Yinglan Tan
Brunch with IDEATE

With his deep knowledge of startups in the States and Southeast-Asia, the world’s fifth largest economy by 2020, Yinglan Tan is a venture capitalist whose views are much sought after. He tells IDEATE how he sees regional startups can work together. Name: Yinglan Tan Designation: Founding managing partner of Insignia Ventures Partners and ex-Sequoia venture […]

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Charismatic Debt Equity Fund Founder Bets on Listed Shares Financing

Despite buoyant stock markets around the world, the COVID-19 crisis has spelled doom for many mid-cap firms that are unable to raise cash. Into this void steps Lam Ching Ching, founder of Charismatic Debt Equity Fund (Charismatic Fund), a regulated fund focused on listed companies valued at under $1 billion. Charismatic has been able to […]

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Found8: Anchored by adaptability and flexibility in stormy weather

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways for the worse, it has also pushed individuals and businesses to innovate in order to survive. IDEA Communication spoke to four such industry players to find out what they’ve done during this crisis to keep their businesses sustainable, and beneficial to their target […]

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Hoolah: Maintaining a positive experience for staff, partners and consumers

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways for the worse, it has also pushed individuals and businesses to innovate in order to survive. IDEA Communication spoke to four such industry players to find out what they’ve done during this crisis to keep their businesses sustainable, and beneficial to their target […]

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Linglong chairman intent on continued innovation through crisis

Linglong chairman intent on continued innovation through crisis Nearly a year since the virus first hit, companies across all industries are reckoning with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial market shock landed a devastating blow on national economies, thus affecting overall demand and posing a huge risk to firms’ product sales and prices. […]

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Mao Daqing, Chairman and Founder of Ucommune, On Marathon, Business, and Other Things in Life

“You haven’t seen the true mettle of a man until you witnessed how he struggle through tough times.” Says Mao Daqing. As Founder of Ucommune, the leading co-working space provider in Asia, Mao had experienced his fair share of tough times and seen how others drowned in the process. Architect by training, developer by experience […]

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Movi Tech: Surviving COVID-19 by keeping an eye on the future

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways for the worse, it has also pushed individuals and businesses to innovate in order to survive. IDEA Communication spoke to four such industry players to find out what they’ve done during this crisis to keep their businesses sustainable, and beneficial to their target […]

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Serving all sectors of society through entrepreneurship

While it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to dip their toes into different pools, Tribodi Arunanondchai’s entrepreneurship journey has been somewhat unusual. Early in his career, when he was primarily engaged in private equity investments, he was on the lookout for promising F&B and hospitality ventures, before striking gold with ChowHaus Restaurant, a high-end Thai eatery […]

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Tenopy: A Vision of Bringing Quality Education Accessibility to All

A chance encounter with an inspiring teacher when he was 9 years old led Tenopy founder Soh Chong Kian to develop a lifelong passion for Mathematics. Soh would eventually go on to clinch the Bronze prize for the international Mathematics Olympiad in 1998, armed with the self-esteem and love for learning he developed under his […]

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Tenopy: Sailing through the crisis with ed-tech

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways for the worse, it has also pushed individuals and businesses to innovate in order to survive. IDEA Communication spoke to four such industry players to find out what they’ve done during this crisis to keep their businesses sustainable, and beneficial to their target […]

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Helena Ma Quote - Think big, start small, scale fast
Up Close and Personal with IDEA Communication’s Helena Ma

In 2016, IDEA Communication Pte Ltd saw its genesis as a public relations agency when its founder, Helena Ma, crystallise her long-harboured dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Within the span of a few years, what was once a mere idea germinated into a multi-discipline vertically-integrated consultancy that now operates in Singapore and Beijing. Explaining the […]

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