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Former BlackBerry director joins startup Dropmysite
Former BlackBerry director John Leung has joined Singapore-based startup Dropmysite as its new vice-president of sales for Asia.
Founder Institute’s Ressi on entrepreneurs and personality flaws
The Founder Institute bets on entrepreneurs rather than their ideas, which is why its CEO Adeo Ressi believes that robusts tests and processes are more effective than depending on one's intuition.
One year on and OMG, we’re doing it!
Executive editor A. Asohan reflects on DNA’s gleam-in-the-eye stage, conception, birth and journey to date as we prepare for our first anniversary.
Melon Sail hopes to navigate the social media divide
New mobile app Melon Friends, slated to be launched by the end of May, is aimed at overseas Chinese and seeks to consolidate and help manage the experience of being active on disparate social networks.
On the hunt for the perfect shoe, a global business was born
Former lawyer Jodie Fox and her team have taken their online shoe bespoke startup from a three-man operation in 2009 to a nearly 50-man company with four offices globally.
Mavcap looking for a few good men (and women)
It's been close to a year since Jamaludin Bujang took over as Mavcap CEO. DNA caught up with Jamaludin recently to get a feel for how Mavcap is doing, especially over the first seven months of the year, and how much money it has left to invest.
Investors and innovators at Techventure meet in Singapore
The Techventure 2012 conference in Singapore will take place from Oct 16-18 this year at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, said its organizer, National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore.
Shaped by Silicon Valley experience
The best thing that happened to Sivamani Varun was the year he spent in Silicon Valley in a work-study exchange program run by the National University of Singapore. The entire experience of locking brains with very smart people from different parts of the world opened his eyes to what global competition was about.
Know-how vs know-who: Malaysia’s crony capitalism quagmire
There is an unhealthy confluence of business and politics in Malaysia. It’s not always obvious. Money doesn’t even have to change hands, nor do funds have to be transferred from one account to another. But it’s a quagmire that strips us of any sense of an ethical framework in the business world, writes A. Asohan.
Event planning made easy
Yusno Yunos and his wife Noamifarah Rahimuddin faced a lot of stress in 2007 when planning their wedding. Determined to help other couples, they gave birth to their brainchild in 2010 -- Evenesis Event Management System, a web-based software that can help you effectively manage your events in a holistic manner.
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