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

March 3, 2017

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 […]

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How to Spot Superstars in a Southeast Asian Start-up

March 3, 2017

For more established companies with money to spend on HR and leadership training, spotting superstar employees is relatively easy, especially with institutionalized performance reviews and a team of HR experts to take care of your talent pool. Start-ups are not as fortunate, in the sense that the founders themselves must be hands-on in making sure […]

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3 Scrappy Startups Making Big Moves Against Big Brands

March 3, 2017

If there is just one thing that we have learned from our journeys online, it’s that the internet can have a dramatic ability to level the playing field. Even when there is already a large, established name in a particular vertical, a scrappy little startup still has a shot at carving out its own niche. Google […]

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Do Fewer Things, Better

March 1, 2017

I’m going to tell you a secret.  I have a very simple, 4-word strategic plan (devised it a few years ago). Here it is… Do fewer things, better. This has made my life — and my work, dramatically better. Here’s how I execute on my strategic plan: 1. Decide on what matters the most. 2. […]

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How to Make Profit Serve a Purpose With Your Startup

February 27, 2017

There’s no time like the present to start something that benefits the world, one so indispensable it can’t help but make a profit. That’s how the best startups operate, and this is your moment to make it happen. Questions to consider The UAB Collat School of Business offers some key questions to consider if you want […]

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CEO on success: Don’t give a shit, be obsessed

February 27, 2017

Nathan Chan is the CEO of Foundr Magazine and is a very chill dude. He is based in Australia and has a very inspirational story like many of my interviewees. He was working in a day job doing IT for a company, and he absolutely hated the daily rat race. When he was working there, […]

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Investor secrets: 5 traits of our most successful founders

February 27, 2017

This article was co-authored by Michael Blakey. Since 2000, we have invested in over 50 digital companies across Asia, Europe, and the US and have seen great successes as well as the occasional spectacular failures. A few weeks after launching our VC firm, Cocoon Capital, my co-founder and I sat down and talked a bit […]

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3 Ways Cash-Strapped Startups Can Form A Winning Team

February 27, 2017

Hiring manpower can be resource-sapping, especially in the early stages of a business where there’s little resources to spare. Other obstacles include the long working hours and the risk employees could face when joining a startup (90 percent of startups fail within their first 3 years). How, then, can startups hire the best talent? What are […]

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They’re Showcasing The Lighter Side Of Pakistan For Fed-Up Millennials

February 27, 2017

Millennials in Pakistan aren’t too different from millennials across the world – they cackle at memes and share videos of politicians doing hilarious things. At the same time, they’re fed up with mainstream media and its obsession with current affairs. They yearn for an alternative voice that’s hip, trendy, and has a human-oriented approach. One […]

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Here Are 12 Malaysian Startups That Recently Got Funded

February 25, 2017

The e27 database is a trove of information and we’d like to share what we find there with you. This week, we took a peek at our database and came up with this list of startups in Malaysia that received at least US$1M in their most recent round beginning January 2016. Round: Seed Dah Makan | US$1.3M […]

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