Entrepreneurs

New Economy: Meet Old
After eight long years of easy money policies, normalcy is returning to financial markets, bringing a dose of reality to tech startups. By refocusing away from valuations, capital raising and expansion and returning to business basics, startups able to marry the old and new economies are best-poised for success  
Waste To Wealth
Using a patented biotechnology solution, Ramaness Parasuraman, founder of Free The Seed, is producing biodegradable, sustainable, and ethical packaging products.
Don't just look at the hard numbers: Rakuten Ventures
Entrepreneurs should be focused on understanding the culture, not just the hard numbers Malaysia has what it takes to be the next digital economy powerhouse in Southeast Asia
Week in Review: Startup ecosystem, say ‘hello’ to politics
More political fallout from MaGIC just goes to show that entrepreneurs can ill-afford to ignore the fact that politics is part of the startup ecosystem, argues A. Asohan.
Rebranding your startup: Lessons learnt
You got started, grew, and then grew a lot more, and suddenly realise you need to rebrand – but your rebranding strategy has to be carefully thought through, writes Near CEO Anil Mathews.
What’s Next: Tony’s Top 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs
Now a true-blooded tycoon after having disrupted the global aviation industry, it’s easy to forget that AirAsia cofounder Tony Fernandes trod the same entrepreneurs’ path that many DNA readers are treading now, and that he faced his own challenges in bringing a crazy idea – that everyone can fly – to fruition.Here are his Top 10 tips from the What's Next conference:
Lack of motivation is a virus
Motivation is one of the most important components of teambuilding, but often entrepreneurs, preoccupied with product development, do not give it much thought, writes Serguei Beloussov, who also offers some tips.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) Mark Chang's second act: To aid disadvantaged entrepreneurs
In his first interview after his deal to sell off the Internet assets of JobStreet.com for US$582 million, Mark Chang speaks to DNA founder Karamjit Singh in New York about his excitement in building the next 10 hot ‘billion-ringgit’ startups.
Week in Review: Does quality come through quantity?
Two comments by a senior civil servant caught Karamjit Singh’s attention this week: One was on quantity leading to quality, and the other was on overlaps in Malaysian Government initiatives.
Joyful Frog makes the leap to the Philippines
JFDI.Asia has announced the opening of its first international office, in Cebu in the Philippines.
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