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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

Startup Pitch Competitions to Look Forward in 2022

So you just came up with a great business idea. Now, where should you showcase the idea, gain valuable feedback, and actually get a chance to secure funding? The answer will be pitch competitions.  Joining startup pitch competitions can be a powerful boost that will bring success to your business project. No matter how great

Startup Red Flags: What You Can Learn from 2021

  Working at a startup has become a growing trend among Millennials and Gen-Z for the past few years. Startups often offer youth-driven dynamics and flashy perks, but there has also been a sentiment about these new businesses emphasizing too much on the hustle culture that often leads to overworking and even depression. Is it

What Do Successful Startups Have in Common

Have you ever wondered what sets successful startups apart from the rest? Indeed, there is no single formula for success, so the answer might not be that simple. Startup challenges and competitors differ depending on the industry and the market size. While one cannot foresee who or what we will face, we can study the

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. 

Indian Edtech Giant BYJU’S and Its Freemium Business Model

In June this year, Indian Edtech startup BYJU’S was named the most valued startup of India, surpassing Paytm after raising $350 million in the recent round of funding led by the UBS Group and Zoom founder, Eric Yuan, Blackstone, and others. The funds put the company at the value of $16.5 billion. Last month, BYJU’S

How to Ace Your Startup Performance in Q4 2021

  Everyone seeks to end strong in 2021 and start 2022 on a hopeful note. As the end of the year is approaching, businesses are taking high-performance measures in a race to meet goals. Here are a few tips for your startup to ace the Q4 2021 with the greatest performance. Stay tuned and get

Eye-Opening Employer Branding Statistics for Startups You Must Know

Establishing high-performing teams requires well-defined company branding. Startups across industries are putting their employer brand ahead in order to comprehend better how they are seen online and how that impression influences recruitment, hiring, and retention. But why is employer branding important and what are the actual proofs of this? Here are some of the most

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