Cheryl Yeoh

Recent and archived articles by Cheryl Yeoh

8 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM

Taming the transition

Moving into a startup requires some skills more than others.

11 May 2015 | 7:00 AM

Vesting agreements a must for startups

Every startup should have a vesting agreement, a startup’s equivalent of a pre-nup agreement, right from the beginning to protect the interest of the shareholders, investors and employees alike.

27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Hiring and firing at startups

Startups, being small setups, need to move quickly when it comes to hiring the right people and removing those who aren’t carrying their weight.

13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

The challenges of scaling in South-East Asia

Asean is a burgeoning but fragmented market, and entrepreneurs who want to succeed will need to tailor product and message accordingly.

30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Social entrepreneurship is gaining traction

Entrepreneurs with a social conscience, balancing profit and social good?It can’t be a bad thing, can it?

Epic Homes, which builds homes for underprivileged Malaysian communities, is one of the social entreprises that seek to drive positive impact in their communities and to generate a good income while doing so.
17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Learning from Chile

Many countries aspire to create the next Silicon Valley, and for someone who comes from that ecosystem, I’m well aware that it’s almost impossible to replicate, nor are we attempting to.

3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Can entrepreneurship be taught?

STARTUP - By Cheryl Yeoh
This week’S column comes all the way from Palo Alto, home to Stanford University which anchors much of the talent in Silicon Valley.

17 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

A badge of honour

Failure is not necessarily the setback many fear.

Keep trying: Success rates for entrepreneurs rise with multiple attempts.
3 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

Fundraising for first-timers Finding investors means developing a relationship

I recently mentored an entrepreneur who needed advice on fundraising. After working on his startup for five months, his product finally caught some traction.

Funding pitch: A file image of Teak Capital Sdn Bhd managing director Chok Kwee Bee (left) listening to Web Bytes Sdn Bhd founder Ooi Boon Sheng explaining how his product helps retailers.
20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM

How addressing thorny issues early helps startups

WITH startups on the rise, many young entrepreneurs now have the freedom to define their own leadership style and to chart a culture that will attract the right talent to join them towards their vision.