When it comes to raising funds for the business, bootstrapping, venture capitalists and angel investors are the standard choices in every entrepreneur’s mind. However, with each investment option, there is a fear of losing control due to outside influence.
Indonesia has a plethora of thriving industries. Every week, a slew of new local and even international businesses spring up all across the country. There are constantly new job openings for applications.
2021 has been a significant year for the crypto sector, especially as it pushes itself into the mainstream. As of yet, the legal status of cryptocurrency differs from country to country. In some parts of the world, its status is legally defined, such as in Ukraine, Canada and Indonesia; while in other parts, regulations and crackdowns are tightening, such as in China and Singapore.
On November 3, 2021, the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF) came to a close. The two-day event was hosted in a hybrid style of digital and offline participation. The conference covered numerous prominent emerging investment subjects, including the new space economy, non-fungible tokens (NFT), environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) and others.
There is nothing more important than mental health. Some people tend to forget about this when they are working, believing that productivity and efficiency trump emotional wellbeing. But if you work yourself to the bone, mental health problems tend to arise.
You may not know what “metaverse” is, but you might have seen the buzz around it in the tech world. In the last few months, tech giants like Microsoft and Nvidia have shared their futuristic visions for the metaverse, and now Facebook is going all out with its metaverse ambitions.
As our places and styles of work change, employee benefits need to change accordingly. All through 2020, companies have had to operate virtually, and some have even decided to never go back to working from the office ever again. Around 30% of people across the world work fully remotely as of last year.
When you start a business, you want to stand out from the crowd and show your customers how your product is different from others in the market. This is where a unique value proposition (UVP) comes into play. UVP is a statement that tells your customers exactly how your product or service will benefit them.
As of September 2021, Bitcoin’s market capitalization was US$782.65 billion. The cryptocurrency has been gaining massive ground, with over 2,300 US businesses accepting it as a form of payment and Paypal launching crypto services in their U.K. app. However, in spite of the surge in Bitcoin adoption, the currency isn’t quite as safe as one might think it is.
As technology becomes more and more innovative, it is becoming easier and easier to imagine that soon artificial intelligence (AI) would be able to make things all by itself. Already, we have seen a rising concern over AI making its own creative works by recognizing patterns in art styles and structures.
When most people are working from home during (and perhaps after) the pandemic, what can you do with empty offices? At a time when the commercial real estate industry is struggling worldwide, more and more PropTech companies are repurposing vacant office spaces and transforming them for other uses.
No industry is immune to technological advancement, even real estate. Property technology, or PropTech for short, is the technology and software assisting the real estate needs of our time. The goal of PropTech is to optimize everything from owning, renting and living in a property to making the experience unique, easier and more efficient.
Shoppers today want glowing skin, but not at the cost of the environment. That’s evident in the way they are shopping. A study by Wella’s weDo/Professional revealed that more than half of customers prefer buying sustainable beauty products. A Partner at McKinsey, Emma Spagnuolo, shared in a podcast, “Since we started doing our generational research in 2016.
Many of us have visited reputed museums and art galleries and stumbled across a piece of work that appears to be the finger painting project of a toddler. What furthers the layperson’s bewilderment in such situations is that the price tags for such pieces read millions of dollars.
In August this year, the content subscription website OnlyFans was struggling to raise capital, in spite of its US$1 billion valuation. While OnlyFans is a unicorn sporting a high-profit margin, investors are not too keen on buying into the company. The reason why OnlyFans is having such a hard time finding investors is because of their not-safe-for-work (NSFW) image.
In Asia, it is now easier than ever to order groceries online and get them delivered straight to your doorstep within minutes. Delivery platforms, such as Foodpanda’s Pandamart, now offer thousands of items, including daily essentials and fresh produce from small and medium enterprises and local grocers.