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Startup challenges for Norwegian entrepreneurs
A leading Norwegian entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley shares some observations about entrepreneurs in Norway, and has some advice for founders heading State-side expecting money to be thrown at them.
Week in Review: Asking the right questions
In a week when Khailee Ng shared what he looks for when making investments, and a small hardcore team of grouchy tech journalists raising, Disrupt #25 will delve into ‘What are the right questions for investors to ask?’, so DNA founder Karamjit Singh chips in with his two cents’ worth too.
Disrupt #25: Are investors asking all the wrong questions?
Many entrepreneurs say that the type of questions an investors asks, says a lot about the type of investor they are, and hence the DNA-TEAM Disrupt panel discussion for November asks: Are Investors Asking All the Wrong Questions? 
Week in Review: Is Malaysia ready to welcome them?
Malaysian entrepreneurs are a happy bunch this week with two new funding channels opening up for them. But with the country also looking to attract talent from overseas to launch their ideas from Malaysia, DNA founder Karamjit Singh wonders if the Government should be more practical here.
Startup consolidation and the recipe for regional success
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall on what it is needed to become a regional powerhouse, in preparation for a whole lot of funds coming into the SEA region next year.
Grove-backed Frontier Digital Ventures goes into ‘aggressive’ mode
Kuala Lumpur-based investment firm Frontier Digital Ventures, whose key investors include Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove, has made its second investment. A. Asohan speaks to Grove and Frontier Digital Ventures CEO Shaun Di Gregorio.
Axiata gets into startup game via US$30mil fund with Mavcap
Axiata Group starts its journey investing into startups with the creation of the bumiputera-focused US$30-million (RM100-million) Axiata Digital Innovation Fund, together with Mavcap.
HungryGoWhere founder turns VC with US-based Wavemaker
Wavemaker Partners, a California-based VC focusing on both South-East Asia and the United States, has just added the founder of HungryGoWhere to its team. Dennis Goh, who sold his food review site to SingTel in 2012 for S$12 million, tells Karamjit Singh why he is joining the firm.
To SEA’s Goldilocks startups: Consolidate or die
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall has some very simple advice for Goldilocks companies – those ubiquitous startups that are usually consumer-facing, relatively niche in their product or service offerings, and are, at least initially, very local in their focus: Consolidate or die.
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.
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