Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:00
500 TukTuks sets high goals for fund
THE managers of the 500 TukTuks Fund II yesterday launched the investment vehicle with the aim of backing 150 startup ventures – including one with the prized unicorn status for a valuation that grows to at least US$1 billion.
Mon, 28 May 2018 01:00
Tech firms are dancing with their algorithms
There has been a lot of excitement about China’s “Big 3” tech giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Now a new challenger has appeared on the scene: Bytedance, a Beijing-based unicorn which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create addictive content.
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00
Crypto-tax ‘will hit economy’
Taxation threatens to hamper startups, sec is told, as it seeks to regulate digital assets
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:37
Dtac Accelerate still bets on a local start-up 'unicorn'
THE Wallstreet Journal lists 168 "unicorns", a term venture capitalist Aileen Lee coined to describe start-ups valued at over US$1 billion (Bt33.21 billion). Why "unicorns"? Because they remain very rare. The US, of course, gets the lion's share, including giants like Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat. But Malaysia and Indonesia have recently entered the club. Thailand? Not yet.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:38
From ramen to cactus smoothies, millennial pink food catches on in Singapore
Now that rainbow-and unicorn-themed food is losing its shine on Instagram, it is time to turn to "millennial pink" fare instead. The global trend, which is clearly targeted at the millennial generation, is fast catching on in Singapore.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:33
‘Unicorn Gundam’ illuminated, dazzles in official unveiling
The completed “Unicorn Gundam” statue in Tokyo was finally revealed during a ceremony held on the eve of September 23 at Tokyo’s Odaiba island, in front of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:00
Chinese start-ups rising to the top
China’s start-up scene is one of the hottest topics in the global tech space. The country is home to 35 “unicorns” – start-ups valued at more than US$1 billion (Bt36 billion) – the second largest number after the US, which has 138.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:00
Snapchat eyes 2017 share offering: report
SAN FRANCISCO - Snapchat's parent Snap is readying a 2017 share offering, which would bring to Wall Street one of the most prominent of the venture-backed tech "unicorns," the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:41
Thai start-up has high hopes
Developed by CP Group heir, Eko targets "unicorn" status by next year
Mon, 21 May 2012 00:00
Rare Asian unicorn faces extinction
Hanoi - One of the world's rarest mammals is threatened with extinction due to illegal trapping aimed at snaring other animals, conservationists said Monday.