You can’t build a community without people, and that’s what The Co. is all about. Our members come together to form a community and collaborate with one another. That’s what one of our members - Zerlina Zhuang did. Zerlina is the founder of Literacy Beacons and a co-founder of WhiskyGeeks.sg. Zerlina provides professional writing services to both start-ups and matured companies through her main company Literacy Beacons, helping clients to put forward engaging contents
Q - What is your favourite city? I’ve lived in 9 cities across 6 countries (and travelled to many more) and it is actually quite difficult to pinpoint a ‘favorite’ among them. Personally the year I spent in Paris during my undergraduate days was probably the most transformative - the city was beautiful, rich in history, cosmopolitan and chaotic. It was safer than it is now. Recently I’ve been going to Hangzhou a lot since
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zones Strategically Each business has its own comfort zones. But since VLT Labs started in 2012, they’ve been making sure to keep out of theirs. Starting out, their focus was mainly to create e-commerce stores and businesses. “That was about four years ago when user adoption is not as good as today”, says Andrew. “My dad would never buy things online five years ago, but now he buys things online.
Workplace stress is one of the most common problems faced by workers the world over but is becoming particularly prevalent in Asia. The economy in Southeast Asia (sometimes referred to as the Tiger Cub economies) rapidly accelerated, which was great for business but has eventually taken a toll on the working masses. Stress is such a broad term and can cover anything from mental fatigue caused by long hours to feeling completely overwhelmed. Unfortunately,
One of our pride at The Co., is to have members from different industries. One of them is MOX, the mobile-focused arm of SOSV and a sister program to Chinaccelerator in Shanghai. They invest in early to growth stage mobile startups. We recently spoke to Melody He, an investment partner for MOX accelerator at SOSV.  She started her career in investment banking in Hong Kong and became passionate about technology companies when she worked