Is Singapore the Silicon Valley of Asia, and how @Gametize has survived
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My talk at Vienna meets Silicon Valley (Spirit of Vienna 2014) about Singapore's best startups and ecosystem, and briefly Gametize's journey and 10 takeaways from it. Cheers!

My talk at Vienna meets Silicon Valley (Spirit of Vienna 2014) about Singapore's best startups and ecosystem, and briefly Gametize's journey and 10 takeaways from it. Cheers!

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Is Singapore the Silicon Valley of Asia, and how @Gametize has survived Presentation Transcript

  • 1. @keizng about.me/keizng keith@gametize.com THE SILICON VALLEY EAST innovating in a small tiny island nation!
  • 2. Co-founder and Hustle Ninja of @Gametize World’s Simplest Gamification Platform (Gametize.com) about.me/keizng @keizng
  • 3. @keizng
  • 4. Co-founder and Hustle Ninja of @Gametize World’s Simplest Gamification Platform (Gametize.com) Achievements and Badges #storyofmylife !  Learnt German at 13 and forgot all of it !  Renowned Counterstrike Camper, Reformed Compulsive Gamer !  Almost Bankrupt, Won USD$200,000 in 5mins on TV !  Gametizing Shell, Samsung, Standard Chartered, Accenture about.me/keizng @keizng
  • 5. Playing that Startup Game here @keizng
  • 6. And talking about it right here //thanks to super mario @keizng
  • 7. @keizng Guess that’s why I feel at home
  • 8. Singapore: Sometimes I don’t get it @keizng
  • 9. But we do have some WOW startups @keizng
  • 10. @keizng Zopim (Acquired by Zendesk US$30 Million
  • 11. @keizng Rakuten bought it for US$200 Million
  • 12. Pirates 3D: Raised US$1.4million on Kickstarter
  • 13. @keizng Yes, that’s our invention!
  • 14. Strong Incubators and Government $upport (disclosure: I’m a mentor at JFDI)
  • 15. More Rockstars Razer, Garena, Carousell, Tradehero Smart Money Golden Gate, Silicon Straits, TNF, Crystal Horse
  • 16. MORE THAN US$300M worth of acquisitions in last 12 months http://www.techinasia.com/cheatsheet-of-technology-startup- acquisitions-in-southeast-asia/ @keizng
  • 17. I kid you not. Some think we are the new SV @keizng
  • 18. No, I’m not here to promote Singapore. You are welcomed, surely
  • 19. I’m here to share how startups outside of SV can still be kickass Here’s my Top 10!
  • 20. I’m not a rockstar, but I have failed. How did Gametize survive? #failbadge #badass
  • 21. 1. UNBELIEVE THAT SV HYPE All the best being the next Facebook; B2C vs B2B “A million guys walk into a Silicon Valley bar. None of them buy anything. The bar is declared a rousing success”
  • 22. 2. BUT DON’T STOP BEING CRZZZY Still crazy to me: Twitter, Snapchat, Viki, and Vibease @keizng
  • 23. 3. SHOW AMBITIONS EARLY AND WORK GLOBAL SMARTLY Cloud Subscriptions, Reseller Channels
  • 24. 4. OR FIND A WAY TO GET @keizng
  • 25. 5.PARTNERSHIPS=BFF
  • 26. 5. ALLIANCES = BFFL Sharing referrals, knowledge, and expertise
  • 27. 6. It doesn’t make sense to be a @keizng
  • 28. 7. BUT IF YOU INSIST, GO STEAL @keizng
  • 29. 8. LEAN STARTUP Solve real problems, Test obsessively Test & Observe Launch (MVP) Discover & Pivot @keizng
  • 30. 8. LEAN STARTUP Solve real problems, Test obsessively Test & Observe Launch (MVP) Discover & Pivot
  • 31. 9. Nothing wrong with failing But fail fast, learn hard, and find the right teammates @keizng
  • 32. 10. STAY HUNGRY, STAY SHAMELESS @keizng
  • 33. keith@gametize.com | @keizng slideshare.net/keizng