Still intrigued by the observations of scale and market size by Japanese venture capital firm CyberAgent Ventures, Karamjit Singh pursues the matter with some Internet heavyweights.
While there are weaknesses in our startup ecosystem, such weaknesses are not unique to Malaysia, but recent developments have given DNA founder Karamjit Singh hope that we will probably overcome these faster than anyone else.
The fourth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), to be held Oct 10-11 in Kuala Lumpur, promises to be unlike any that have been held before, not just in terms of the number of delegates, but also in terms of the number of other events to be held around the summit itself.
Founders are often credited as being the force behind their own creation largely because of their vision and passion, and rightly so -- but being human, their weaknesses can also hinder their companies' success, a panel of entrepreneurs said.
Karamjit Singh asks: Is it the responsibility of our leading entrepreneurs to make time to network and socialise with those who have just started out?
Mark Chang was his usual coy self, even though JobStreet, the company he founded in 1997 and listed in 2004, had passed RM1 billion in market capitalisation on April 26, 2013 when its share price closed the week at RM3.20. He opens up to Karamjit Singh, however.
Digital News Asia is one year old, and we are celebrating by organising a special Disrupt session: Are you your startup’s worse enemy?
There was some great news for the ecosystem this week, but sadly, also disturbing news that independent news portals and political content were being targeted by DDoS attacks and ISP throttling, writes Karamjit Singh.
The monthly Tech For Penang or TE4Penang networking event has been running for about a year, and the organizers are taking it up a notch with the first OpenStartup.
Berjaya Group billionaire founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan was in top form at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session recently, regaling the audience with anecdotes and sharing his fear of the economic impact of the poor quality of English.