Anthony Tan

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.
GrabTaxi CTO Wei Zhu quits after a year
GrabTaxi CTO Wei Zhu, the former Facebook engineer who joined the taxi-hailing startup to great fanfare in August last year, has left the company after just about a year.
Easy Taxi in further retreat from Asia? (Updated)
Thailand-based freelance journalist Susan Cunningham looks into the latest tribulations faced by Rocket Internet-fuelled and once high-flying Easy Taxi.
Week in Review: It’s R&D to us Asians, thank you
With GrabTaxi’s launch of a US$100mil R&D centre in Singapore, DNA founder Karamjit Singh has some questions answered – but of course now has more questions in his mind.
Malaysia’s GrabTaxi on why its R&D centre is in Singapore
Transport app startup GrabTaxi (known as MyTeksi in its home base of Malaysia) has launched a new R&D centre in Singapore, saying the decision to locate the centre in the island-republic was a “simple” one.
Week in Review: Does Anthony Tan have the chops to win the war?
Having raised around US$325 million (RM1.12 billion) to date, Anthony Tan now has to demonstrate his management and leadership chops after proving he has among the best sales skills of any startup founder in Asia, much less South-East Asia writes Karamjit Singh.
GrabTaxi’s US$250mil round: The pressure is on
With Japan’s SoftBank Corp investing US$250 million in taxi-booking app startup GrabTaxi, the Malaysian startup scene is finally getting some recognition, but the pressure is now on its management to dominate or die.
MyTeksi founder wins ‘Technopreneur’ award at Pikom ICT Leadership Awards
The founder of MyTeksi (known as GrabTaxi regionally) Anthony Tan has received the Technopreneur Excellence Award at the Pikom ICT Leadership Awards (PILA) organised by the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom).
GrabTaxi reaffirms focus on SEA, raises US$65mil in Series C
Funding used to expand headcount, driver welfare programmes Reaffirms its focus on being a SEA-centric service company IT was a briefing heavy with hope for the future and light on details as transport app startup GrabTaxi announced its Series C funding on Oct 21 in Singapore.
MyTeksi’s GrabCar launches in Singapore
Malaysian startup GrabTaxi, known as MyTeksi in its home base, has launched its premium ride service GrabCar in Singapore, following the rollout of the new service in Kuala Lumpur and Manila earlier this year.
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