VenueHub Looking for New Partners in Asia


VenueHub is an online venue booking service that started in Hong Kong and has now moved into Thailand as well. Entrepreneurs looking for a new opportunity might consider partnering with VenueHub as they expand into new countries. VenueHub started in 2013 in Hong Kong and expanded to Thailand later the same year. They currently list […]

Thailand’s Top Bitcoin Exchange Gets Green Light to Resume Operation

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After a six-month hiatus, has resumed operation after getting the go-ahead from the Bank of Thailand. Back in August of 2013, the national bank ruled that Bitcoin was an illegal, non-currency. And Thailand’s largest online Bitcoin exchange was pressured to halt business. However, the bank has now softened on their position as reported in […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Semyon Dukach


Semyon Dukach is an angel investor and former professional blackjack player with the MIT Blackjack Team. He currently serves as Managing Director of Techstars in Boston. Semyon has invested in over 70 startup companies as an angel investor, mostly in the Boston area. In this podcast episode, he shares his tips for people interested in […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Keirn O’Connor

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Keirn O’Connor is an emerging markets investor in Southeast Asia and greater China. He was Managing Director at AIM Capital Management, a boutique investment firm that provided capital to companies in Cambodia and Vietnam. Before that he also served as Managing Director of Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), managing their Vietnam fund. In this podcast […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Dean Van Drasek


Dean Van Drasek is Executive Director of Arch Advisory. Throughout his career, he has shifted between law, investment banking, and fund management. He has a long history of working in Asia since first coming over to work in South Korea as a business lawyer in 1988. In this podcast episode, he talks about investment and […]

Emerging Technology – Interview with Sergey Gribov


Sergey Gribov is a technology entrepreneur originally from Russia. He has been a founder or top manager in a number of startups over the years in the USA, Russia, and also Israel. He was employee number one at Compugen, and today serves as the Managing Partner at Startup Access. Sergey also sits on the board of […]

Reebonz of Singapore Gets $40 Million Investment Led by MediaCorp

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The Singapore-based online shopping site for luxury goods, Reebonz, recently obtained an investment of US$40 million led by MediaCorp, Singapore’s biggest broadcaster. This now reportedly brings the total value of Reebonz to just under US$200 million. Founded in 2009, Reebonz offers high quality luxury goods at steep discounts, which has attracted about 2 million members […]