Monetisation

Helping sports media transition to social media, the Grabyo way
Fans want to see their team’s latest goals even before the match ends, which is where Grabyo comes in – by helping rights-holders and publishers cut short clips around the action.
Malaysian startup with a social network … that pays
Malaysia-based social media startup Gaption intends to create a new environment where content creators get monetary rewards.
Boosted by CIP 500 grant, Offpeak expands to new markets
Six months after securing funding, Offpeak seeks to make its mark in the region, boosted by a CIP 500 grant, writes Benjamin Cher.
Week in Review: Of IP, and impact reports
Intellectual Property was at the forefront for DNA founder Karamjit Singh as he moderated a panel session on how it can be related to startups in Malaysia. He also wonders how important the issue is to both MDeC and MaGIC, key ecosystem builders.
The Star’s own disruption play
Recognising that the way advertisers spend money with media is changing, The Star has embarked on an interesting pilot in ‘disruption’ to ensure it captures the value from a changing media marketplace.
Monetisation currently takes a backseat for Tripda
The existence of many ride-sharing and carpooling companies did not prevent new kid on the block Tripda from setting up a presence in Malaysia as well as other markets around the world.
PayPal launches Startup Blueprint in eight APAC markets
US payments giant PayPal and payment gateway Braintree have announced the launch of Startup Blueprint in eight markets in Asia Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
Week in Review: Growing the ecosystem, one exit at a time
Only an investor who has exited his startup will realise the importance of focusing on getting the product right for the market and not worry about how to make money in the short term. But with so few exits in the Malaysian ecosystem, this is going to be a long journey, writes DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Week in Review: Investors ask the wrong question
DNA founder Karamjit Singh feels early stage investors are hurting their own investments when they focus too much on how companies can make money instead of ensuring they build a great product with market fit.
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