pile of world currencies

This week I gave a presentation at Webmob led by the organizer Bart who is also the organizer of Bangkok Entrepreneurs and founder of Venuehub Thailand. I gave a presentation based on my experience fundraising in Southeast Asia. If you are looking to raise funds for your company in Asia – check out Horizon.VC The […]

Monk’s Hill Ventures Launches with a New $80 Million Fund for Southeast Asian Startups


Singapore based Monk’s Hill Ventures announced their launch with news of a $80 million fund to focus on investing in early stage startups in Southeast Asia. The venture capital firm is brand new, but composed of highly experienced partners Peng T. Ong, Kuo-Yi Lim and Stefan Jung, along with Thomas Clayton as a special advisor. […]

Chiang Mai Startup YogaTrail Aims to Become a TripAdvisor for Yoga Classes

YogaTrail founders Sven, Alex & Alex

YogaTrail was founded in 2012 by a husband-wife team who just happen to both be named Alex. They are joined by German partner Sven Ernst, Managing Director of Buzzwoo!, which has operations in Thailand under the BOI company setup. They’ve seen steady growth in their user base since launching last year, and will turn a […]

Withlocals Co-founder Marijn Maas Aims for 10,000 New Home Dining Spots Across Asia

Eat with a local family in Bangkok

Withlocals is a new marketplace for travelers to connect with local people in Asian countries to get a more genuine and unique travel experience. They currently have listings in 7 countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Users can chose to book with local residents in three areas: Eat Withlocals, Tours Withlocals, […]

Dzung Nguyen of CyberAgent Ventures on What Type of Thailand Startups are Worth Investing In


Dzung Nguyen is the head of Vietnam and Thailand operations at CyberAgent Ventures, which is a subsidiary of CyberAgent Group, which has its headquarters in Japan. He is in charge of venture capital investment in these two Southeast Asian countries, giving support to Vietnamese portfolio companies and seeking opportunities to invest in Thailand startups in […]

7 Reasons to Start Up Your Company in Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai, Thailand recently made the list of 25 Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime. Thailand’s second largest city has been a regular stop on tourist and backpacker itineraries for a while now, and it has also become a prime retirement destination for Americans, Brits, and Japanese alike. The city offers a little bit […]