How to pick the right tool to build a web-based MVP

Your beloved coffee chat has turned into a Zoom meeting. The store you frequent is now called Amazon. Covid-19 hits us like a storm and forces us to stay home. Our shopping habits and lifestyle have changed. Businesses are forced to go virtual. Over 90% of e-commerce businesses wind up within the first 120 days. […]

Future of food: What’s there to innovate next?

It has been over a year since the pandemic started and the early stages impacted food supply chains around the world. This disruption serves as a reminder that countries must become more self-reliant to ensure greater food security. Fortunately for Singapore, we have entrepreneurs innovating across every step of the food supply chain. In this […]

SDG #4 – Quality Education

Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills? In the fourth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #4 – the goal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Did you know that 617 million youth worldwide […]

Unearthing The Future of HealthTech

Here at StartupX, we’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with several different stakeholders of the SEA business community. This article is part of our series attempting to share some of the knowledge we’ve developed to help bring about more informed business decisions as we all look to emerge from COVID-19 better and healthier. Against […]

Jumping on the SPAC Bandwagon: Are SPACs truly worth investing in?

Institutional investors and members of the public alike have been flocking to put their money in SPACs ever since they have re-emerged as the hottest new investment vehicle in town. Chances are, you’ve probably already heard a family member, friend or a coworker proudly mention their new investment in a SPAC. But what does it […]

Spring Festival Marketing: How Chinese Brands Capitalise on the Festive Season

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is one of the most important festivals in China. It celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar, marking the end of winter and the start of spring. Themes of good fortune, happiness and wealth and longevity are reinforced through the many customs […]

SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-being

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health and well-being has become a priority in many of our lives. In the third infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #3 – the goal to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Defining the Next-Gen of Commerce

Here at StartupX, we have a bird’s eye view of some of the latest developments in the ecosystem, owing to our interactions with our ecosystem partners, our network and the work we do. COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes that are here to stay, and in order to help the community be better informed and […]

A SPACtacular Phenomenon: SPACs Explained

Everyone is talking about SPACs.  Indeed, SPACs have been raising money from investors quicker than ever in history. More funds have been raised through SPACs in 2020 than the past 10 years combined – in fact, almost twice as much! At the end of April 2021, SPACs had already raised a massive US$101.3 billion since […]

SDG #2: Zero hunger

Food stands first among all basic needs of humans. In the second infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #2 – the goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Moving forward to the Internet of Things

Inconspicuous to us are billions of devices embedded with sensors communicating with one another, typically through a cloud network. This is loosely defined as the Internet of Things (IoT). For decades, security and privacy concerns have loomed over IoT technology. As the saying goes – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link […]

SDG #1: End Poverty In All Its Forms Everywhere

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In the first infographic of the series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #1 – the end of poverty.

Show Me The Money!

What is corporate innovation   A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.   Corporate innovation is the process by which companies leverage on ideas to improve and disrupt existing products, processes, models and methodologies, and in today’s fast-changing world, it […]

How 2 Chinese Streamers Sold 5 BILLION USD Worth of Merchandise in Half A Year

Nowadays, the vast majority of the Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of livestreaming e-commerce platforms is contributed by top livestreamers. These livestreamers belong to different multi-channel network (MCN) institutions, who provide resources for new livestreamers, and make profits by boosting e-commerce platforms’ sales through their massive promotional campaigns. Although the livestreamers market is highly competitive, it […]

Explained: The Booming Livestreaming E-commerce Industry in China

In the first two decades of the 21st century, China has shifted from the PC era to the mobile internet era and is currently transitioning to the industrial internet era. This opens up an online ecosystem for the whole industrial supply chain, thereby creating a new way for consumers to shop, namely e-commerce. E-commerce, as […]