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Sales and Tech Team Dynamics: Tips to Manage Cross-Team Collaboration

In any early stage startups, we always have two main teams – the Product team and the Sales team. The chefs and restaurants service operators; the civil engineers and property sales reps; the factory engineers and chemical sales reps. The... Continue Reading →

Business Development Lessons at Pre-Seed and Post-Seed Tech Startups

Intense month. I could barely find time to write. Nevertheless, I have never felt ever more productive in the past month. Off many exciting that I have been up to, I would like to share a bit about my Business... Continue Reading →

The Hows and Whys of an Investor Pitch Deck

This post marks the start of a new content series: “SEA Tech Startup Fundraising”, in which we will discuss everything about fundraising in South East Asia (SEA). #1 Investor Pitch Deck Let’s do a simple exercise. While there are a... Continue Reading →

State of SEA Technology Startup Ecosystem in 2016

Everyone knows that technology startup ecosystem in the private market is growing and is increasingly becoming more important in South East Asia. To really understand the context, I did a deep dive into the ecosystem to understand the role of... Continue Reading →

Exit Landscape in South East Asia – Note to Founders

Founders need to understand the exit landscape from the perspective of financial investors, i.e. Venture Capital (VC) or Private Equity (PE) Fund. Recently, Garena, SEA most valuable tech startup, was reported to appoint Goldman Sachs for a $1bn IPO in... Continue Reading →

[Resources] 110 Active Investors in South East Asia Tech Scene in 2016

Below are some snapshots from my research on the State of South East Asia (SEA) Technology Startup Ecosystem 2016 publish on 7 Feb 2017. The full insights is available on Slideshare here. In one section of this research, we dived deep into the... Continue Reading →

Technology and Tradition

This morning as I was commuting on the train, the thought hit me that I will finally be celebrating Chinese New Year(CNY) with my family again after 3 long years away from home. Growing up, CNY has always been very... Continue Reading →

[Tips] Here’s a super simple framework to manage your growing team

Leadership is a concept that deserves more attention in the startup world. In both corporate and non-corporate environments, many people fear the topic because it is an intangible concept that cannot be measured directly by hard numbers and metrics. (Asians... Continue Reading →

[Thoughts] Finding the right VC: it is not all about the money

Since I came back to Malaysia, I have had the privilege to speak to many different people in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Startup founders, startup employees, incubator/accelerator CEO, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone who cared to discuss with me about venture... Continue Reading →

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