Bob Chua, Founder of BlinQ joined Graham Brown in the ATP studio to take us through his life journey, talk to us about his previous pursuits and shed light on his latest venture.
BlinQ is a luxury fashion ecommerce platform which leverages AR technology to give the users the unique experience of virtually trying on what they are shopping in a virtual showroom set-up. It plans to be the end-to-end solutions provider for luxury fashion shoppers and have recently raised US$ 2 Million in Seed capital with plans to raise Series A in a few months time. The core team is based out of Malaysia and they are looking to expand their entire operations team to rapidly grow the business across geographies.
“Thanks again for having me on the podcast, it was a great experience and has been great for profile building. It was a really well produced, professional experience and I think any founder will find it valuable.”
– Daniel West, CEO Panalyt
(former HR Head for Apple & Uber)
Panalyt appeared on Pitchdeck Asia to raise awareness of their pre-Series A raise and pitch to potential employees who want to join the team.
Founders Describe Their Pitchdeck Experience
Amrish Nair CEO Founder Biorithm
“It was fun… Normal pitch competitions are stressful. This way, however, it was stress-free and relaxed. We got to say everything we wanted.”
Sully Bholat is representing Flexible Pass and the Myanmar startup ecosystem here today in Singapore. Flexible Pass offers local Burmese customers access to gym membership. We discuss the size of the health and fitness market in Myanmar as well as recent developments in the startup ecosystem. Linkedin: Sully Bholat
WisePass – Lam Tran
WisePass is a subscription-based membership service that allows members to get free bottle service, lunch, dinner or Starbucks coffee at over 150 lavish venues in 3 different countries across South East Asia starting at 300$ US monthly. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2014, the service has expanded to Hanoi, Bangkok, and Manila with an average revenue growth rate of 50% in the past 7 quarters. Following a successful seed funding round in late 2017 with the Singapore-based VC investment firm Expara Ventures, WisePass is continuing to develop and is currently in the process of unveiling an ICO which will bridge the crypto world with the real-world economy. With our PASS tokens, WisePass intends to be the first company to successfully implement crypto-spending in a real-world context to purchase everyday lifestyle goods. Linkedin: Lam Tran
The Woof Agency – Jane Peh & Tay Sijun
The Woof Agency founders, Jane Peh & Tay Sijun, joined host Graham Brown in the Pitchdeck Asia studio to give an insight into their unique Pet Influencer Marketing agency and the dynamics surrounding this growing market around pets. Jane and Tay discuss the problem they are trying to solve and how their agency plays a role in finding solutions for SMEs looking to launch marketing campaigns using pets as influencers. Jane & Tay explain how they differentiate themselves from the bigger agencies sharing anecdotes about some of their campaigns and pet animals featured. The Woof Agency, is currently actively raising funds to build and expand their platform. Linkedin: Jane Peh
Butler – Poon Da Qian
Poon Da Qian is the founder of Butler, a platform for domestic cleaning that has extended into a wider set of services in housekeeping. We talk about building a brand around culture and explore case study brands like Hai Di Lao Hot Pot and Zappos. Linkedin: Poon Da Qian
Mandy Chan- BOW for Bold, Innovative sports gear for travel
At the age of 19, Mandy ventured into prototyping her first product for BOW. With enough courage and a leap of faith, Mandy took a gap year from university to pursue her own business. BOW aims to spark similar moments of boldness through their innovative and versatile products – including the Quivver all in one bag and the Ancor shirt. Mandy’s youth and spontaneous attitude have definitely been key to driving the business forward. In this episode, her energy and drive will be sure to compel you to find out what BOW for Bold offers. Follow their journey and check out their latest Kickstarter campaign here – Bow for Bold Kickstarter