Minh Vo

PhD Student in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Circles.Life is the new telco challenger startup in Asia. Securing several rounds of funding from Sequoia Capital, Singapore’s EDBI, Silicon Valley’s Founders Fund, and Warburg Pincus for its fully-digital technology and business model innovation, it offers cloud-based telecommunications services around simplified data-focused plans, a simple onboarding process, and easy-to-use mobile app.

Published 05 Mar 2020

Reference 6572

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Telecommunications

Region Asia

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ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok, the viral short video app, made headline news when its valuation jumped to $75 billion, surpassing Uber ($72 billion) to become the world’s most valuable start-up.

Published 31 May 2019

Reference 6489

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Computer Networking Consumer Services Information Technology and Services

Region Global

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When Alibaba, China’s leading digital platform and cloud-based services company, fails to acquire the US firm Moneygram, CEO Jack Ma decides to go it alone and develop a digital strategy using blockchain technology as the basis for a global remittance service, GCash, within its cloud services business.

Published 29 Oct 2018

Reference 6442

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Financial Services Internet

Region Asia

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Grab, Uber and Go-Jek compete in ride-hailing and related logistics and transport services (e.g., food delivery, courier service) across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The case focuses on differences in company history and strategy, and how they shape the competition and ultimately performance differentials.

Published 31 Aug 2018

Reference 6432

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Wireless Automotive Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Asia

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When Alibaba, China’s leading digital platform and cloud-based services company, fails to acquire the US firm Moneygram, CEO Jack Ma decides to go it alone and develop a digital strategy using blockchain technology as the basis for a global remittance service, GCash, within its cloud services business.

Published 29 Oct 2018

Reference 6442

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Financial Services Internet

Region Asia

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Grab, Uber and Go-Jek compete in ride-hailing and related logistics and transport services (e.g., food delivery, courier service) across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. The case focuses on differences in company history and strategy, and how they shape the competition and ultimately performance differentials.

Published 31 Aug 2018

Reference 6432

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Wireless Automotive Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Asia

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