SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-being

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health and well-being has become a priority in many of our lives. In the third infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #3 – the goal to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Defining the Next-Gen of Commerce

Here at StartupX, we have a bird’s eye view of some of the latest developments in the ecosystem, owing to our interactions with our ecosystem partners, our network and the work we do. COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes that are here to stay, and in order to help the community be better informed and […]

A SPACtacular Phenomenon: SPACs Explained

Everyone is talking about SPACs.  Indeed, SPACs have been raising money from investors quicker than ever in history. More funds have been raised through SPACs in 2020 than the past 10 years combined – in fact, almost twice as much! At the end of April 2021, SPACs had already raised a massive US$101.3 billion since […]

SDG #2: Zero hunger

Food stands first among all basic needs of humans. In the second infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #2 – the goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Moving forward to the Internet of Things

Inconspicuous to us are billions of devices embedded with sensors communicating with one another, typically through a cloud network. This is loosely defined as the Internet of Things (IoT). For decades, security and privacy concerns have loomed over IoT technology. As the saying goes – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link […]

SDG #1: End Poverty In All Its Forms Everywhere

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In the first infographic of the series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #1 – the end of poverty.

Show Me The Money!

What is corporate innovation   A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.   Corporate innovation is the process by which companies leverage on ideas to improve and disrupt existing products, processes, models and methodologies, and in today’s fast-changing world, it […]

How 2 Chinese Streamers Sold 5 BILLION USD Worth of Merchandise in Half A Year

Nowadays, the vast majority of the Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of livestreaming e-commerce platforms is contributed by top livestreamers. These livestreamers belong to different multi-channel network (MCN) institutions, who provide resources for new livestreamers, and make profits by boosting e-commerce platforms’ sales through their massive promotional campaigns. Although the livestreamers market is highly competitive, it […]

Explained: The Booming Livestreaming E-commerce Industry in China

In the first two decades of the 21st century, China has shifted from the PC era to the mobile internet era and is currently transitioning to the industrial internet era. This opens up an online ecosystem for the whole industrial supply chain, thereby creating a new way for consumers to shop, namely e-commerce. E-commerce, as […]

Asia vs Silicon Valley: The Breakdown

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with cutting edge technology, and is the premier startup capital of the world. No other place in the world has created so much wealth in such a short period of time. Startups have become a key economic growth engine so policymakers around the world are focusing on developing their own […]

Building the future of sustainable living

Home has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020, as we now spend between 30%-40% more of our time at home compared to pre-COVID days. Our living space has become a refuge, a workspace, and at times, might even feel like a cage as we grapple with work from home. At the same time, […]

Technology and society – digital divide or digital inclusivity?

Much of the world is struggling with deepening political division, economic inequality and ethno-religious tensions. The growth of the Black Lives Matter movement – the largest movement in US history, and closer to home, the Milk Tea Alliance, are a number of global movements that have risen in response to the growing unrest and dis-satisfaction […]

How will our smart cities look like 10 years from now?

We all grew up having our imaginations run wild from science-fiction movies on what the future would look like. There are myriads to recall but growing up, I remember thinking that flying cars and personal assistant robots would be the future. It’s 2020, while we are still working to introduce flying cars to the neighbourhoods, […]

Cobots - Are they your new best friend at work?

For years, humans have been worried about job loss due to automation. According to the Oxford Economics, automation could displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030. While automation reshapes the world’s employment landscape, this is not unexpected. Throughout history, we have seen examples of technology replacing jobs. For instance, the U.S. rail industry which once […]

Is this the missing piece that will boost your corporate innovation strategy?

Developing a corporate innovation strategy is no easy feat. Akin to cooking a good dish, aside from ensuring that you put in place the best ingredients and chef, adopting the appropriate cooking methods and processes is critical to delivering that dish that you so desire. Likewise, aside from taking into consideration factors such as innovation […]