The actual PDF is here
Neuron Mobility raises $3.7M to bring e-scooters to Southeast Asia’s cities – TechCrunch
Normally behind a paywall but this article is free for the day.
Here is one of my incendiary quotes:
Smith adds: “The meme that there is a stage-specific crunch is usually started by founders who have struggled to raise a round. The truth is that everyone struggles and fundraising for startups or venture funds are never easy.”
WeWork Labs piloted its concept for the first cohort of start-ups here in September. These included graduates of accelerator programmes and non-profit organisations. Eight start-ups participated in the pilot, including BlockPunk, which is building a next-generation anime studio.
Chief executive and co-founder Julian Lai-Hung said: “Having graduated from the Entrepreneur First Singapore incubator, we wanted to find a similar start-up-friendly culture and global community. WeWork Labs provided this and also helped in attracting new hires and kept the team happy, collaborative and productive.”
I have written before about the notion of cities and anchor tenants when it comes to the startup ecosystem.
I fully believe that Singapore has won this battle versus any other SEA city.
Now add Group IB to the list. You may not know the name but what I find interesting is why they chose Singapore.
What many people don’t know is the one Interpol is in Singapore and two, they HQ their cyber crimes unit in Singapore.
I suspect more companies who work around this industry will start to see Singapore as the best spot for an HQ.
I rather enjoyed this one. I will preface that no country is perfect but I like a lot of what he says when it comes to geo political stuff, healthcare, aging and education. As a Singaporean PR, I can vouch for how good these systems are – compared to both other SEA cities I have lived in and America. I loves his comments around teachers and how they help them grow and push them out as well.