Michael de Waal-Montgomery

Hong Kong e27

Michael is e27's Hong Kong-based correspondent for Southeast Asia. He is a British journalism graduate who has previously been published by The Next Web, South China Morning Post, Shenzhen Daily, Guangzhou Morning Post and The Nanfang.

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a geek since Oct 2014

Industry

A slowly strengthening Japan hits 86 IPOs in 2014; over half in tech

The increasing number of IPOs will be welcomed by Japan as it continues to struggle with keeping its economy afloat in 2014
Dec 07, 2014

Thumbsup releases its Thailand Startup Year in Review 2014 report

Thumbsup’s report highlights nine notable Thai startup funding rounds from this year, but 70% remain bootstrapped
Nov 14, 2014

Japan’s startups face one fatal flaw beyond simple risk aversion

Kauffman Fellows’ Philip Wickham holds the view that Japan’s onerous bankruptcy laws are one of its biggest problems for budding startups
Nov 13, 2014

News

Social Media

Venture Capital

VCs are super optimistic about Indonesia. Here’s why

The country has a lot of unrealized potential. Investors feel it is time to leave your cushy consultant jobs and head to Indonesia
Apr 23, 2015

China and Russia create joint $200M fund for startups in Skolkovo

The idea is to create favorable conditions for close collaboration between Russian and Chinese scientists, developers and entrepreneurs
  Apr 21, 2015

9 pitching tips VCs and founders swear by

Choose your battles, communicate simply and more advice from JFDI’s panel discussion on ‘Pitching to the VCs’
  Mar 04, 2015

Exclusive: Tim Draper tells us why women make successful entrepreneurs

Women need to know 80% of what they have to do before they’re willing to start a business, while men only need 20%. At Draper University of Heroes, the women realise [Read More...]
  Feb 23, 2015
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Accelerators

MaGIC’s Stanford Go2Market pre-accelerator to launch in March

This is the first time that Stanford is running the programme in the ASEAN region, with 50 places available
Feb 11, 2015

Education

China’s NetDragon bags US$52.2M Series A investment

Jan 08, 2015

Greentech

Hong Kong air purifying startup uHoo to launch US$30K Indiegogo campaign

Uhoo’s Co-founder tells e27 that the device plans to retail at US$199, with the Indiegogo campaign going live on November 11, 2014
Nov 08, 2014

Hardware

Singapore’s Ampere surpasses US$60K Kickstarter goal in no time at all

The wireless charging sleeve is expected to be shipped by August 2015. Early bird pledges begin at US$69
Jan 18, 2015

3D-printing pen 3Doodler may beat its previous US$2.3M Kickstarter

The Hong Kong-based 3D innovation has surpassed US$250,000 on the first day of a ‘short’ 20-day crowdfunding campaign
Jan 07, 2015

Lists

Thumbsup releases its Thailand Startup Year in Review 2014 report

Thumbsup’s report highlights nine notable Thai startup funding rounds from this year, but 70% remain bootstrapped
Nov 14, 2014