Paul Srivorakul – Southeast Asia’s online tycoon on How to build regional leading startups out of Thailand

Before starting aCommerce/Ardentcap the Thai American serial entrepreneur exited three startups with total valuation more than $US 100M. The most recent was Ensogo (leading group-buying sites in Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines)  aqquired by LivingSocial. Others are AdMax and Newmedia Edge all are regional startups in Southeast Asia operating across Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. He is […]

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Startups to watch in Indonesia: eCommerce drop-shipping, mobile payment, mobile survey platform

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Today I would like to share some of the growing startups in Indonesia as the start of Startups to Watch series. The criteria for this section: most of them are relatively unknown or not popular to the public and usually they’re funded less than $500k, e.g the startups in the bootrapping or angel/seed stage. They […]

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How to operate your ecommerce business successfully in Southeast Asia

This is a guest post from Katie, Content Manager and Researcher for Flipit Singapore, on why SEA is the perfect ecommerce market of today. Flipit is a global couponing startup which has some local sites in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the most attractive ecommerce markets globally, and collectively […]

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5-step to make your eCommerce customers more loyal (in Southeast Asia)!

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What is the simplest loyalty program you’ve ever known? Since I’m based in Bangkok the last few years, I’ve experienced many small shops in Sukhumvit area such as restaurants, foodcourt, massage, coffee using the same mechanism. They simply offers: “Buy 10, Free 1″. But from hundreds of entrepreneurs I’ve met in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand, […]

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How to recruit digital talents in Indonesia?

Returned from a long trip in Indonesia and visited the four biggest cities in the archipelago Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogakarta, until now I have been observing Indonesia for several years. Indonesian startup scene is getting hot since the last two years. Lots of money from Japan, Singapore and even Korea or China were poured into the […]

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Anantara Bangkok Riverside GM Nikolaus on How to attract regional customers and keep them want to return even before they leave!

It took a long way from my place to the riverside hotel near Central Pier on Chao Phraya river, where I can take a shuttle boat to Anantara Resort, but it was really worth the time. I enjoyed the cool wind on the short path, few hundred meters to the opposite side of the pier. […]

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Key factors to building & maintaining partnerships in Asia – Pacific

Many western companies have tried (or are trying) to expand their operations into the Asia-Pacific region. Some try the acquisition or investment approach, others prefer to attempt to partner with existing companies on the ground. But given the size of the region and its diverse communities and cultures, a single strategy around securing partnerships is readily […]

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HotelsCombined Thailand’s Paul Riampanich on Thai travelers’ insights

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Southeast Asia is the world fastest growing travel destination. And Thailand for sure is the most favorite destination in this region. Bangkok for the first time became the world most visited city in 2012, surpassed global icons Paris, New York, London with nearly 16 million visitors. We usually think about Thais as friendly and kind hosts with […]

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