Simple. Because existing ones are not good enough.
No. Early revenue is not a sign of future profitability.
Many super profitable start-ups had zero early revenue. Surprise surprise.
VCs Need To Make This Mindset Shift
Know why they failed — founder control is not a bad thing
Don’t Generalise & Shy Away From Risk Altogether
Everyone needs to improve so more of us can succeed
Don’t write off the whole forest just because of a few bad trees.
Because I don’t know anyone else who could, or would, even if they could.
Why hasn’t a Facebook or Google come out of ASEAN yet?
The reason why our app has so many bugs and is still quite sucky.
Mentors are not always right.
Although dating is a global problem, investors generally don’t invest in dating apps for a few simple reasons.
It sucks that we are right but stuck in an ecosystem that isn’t ready to fund big ideas
Can a dating app join the ranks of Google & Facebook to become the next 100 billion USD company?
There has been a shift from copycats to deep tech. Over-correction much?
How has this become a problem in Malaysia?
The wrong investors will kill you. Literally.
Start-ups today need more money just to get started. Why is that so?
It’s hard to say, but they might not be worth as much.
You’ll be surprised how many successful entrepreneurs once tried to start a dating app & how some successful products you use today actually started as a dating app.
ASEAN VCs might be doing something wrongly that’s preventing the next Facebook or Google from ever getting started in ASEAN.
You have a profitable business that can’t grow anymore and can’t IPO or get acquired. What now?
Sometimes I really rather be dead than alive.
The challenges and painful lessons learnt over 10 years trying to build a truly innovative startup from Malaysia.
I don’t know if you can find another founder like me in this region.
You need to understand the difference between Friendster & Facebook.
Some more articles that I have been writing for Dollars And Sense Malaysia.
The first couple of articles I've guest written for Dollars & Sense Malaysia
A portfolio of simple rails apps I've built during my 9 weeks @ NEXT Academy