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Launch to Acquisition: Interview with CEO of Agoda (Acquired by Priceline)

By | Feb 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

Founded in 2002, Bangkok-based Agoda was acquired five years later by Priceline. The site – with hotel reservations, reviews, and travel tips – is available in 37 languages and boasts the lowest prices at 170,000 hotels worldwide. Robert Rosenstein cofounded Agoda ten years ago,…


Thoughts on Running a Startup in 4 Timezones

By | Jan 16, 2012 at 10:01 am

Cardfed is a truly international company. It was started in Amsterdam after founder Ville Kulmala moved there from Finland and incorporated in Hong Kong. Kulmala now lives in Thailand, and his 8-person team is scattered about in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Helsinki. Kulmala tells…


How a Young Thai Questioned His Culture and Became an Entrepreneur

By | Jan 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

I’m chatting with Peach Rojwongsuriya at a Starbucks in a posh mall in Bangkok. Wearing a white Jimi Hendrix t-shirt, he’s chattering in great English about keeping his startup lean, Ruby, and the state of ecommerce in Thailand. But 23-year-old Rojwongsuriya wasn’t always an…