Virtual Gaming Items Marketplace Itemku Raises $1.2m But Legal Issues Persist

Indonesia, today announced it raised US$1.2 million in series A investment from 500 Startups and Korean VC K-Run Ventures. Another Korean investor, which the company didn’t name, also put in cash. Started in 2015, the marketplace called Itemku lets people buy and sell items that exist or are used in games, and takes a cut … Read more

How Travel Makes You a Better Southeast Asian Entrepreneur

Much has been said about the perks of travel, from allowing us to renew ourselves during vacations to learning about various cultures. And with the decreasing prices of airfare and the advent of Airbnb, travel has become more convenient and accessible. It also has benefits for entrepreneurs and start-up founders. Brightpark Edu-Travel says in reports … Read more

Very Successful Versus Successful people

It is without a doubt that most of us have achieved success. From marrying the girl of your dreams, graduating, landing that lucrative business deal, getting a promotion with a six figure salary to buying a house. There are various ways to categorize success. However, there is a difference between being successful to very successful. … Read more

The Best TED Speakers Practice This 1 Habit Before Taking The Stage

At 20 million views, Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor’s TED Talk called “My Stroke of Insight” is one of the most poplar TED presentations online. As a result of her talk, the Harvard-trained neuroanatomist was chosen as one of TIME magazine’s most influential people and appeared on Oprah’s Soul Series. Dr. Bolte-Taylor once told me her “conversational” … Read more

5 Steps To Become A Millionaire Blueprint

How to become a millionaire. Although this is a very simple question, but do you know how to answer it? Every people in the world had the same dream to become a millionaire. But some just dream about it, and some take it into action, it depends what you decide want to be. In fact, … Read more

Paktor Appoints Shang-Hsiu Koo As New CFO, Aims To Boost Social Dating in Southeast Asia

Singapore-based social entertainment app Paktor has today announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Shang-Hsiu Koo. The position of CFO was previously unfilled. Koo was the former CFO of, a NASDAQ-listed Chinese online dating website which is geared towards users seeking marriage. It claims to have over 150 million users on its platform. Prior … Read more

Why Nike Relies on This Startup to Bring Online Shoppers Into Stores

The brick-and-mortar retail industry isn’t exactly thriving these days. That’s hardly shocking news in a world of Amazon Prime. Why leave your living room to go shopping when you can get an item delivered to your doorstep in a day? Stores nationwide experienced lackluster sales during the 2016 holiday season, while online sales continued to … Read more

8 Companies that Will Set Southeast Asia’s Gaming Industry Ablaze in 2017

The video game industry is thriving, more so in the Southeast Asian region. With gaming giant Ubisoft opening a new Philippine office and the ESL One Genting gaming tournament in Malaysia being a huge success in viewership, there is no doubt that gaming is serious business. It should come as no surprise that some game … Read more

Here’s How Tender Management Professionals Can Help Your Business

While you may be mindful of the fact that there are companies specializing in tender management services, most of you fail to take note of their usefulness in this competitive world where a tender opportunity missed is a tender opportunity lost. In this era, where legions of businesses vie for a contract, the role of … Read more