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Opportunity and innovation: mBlox and the excitement of Singapore

The story of mBlox in Singapore is one that starts with the industriousness of the people there. Five years ago we acquired the South East Asian network assets of a company called Zed and hired the local employees. We initially had about 12 staff situated there…

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Untapped Opportunities in Singapore

When people think of Singapore, they probably think of a bustling financial center. What many people do not realize, however, is that Singapore is also developing a thriving software ecosystem that makes it a perfect place…

At home in Singapore with Smaato and mobile advertising

Times are truly exciting. Since I co-founded Smaato back in 2005, our journey providing “Ads for Apps and Mobile Websites” has seen us grow from our original home in Hamburg, Germany, to San Francisco, California and finally to Singapore. Our business now spans three continents and we are now truly at home in Asia…

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VB Video Webinar: Is Singapore your launch pad to Asia?

I just got back from Singapore, where I spent last week helping launch the inaugural DEMO Asia event. Through a series of energetic demonstrations, 76 companies, many of which were non-Asian, unveiled their innovative products to the Asian market…

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Why Southeast Asia matters to US startups

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The Asean market has a total population exceeding 600 million people and a combined GDP of US $1.8 trillion. Its per capita income of $3000 is small but represents…