Author: Karamjit Singh

‘Keep sharpening your knife’
Alvin Koay, who made his mark in the first dotcom wave and is selling his mobileapps.com domain for a cool US$1 million, shares his advice for the next wave with DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
Was he Malaysia’s first e-commerce millionaire?
Alvin Koay is not a name that will ring a bell for many of us in the tech ecosystem in Malaysia. Nor has he made it any easier for the ecosystem to know about him either, preferring to keep a very low profile while not mixing with his fellow entrepreneurs -- but he may very well be Malaysia's first e-commerce millionaire.
Patrick Grove about to get his hattrick
Catcha co-founder and group CEO Patrick Grove will hit a hattrick of Internet listings come Sept 11 when iCar Asia Ltd, of which he is chairman, hits the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with an opening market capitalization of around RM100 million (US$32.4million).
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.
FireEye CEO has fire in his belly
Ashar Aziz founded FireEye to combat threats designed to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorised access to computer systems.
Game, set, match for China?
Rather than become a game developer yourself in Malaysia, and really in any other market in South-East Asia aside from Indonesia, you have a better chance of success if you invest US$100,000 in a new game developer in China instead.
Let’s get behind Pemandu
DNA founder Karamjit Singh says he would not like to be in Pemandu CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala’s shoes – attacked by the very people who should be supporting him.
Are journalists so special? Celcom and Huawei respond
Celcom and Huawei respond to DNA founder Karamjit Singh's Aug 7 commentary expressing his concern at a 93% discount offer made by Celcom for the media who attended an event it was having for the launch of a Huawei tablet in Malaysia.
MDeC’s Badlisham: ‘The best is yet to come’
Asked if he thought 2011 was an inflection year for MSC Malaysia companies in terms of their overall revenue performance, Datuk Badlisham Ghazalie, chief executive officer of Multimedia Development Corporation, thought hard for a good five seconds and answered with a firm, “No. The best is yet to come.” That may be so, but there are challenges too.
MDeC employs ‘stacking’ approach to create greater value
A key strategy for MDeC pushing forward is the stacking strategy that it has begun employing for its MSC companies, in which one large company takes the lead and works with a number of smaller companies that have complementary solutions that address the customer’s needs. This approach creates a stronger value proposition for customers too.
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