of the traditional corporate world, you may find that working at a startup can be quite jarring. Startups, after all, are quite different from your traditional multinational companies and even SMEs; everything, from the product to the process to the team, is still in the development stage and every member of the team get to experience the growing up pains of being a part of the...
Digerati50: Startups, you’ll never walk alone

February 14, 2017

IT may say ‘Shamsul Jafni Shafie’ on official documents, but nobody ever calls him that, really. It’s Sam Shafie (pic) to most people, and he’s known for two things. One is his heart-on-the-sleeve love for Liverpool Football Club, and the other is the fact that he and his other partners have been quietly trying to foment a revolution in the Malaysian startup ecosystem via a variety of initiatives...

This M’sian Q&A App Rewards You With $$$ Just For Being A Pro In Your Industry

February 14, 2017

Most of the time when you’re looking for an answer to a question burning in the back of your mind, Google is your best friend. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s simple. But with the way the inter-web works, sometimes it’s uncertain how credible the information is. Any average joe can upload a piece of their so-called knowledge online and claim they’re the best in a particular field. This is essentially how the wrong kind of information gets passed around...
5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

February 13, 2017

Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea...
4 major financial risks that can slow down your startup

February 13, 2017

Financial management is an essential skill that small entrepreneurs must learn quickly when they start working on their own. Balancing incoming streams with short-term expenses and long-term investments is anything but easy, especially if this is not your primary field of expertise. It’s no surprise that numerous startups hit a sudden roadblock that takes them by surprise and submarines their curve of growth, even if most of such incidents can be avoided with careful planning...


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