Product Pioneers

By : Min Chen   Misway Tech Founder Sonic Chen isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. Self-confessed “cutting-edge gadgets addicts,” he and his team have developed a range of products that use AI and machine learning to provide real-time translation.    Their products include the Smark M1 Modular Translator (bottom left), Smark

Nuclear power plant with yellow field and big blue clouds.

By : Ben Britton   Dissecting the development of nuclear technology    As our world develops, our thirst for energy increases. The freedom afforded by low-cost, ‘always on’ electricity enables society to progress. In this paradigm, nuclear power continues to help us attain more freedom by generating significant quantities of low carbon electricity. Each

Product Review: Icicle Straw

By : Khadija Azhar   While I’m painfully aware of how my copious intake of iced tea contributes to the nine million tons of plastic waste that hits our oceans annually, I’ve found it difficult to make the switch to reusable straws. After vigorously cleaning glass straws with pipe cleaners only to


Joseph Huang, Managing Partner at Infinity Ventures, shares his thoughts about why Japan is the startup ecosystem to watch.


By Suhani Batwara | I was an accessory to fast fashion until I understood its repercussions on the environment, the people and the conditions of workers in the industry. Customers now are becoming extremely greedy – we want trendy fashion at extremely cheap prices. A clothing collection barely stays on the racks


What the rise future of Securities Token Offerings mean for everyday investors   Security transactions traditionally operated on a T+5 cycle via brokerage firms, meaning the purchase and sales of securities requires ‘trade date plus five days’ to settle. Unfortunately, it still takes T+2 to settle security transactions today, even following the


The world’s first user-designed eyewear The eyewear industry is not as it would appear. Nine out of ten frames you reach for will be from the same manufacturer: Luxottica Group. Their near-monopoly on the designer eyewear space means those Ray Bans or Dior sunnies you saved up to purchase cost almost

Bringing about a healthier startup ecosystem through the Venture Capital Method   By Douglas Abrams | There’s an epidemic of overvaluation raging in Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial community. It appears to be highly contagious, as most entrepreneurs I meet seem to be infected. Overvaluation is dangerous for startups and can even be fatal in extreme

Stewart Butterfield is the founder of two widely successful startups – Flickr, sold to Yahoo for reportedly $35 million, and Slack, one of the most popular communication tools among the startup community. However, Stewart did not start with these lucrative ideas. In fact, these successes came into being from the


Is the Philippines Asia’s next technology tiger?   The Philippines has been a popular destination for foreign entities looking to enter emerging markets for the better part of the last two decades. Today, investors are increasingly inclined to allocate their resources to the country’s tech and innovation sector, and for a good


Crowdfunding seems to be a hot topic these days - you hear about it all the time, but chances are you might not know exactly what it is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, crowdfunding is by definition “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts

3 steps to achieve better marketing performance     Content marketing (CM) is not a new concept. Marketers have been using content to disseminate information about brands and products for centuries. Its history traces back to the year 1732 C.E., when Benjamin Franklin issued the Poor Richard’s Almanack to promote his printing business.   Instead


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