Thai Visa Troubles Making You Sweat? Come Chill Out in the Iglu


The motto at Chiang Mai’s Studio Iglu is “Where cool things happen.” If you’re a developer or web marketer looking for a home base in Thailand, you couldn’t find a better place to work. The studio occupies a large house with a central courtyard surrounded by greenery, not far from Doi Suthep mountain. Powered by […]

Serial Entrepreneur Paul Srivorakul Sees a Bright Future for eCommerce in Southeast Asia


Self-described serial entrepreneur Paul Srivorakul took an unlikely path to becoming a business tycoon, having studied Anthropology at UC Berkeley. But not long after graduating, he got the entrepreneurial bug and convinced his brothers to move back to their native Thailand in order to try their hand at bootstrapping a tech startup. Three successful exits […]

Submissions for Echelon Thailand 2014 Open Until July 25


If you are a new Thailand based startup, you’ll want to participate in Echelon Thailand 2014, which will be held September 18-19 2014 in Bangkok. Gain valuable media exposure and the attention of investors by pitching your amazing idea at this event. Five of the brightest and most promising startups will be given a chance […]

How Will Thailand’s New Overstay Rules Affect You?


Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has announced a new set of rules regarding the enforcement of visa overstays. How will the new rules affect you? Well, hopefully they won’t affect you at all because you’re smart enough and careful enough to never overstay your visa. The Old Rules The old rules were honestly quite ridiculously lenient for […]

Thailand’s Crackdown on Long-term Stay with Tourist Visas – Other Options?


Crackdown on Visa Runs at the Malaysian Border According to news reports from the popular web forum Thaivisa, foreigners with valid 60-day tourist visas have been denied entry into Thailand at land border crossings with Malaysia. The one thing that all of the foreign nationals had in common was that they had many back-to-back tourist […]

Summary of Tax Benefits Given by Thailand Board of Investment


The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is able to provide special tax privileges to those companies that it promotes. It therefore can be very advantageous—especially for startup companies—to seek promotion from the BOI. The two main tax benefits that the BOI is able to grant are: Exemption of corporate income tax for a period of […]

$100 Million Startup Fund Launched by Rakuten Ventures

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A new $100 million investment fund was announced by Rakuten Ventures. The global fund is to be directed towards investing in startup companies around the globe, with a focus on those in the Asia Pacific region, Israel, and the USA. This fund will use an earlier Southeast Asia fund, which was launched in 2013, as […]