Startups

Tech in Asia expands with GameSaku acquisition
Media startup Tech in Asia continues its buying spree with the acquisition of Indonesian gaming blog, GameSaku from App Foundry Pte Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.
Don't be too much in love with your idea
Sometimes a bad idea is a bad idea and the ecosystem will give you feedback stating it pretty clearly. Startup founders must decide how they want to react to poor response or suffer the consequences, writes Gabey Goh.
Apple ‘startup’ trademark: Don’t panic, says expert; TeAM holding talks
The possible registration of the trademark ‘Startup’ in Malaysia, first reported by Digital News Asia last Friday, has created quite a buzz over the past few days, especially among technology enthusiasts and media worldwide.
Retired execs: A neglected talent pool
In last week's Disrupt panel discussion, one of the key points that DNA founder Karamjit Singh took away was that startups and even mature tech companies are ignoring the value of having retired executives as advisors or on their boards.
Malaysia best port to launch SEA offensive: Tim Marbach
German national Tim Marbach moved to Malaysia in January with a mission to invest in promising startups and play a role in the nation’s burgeoning market. He shares his thoughts with Digital News Asia (DNA).
Tech in Asia secures Series B financing, sum undisclosed
Digital media startup Tech in Asia has secured investment from Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture investor focused on providing early and strategic funding to technology companies in North America and Asia.
Bad apples in the startup ecosystem
There are bad apples in every ecosystem dragging people down, but the real question is whether Malaysia's founders can rise above it all to take it to the next level, writes Gabey Goh.
Week in Review: The pain they go through …
One of the things we do not highlight too much when we profile entrepreneurs is the pain that they go through in trying to realise their dreams, writes DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Is a golden opportunity being wasted at GES?
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is supposed to be about risk-takers, but the Malaysian Government is playing it safe by picking a ‘brand name’ speaker instead of a Malaysian entrepreneur to deliver the keynote address, writes Karamjit Singh.
Piktochart crosses RM1mil in revenue, looking at greater impact
This is shaping up to be a good year for infographic startup Piktochart.com, which has crossed US$308,000 in revenue and is now looking to contribute to the startup ecosystem in its homebase of Penang.
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