Updates

Happy new year. I wish you all millions of funding in 2015 and lots of billion dollar (or at least THB) exits, plenty of happy customers and little to none bugs and bankruptcies. To kickstart the year, in mid-January, I ...

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Uber declared illegal in Thailand

Uber declared illegal in Thailand

The “startup” Uber has been declared illegal in Thailand and drivers will now face high fines if they continue to service passengers. Department of Land Transport director-general Teerapong Rodprasert said the reasons are that vehicles are improperly registered fares not ...

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New beginnings

New beginnings

It has been a while since the last post on this page, as you can see. From now on the focus of the page will shift a bit. Andrey and I originally had the idea to write comprehensive articles about the ...

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Marketplaces

Marketplaces

Marketplaces are on the most exciting business models out there, and not surprisingly one of the most profitable ones as well. A marketplace is effectively a platform that allows Party A to sell to Party B. What sounds simple is ...

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JetRadar – flight search engine for Thailand

JetRadar – flight search engine for Thailand

A wave came over South-East Asia in the last couple of years, that can probably be summed up in two words: Rocket Internet. While Rocket is all over the news, there are other tech companies that have set foot into the ...

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Coworking Camp Event in Turkey November 2014

Coworking Camp Event in Turkey November 2014

For those who would like to visit Turkey but need a good excuse, here it is. Founders, startups, digital nomads and freelancers will have the opportunity to network, work on new ideas, grow business and make new friends in Kemer, Turkey thanks to ...

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Get Ready for I4-X – New Business Accelerator Coming to Bangkok

Get Ready for I4-X – New Business Accelerator Coming to Bangkok

“I4-X“ is accepting applications for it’s first term starting  September 15th The 3 month accelerator program  was developed by the Singapore based Expara IDM Venture in collaboration with N-VEst Ventures. Expara is a leading provider of incubation and mentorship to early-stage interactive ...

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WearYouWant raises USD 1.5mil Series A

WearYouWant raises USD 1.5mil Series A

Bangkok based e-commerce Startup WearYouWant has announced a USD 1.5mil Series A round to expand into South-East Asia. Unlike other e-commerce solutions WyW is unique in that it positions itself as a fashion community. WyW enables local fashion retailers to ...

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Startup Nation and Katherin Ventures Invest in MAD Incubator

Startup Nation and Katherin Ventures Invest in MAD Incubator

Malaysia’s Largest-Private Business Incubator, MAD Incubator (MAD) has secured an undisclosed sum of investments led by Singapore-based Start Up Nation’s Malaysian subsidiary and joined by Kathrein Ventures based in Singapore. The investment will be used to expand MAD to new markets ...

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Taamkru Receives Seed Investment Led by 500 Startups

Taamkru Receives Seed Investment Led by 500 Startups

Thailand 2014 Echelon winner Taamkru has received a seed investment of $620,000 USD from 500 Startups, M&S Partners, IMJ Investment Partners, Ookbee, and Red Dot Ventures. This is the first lead investment for the Silicon Valley based 500 Startups in ...

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