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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

  • Dave McClure's First Investment In China: ChinaNetCloud (TCTV)

    This guest post is by Dave McClure, founder of 500 Startups and GeeksOnaPlane. As we wrap up our GeeksOnaPlane video series for TechCrunch TV, I thought I’d offer a perspective on Asia from the eyes of a Silicon Valley geek and investor (not to mention the father of two Japanese-American kids). I am extremely optimistic about tech entrepreneurship around the world, and in particular in… Read More

  • Geeks On A Plane's Eye On Asia: Beijing & Seoul Editions (TCTV)

    Earlier this month, we gave you a first look at Geeks On A Plane’s recent tour through Asia. Led by super angel investor Dave McClure, roughly 55 entrepreneurs and investors traveled to Asia’s top markets, including Shanghai, Seoul, Beijing and Singapore, to get a better understanding of the booming region, connect with their local counterparts and sample the rich culture and… Read More

  • Infinity Ventures Summit In Sapporo: 11 Demos From Japanese Startups (GeeksOnAPlane Final Stop)

    Just a handful of the 30+ Geeks On A Plane (GOAP) who started their Asian field trip in Shanghai, and then moved on to Beijing, Seoul, and Singapore, made it to Japan, the final stop of the tour. The highlight of the Japan leg was the Infinity Ventures Summit (IVS) in Sapporo [this and many of the following links are in Japanese], a two-day, invitation-only event that takes place twice a year. Read More