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The Uptake | Entering the Next Phase

Written by The Uptake Published on   3 mins read

KrASIA’s next move.

Dear Readers,

Since 2017, KrASIA has been providing daily coverage of the important developments in Asia’s tech scene. We founded teams in various cities across the continent. Our reporters filed reports from Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Bangalore, Beijing, Yangon, Manila, Shanghai, Dubai, Bangkok, and more locations. KrASIA’s articles covered business deals, innovative research, investments, and the impact of tech on consumers and our social fabric.

Some articles were drafted quickly to ensure we kept pace with breaking news, while others took days or weeks of preparation work to lock in interviews and ensure our research was accurate. Our editorial team worked around the clock to generate coverage that mattered, and we are proud of the reporting that we have shared with our readers since our founding.

But now is the time for change. Moving forward, KrASIA will be more active in providing advisory services for clients across Asia. In the past year, we have already been offering this form of assistance to clients in the region—a series of demo days organized in collaboration with Alibaba Cloud highlighted the diverse startup scenes in the countries where we operate, Open Office Hours sessions where young startups are coached by major investors, and panel discussions at the AsiaForward Startup Day.

We have also worked with government organizations to promote cross-border relationships and development within Asia. These include projects such as the UNLEASH TOKYO event with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Chuhai Huddles with EDB’s China office to connect with Chinese startups that are interested in expanding into Singapore, promotion and streaming of the Singapore FinTech Festival in China, and the Singapore x Asia Innovation Partnership Forum with EDB Singapore.

This change reflects KrASIA’s goal to connect budding entrepreneurs with the movers and shakers in the continent’s startup circles, and more broadly give visibility to new businesses in Asia that may one day become the next big thing.

We will still publish insightful content produced for Asia’s present and future business leaders, such as deep dives to unpack the history of major tech companies that have turned ideas into innovation, and research reports that will provide comprehensive information about specific business sectors. Our Startup Wire newsletter will also continue its weekly blasts to introduce Southeast Asian startups that are building unique products and services.

Right now, we are redesigning our website and will begin to make the transition in April. This will showcase KrASIA’s new identity as we work more closely with startups, tech conglomerates, and venture capital investors in the region. The Uptake—this newsletter that you’re reading right now—will land in your inbox twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday.

The team at KrASIA looks forward to entering this new phase as we continue to offer a variety of support to the many tech companies of all scales operating in Asia.

To our readers, subscribers, and interviewees, we thank you. We look forward to starting our next chapter and hope that you’ll accompany us on this new journey.


The Team at KrASIA

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