H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (15 October 2018) – 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says + How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (15 October 2018) – 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says + How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (


  • 5G will force cybersecurity to evolve, Trend Micro says (GN)
  • En-Japan introduces hiring tools (AIM)
  • Top player Yizhibo sold to Weibo as China’s live streaming frenzy cools down (Technode)
  • Afterpay, Zip await ASIC critique of buy now pay later (AFR)

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

  • Baidu demonstrates self driving buses in China as the technology moves closer to commercialisation (SCMP)
  • Baidu Waimai rebrands as Star.Ele to target at higher-end food delivery market (Technode)
  • Tencent hit as China’s freeze on new video game titles continues; Revenues set to suffer with approvals not expected to resume until next year (FT)
  • Short Sellers Missed Tencent’s $250 Billion Party; They left a lot of money on the table as the Chinese technology behemoth slumped 44 percent from its peak. (Bloomberg)

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

  • Apple buys music analytics company Asaii: Axios (Reuters)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Chinese tech fundraising under pressure amid market turmoil; Investors expect slower and smaller IPO launches as valuations shrink (Nikkei)
  • India’s $5bn no-frills hotel start-up Oyo Rooms targets China; Founder says he runs world’s ‘most advanced hotel system’ but analysts warn on expansion (FT)
  • Relentless selling savages ASX tech stocks (AFR)


  • How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life by Epictetus (Amazon)
  • SFC chairman Carlson Tong exits after dishing out nearly HK$4 billion in penalties; Six-year tenture saw the former head of KPMG in mainland China casting the regulatory spotlight firmly on corporate fraud, insider dealing, poor new listings (SCMP)

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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