The extremely rapid report of ‪#‎TechsauceSummit‬ 2016 in Bangkok Day 2

A billion-dollor business starts with a billion-doloar team

This is highlight of today! I report the 2nd day of Techsource Summit in this blog. In certain reason, I couldn't be here for long so it will be short report.
*You can refer the report of the 1st day.

Keynote speech

The Digital Opportunity in Thailand and Southeast Asia

by Ben King - Country Head of Google Thailand
I should have listened to this speech because he showed lots of important & concrete figures in this presentation. When I reached at this stage, this speech had almost finished....
One important figure is the market size of online ads in Vietnam in 2025 will be 2B USD. Umm this is realistic number, I think. But it's still about 20% of current Japanese market size.

A Journey to Startup Exit

by Marcus Segal - Former COO of Zynga

I expected that I could listen to one route to exit as an example but actually not. I couldn't catch the points of this speech...
As you know Zynga is the game company which grew up quickly with the success on Facebook game. They published lots of same series of titles such as "*** wars" or "*** Ville" but as long as he said they recognized this was not a great strategy.

How do the World’s Biggest Companies deal with Startups?

by Arnaud Bonzom - Director, Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups

This was so interesting but the time was not good? Audience was not so many.
This speech is about how startups can collaborate with big companies.

One example is Spotify. It raised money from Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola is very big global company. This is a surprising fact but it provides their product to almost all countries all over the world except for 2 countries, North Korea and Cuba. This means Coca-Cola is actually the company to sell the drinks but Spotify can get the huge delivery network on the earth.

One more fact. 23 of 25 French companies work with startups.
I guess this is to prevent organization or business from becoming stiffen.

He raised 8 ways to engage startups.

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions
  2. Investments
  3. Spin-offs
  4. Accelerators & Incubators
  5. Events
  6. Support services
  7. Startup programs
  8. Co-working space

We can find more information on Benchmarks of Forbes Global 500.

Session talks

Venture Investing 101

by Thanachat Tangsriwong - Head of Bangkok Office of CyberAgent Ventures
Talk about the basis of startup.

  • A billion-dollor business starts with a billion-doloar team
  • Right market at the right time
  • Better customer service, Cheaper price, Faster delivery


Our company has our service related to home cooking and HR tech so basically I visited around these companies' booth.


A marketplace of talents for SEA.


The service to manage the tasks and productivities of each members of projects. Like Trello + Slack. It enables us to integrate with Google calendar. I hope it publishes API.


The service to be able to design training and education source and manage understanding degrees.


New service is published called HappyHR. This is the service to manage payroll. Koshi san go go!


Difficult to explain this service but this is like a GUI tool to manage MySQL but transfer the concept of relational database to reality business. Then we can manage any "concept" of mainly backoffice works like contracts or invoices as "tables". This enables us to manage these information flexibly.


A platform to find the really optimum tech talents. The feature is that they filter top 15 candidates in advance. Also job seekers can post the pitch movie to introduce themselves. This enables us to find the good matching members.

This is a general job finding media.


The application that we can find, deliver, order and check the foods from restaurants.


The service to deliver healthy and organic foods.

Coin Back

Finally let me introduce the service of Miyata san. This is the service that we can donate money to NGOs with using this device. These device plan to be put at the airport. If we have cash that we don't use after flight (actually we have lots of experience that we don't want to have coins when go back from business trip), we can donate. If we can contribute to the society, this is much better for us.


The purpose that I participated in this event is to find the potential business partners in HR tech or food business. As I wrote in the report of 1st day, main technology at this event were IoT and Fintech but actually I found lots of startups of HR tech. It was great for me. Totally I could meet lots of very good guys and it was great experience for me. I could have had our booth...!
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  1. Thanks Kaka for your reporting, I wish I were there to enjoy that event, it might helpful for my business!