Showing posts with label 企业家. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 企业家. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

MaGIC appointed Cheryl Yeoh as first CEO 大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长



MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) has been appointed Cheryl Yeoh, 31,  as first CEO from more than 100 candidates that apply for the job.

Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Abdullah, Secretary General of Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia said Cheryl Yeoh    chosen because of her experience in Silicon Valley in US, and she have successfully make an exist when her startup acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Actually, Malaysia need more entrepreneur that bring company from startup to IPO.  However, it is very difficult for startup outside Silicon Valley or US to build a sustainable business after IPO. Even company in Europe like Skype also opt for being acquired rather than make an IPO.

Cheryl Yeoh claim to raise funding from Dave McClure of 500Startups before her company being acquired by  Walmart Labs. However, this is because of ecosystem or it is skill that Cheryl Yeoh able to bring to Malaysia is yet to be seen.

Cheryl Yeoh also claim mentoring at Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 Fellowship, 500startups, Founder Institute and Lean Startup Machine, etc.  It seem she able to break the racial and gender inequality first in US and now in Malaysia. A barrier not easy to break, both in US and in Malaysia.

Hope she able to bring change to startup ecosystem in Malaysia........Silicon Valley of South East Asia!

Related : Pulling a rabbit from the hat
Update : MaGIC sign MoUs with Stanford U. and UP Global








大马全球革新及创意中心 委杨美莺任新总执行长

赛城21日讯)在美国硅谷有杰出成就的大马年轻女企业家杨美莺(Cheryl Yeoh),受委为大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)新任总执行长。
财政部秘书长丹斯里依万瑟里加博士说,杨美莺被选为新任总执行长,是因为她在硅谷的成功发展,及于2013年将公司卖给沃尔玛实验室(WalmartLabs)的故事。

财政部接逾百申请

杨美莺来自八打灵再也,也是Reclipt的联合创办人,Reclipt是个性化购物清单应用程序,协助使用者节省金钱,通过使用著名零售商如沃尔玛,梅西百货,沃尔格林、塔吉特及CVS的电子固本和每周的广告来进行消费。
依万瑟里加日前在一项仪式中,宣布委任杨美莺为新任大马全球革新及创意中心(MaGIC)总执行长。
他说,财政部接获超过100项有关职位的申请。
他说,政府希望将尽力协助政府转型为充满活力的企业国家,以便国内外企业家取得成功的开端及发展业务。
他说,大马全球革新及创意中心将作为企业家的一站式中心,协助本地以及国际企业家成功开创商业机会、提升产品素质及服务,同时提供培训、辅导、指导、融资计划、知识产权鉴定等援助。
杨美莺对本身回国为国家服务感到自豪。

培育更多优秀企业家

她说:“这是我担任大马全球革新及创意中心总执行长的第三天,我身负重任,我一定会尽力培育更多优秀的成功企业家,尤其是年轻企业家。”
杨美莺是公共服务局奖学金全额的受惠者,她在美国康奈尔大学攻读工程系学士和硕士学位。



















Saturday, 22 February 2014

Taiwan Top Fashion Online Brand – Mayuki, enter Malaysia market via Lelong.com.my 台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚,创办人驚傳離婚

Online shopper in Malaysia no longer required to try to order from Taiwan and have to meet their minimum order quantity for oversea shipping, yet have to worried about the parcel being withheld by Malaysia custom if they order too many under one delivery. Malaysian now able to order from Taiwan top fashion online brand, Mayuki.com via Malaysia's Lelong.com.my under Malaysia currency. ( Both Malaysia and Taiwan are controlled currency)

Taiwan Top fashion Brand mayuki.com which have reputation for it variety of choice with reasonable price, has officially entered Malaysia market via lelong.com.my few days ago, their id on lelong is Fashion91. Mayuki.com is one of few operator from Taiwan that have successfully penetrate China's Taobao.com. Many Taiwan Ecommerce operator fail on Taobao not because of lack of business but demand so hugh that they are out of stock within 24 hours.  Mayuki.com are one of the few Ecommerce operator from Taiwan that set up a base in China and have ready stock to fulfil hugh market in China.  Base on the fact that many Taiwan Ecommerce operator unable to fulfil demand in hugh China market. it is unexpected that Mayuki.com have appetite in Malaysia market.

Meanwhile, Privately own Lelong.com.my also quietly entered Indonesian Market. Surprisingly, they do not leverage on lelong.com.my brand consider Indonesian language not entirely different from Malaysia's language.. Their Indonesian site have a new brand call zuperkilk.com.

