20 Feb 2013
February 20, 2013

Do you work on your business?


A classic business distinction that so often gets forgotten is; Do you spend time working ON your business – or do you only spend time working IN it? This distinction applies to many different business’ but nowhere is it more important than in the day to day operations of a startup. The challenges of starting.. read more →

Move over Apple, it seems like China are still opting for the budget smartphone over the chic iPhone. Techinasia have revealed the “CoolPad” device from a Shenzhen-based company is now the 3rd highest selling smartphone after Samsung and Lenovo. The CooPad8060 phone is relatively low-spec and runs on Android 2.3 and sells for as low.. read more →

Ever wondered who was behind Facebook dedicated to building their user base to over 500 Million? The answer is Facebook’s Growth Team, a relatively small team (30-40 in Facebook’s early stages) lead by Chamath Palihapitiya that possessed enormous clout over Facebook’s user acquisition. Andy John was employed in the User Growth team at Facebook,  Twitter and is.. read more →

A recent report by ABI Research has revealed mobile commerce known as m-commerce will reach $119 Billion worldwide in 2015. There is no doubt mobile commerce is set to explode well into the future alongside the dramatic growth in smartphone usage. Australia now rank a staggering second in the world for smartphone ownership, 1 in.. read more →

It’s official, Southeast Asia has been dubbed one of the world’s fastest evolving technology markets. With the help of The Next Web, we delve into the fundamental reasons why many international names like airbnb and Rocket Internet have sharpened their focus on this emerging market. To date Beacon New Ventures have funded two Singapore-based startups,.. read more →