Author: Karamjit Singh

CatchThatBus raises US$1.5mil from Jungle Ventures, 500 Startups
CatchThatBus, a bus-ticketing platform, has received a US$1.5mil pre-Series A round, with the founders aiming for a much bigger round, writes Karamjit Singh.
Week in Review: Bank CEO joins What’s Next conference lineup
DNA’s What’s Next: The Business Impact of Disruptive Technology conference adds Hong Leong Islamic Bank CEO Teh Maimunah to its speaker list, with Karamjit Singh pointing out that DNA invited her to ensure the conference focuses on ‘keeping it real.’
Week in Review: GrabTaxi has left the SEA ecosystem
There was less buzz than usual when GrabTaxi raised its largest round so far, a whopping  US$350 million! Is it a case of funding fatigue, or because GrabTaxi is an entirely different creature now, DNA founder Karamjit Singh ponders.
DNA on BFM: What can GrabTaxi do with 8 trillion rupiah?
This week's show starts with the incredible US$350-million record-breaking round that Malaysian-launched and -owned GrabTaxi has announced, but also looks at other startups playing the regional game, as well as not-so-old-school player Telekom Malaysia.
Week in Review: What’s next for disruptor Tony Fernandes?
What’s an old-school business guy doing at a tech conference? Probably because his most famous venture harnessed technology and innovative business models to disrupt the entire global airline industry, and he is aiming to do the same to other industries, writes DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Week in Review: The startup and brick-and-mortar mashup
Lamenting the startup ecosystem’s lackadaisical attitude to high-tech plays, DNA founder Karamjit Singh believes that QEOS has done the right thing in uniting with an old-economy player.
Mepcon merger the last throw of the dice for QEOS?
An interesting joint venture between QEOS, a high-tech company with Silicon Valley engineering, and Mepcon, an old-economy M&E player, has Karamjit Singh wondering if a new path is being forged in how high-tech companies in South-East Asia can unlock their value. 
DNA on BFM: Does owning technology matter?
In this week’s Tech Talk show on BFM Radio, Karamjit Singh is really struck by how an entrepreneur with no domain expertise was able to raise almost US$200 million for his startup while another, who started around the same time and has deep technical expertise and almost 100 patents, has raised around US$10 million.
What’s Next – DNA’s inaugural conference is here
Focus on business impact of disruptive technology on large companies Targeted at executives responsible for corporate strategy, innovation
Week in Review: Startups can learn much from FashionValet’s founder
The chutzpah of FashionValet’s founder when up against a stronger funded competitor such as Zalora has Karamjit Singh wondering what Founder Institute’s Adeo Ressi will discover about the essence of the startup founder. 
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