M&A Target Review

Leaked Salesforce corporate development M&A board deck

The Salesforce corporate development probably had a bad day… If you were in the boots of Salesforce, how would you sustain your growth? Probably acquire, given their core market has saturated. So what companies are on the wish list of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff? Fortunately for us a group called“hacktivists” hacked and leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell …

Startup trends for death and stats on survival rates

Startup trends for death and stats on survival rates

TL:DR: An analysis of startup trends and how startups survive over time CBInsights have an interesting post on startup survival, in which they report on their analysis of startups that entered the deadpool between 2010 and 2013 to see what they could uncover about startup survival and mortality. It’s important to note though that this is reported dead. There are a lot of …

Venture capital opportunity in south east asia startup investment

The Venture Capital Opportunity in South East Asia

This is a presentation I gave for Tedx at Affin Hwang Capital’s ‘Conference Series 2015: Navigating Through Turbulent Times’ on the topic of “The Venture Capital Opportunity in South East Asia.” It was subsequently a featured presentation on the homepage of Slideshare and was one of the most viewed presentations of the month with 77,000 views in a month. It was …