Unlike Malaysia's lelong.com.my, which popular with electronics appliance product. Indonesian's zuperkilk.com find apparel vertical has much more potential than electronics.

Seller on Lelong.com.my more on Malaysia market whereas seller on ebay.com.my target on overseas market like UK,Australia and US. In short, ebay.com.my yet to penetrate Malaysia market.

Coincidently, few days ago Taiwan media reported that it founder, Chairman and CEO has divorce with each other since October 2013.CEO Mayuki accused her Chairman husband domestic violent whereas her father in law deny it and accused her having an extramarital affair.












台湾東京著衣进入马来西亚

台灣網購女裝第一品牌東京著衣进入马来西亚lelong.com.my. 旗下有東京著衣、Mayuki、YOCO三大品牌

创办人周品均
前几天, 台湾媒体驚傳创办人董事長鄭景太和執行長周品均,去年10月協議離婚,周品均日前淚訴遭家暴多年鄭父代子喊冤否認家暴,反控是媳婦外遇被徵信社拍到照片









Friday, 5 October 2012

More team get funding

I accidentally turn to NTV7 last night and discover that more team among Rock star get funding on Malaysia TV reality show "Make The pitch".


First, Chew Kai Feng of Cloudstat get RM500,000 funding for 35% equity on Malaysia TV reality show "Make The pitch".

It seem MyEg requested 35% of equity regardless of how much funding you request. While Chew seem to get the lowest funding among the participant. However, he get RM100,000 more than his request. And it seem he is the youngest and the only fresh graduate among participant.

Another team Fashion Valet, who have a chance to meet Youtube co-founder Jawed Karim last year get RM1million for 30% equity after some counter offer.

Congratulation.to both team above.



Melvin of FanXT initially accepted RM1million for 30% equity. However, Melvin change his mind after that and decline the offer.

It seem maximum MyEG offer is RM1million and minimum equity they want is 30%. Thus, do not participate next season if you aim more than RM1million or you willing to give up less than 29% equity only for less than RM1million.

Good luck Melvin





Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Why Alvin Woon not invest in Malaysia

Co-founder of Plurk.com Alvin Woon said Plurk.com has consider to invest in Malaysia to expand 3 years ago. However, due to lack of talent and incentive from government, he has give up Malaysia and invest in Taiwan eventually.

Great potential in internet Startup

He said, in fact, there is great potential for Start up in Malaysia. Standard of product launch here are on bar with product in US. Unfortnately, investment environment here not condusive to nurture such industry.

Whether government would give tax incentive and availability of talent, are important consideration on whether or not to set up a base here. As there is no such advantage at that point. We have to give up Malaysia.

Alvin Woon is responding to a question on whether Plurk.com would set up a branch here after a conference on Entrepreneurship at University Tunku Abdul Rahman.

He said frankly that , as a Malaysian, he would like to set up a base in Malaysia so that he able to "go home" very often. But he has to face reality eventualy : " I can't told other co-founder, I am a Malaysian, so we have to choose Malaysia (to set up company) " (Translator note: Alvin Woon split shares equally among 3 co-founder before Angel investor come in)

Alvin still observing government effort in attracting investment and talent

As to Malaysia current transformation in attracting foreign investment and talent. Alvin said he will observed.

In restrospect, 90% of internet startup are by Chinese. But they rarely get funding from government.

"In fact, we can't expect to attract overseas talent to come back just by slogan. Some has come back, but unable to find neccessary manpower talent to complete the task, mission required. You have to fill up a lot of form if need funding and been through a lot of challenge.......

"Some people do come back 10 years ago, Maybe they find it difficult to stay ( in Malaysia ), have to leave and never come back again. I don't want my first experience back to Malaysia to be like this. I never give up Malaysia from the beginning until now, hope able to lend a hand to Malaysia, especially in internet startup."

He know deeply government effort in attracting overseas talent. and understand someone must make the first move " I just hope this is not a difficult first step"

Youth must venture into business earlier

Alvin Woon advised young people to venture into business earlier as youth has advantage. Not afraid to fail and can fail early. If not, you will lack time and energy when you grow older and just regret.

He has few wisdom on  his journey in entrepreneurship startup. first is "Don't care about copy or compare, don't waste your time in care about what other people doing. What you did on yourself is more important.

