Venture capital and Japan’s path towards a new economy    The China-United States trade war, which began in July of last year, has led to many foreseen and unforeseen consequences for the global economy. One example of the former is how the 10% U.S. tariff on all imported Chinese goods is creating

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May 29, 2019 Shangri-La Hotel Singapore   By Sabrina Wang | Technology, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting sectors, continues to be blighted by one disheartening issue: where are all the women? Coming to Singapore for the first time, the Women in IT Awards Asia 2019 will bring together 300 attendees

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ORII is a smart ring that allows you to quickly send and receive audio messages or calls. What’s exciting about the device is that you’re able to hear the audio by gently pressing on your tragus–situated in front of the opening the ear canal–with the finger that’s wearing the ring.   The

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*AtomBit is one of the exhibitors of Startup Launchpad@Global Sources What is AtomBit? AtomBit--Portable Spectral Water Quality Multi-parameter Detector,  AtomBit is the worldwide first hand-held spectral water quality multi-parameter detector, which creatively uses micro-spectral analysis technology to detect water quality, indicate the water quality parameters as TOC (Total Organic Carbon), COD (Chemical

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By Bay McLaughlin | When I moved to Asia in 2014 on a one-way ticket from San Francisco, I had a hunch that the future of innovation was going to move from the West to the East. My company (Brinc.io) and I invest heavily in Southeast Asia and one of my

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By Angela Cheong | While technology, including FinTech, has transformed many aspects of the way we live, there are industries that have not seen the same rapid pace of change. One example is the money services industry, a legal term used by financial regulators to describe businesses that transmit or exchange

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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

“All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions - Leonardo da vinci”   Price is merely a perception. Our brain remembers prices as either being high or low, rather than recalling specific numbers. It is therefore beneficial to your brand for people to perceive your price as low.   How can you

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

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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

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

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

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