HOW FAVFUL TRANSFORMED MALAYSIA’S BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Right on the heels of an announcement by iMedia of their acquisition of Favful, Gobi Partners, one of the longest-standing Pan-Asian venture capital firms in the region, shares our thoughts on the company and their ascent to becoming one of the most popular online…


“The pandemic is truly a World War, between a virus and mankind. It will end when our weapons of mass vaccination are fully deployed. …


For the last decade, experts have called Southeast Asia the next big playground for startups. Home to more than 655 million people, most of whom are young, productive, and looking to spend — pundits have certainly enough reason to believe so. …


To see the future, one just needs to look at Japan. The land of the rising sun is also the land of falling prices. This is despite the fact that the Bank of Japan discovered quantitative easing (“QE”) decades before the US Federal Reserve (“Fed”) coined the euphemistic term for…


Today, Airlift is announcing our $10m Series A-1 financing led by new partners and with strong participation from existing investors, increasing our total investment to date to $24.1m USD.

Airlift’s financing round marks one of the largest capital investments in the region, at a time when the risk of a…


This article was originally taken from Kay-Mok Ku’s Techinasia article (HERE)

A crisis is a disruptive event. While it may be scary, it is also when fairy tales are born. Take our current situation. Trapped inside our homes, our need for social and physical activities have created some unexpected winners:


Anyone who has attended classes at the Alibaba University will learn about its unique company culture of selecting a character from Louis Cha’s (金庸) martial arts novels as a personal corporate avatar. …


I recently participated in a Southeast Asian investor panel organized by Momentum Works, where the main topic revolved around lessons learnt from previous crises and how they can be applied to VC investing during the current pandemic.

As a venture investor who has experienced the global financial crisis (GFC) up…


March Madness, which comes in the form of college basketball in the US, manifests itself as a different type of spectator sport in Japan: cherry blossoms or sakura viewing (Hanami). …


While the CoVID-19 outbreak is a biological pandemic, its collateral damage is mainly psychological and economic. Without a vaccine to go to battle with such a highly transmissible beast, governments all over the world have resorted to isolationist behavioural measures. …

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