Tag: finance

Equity crowdfunding is a new way of raising capital for startups. Kickstarter has proven a successful model for crowdfunding an idea (by pre-selling the product). Equity crowdfunding takes this further by allowing the crowd to buy shares in the company itself. The volume of alternative finance for startups, entrepreneurship and innovation...
Timotius grew up loving arts and sports. Out of the two though, he ended up diving in more into arts professionally while sports remain as a hobby. Timotius progressively explored quite a number of art media throughout the years such as those using crayons, sketches, oil and acrylic painting on canvas, installations,...
Looking at the success trajectories of today’s disruptors--from Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren to Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales--it’s easy to think that they had everything figured out from a young age. But many of today’s success stories learned lessons later in life that they wished they had known as they were beginning their careers. The...
Reda Stare has mathematician background, worked in finance industry and ran digital agency before venturing into PlateCulture. She is avid traveller who explored SouthEast Asia for entire year with only 7kgs on her back. Audra Pakalnyte, linguist, worked with start-ups in Asia building online communities, ran human resource department before...
Kwai Bun is a passionate mind who never stop pursuing. Professionally, he is acreative director, technologist, and businessman. Out of work, he is a photographer, performer, designer, traveler, who calmly observes, tastes, and philosophizes the wisdom, the truth, and beauty of the world. He has travelled to 54 cities...
At age 5, Francois had his first interaction with computers, a mainframe from “l’école Militaire” in Paris, in front of the Eiffel tower. The mainframe was primarily used to search for information but also to play NIM(a mathematical strategy game) against the computer. Francois enjoyed crashing the logic behind the...
Ching Wei Lee(Ching) is the group chief executive officer and co-founder of iMoney. Prior to iMoney and since a young age, Ching has always had a strong interest in business and entrepreneurship. At university, Ching completed a bachelor of commerce, majoring in finance and accounting. Finance and particularly investment has...
Asia can be a hard market to crack. Introducing an entirely new concept to a market that is defined by tradition, custom and convention may be incredibly difficult. It requires a generous amount of insight, tenacity and adaptability to meet such challenges. Adam Chen is one of the founders...
Maresa Ng is a much coveted Action Coach and the founder of SME Talent, a company that specializes in assisting SMEs in human capital management. Maresa's story began when she was embedded deep within the corporate world, as an investment banker. She decided to make a change to a...
Renowned shoe designer, Jonathan Wong, joins the Asian Entrepreneur for a sit down conversation on his experiences in starting up and running Z'NG, the premier fashion footwear label he founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tell us a bit about yourself Jonathan. I’d like to call myself young and fearless but clearly...