Tag Archives: Founder

Tips for building a global business from the founder of billion-dollar start-up Klook

Building a business is no easy feat, much less establishing one with global appeal — but it helps to aim high. That’s exactly what Eric Gnock Fah did when he quit his finance job in 2014 to launch travel booking app, Klook. “I just wanted to start something that I could relate to and that was globally relevant,”… Read More »

Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »

LeEco Founder Jia Yueting Asks for Time, Pledges to Pay Back Debts

The founder of China’s struggling tech group LeEco, Jia Yueting, on Thursday pledged to take full responsibility for the company’s debt troubles amid a deepening financial crisis and after some of the company’s assets were frozen. Jia, writing in a post on his public WeChat account, apologised for causing worry, pledged to pay back LeEco’s debts and to stick to its ambitious… Read More »