H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 October 2018) – Trend Micro Brings Its Unified Threat Management Solution to North America + Time Horizon vs. Endurance

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (12 October 2018) – Trend Micro Brings Its Unified Threat Management Solution to North America + Time Horizon vs. Endurance


  • Trend Micro’s four pillars of cybersecurity strategy (SB); Trend Micro Brings Its Unified Threat Management Solution to North America (BW)
  • UK-based Orion Electrotech announced it is has completed the sale of a majority stake in the business to TechnoPro Holdings Inc., a Japan-based technology-focused staffing and services company (SI)
  • Tencent Music will reportedly postpone IPO due to global market sell-off (CNBC)
  • Chinese streaming platform NetEase signs copyright license agreement with Loen Entertainment (PI)
  • Flexium revenues surge in 3Q18 (Digitimes)
  • Australia’s Crime Stoppers has appointed Citadel Group to build out its safety management platform, Keep Us Safe vResponder, specifically around the needs of Crime Stoppers and its network (ZDnet)

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

  • Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-Time; Smart speakers are taking advantage of the free labor of Wikipedia volunteers. (Slate)
  • The high-risk, high-reward world of selling stuff on Amazon (CNN)
  • How Amazon Is Disrupting These 6 Sectors (Barron’s)
  • Netflix Isn’t Invincible (AA)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • GoGoVan CEO says whoever adopts autonomous vehicle technology first will dominate logistics; Autonomous driving technology will enable more efficient and affordable delivery of goods (SCMP)
  • India’s Flipkart confident of bumper sales season; says Amazon losing relevance (Reuters)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • ANGI Homeservices to Buy Handy to Dominate Home Renovations (Bloomberg)
  • Bumble Owner Targets Nasdaq IPO to Become World’s Top Matchmaker (Bloomberg)
  • US startup steals march on Amazon with grab-and-go shopping in Japan; Standard Cognition touts ‘much cheaper’ AI-based solution amid labor shortage (Nikkei)


  • Time Horizon vs. Endurance (Morgan Housel)
  • Costco’s secret weapon: Food courts and $1.50 hot dogs (CNN)

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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