Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

Tech in Asia is a Singapore-based technology news website covering topics on startups and innovation in Asia

Tech in Asia (YC W15) is the largest English-language technology media company that focuses on Asia. From the latest news to the hottest trends and the boldest startups to the strongest titans, we cover everything tech in the region. Our goal is to build and serve Asia’s tech and startup community.

Apart from producing and delivering quality editorial content, we connect brands with early adopters via Studios, our advertising agency unit. We organize tech conferences and events across Asia, and we operate the region’s go-to startup and technology jobs marketplace.

Tech in Asia mision:
  • Bridging the information gap;
  • Bridging the talent gap;
  • Bridging the connection gap.

Tech in Asia was founded in 2010 by Willis Wee during his third year of university, and counts East Ventures, Fenox Venture, Hanwha, Marvelstone, Softbank, Walden International, Y Combinator and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin as investors raising a total of $17 million to-date.
In October 2018, Tech in Asia launched its subscription program where it moved from offering free articles previously to a paywall like structure. Users have access to 5 free articles per month, after which they will be asked to pay US$18 a month or US$180 a year.

In November 2017, Tech in Asia raised $6.6 million in fresh funding led by Hanwha Investment and Securities.

In 2018, Tech In Asia launched Studios, a marketing agency providing integrated media, marketing, events, and design solutions for brands.

With a decade of covering Asia’s tech ecosystem, Tech In Asia is no stranger to the volatility of startup life — nor is it immune. 

Around 70 staff make up TIA across Singapore, Jakarta, Manila and Hong Kong. The site, with coverage in English and Indonesian, sees 1.4 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb data. 

Since it launched paid subscriptions 15 months ago, the company claims 160,000 newsletter subscribers and over 3,500 paid subscribers, which itself covers costs.

The editorial team plans to grow its coverage, especially in China, India and Vietnam, as rivals encroach. The Ken, a subscription outlet covering India, recently launched a Southeast Asian arm. But TIA has age on its side with its decade-old trove of data to produce more insights, visualizations and new content formats.

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