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Asian Founders at Work

Stories from the Region’s Top Technopreneurs

Authors: Ferraz, Ezra, Fernandez, Gracy

  • Presents stories from Asian startup founders in the largest and most comprehensive record to date of the region’s most successful technopreneurs
  • Teaches directly from game-changing leaders who tell their stories in their own voice
  • Provides insight into the earliest days of Asia’s most successful startups that have not been covered previously by media outlets
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About this book

What does it take to successfully launch and scale a startup in Asia? While much of modern business literature covers Silicon Valley and its founders, building a company in Asia—a world center of technology and innovation—is a vastly different journey, and not nearly as widely covered. This book aims to change that.

Asian Founders at Work is an essential compilation of in-depth, incisive interviews with over 20 top technopreneurs from the region. Authors Ezra Ferraz and Gracy Fernandez have gathered their exclusive conversations with business leaders: Min-Liang Tan (Razer), Maria Ressa (Rappler), Chatri Sityodtong (ONE Championship), Patrick Grove (iflix), and Khailee Ng (500 Startups) are just a few.

Questions about early difficulties, fundraising, business pivots, strategic partnerships, exits via acquisition or IPO, and more are answered in great detail to shine a light on the founders' unique experiences. Learn directly from game-changers in their own voice. By documenting these stories, the authors have created the largest and most comprehensive record of successes to date. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur yourself, a business student wanting to become well-versed in international practices, or an owner looking to expand to the area, this book provides a thorough guide to the startup culture in Asia from the most knowledgeable sources possible.


What You Will Learn

  • Gain business knowledge of practices that are localized to Asia
  • Become familiar with essential startup topics, including product development, user acquisition, recruiting, and fundraising
  • Study individual companies and founders, and an overview of startup culture


Who This Book Is For 

Those in the tech ecosystem in East, Southeast, and South Asia, including aspiring founders or current founders who have started their entrepreneurial journey. This book is also for people outside of Asia who have an interest in the region. Entrepreneurs or businesspeople can refer to this book as they consider expansion into the area. Researchers and readers can pick up this book if they are curious about the business landscape of Asia and want to hear directly from game-changing founders.

About the authors

Ezra Ferraz is the founder and managing partner of Ambidextr, a full-service content marketing studio backed by Future Now Ventures. Ambidextr executes the content marketing for some of Asia Pacific’s largest tech companies. He graduated from UC Berkeley and earned a Master in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. 

Gracy Fernandez is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Asia Pacific—the mother brand of Entrepreneur in the region—and the founder of a venture-backed tech startup, Graventure. She is a professional marketer by trade.

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5162-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5161-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Founders at Work
Book Subtitle
Stories from the Region’s Top Technopreneurs
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ezra Ferraz, Gracy Fernandez
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5162-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5162-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5161-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 299
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