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● Across APAC, 85% of travellers planned trips with their families this Chinese New Year Season* ● Trips booked by APAC guests during Chinese New Year period are 280% longer than the average trip booked on Airbnb ● 87% of all travellers are set to travel in groups   Hong Kong - January 16,

By Yoan Kamalski   We are in the midst of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. Whether it’s giving birth to entirely new industries or revolutionizing existing ones, the startup culture across Asia-Pacific is playing a big role in the

The Bridge Co-founder Masaru Ikeda discusses Japan’s startup opportunities and its growing unicorn population   By Masaru Ikeda   I primarily write about startups in Japan and the rest of the world for my Japanese audience, but I occasionally do so in English to encourage interest and share what’s going on in the Japanese

Insurers need to evolve quickly to win   By Francesco Lagutaine   My son Viktor came home from school one day and told me an interesting fact: Not all dinosaurs became extinct. Some evolved into birds, and many species that lived alongside dinosaurs continue to flourish to this day.   The tuatara, for instance, first appeared

November 6, 2019 Cyberport, Hong Kong   By Khadija Azhar   The Intellectual Property Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest (IPIEC) brought Cyberport’s flagship Venture Capital Forum to a close in November, with its Hong Kong chapter featuring ten promising startups shortlisted from 94 applicants.   Organized by the China Centre for Promotion of SME Development, the Office of

L Catterton and the Apax Digital Fund Lead Series E Round   NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2020 -- ClassPass, the leading global fitness and wellness marketplace, today announced the close of a $285 million Series E investment. The round, which was led by L Catterton and Apax Digital, with additional participation by existing

Using lessons learned from the 2010s to predict the 2020s   By Leroy Yau   Another decade has come and gone. It’s undeniable that tech has shaped much of our society over the past 10 years. The easy answer to what’s defined the 2010s is the deployment of 4G, proliferation of smartphones, commercialization of

By Sabrina Wang   ISKANDAR Malaysia - START Malaysia, formerly Startupjohor, is joining forces with Southeast Asia’s popular tech and business news source, Techsauce Media Thailand, to bring BASE Conference 2020 (BaseConf 2020) to this side of Asia on January 15 to 16, 2020.   Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Iskandar Puteri will play host

Globalization and the new global financial paradigm with Airwallex Co-founder Lucy Liu   By Min Chen   At the turn of the Millennium, sitting at a Starbucks in Tokyo or watching a film with subtitles were seen as globalization doing its work. Today, in a world where billions of people know about a district

Teledentistry pioneer SmileDirectClub today announced its expansion into Asia, bringing doctor-directed remote clear aligner therapy to Hong Kong. Perfect for the busy lifestyle of Hongkongers, SmileDirectClub introduces a convenient and affordable teeth straightening solution developed from cutting-edge teledentistry technology. As the first medtech platform for direct-to-consumer teeth straightening, SmileDirectClub has revolutionised

Singapore - January 9 2020 - Capillary Technologies, leader in omnichannel engagement solutions, has become an AI partner for the Kanmo Retail Group, which manages more than 180 stores for 13 brands throughout Indonesia, including Mothercare, COACH, and Justice. Kanmo group was already using Capillary solutions for engaging their customers across online and offline

Malaysia, 9 January 2020 – Celebrating its 146th anniversary this year, Kohler Co. is proud to introduce the innovative Katalyst™ Air-Induction spray technology, enhancing its position as a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products. Known for its leading-edge design and innovation, KOHLER promises to

WeWork Launches The Green Room in Hong Kong in Collaboration with Leading Nation Its first-ever Asian event space features classic modern bistro as part of holistic space-as-a-service offering WeWork, the world’s leading co-working and space-as-a-service platform, is committed to reinventing the way people live and work through designed space, flexibility, technology and community.

