Welcome to Hell – it’s the time for Slush!

NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD COME TO HELSINKI IN NOVEMBER That’s where it all started. Slush grew from the idea of cultural change: creating a grassroots movement to serve the next generation of founders and an environment that strongly supports entrepreneurship. We wanted to create something authentic and frantic. So Slush was born, amidst … More Welcome to Hell – it’s the time for Slush!

New Stability to Boost Tourism Firms’ Overseas Investments

With China’s 19th Party Congress over, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Asia Pacific vice chairman, Carl Chien, expects to see a return to the massive overseas acquisitions and investments from large Chinese corporations in tourism and air travel that marked 2016. Overseas deals by Chinese companies reached a total estimated worth of around $250 billion in … More New Stability to Boost Tourism Firms’ Overseas Investments

What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Scandal-ridden Uber has confirmed a deal to sell a chunk of its stakes to SoftBank. The Japanese giant could invest US$10 billion over the next month to acquire 14 percent or more of Uber’s shares, both in fresh and existing stock. The investment in Uber comes on top of the billions SoftBank has poured into … More What SoftBank’s $10b investment in Uber means for its battle with Ola in India

Even with Cathay’s Woes, Qatar Airways Invests $662 Million

Cathay has long been a staple of East Asia travel because of its higher quality, premium experience. Unfortunately for Hong Kong’s flag carrier, this has not helped it stay competitive, as growing outbound Chinese travel has boosted other carriers, especially domestic Chinese airlines and budget carriers. Cathay is has been called “analysts’ least favorite airline.” … More Even with Cathay’s Woes, Qatar Airways Invests $662 Million

China’s growing appetite for Indonesia shouldn’t discourage local founders, say VCs

Some of China’s biggest internet firms left no doubt about their intention to be part of Southeast Asia’s slowly awakening digital economy. In the past months, companies like Didi Chuxing, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD have poured billions of dollars into funding and acquiring businesses in the region, especially in Indonesia. Read More

Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley’s monopoly on tech companies is over

Peter Thiel is a heavyweight entrepreneur and investor who made his career in Silicon Valley. He launched and took public online payments company PayPal, was an early investor in Facebook and Airbnb and went on to launch software company Palantir Technologies. But now the billionaire says that Silicon Valley’s monopoly on technology company growth is … More Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley’s monopoly on tech companies is over