Success for an early-stage VC firm is defined by the number of unicorns and exits in its portfolio, which is guided by choosing the right management team, and ability to evaluate market potential and the timing of an opportunity. However, VCs can’t merely rely on making the right pre-investment decisions

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By Paul Matthews | The technological evolution of the computing sphere has expanded significantly in the past couple of years, with many new technologies merging to improve specific features of a particular application. Cloud computing is one big part of this evolution, given that hardware storage has become somewhat obsolete. Let's

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Advice from a fellow working mom   All moms are multitasking masters, especially working moms. The word ‘efficiency’ gains a new definition after one experiences the difficulties of juggling between taking care of a family and developing, or just maintaining, a career. So, it is possible to have it all?   As a working

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By Dr Hsuan-Tien Lin | Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems based on deep learning and machine learning techniques are now helping enterprises around the world to influence sales, make operations more efficient, and generate new insights to boost productivity. The technology powers a wide range of hardware and software, and can be

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I never wanted to start my own business. I was never interested in marketing or business and preferred to hang out with the Development Studies and Education students during my university days. With a front-row view of the stress and full-on commitment some of my relatives took on when they

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Apple Pay launched in Hong Kong this July becoming the 9th major market to offer this service (some 2 years after it was first launched in US). In a remarkably successful debut they were quickly embraced by major banks, apps and retailers.  So what is it, how does it work, and how will it

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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

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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Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to own solar panels. I does this by measuring how much power you take from the wall and matching it to solar credits that come from real

“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

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