Pivot

8Spaces CEO on being brave and following your vision, regardless of mentor advice
Lais de Oliveira is hitching her dreams of building a regional commercial/office space powerhouse to competitor FlySpaces’ cart, having agreed to sell her startup, 8Spaces to the Phillipines-based startup.
Be Lazee shares 3 lessons from its failure to raise funds
Be Lazee founders share three lessons from their failure to land funding and why startups must focus on fundamentals from the get go.  
Week in Review: Online has to be core for Brick & Mortar retailers says Alibaba’s global MD
Maserati sells 100 cars online in 18 seconds? Can only happen in China, writes Karamjit Singh who also spoke to the founders of Be Lazee Group about their pivot.  
Thailand’s Deliveree shifts to a B2B gameplan
Bangkok-based on-demand logistics startup Deliveree is shifting its focus to business customers rather than duking out it in the low-margin consumer arena.
BlackBerry’s long pivot into software
It has been a quick fall and a long, still ongoing clamber back up for BlackBerry Ltd, but it hasn’t thrown in the towel yet.
The Ensogo bombshell: Quits SEA e-commerce space, CEO resigns
A mere two months after speaking confidently of its latest pivot, Ensogo CEO Krzysztof Marszalek has stepped down and the company is closing all its SEA e-commerce units. Karamjit Singh has the story, including why this is a rare failure for Patrick Grove.
Week in Review: Should the CEO be a chief pivoting officer?
Patrick Grove’s Wild Digital and its stellar cast of speakers captures the attention of Karamjit Singh, would like to see competitors to some of Grove’s businesses invited next year as well as some of the giant Chinese and Indian startups.
We completely f**ked up in our first 8yrs: Catcha’s Patrick Grove
It took Catcha eight years of stumbles before it finally found success said cofounder Patrick Grove, who also listed the 5Ps of building a disruptive business at the Wild Digital conference in KL.
Massive layoffs at Ensogo (again) as it retools (again)
Ensogo Ltd has cut its staff strength from 600 to under 300 in the first three months of this year, restructuring its business after reporting widening losses for its 2015 financial year.
Loanstreet ready to take on bigger rivals
Despite being the underdog in a very competitive space, Loanstreet.com.my cofounder Jared Lim believes there is still plenty of room for his fintech startup to grow.
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