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Business Ideas

The Doctor is (Always) In: New App Lets Users Book Home Appointments with Health Professionals

Most requests are for laboratory tests, primary health care doctors and veterinarians

Aide is a service that allows users to book a home appointment with health experts such as doctors, nurses, physical therapists and even a masseuse and medical techniciansEver since ride-hailing apps rose to popularity, most people who live in the city expect ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 09, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How Do You Build a Startup Called Maria? Vincent Lau and His Intrepid Journey from California to Manila

Setting foot in the country only eight years ago, the UC Berkeley alum is revolutionizing the Philippines' HMO industry

There are many ways for startup founders to raise funding, gain exposure and expand their networks in markets where they are operating.Most of these didn’t come easy for Vincent Lau. The 36-year-old Chinese-American was born and raised in Oakland City, California but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 08, 2018 11:00:00
Run & Grow

To Build a Great Business, "Don’t Try to Be the Facebook of X or the Uber of Y"

What are the ins and outs of building a great product in Southeast Asia?

As someone who has been immersed in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem, I often get asked for advice from new founders. I am usually short on prescription, given that there are no hard and fast rules to building a product in Southeast Asia. ...

by Farouk Meralli  | January 24, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

In the Battle for Talent, Do Free Food, Game Nights and Bean Bags Really Count?

A view from the founder and CEO of mClinica, a pioneering Southeast Asian healthtech startup

mClinica is a health-tech company headquartered out of Singapore with offices across Southeast Asia, including locally in Bonifacio Global CityAny entrepreneur who has tried to find talent to build a website or app for their business has surely had the same experience: ...

by Farouk Meralli  | December 20, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

PH’s First Online Health Insurance Platform for Small Businesses and Individuals Raises $650K from Investors

Maria Health pools clients to help them access cheaper and better terms from HMOs

Maria Health helps individuals and businesses to easily compare and purchase health insurance packages in its online platformMaria Health, the Philippines’ first online marketplace for health insurance products, recently secured an investment from Wavemaker Partners, one of Southeast Asia’s leading early stage ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 08, 2017 09:00:00