In order to venture Plurk.com. Alvin Woon when to Toronto from US alone to set up a base. Just give up his existing job and girl friend. It is tough initially, but base on determination, he able to venture his own success.

Plurk.com launch on November 2007, have more than 20 language version and expand quickly in Asia country like Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. It has 6 million to 7 million member now. with 50% of it member in Taiwan.

Venture Capital important in internet Startup
Alvin Woon said he has to understand internet business in Malaysia market first before deciding to contribute in which area.

On how to incubate & nurture internet startup. He said funding is important. Many Malaysia have programming capability, but they unable to move next step, if lack working capital. You need money in marketing and networking. It is difficult to consider your next move if lack capital.

He stress, startup capital requirment are lower in Malaysia compare to US, plus you get higher return on capital. Many people don't understand internet startup, They don't invest even they have capital. They rather invest in property or gold. This required change in mindset.

Excerpt and translated from Nanyang dated 16 March 2012













 

云惟彬揭噗浪弃马投台原因 “网络市场缺奖掖人才”


(八打灵再也16日讯)“噗浪”网(Plurk.com)联合创办人云惟彬说,该公司3年前曾考虑回马设公司扩大网络创投市场,碍于本地缺乏政府奖掖优惠及人才,最后只好“放弃大马转投台湾”。
网络创业潜能大
他说,其实大马的网络创业潜能甚大,它们所推出的“产品”不输美国相关市场,只可惜大马的投资环境未能良好孕育这行业。
“政府是否给予扣税奖掖及当地有否人才,都是设立据点的重要考量,本地当时没有这些优惠,为了公司,我们只好放弃大马。”
云惟彬今日在拉曼大学主持企业座谈后,就是否考虑把噗浪网经营模式从外国搬回大马一事,这么回应。
他坦言,身为大马人,本身很想在大马设立据点,以便“多回家”,但最终仍需面对现实考量:“我总不能跟其他创办人说,我是大马人,就要选择大马(创办公司)。”
政府吸资及挽留人才 云惟彬持观望态度
对于目前大马政府制定改革措施吸引外资及要求人才回流,云惟彬指他将观望。
回顾过去,90%的大马网络创业由华人起步,他们却不曾获政府援助。
“其实不能光靠口号就要求海外人才回流,一些人已回来,却找不到足够人才;要做东西由找不到人,要钱的话又要填一大堆表格,过很多关……
“10年前也有一些人回流,也许发现真的很难留(在大马发展),只好离开,再也不回来了。我不希望自己的首次经验也如此。我由始至终未放弃大马,很希望以不同管道帮助大马,尤其是网络创业。”
他深知政府鼓励人才回流用意,也了解总需有人抛砖引玉踏出第一步:“但我希望这一步不会太难跨出去。”
年轻人创业要趁早 “做好自己最重要”
云惟彬劝勉时下年轻人,创业要趁早,因为年轻就是本钱,不怕失败也经得起失败,否则年老了连动力及时间都欠奉,只徒留遗憾。
他在创业路上有几个至理名言,其一就是“别在意模仿及比较,别把时间放在关心别人在做些什么,做好自己才最重要。”
为了发展“噗浪”网,云惟彬独自从美国到加拿大多伦多设立公司据点,把原有工作及在美国的女朋友都抛诸脑后,虽然当时很难熬,但凭着本身理念,最后还是闯出一片天。
噗浪网在2007年11月上线,拥有20多种语言界面,在台湾、大马、菲律宾、新加坡等亚洲国家迅速窜起,目前全球会员达600万至700万人,台湾用户占其中50%。
网络创投钱最重要
云惟彬表明现在要先了解大马网络创业市场,才能决定在大马为什么领域出力。
提到如何培养网络创投能力,他指足够资金不可或缺:“很多大马人会写(网络)程式,但他们走不到下一步,因为缺乏资金,市场推广及建立人脉关系都需要钱,没钱什么都不敢多想。”
他强调,大马创业资本远比美国低,投资报酬率却很高。很多人不了解网络创业,即使有资金也不敢投入,宁可投资房地产或买金,这需再教育。

