Building engines of innovation within DBS:Neal Cross

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Neal Cross, the chief innovation officer of DBS Bank in Singapore since April 2014, has introduced a broad swathe of changes to the bank, building its capacity to innovate and adapt to the disruptive market developments of the future. An industry veteran with stints in senior management at Microsoft and Mastercard, Cross is an… Read more »

Exclusive: TRC’s Smai Leesakul to head Asean Potash Mining Co

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As the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Thailand-based industrial construction firm, TRC Construction PLC, one of the leading construction contractors in the country, Smai Leesakul, has negotiated some challenging times for the company, while laying a strong foundation for it’s future growth. In an exclusive interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, the veterans of Thailand’s real estate and… Read more »


CashCashPinoy plans marketing push, to engage more people

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Philippine digital startup CashCashPinoy is planning to get people to experience online shopping. For this, one of the company strategies is introduce the option of cash-on-delivery, shortly.


EU represents a huge, investor-friendly market: Jana Zilcayova

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Connecting the growing markets of Southeast Asia and Central Europe mutually benefits the business communities, investors and entrepreneurs, as well as bridging the economic gap. With the upcoming EU-Singapore FTA (EUSFTA) finalised but yet to be ratified, the Singapore-Central European Chamber of Commerce (SCECHAM) and other entities are laying the foundations for businesses to… Read more »


ZipMatch to finish 3rd funding round, starts PH expansion

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Online real estate startup ZipMatch said it is nearing the completion of its third round of funding. This was a follow up to its P24.4 million ($550,000) seed round from various investors; the company has already raised a total of P44.5 million ($1 million) seed fund since its founding in 2012…. Read more »


PortfolioMNL plans to be PH’s largest community for creative professionals

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After a year of product development, Philippine tech startup PortfolioMNL is launching a platform to host the country’s largest community of creative professionals. PortfolioMNL CEO and co-founder Rina Malonzo, in an interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, not only gave a detailed background of the company but also revealed updates in implementing their business… Read more »


AutoDeal to expand in SEA, launch new verticals

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As it gained foothold in the local motoring industry, Philippine startup AutoDeal is now planning to expand its business across countries in SEA.


PH startup Hiraya mulls regional expansion

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Philippine-based startup Hiraya Water Solution is looking at expanding overseas.


TimeFree Innovations gaining more traction in eliminating queueing

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Capitalizing on the pain points that queueing brings to people and businesses, Philippine-based startup TimeFree Innovations is gaining traction by making it less miserable to wait in line. The tagline sums it up: Life is too short to wait in line. Very few activities can match the boredom, irritation, and… Read more »


PH startup Tambio takes a chance on expansion

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From a popular game of chance to a typical fundraiser tool for community organisations (like the church groups and service clubs) and now a modern marketing and promotion tool in larger retail organisations – the humble raffle has many avatars. Filipino tech startup Tambio provides solution for the digital raffle, both from… Read more »