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Weekend Inspiration: Malaysian Entrepreneur Gets a Reality Check

By | Jul 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

Born in a small mining town south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kengyew Tham traveled all the way to the United States to attend Michigan State University. After college, he spent five years in Silicon Valley working at startups – a fantasy for some of…

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Weekend Inspiration: FashionValet Promotes Small Designers in Malaysia

By | Jul 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

For some fashion designers in Malaysia, their designs never leave their hometown – and their only customers are the ones who happen to pass by their roadside shop. For those who do sell online, the experience isn’t much better. The traditional way of selling…


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4 Keys to Mindvalley’s Quirky, Driven Company Culture [PHOTOS]

By | Jun 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

Since they launched in 2003, Mindvalley has accumulated 1.2 million subscribers and moved from New York to San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mindvalley is a digital publishing company that focuses on personal growth content, now working with startups in that space. And they…


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Lessons in Determination From SecQ.me Founder James Khoo

By | Feb 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

Three years ago, James Khoo’s sister drove her car into a tree and was knocked unconscious. She was hurried to the hospital with the help of passers-by, but Khoo and his family didn’t know what happened for several days. “Those 3 days were very…


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With an Average Age of 24, Groupon Malaysia Embraces Its Youthful Spirit

By | Feb 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Launched in September 2010, GroupsMore was approached by Groupon just 3 months later and acquired by the end of January 2011. Since that time, the Malaysian daily deal site went from 8 employees and around 20 monthly merchant partners, to 120 employees selling hundreds…

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Winner of Malaysia’s Dragons’ Den: I Always Wanted to Be Different [VIDEO]

By | Jan 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Today is the beta launch of Voucheres, a web app for finding nearby discounts in Malaysia. Partnering with brands like the Body Shop, Converse, and San Francisco Coffee, it is launching in a “megamall” called Mid Valley in Kuala Lumpur. Cofounder Fadzli Shah Anuar…