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Kelvin Is Funding Societies In Southeast Asia What’s your story?I feel fortunate to have grown up in the small town of Senai in Malaysia. I moved to Singapore at age 15 on the ASEAN scholarship and spent a year at UPenn on the NOC entrepreneurship program, then graduated as valedictorian at NUS, before serving as […]
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Tulika Works With Her Clients To Understand Their Vision and Goals and Then Helps Bring Them to Life. What’s your story? I have been a graphic designer based in Singapore since 2009. I have worked in both agency and in-house environments, for brands in a variety of industries. My business, Studio Giraffe, was born out […]
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Laurent’s Fintech Start-up Has Holistic Life-planning Solutions For Everyone What’s your story? Mine is the classic story of someone inherently curious and, at the same time, caring about others. This combination drove me to use technology to support sales and marketing – be it for FMCG, Consulting, or Finance. Complexity is the enemy of action and […]
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Dimitri’s Platform Improves Cash Flow and Finds New Investment Opportunities What’s your story?Originally from Russia, I immigrated to France when I was a child. After graduating from business school in 2000, I worked as a corporate employee in Europe and Asia. In 2015, I decided to start my own business in the trade fintech space. […]
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Recently, I got to talk to Muslim Zholdozbayev, co-founder of software and data engineering company Petrel AI. Leading engineering company in Kazakhstan. He shared his perspectives on a new business approach for outsource and tech companies. Here is what he shared: 1. New approach for outsource servicesAs technology is constantly evolving so is the client […]
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The coronavirus pandemic raging across the world has taken a huge toll on global lives and economies. Already it is being seen as the most consequential global crisis since the Second World War. To date, the pandemic has forced countries around the world to take unprecedented measures ranging from effectively shutting down their borders shut, […]
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Dima is Changing the Face of Business What’s your story?I am Dima Shvets, and for five years I was a managing Partner of a seed-stage venture capital fund. I was an early investor in 39 tech startups operating worldwide: Allset, RetargetApp, Kwambio, DelFast, InstantApi, and Publicfast. I contributed to furthering the portfolio company’s successful fundraising […]
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Lisa Facilitates Targeted Collaboration Platforms for Startups in Singapore  What’s your story?My story embodies the typical journey of an entrepreneur: From an English literature major to product marketing and NGO consulting, to FinTech. Without a finance background I could have chosen an easier industry than FinTech, but the challenging work environment is just too intriguing. […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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