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Making Sense of ICOs: The $100M Seed Investment

For the most parts, ICOs sound and look like the modern day gold rush. An ICO or an Initial Coin Offering is the imperfect blend of an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and Crowd Funding. Although it’s been in existence for the last 4-5 years, it started gaining colossal popularity in 2017. For instance, just last year companies like Tezos raised $232M, Filecoin raised $257M, Bancor…

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LottieFiles for Dummies

What is LottieFiles? If you’re anything like me, and you don’t spend every waking hour of your day designing animations, you’re probably unfamiliar with the animator’s workflow and caught yourself wondering what LottieFiles is all about. Over the last several weeks, I have had several people ask me what it is, how it works, and what problem it solves. So here’s my attempt at explaining…

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Nattu, LottieFiles, and the Magic of Great Design

I once made the rookie mistake of inadvertently mentioning a computer mouse in front of Nattu, and then got a three-minute meditation on the evolution of the mouse as a tool. He is the one person I know who genuinely believes in magic — that is, the magic of creating beautiful and simple products. I think it is my duty to warn you of the madness that…

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The 10 types of ServisHero Fashionistas

When you think of a Tech Startup – the word ‘Stylish’ and ‘Fashion’ might be the last thing to spring to mind. You might be inclined to say that the average employee is a bit boring, a bit reserved – or as I have been hearing on numerous occasions – destructively competitive Masters of the Universe. Well, since I secretly enjoy superimposing ostentatious celebrity statuses…

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Word of the day: Arduino

Pronounced arr-DWEE-no Working at a tech startup, I hang out with a lot of ‘computer people’ and I’m sure you do too – but do they build you automated thingamajigs that enables your plant to send existential tweets every time it needs watering? I didn’t think so! My guess is most new age travelers probably do not tinker with Arduinos or think of automating frondescence…

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How the digital marketplace is leveling the playing field for small and medium enterprises

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of South East Asia’s economy. They account for 96 per cent of all businesses, employ 85 per cent of all workers and contribute more than half of the region’s GDP. These businesses are hugely important, not only as employers and drivers of regional growth but also as contributors to innovation. From cloud services to mobile and tablets,…

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