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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (22 September 2018) – Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles + A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (22 September 2018) – Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles + A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

Companies

  • Sinbon Electronics has unveiled its new plant in Hungary for the development and manufacturing of connectors and cables, components for new-energy vehicles and smart IoT automobiles (Digitimes)
  • In Korea, the Korea Credit Bureau and NICE Information Service assign everyone a credit rating between 1 and 10 based on their debt levels and overdue payments on loans, with 10 being the worst credit rating. (JA)
  • The ASX’s small tech revolution. The explosive share price performances of the likes of Wisetech, Appen, Altium, Afterpay and Xero have lifted hopes of a new vanguard of ASX-listed tech names to be added to well-established icons such as digital classified businesses REA Group, Carsales and Seek. These young Turks have even earned their own acronym: the WAAAX stocks.(AFR)

BATTSS – Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, TSMC, Softbank, Samsung

  • Meet the new Ant Financial, a technology services company (Technode)

FAANNMG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Netflix, Microsoft, Google

  • Amazon wants Alexa to hear your whispers and frustration (Wired)
  • Facebook’s new dating service wants to find you love (TNW)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • China’s Giant Market for Really Tiny Cars; Supersmall electric vehicles are taking over roads in some parts of China-no driver’s license needed (WSJ)
  • Anant Goenka’s digital strategy has put the Indian Express Group website firmly among the top three news sites in the country (Forbes)
  • Archit Gupta, founder and CEO, ClearTax, facilitate about 4 million tax filings and incorporates 200-odd companies a month. About 5% of its users pay for the assisted filling service (Forbes)
  • Girish Mathrubootham: The Sa(a)Sy entrepreneur; Chennai-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup achieved an annual recurring revenue (ARR, which is subscription based) of $100 million (Forbes)
  • Paytm alleges Google Pay breaching India privacy rules amid surge in digital payments; Google Pay says it shares information as per laws and after user consent (Nikkei)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Airbnb Proposes Giving Hosts a Stake in the Company; Home-sharing platform wants SEC to consider reforming shareholder eligibility rules (WSJ)
  • Einstein Voice gives Salesforce users gift of gab (Techcrunch)
  • Digital Freight Startup Convoy Raises $185 Million, Surpasses $1 Billion in Value; CapitalG, investment arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc., led a funding round aimed at backing the business in the growing field of digital freight booking (WSJ)
  • This startup wants to become the Facebook of death (TNW)
  • Is the podcast bubble bursting? (CJR)
  • Billionaire Robert Smith’s Vista Equity Makes $3 Billion Selling Marketo (Forbes)

Life

  • A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks (HBR)
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About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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