第三届中小企业大会•云惟彬:强硬推销引反感 网上软销更有效


(吉隆坡15日讯)如何把社交网站当经商利器?
噗浪网(Plurk.com)创办人云惟彬“教路”,他说,使用社群媒体不能强硬推销公司的产品,而是以真诚的心慢慢接触顾客,让使用者了解你的产品。
他指出,大家使用社群媒体主要是与朋友交流,若强硬推销产品将引起使用者反感。
他举例,一些艺人使用社群媒体与粉丝交流,做的很好。
“就如许茹芸、戴佩妮就是很好的例子,她们每天都会将自己的日常生活点滴及心情贴上网,真诚与粉丝交流。
社群网打广告会被骂
“一些艺人很明显是经纪人协助管理其网页,常常会推销本身的电影及唱片,粉丝完全没有感受到艺人的亲切感。”
云惟彬今日在马来西亚中华总商会第3届中小企业大会主讲“网络时代的品牌/市场:社交媒体如何改变我们的营运方式”时强调,若使用社群媒体打广告,必须有“会被人骂”的心理准备。
做得不好传得更快
“你做得好会传出去,你做的不好会传得更快。”
他劝请业者,即使本身有道理,也不能在网络上与投诉者争论,因为不管输赢,大家都在看。
“使用社群媒体打广告可以专注你的顾客群,也可以知道顾客的回馈,再加以改善。”
他说,现在每个人都在使用社群媒体,年轻人花很多时间在网上,因此不管想不想都要经营。
“网络时代品牌/市场:社交媒体如何改变营运方式”
主讲:噗浪网(Plurk.com)创办人云惟彬
主持:中华总商会资讯与通讯工艺组主任黄哲强





Saturday, 19 November 2011

Alibaba.com founder Jack Ma will be in Malaysia March 2012

The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) will organised 3rd SME conference at Berjaya Times Square at 15 March 2012.

Conference will invited industry icon including founder of Alibaba.com Jack Ma,  Designer of  the world first single chip USB flash pen- drive,CEO of Phison Electronics, Pua Kian Seng.

The conference is expected to have 500 participant and it is a fee pay conference.

Conference language likely in Mandarin (Chinese).


Update: Jack Ma might not around but co-founder of Plurk.com, Alvin Woon will be in town






礼聘国内外知名人士主讲 明3月办中小企业大会



锺廷森透露,总商会会明年3 月15日将在吉隆坡时代广场举办大马中华总商会“第三届中小企业大会”,安排500人出席。
他说,大会将礼聘多位国内外知名人士,包括阿里峇峇电子商务创办人、大马电子闻人兼随身碟发明者潘健成主讲,属于收费大会。
他说,大会主要针对我国政府明年宣布的大马企业大蓝图,拟定华商的中小企业调查报告,剖析我国中小企业面对的问题,例如融资再配合政府中小企业发展大蓝图情况,因此也邀请中小企业机构总监拿督哈霞主讲,以便分析大蓝图提供的商机,中小企业如何打造创新文化。



Friday, 15 July 2011

Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡. Ipoh version of Edelweiss Café !

Edelweiss Café  in Penang reputable to be a cafe that preserve heritage building and  the interior are decorated with antiques like a mini museum that have antique stuff like building, furniture, iron, clock, tiffin, etc for it customer to view, provide "good food and drink in heritage environment". The Cafe also features in a documentary.  Now, in Ipoh, We also have a similar Kopitiam that with heritage theme, despite not yet like a mini museum like Edelweiss Café. But you can have food and drink at much cheaper price comparativelt to Edelweiss Café  . The Kopitiam call Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡, which just opened for business on 30 April 2011.  The entrance to Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡

The Kopitiam operate by Lim Family, which spend approximately RM5million to acquired 12 pre-war buildings in Ipoh for conservation as they are passionate about everything vintage.The family decided to “start small” by restoring the shop next to Oversea Building, formerly occupied by an insurance company, into a kopitiam.
The shop’s name means Drink Coffee in Teochew, the clan which Lim Chai Hock belongs to.

The building had housed the Bank Of Malaya, the first Chinese bank in Ipoh founded in 1920 until it was forced to close in 1930 due to the Great Depression. Later, it was taken over by Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd. “Restoration works and the starting of Lim Ko Pi cost about RM450,000,” said  Lim Chai Hock 52. Perak State EXCO Dato' Dr Mah Hang Soon also visited the Cafe after knowing the family invested such amount to preserve heritage in Ipoh. The family also offer 1st floor of the building as a venue of meeting for those who passionate about vintage, antique and heritage to meet regularly.
Busy time at Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡 ( The Star )

The special feature of this kopitiam is that at the back of the shop, there are 2 separate enclosures which can accommodate 2 kopitiam tables. It is open air and has a garden theme at the back of the shop, with port holes and airwells characteristic of turn-of-the-century shophouses, gracefully set off by potted plants.
Menu

