Entrepreneur

  • Will bankers invest in startups? CityMeetsTech to kick-start the UK tech eco-system

    “There have been a few successful exits from the UK, but money has generally been acquired from the US.” – Steve Kennedy, Angel Investor, London tech scene veteran. Are we lacking of investors in other parts of the world, or are they being picky? Or do we actually lack...
  • 2nd NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2011 is calling for nomination

    NEF-Awani ICT Awards is back and was recently launched on 31st October 2011 at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, organized by Astro Awani television channel and Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry and Entrepreneurs (NEF), and launched. This year, the Awards have opened more categories which are: Best Software Best Animation/Games Best New...
  • Silicon Valley comes to Malaysia: A call to Malaysian technopreneurs

    Big names of Silicon Valley such as Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, Shawn Fanning of Napster and Konstantin Guericke, founder of LinkedIn, to name a few, are set to come to Kuala Lumpur for the Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia Symposium (SVC2M). The companies represented are valued over US$40 billion – making...
  • BizStart Showcase 2011: Business showcase for Malaysian entrepreneurs

    Dubbed the biggest entrepreneur showcase in Malaysia, BizStart Showcase 2011 will be held on September 28-29, 2011 at the Sunway Convention Centre. The 2-day event is designed to help potential startups and entrepreneurs by providing information, business opportunities and networking. With its tagline that spells “D.A.R.E”, acronym for Design, Acceleration, Realize...
  • Mobile Workstyle: The end on 9 to 5 job [Infographic]

    Social contact manager Gist. has analysed some of the data gathered over mobile workforce. The trend of working from home is rising to 38% while only 46% found still working in the office, nine to five. Yes, we don’t need to be in office anymore to be productive. The...
  • Airbnb raises $112 million in Series B financing

    Earlier in mid June, Wimdu, the clone of Airbnb received a whopping US$90 million in series-A financing and just yesterday, Airbnb announced that they had received another round of financing in series-B, total of US$112 million from Andreessen Horowitz, giving US$1.3 billion valuation. It is said the capital will...
  • Dan Shapiro: Why I sold my startup to Google [Sparkbuy]

    “Selling a company can be a very lonely decision, so I want to revisit John’s question and share my thinking with others who might be making the call” – Dan Shapiro Dan Shapiro is the founder of Sparkbuy, a search engine trying to change the way people search for consumer...
  • 204 of Fortune 500 companies founded by immigrants

    A report by Partnership for a New American Economy on latest Fortune 500 companies had a strong fact of immigrants success in America. The latest report dated June 2011 found that 90 companies from the Fortune 500 companies are founded by immigrants and 114 others founded by children of immigrants,...
  • Startup: Kiwi Tech Takes Flight

    There must be something in the water, judging by the way New Zealand keeps breeding successful software, technology and web start-ups.  But overcoming distance from major consumer and investment markets is a substantial challenge for Kiwi tech companies that often begins with building relationships to both consumers and investors...