CES Unveiled, preshow Media Days and keynotes from Samsung and Daimler kick off world's largest tech event   Hong Kong - January 8, 2020 – CES® 2020 opens today unveiling the next generation of innovation that will redefine industries, create jobs and solve many of society's challenges. With more than 4,400 exhibiting

AppWorks Tech Ecosystem Grows Annual Revenues to US$5 B and Fostering Expansion of 376 Startups Across Greater Southeast Asia in 2019 AppWorks, a leading accelerator and one of the most active VCs in the region, finished 2019 prepared for the next decade by bringing it total capital raised to over US$170

Electronics innovation will be on vibrant display in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) 43rd annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES, featuring 47 companies in bold and exciting exhibits that showcase why electronics is the number one export for the world city. Strategically located in the heart of Asia, within

The Video Coalition of Indonesia (VCI) calls for stronger action from the Indonesian government. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jakarta 3rd January 2020 – The Indonesia based indoXXi group, which controls a large number of illegal piracy websites and applications, has claimed that it had officially closed its operations as of January

Download the photo and videos here: http://bit.ly/2QgHinQ [24th December 2019] Still struggling with a perfect timing for fresh seafood in wet market? Or getting suspicious of encountering dishonest stall hawker when you shop? These concepts have been out-of-date. With Fresh Go, you can now enjoy the precious first-hand fish catch and the first

Singapore, 7 January 2020 – Accelerating Asia, a startup accelerator and early stage venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, has formally unveiled its second cohort. The ten startups that comprise Accelerating Asia’s second cohort hail from six countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore. They have already raised

By Nayantara Bhat   November 27 - 30, 2019   FACTORY Phnom Penh, Cambodia   Seedstars World, a global pitch competition for startups in emerging markets, held its last Asia competition of the year in Cambodia, bringing together early-stage companies, investors, and mentors from over 15 countries.    The three-day program kicked off with a startup bootcamp on

By Gina Kershaw   So, you've started your online business. You’re all in. You’ve looked at websites and products and all the other stuff you may need to get your business going. You’ve been watching the videos and reading the blogs. You are walking the walk and pretending that you know what

Relying on buzzwords is a risky strategy–but there are other ways to stand out   By Katherine Li   Think about your favorite pair of socks.   Do you have one? We wear socks quite often, but we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the company that produces them. In fact, many of us

Challenges and the road ahead   Supply chains in Asia are fast evolving into smarter, technology-driven systems for the dynamic healthcare industry. Now more than ever, investment in supply chains is taking on a strategic priority in Asia. Supply Chain Intelligence is a crucial area of focus empowering pharma business operators to

Introduction   With the right knowledge and support, setting up a company in Hong Kong can be quick and easy. Few regulations allow companies to set up within one week! But where to start? Below we list out the main requirements and steps you need to consider to get your company up

by Gloria So   If you’ve been in Hong Kong, you know how much of a struggle it has been going about daily life and business. No matter what side of the conflict you are on, Hong Kong has been changed.   In this season of change, how do you continue to conduct business

by Angie Kim   As I sit here writing this, I’m exhibiting the same mental torture I go through every time I dive into any type of creative work… I am stifled by options. It’s like being at an intersection presented with a million paths, each one leading to different outcomes with

eTail Asia, widely celebrated as the number one annual gathering for retail changemakers, is focusing on the growth and evolution of online and omni- channel experiences. With growing attendance year on year, we are excited to move to a bigger and more luxurious venue, at the Equarius Hotel, Resorts World

WeWork, the world’s leading co-working and space-as-a-service platform, reported that it will expand its footprint in cities across Greater China in December, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Hong Kong. This plan is also part of the global milestone that WeWork achieved this month, where the company has opened a

Singapore, 23 December 2019 - CM.com, a global Conversational Commerce platform that provides enterprises full-scale CPaaS services with integrated payment solutions, opened a regional office for its Southeast Asian market in Singapore. Southeast Asia is a large region with a population of about 660 million people. The high growth in smartphone

Crafts on Peel, a not-for-profit creative venue located in a historic walk-up in the heart of Hong Kong, will open its doors on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 11 Peel Street. With the objective to create collaborations between traditional craftsmen and contemporary artisans, Crafts on Peel provides a platform for traditional