RISE Venture 2019: Should Your Startup Have Global Strategy on Day 1?

Panel: As an entrepreneur in Asia, you’re operating in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets. For both founders and investors, a key question when considering your startup’s growth strategy is your vision for tapping the international market. But should every startup have its sights set on conquering the world? Is it OK for a startup to target a single nation, …

RISE Startup Academy Panel: China’s “996” Workweek: Breaking Down Hustle Culture

For years, bosses in China’s tech sector have not just demanded their employees keep punishing working hours, they have evangelized it: Jack Ma once called the 72-hour work week “a blessing.” Whether or not Alibaba’s engineers actually appreciate that blessing, the fact remains that most internet companies in China still push the “996” workweek on their employees—working 9am to 9pm, …

Take Your eCommerce Business to the Thai Market with inCart

The Rise Conference didn’t only match us with tech startups and platforms but also introduced us to new marketplaces to explore. We met this tech team from Thailand that gave us not just an overview of their platform but also of the Thai market for eCommerce. inCart is an eCommerce platform based in Thailand that helps businesses take the shift …

Sonos.Tech: Penetrating the eCommerce Market with a Voice Marketing Solution

One would think that Amazon’s Alexa is just your virtual personal assistant that will help you make to-do lists, play music for you, stream live podcasts or tell you how the weather is. In the Rise Conference 2019, Global From Asia met this tech company from Ahmedabad, India that showed us how Alexa works as a customer digital assistant. Sonos.Tech …

Retykle: Giving Recycle A Whole New Meaning

For eco-conscious individuals, any endeavor towards environment protection and conservation is much appreciated. Companies or businesses that make significant contributions to these efforts are worth mentioning. During the Rise Conference 2019, Global From Asia had the chance to speak with Sarah Garner, the founder of Retykle, a luxury resale e-commerce platform that focus on designer baby, children and maternity clothing. …

Had a Total Blast From Rise Conference 2019

The Rise Conference in Hong Kong just ended yesterday and I wish it would last forever! It was a total blast! ???????? Met soooooo many amazing people from around the world, all doing incredible things, building fantastic startups which are all in their way, making their industry and environment around them, a much better place! This is the essence of …

Day 2 – Strategy for Startups Entering the Greater Bay Area

Panelists: Chadwick Xu (Co-founder of Shenzhen Valley Ventures), Joe Sun (GM of Thinxtra), Yannick Kennel (VP Sales of Taiger), Ned Phillips (CEO of Bambu) on stage. This panel of Greater Bay Area business leaders shared their insights and experiences on entering the China market, as well as the perspectives they have gathered from Chinese locals. China’s technology, such as bill-less …