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3 lessons I learned balancing a successful e-commerce business with a full-time day job


The shift in cultural mindsets is encouraging more people to embrace their entrepreneurial nature, to take active steps to turn dreams into reality without necessarily giving up on their corporate careers Many have dreamed of being an entrepreneur, romanticising the idea of a career beyond the “traditional” 9-to-5 job. Euromonitor International’s 2017 Global Consumer Trends […]

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Today’s top tech news, August 20: Rocket Internet loses CFO and Qutoutiao files for US IPO


Also, layoffs hit Tech In Asia and AirTrunk raises giant US$621 million round Rocket Internet’s Peter Kimpel resigns to pursue other opportunities — [Reuters] Peter Kimpel, the Rocket Internet CFO who helped guide the company’s IPO, is leaving the company to “Pursue a new management challenge”, according to Reuters. The departure announcement was undermined a […]

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Hard for VCs to influence the success of B2C startups beyond capital, advice: Murli Ravi of Tin Men Capital


“The B2C startups that succeed in fashioning a business model can consume a lot of capital along the way and require even greater amounts of capital to scale up and fight the competition” Investment in B2B vertical is much harder in many ways, but it is also more attractive in some other ways, according to Murli Ravi, […]

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Cambodia joins the club with a newly established fintech association


The national body will foster better fintech collaboration Last Wednesday, the Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) officially launched with a commitment to give better focus more on the country’s fintech community, which includes fintech startups, accelerators, and VCs. The CFA is going to be based in Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh. CFA’s membership will consist […]

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Tencent-backed news aggregation app Qutoutiao files for U.S. public offering


Qutoutiao, a news aggregator app backed by Tencent, has filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million in the United States. In its F-1 form, the company, whose name means “fun headlines,” said it is the number two mobile content aggregator in China. Its main rivals are Jinri Toutiao, China’s top news […]

Singapore’s cryptocurrency wallet startup X Infinity raises US$20.5M from private sale


The startup is developing a cryptocurrency wallet that allows consumers and merchants to transact using any digital token as a currency X Infinity, a Singapore-based fintech company fintech company, announced today it has raised US$20.5 million from private sale, exceeding its initial US$18 million target. Among the list of private sale investors is the CEO of […]

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