Their bread and homemade Pao ( Buns) is reputable. Oversea Building next to it would be restored and made into a budget hotel.
Partners in business: Chai Hock helping his wife Lee (at the till) to operate Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡 whenever he is on leave. ( The Star )

Below are Excerpt from Nanayang dated 2 Aug 2011:

City council analysing possibility of assessment reduction as an incentive for heritage perservation

市厅研究保育古迹奖励 老建筑物或扣门牌税


(怡保1日讯)维护与保育怡保古迹建筑物历史真貌的业主接获好消息!怡保市政厅正研究通过扣减门牌税率的方式,奖励市民保护古老历史建筑的努力。
市长拿督罗西迪最近接见怡保旧街场啉咖啡东主夫妇林财复及李玉珠时,向他们透露,市政厅有意通过回扣门牌税,表扬怡保市内被鉴定属于古迹以及保护古迹不遗余力的业主。
助旧店翻新成酒店
他说,市政厅也将尽量协助翻新旧店成为经典酒店(Boutique Hotel)的业主,与消防及拯救局研究,是否可以和其他国家乃至国内州属如马六甲和槟城一样,豁免拆除木板楼
面,惟多装置防火配备,让历史真迹向游客讲述历史。
盼设古风情饮食店
罗西迪也希望私人界开设饮食店,尤其是具有古雅南洋风情的复古老店,业主可考虑推销清真美食,不仅迎接国内各族游客,也可招徕及款待来自世界不同宗教背景的客人。
市长是最近获知啉咖啡东主林财复在海外攻读博士学位的女儿林倍斯建议下,一口气购置怡保新、旧街场11间老店屋,一家五口(爸妈和三名女儿)默默付出让百年古迹逐渐还原的
用心后,马上指派三名官员,盛意拳拳到啉咖啡邀请东主家人到市长办事处洽谈,共同研究官民维护古迹的心得。
林家感激本报独家报道 啉咖啡获州内高官垂注
李玉珠向《南洋商报》透露,她和丈夫及小女儿倍慈,趁周一休业,拜会市长时获得市长告知上述佳音。
她非常感激本报独家报道林家创设啉咖啡,使到霹雳州大臣顾问拿督郑可扬、高级行政议员拿督哈密达以及市长拿督罗西迪格外关注,也曾微服前往了解实况。
检讨增加旧街场车位
李玉珠表示,市长了解他们一家人默默耕耘,发挥自己有限的力量来保育怡保市内百年老店后感到欣慰,因此提出建议,市政厅将会研究是否可以通过扣减门牌税,鼓励怡保业主保育
古迹的运动。
她说,市长也听取她要求地方政府检讨增加旧街场路旁停车位,平衡车流及商业利弊的建议,表示市政厅会将收集实况及进行研究。
迎接明年霹州旅游年 老店受促装修门面
市长拿督罗西迪希望各行各业,尤其是业主和商家准备就绪,做好门饰功夫,准备迎接明年引爆的“2012年霹雳州旅游年”。
市长接见林财复夫妇时,向来客说明身为市长的愿望,希望怡保市内的各业商贩及建筑物业主能够配合州政府对外吸睛与吸金的目标。
李玉珠说,市长欣慰林家已开始着手复新啉咖啡右邻的三间旧店,包括怡保开埠后,其中第一间开设的华侨银行(OCBC Bank)以及益和当店。
此外,林家在新街场购置的另外六间旧店,已经完成修葺工程,让怡保过去的历史风貌再次呈现。
他要求林家尽快装修华侨银行,最好在今年杪之前将它改装成为迎接背包游客的廉价酒店,迎接来自世界四面八方的游客,带动怡保经济活动。
要求保留木楼板
提到林家购置微露菲街的三层角头建筑D-Selva,李玉珠表示,林家打算在华侨银行与益和当铺完成装修后,继续把这间老店建设为高档的经典酒店。
她赞扬市长愿意就此类装修,直接向消防及拯救局商讨是否可以豁免拆除楼上木板楼板,以免破坏原迹。
据知,消防及拯救局为确保住户安全,已通过法令强制所有建筑物,包括战前老店,一旦建设酒店之类的公共场所,必须拆除木板楼面,以钢骨水泥取而代之,以防一旦祸患,火焰不
会切断房客逃生之路。
独家报道:冯国芳
Excerpt from nanyang