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Five Misconceptions that Asian Start-Ups Have About Crowdfunding

Last January, Iqbal analyzed Indonesia’s crowdfunding landscape noting that the concept was slow to gain traction. 8 months later, despite some massive crowdfunding wins from Asia-based start-ups on international platforms, the number of entrepreneurs turning to crowdfunding is still low compared to the level of innovation that actually exists in the region. Why is this?

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Opinion 

Pitching Pintails at AngelHack Global Demo Day

The following is part of a journal series written by Pintails engineers during their trip to San Francisco as winners of the AngelHack global hackathon series. By winning the Jakarta event, the Pintails team were entitled to participate in the AngelHack accelerator program, pitch at the Global Demo Day, and participate at TechCrunch Disrupt. This post by Asep Priandana describes his view of the Global Demo Day for AngelHack winners, held on 5 September.

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Analysis  Notes 

The Engineers in UX

User Experience (UX) is a term that is misunderstood too many times. It’s okay, because UX is a new term, easily turned into a hype. However, UX is not new. It has already existed since the earliest of human civilization. For instance, the UX of cooking our food 2000 years ago is different from the UX of cooking our food today. Consequently, the way we look at UX should be independent of technology. Compare firewood and microwave oven, for instance. They are actually the same products, but they are different because of the underlying technology. The users are the same (people who cook) and have the same goal (getting their food cooked).

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Opinion 

How Pintails Shocked AngelHack in San Francisco by Presenting on BlackBerry 10

This is the second post in our AngelHack trip series as we follow Radita Liem and Asep Priandana make they way across San Francisco representing Pintails which won the inaugural AngelHack Jakarta hackathon event back in June. After team leader Vincent Putera gave us the brief about the run up to the trip, Radita Liem tells us the story about facing criticisms, questions, and doubts over the use of the BlackBerry 10 platform to develop Pintails. The following is an edited version of her story.

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Opinion 

Pin Your Dreams Up High and Your Feet Down Low

Following its win at AngelHack Jakarta, the team behind Pintails spent several weeks under the mentorship of Robin Malau (Musikator, Cerahati) and Fajar Budiprasetyo (Ice House) polishing the app and the ideas around it. Last weekend, two of the team members, Radita Liem and Asep Priandana, flew to San Francisco to participate in AngelHack Global Demo Day and TechCrunch Disrupt. We will be chronicling their trip beginning with today’s post from team leader Vincent Putera.

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