Drawbacks of centralized solutions for digital credit scoring in Indonesia

In some cases, OJK has appeared toothless in spotting and preventing fraud at the companies it’s supposed to oversee. Late last year, a scandal at Indonesia’s largest state insurer, Jiwasraya, unfolded right under the watchdog’s nose. Still, some investors continue to back Akulaku. Earlier this year, it signed credit line deals with Singapore-headquartered OCBC Bank … Read more

Did Parkland Shooting Affect Henrique Da Silva’s Choice to Leave MMA and Join Shock Esports?

A person familiar with the matter revealed that ONE initially approached Singtel asking for a US$50 million year-long cash sponsorship of its esports events, which Singtel declined. “They don’t even have a game. So Singtel said, ‘no thank you,’” the person tells us. ONE too many fancies For ONE’s maiden esports event in Singapore—the Dota … Read more

The Importance of Traits in Any Fighting Sport

As per former staff who spoke to us, ONE has struggled over the years to land MMA sponsorships and fill event venues with paying patrons. The company allegedly resorted to various tactics to try and mask the low turnout of its events—including giving away tickets for free in order to bill events as “sold out”. … Read more

What is Apple’s Competition-Losing Strategy and Why it Failed?

All this streamlining, though, has an inevitable downside. M17 has been known for its “hire fast, fire faster” culture, according to industry insiders and former employees. “They’re ruthless. Even if you’ve been there a long time, working your ass off, if they want to fire you they will fire you,” said the ex-employee. Nevertheless, the … Read more

How To Do Better Than Iphone & Samsung Marketing Campaigns

Like social media, online dating is a network effects business, where bigger platforms tend to perform significantly better,” he told us. Perhaps, in some ways, Paktor was baggage. It meant “mindshare” between streaming and dating for Phua, and, therefore, was a “distraction”, said Infinity Ventures’ Huang. “It’s a great business. It’s just that for investors … Read more