@keizng
about.me/keizng
keith@gametize.com
THE SILICON VALLEY EAST
innovating in a small tiny island nation!
Co-founder and Hustle Ninja of @Gametize
World’s Simplest Gamification Platform (Gametize.com)
about.me/keizng
@keizng
@keizng
Co-founder and Hustle Ninja of @Gametize
World’s Simplest Gamification Platform (Gametize.com)
Achievements and Badges #st...
Playing that Startup Game here
@keizng
And talking about it right here
//thanks to super mario
@keizng
@keizng
Guess that’s why I feel at home
Singapore: Sometimes I don’t get it
@keizng
But we do have some WOW startups
@keizng
@keizng
Zopim
(Acquired by Zendesk US$30 Million
@keizng
Rakuten bought it for US$200 Million
Pirates 3D: Raised US$1.4million on Kickstarter
@keizng
Yes, that’s our invention!
Strong Incubators and Government $upport
(disclosure: I’m a mentor at JFDI)
More Rockstars
Razer, Garena, Carousell, Tradehero
Smart Money
Golden Gate, Silicon Straits, TNF, Crystal Horse
MORE THAN US$300M
worth of acquisitions in last 12 months
http://www.techinasia.com/cheatsheet-of-technology-startup-
acqu...
I kid you not.
Some think we are the new SV
@keizng
No, I’m not here to promote
Singapore. You are welcomed, surely
I’m here to share how startups
outside of SV can still be kickass
Here’s my
Top 10!
I’m not a rockstar, but I have failed.
How did Gametize survive?
#failbadge
#badass
1. UNBELIEVE THAT SV HYPE
All the best being the next Facebook; B2C vs B2B
“A million guys walk into a Silicon Valley bar....
2. BUT DON’T STOP BEING CRZZZY
Still crazy to me: Twitter, Snapchat, Viki, and Vibease
@keizng
3. SHOW AMBITIONS EARLY
AND WORK GLOBAL SMARTLY
Cloud Subscriptions, Reseller Channels
4. OR FIND A WAY TO GET
@keizng
5.PARTNERSHIPS=BFF
5. ALLIANCES = BFFL
Sharing referrals, knowledge, and expertise
6. It doesn’t make sense to be a
@keizng
7. BUT IF YOU INSIST, GO STEAL
@keizng
8. LEAN STARTUP
Solve real problems, Test obsessively
Test &
Observe
Launch (MVP)
Discover
& Pivot
@keizng
8. LEAN STARTUP
Solve real problems, Test obsessively
Test &
Observe
Launch (MVP)
Discover
& Pivot
9. Nothing wrong with failing
But fail fast, learn hard, and find the right teammates
@keizng
10. STAY HUNGRY, STAY SHAMELESS
@keizng
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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!

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

  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

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