Startups

The motorcycle diaries: Startups and innovation
South-East Asia has some of the fastest growing markets, the most innovative tech companies, and the most active investors in spite of its fundamental weaknesses – and leapfrogging companies will pull in the investments, writes Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall.
Working for a startup: Parents and tough love
It’s hard enough convincing people to work for startups because of the uncertainty, it’s double hard in this part of the world where parental say-so is still a cultural force, writes Gabey Goh.
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng on his investment preferences
Having invested in almost 30 startups in under eight months for 500 Startups, managing partner Khailee Ng shares his investment strategy and what he looks for with Karamjit Singh.
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.
IoT will be largely driven by makers and younger startups: Gartner
Makers and startups, not tech providers, consumer goods companies or enterprises, will drive acceptance, use and growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) through the creation of a multitude of niche applications, according to Gartner Inc.
IBM makes long-term bet with Watson ecosystem play
 Big Blue reports drops in profit and revenue in some key divisions But now geared to reap the Watson potential, reaching out to startups
Startups, very small businesses need to harden mobile defences
Startups and very small businesses (VSBs) – those with fewer than 25 employees – have the same rate of mobile device adoption as large enterprises. However, most lack the security awareness, technical expertise, and budget needed to properly protect company-issued or employee-owned mobile devices, a Kaspersky Lab survey found.
ECF framework revised after public feedback: SC
The proposed regulatory framework for an equity crowdfunding platform has been revised based on public feedback, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) said in a statement.
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.
How NOT to engage tech journalists
Some websites have articles by bloggers on how to engage journalists, but what works for bloggers doesn’t necessarily work for journalists, notes Gabey Goh.
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