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  • Malaysia Is Poorly Marketed To Entrepreneurs, Says 500 Durians’ Khailee Ng

    Malaysia Is Poorly Marketed To Entrepreneurs, Says 500 Durians’ Khailee Ng

    Malaysia is an easy place to get cheap, good, English-speaking talent, with overheads that are often far lower than in more advanced markets in Southeast Asia. But it continues to suffer the effects of brain drain. Simply put, Malaysia isn’t cool to be in for some of the nation’s brightest, and this has hurt its startup scene, according to Khailee Ng. Ng, who is from Malaysia… Read More

  • RedBus Continues To Dominate In India, But That’s Not What Makes Them Special

    RedBus Continues To Dominate In India, But That’s Not What Makes Them Special

    As I start my trip in India along with Dave McClure’s “Geeks On A Plane,” I am reading about all of the startups in India that are used to proving that the country is making inroads and is relevant. It’s a story that I’m very familiar with in emerging markets: a group of VCs and entrepreneurs that want to prove that India is worthy of time, effort and, more… Read More

  • GeeksOnAPlane In Korea: 12 Demos From Local Startups

    After geeking out in Shanghai and Beijing for a week, the GeeksOnAPlane (GOAP) caravan moved on to South Korea’s tech hot spot Seoul. The group spent the weekend in the city; an extremely short window of time, but enough to get at least a rough overview of what’s going in the country’s tech scene. And perhaps more importantly, we had the chance to interact and exchange ideas… Read More