March 6, 2012 by Sharon Lourdes Paul
With the surge of smartphones, we are undeniably moving towards a “mobile-first” world. In this space, majority of the mobile companies that took stage on DEMO Asia 2012 aimed to help individual users connect better to the physical world.
Dr Gopi Kudrup, CEO of Telekom Malaysia R&D, highlighted how the prospects of mobile are limitless. However, it was disappointing to see that majority of the startups presented only incremental innovations.
With big players such as Apple having monopolistic power, Arnon Kohavi, Founder of Yarden VC, challenge the general audience to think big. Regardless of where we start our company; a startup should aim to do something disruptive and break existing monopolies.
Here, we give a low-down on whether some of the mobile startups embraced such an outlook. Read more