SnapJobs :: Cool stuff made in Singapore

As stated before here, http://www.nokpis.com/2016/08/15/jobkred-cool-stuff-made-in-singapore/ ::

I am interested, mostly due to the pain of always been running product companies in Singapore needing to hire people, in the intersection of recruiting, human resources and how tech might make the situation of recruiting, hiring and retaining people. There are so many angles to this and so many opportunities to make money.

So given the interest there is also demand and a lot of  companies in Singapore taking on the challenge.

Another you may or may not know is :: http://snapjobs.sg/ . Trying to marry jobseekers and companies quickly via a mobile app.

AppKnox :: Just the beginning…

I think the best PR for a VC firm is the stories of the companies that the fund has invested in. There has been some PR about SeedPlus and of course we have a lot more stories to go but today I would like to highlight AppKnox. I met the CEO back during his JFDI tenure and I have to admit I did not get to stay up on it once I was unable to commit my time to the JFDI program.

Then I joined SeedPlus and was back to working with AppKnox. The company is a perfect fit for what we are trying to do at SeedPlus which is to take a strong tech product and export it around the globe. And that is exactly what we are doing.

Feel free to reach out if you want to know more about SeedPlus or AppKnox.

JobKred :: Cool stuff made in Singapore

I am interested, mostly due to the pain of always been running product companies in Singapore needing to hire people, in the intersection of recruiting, human resources and how tech might make the situation of recruiting, hiring and retaining people. There are so many angles to this and so many opportunities to make money.

Here is one company in Singapore, https://www.jobkred.com/, and their take on solving the problem.

Here is a rent read on the space :: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/07/hr-2-0-is-the-poster-child-for-the-next-wave-of-saas-innovation/

nuTonomy :: Cool stuff made in Singapore  

Another one for you :: http://nutonomy.com/

It’s obvious to most that at some point cars will drive themselves and I will be the first one to sign up to have a robotic taxi drive me or my family around Singapore. Singapore is pretty cutting edge when it come to the future of smart cities and level 4 automated driving so it was fun to get to me nuTonomy to hear about how they are able to do this.

Hopefully we will get to use their cars at some point in Singapore but my guess is they have some serious global ambitions for their technology.

Ray Wu

As with all the lifestyles of an expat there is a not often talked about downside to being a foreigner and living abroad – the sadness when you make a good friend and they move back home or on to another locale. Of course this happens all the time and there is nothing I can do about it but due to the awesomeness of tech, FaceTime Audio is my fav, we can catch up and swap war stories.

I met Ray when he was working at JFDI and I was mentoring there. We would peel off from time to time and discuss work, family and what to do with ourselves. I remember Ray always contemplating a shift back to California and doing a startup. 

And that is what Ray is doing – MagicBus. Also stuff on yCombinator blog.

Ray and I had a chat this morning about product management, dealing with people and the ups and downs of startup life. This conversation was a good chat for both of us and just made me miss the days of doing this same thing but over coffee.

Ray – have fun and kick some ass with MagicBus.

Also Ray shared this link with me – it’s a good read.