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Top 10 Women in Tech of Southeast Asian Startups

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of home-grown unicorn startups. Grab, Lazada, Gojek, Traveloka, and Tokopedia, to name a few, are among major startups finding fruitful business journeys thanks to the region’s established ecosystem. Interestingly, more venture capital (VC) companies and angel investors are recognizing the value of putting their investment in the region’s

Piktochart’s Business Storytelling Tips for Startups

Started out as a DIY infographic maker, Piktochart is one of Malaysia’s giant startups established in 2011. It now has expanded its business to visual storytelling, including infographics, presentations, reports, and posters. With most users coming from the US, Piktochart’s team, currently consisting of 58 people, is responsible for more than 6 million users worldwide. 

Outsourcing to Escalate Startup Growth: Why and How

  Achieving more by doing less; isn’t it too good to be true? For a growing startup like yours, this can be done by outsourcing. Outsourcing makes it possible to delegate some tasks, typically administrative and paper-related support, to a third-party provider so you can focus on a more strategic role. Now, if you’re wondering

Pitching a Press Coverage for Your Startup

Public relations (PR) is not a high priority for most startups. The truth is, however, press coverage is fundamental for early-stage business ventures. Afterall, how else are people going to find out about your fantastic product or services if they never get to know about it? For struggling startups, paying for expensive ads on the

4 Useful Tips to Create a Great Investor Pitch

Every startup founder seeking funding must be wondering, how to ‘wow’ potential investors?  Tech startups in Southeast Asia remain strong during the pandemic, report shows. As the startup environment evidences rapid growth, the competition climate is inevitably rising too. Many founders initially fund their business projects with their personal savings or loans. But when the

How to Strengthen Cultural Values of Your Startup

Every startup has their own cultural value and it makes perfect sense if you want your startup’s positive values to show. What appears and the public sees outside, is practically the reflection of the values inside. Public impression about an organization depends on how its employees believe and implement the company’s cultural values on a

5 Key Success to Customer Experience 

When it comes to digital experience business and digital marketing, the only constant is change. In 2019, expectations for personalized interactions soar as more brands use technology to put customers at the heart of their digital offering. But what are the challenges for 2020?   To help realize your startup digital vision and improve customer experience

9 Main Characteristics of Successful Startup Businesses 

There are many growth and performance-related indicators that help to distinguish if your business idea and its execution plan can be considered as a well-run startup. Here are the most common characteristics of successful startup business are written as follows: High growth potential  As a founder, your business idea might be based on a shaky

Startup vs. SME: Which One Do You Want to Build? 

Setting up and developing a startup venture can be very different than running a traditional small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The main difference of both, according to Johanna Puhtila, can be indicated as follows:  Growth and scalability Startups are different from traditional businesses primarily because they are designed to grow fast. By design, this means

11 Fatal Mistakes that Kill Early-Stage Startups 

Achieving success in business is every entrepreneur’s dream. The road to business victory, however, is full of strains and troubles from the inside and outside forces. If you are one of those who are currently struggling with starting up a business project, make sure you do not fall into these fatal mistakes. 1- Wrong co-founder