Derrick Ko

Product Manager at Lyft. I write about building products, startups, and ecosystems. Catch me at http://derrickko.com and @derrickko.


Walk Before You Run


I’m often asked what is lacking in Singapore’s startup scene. And I always give the same answer -- there is no talent pipeline. Startups require a different sort of…


Accreditation@IDA: Skip it.

While Accreditation@IDA certainly sounds promising in theory, I am skeptical about its effectiveness.


Losing The Moment


Last year, I visited Cabo da Roca — the western most point of continental Europe. Amidst the incredible scenery, I couldn’t help but notice the irony that surrounded me…


The Future of Mobile Photos

And where we are now.


Ever since mobile phones have become our de facto camera, the cost of taking a photo has plummeted. We are now taking…

Publications edited by Derrick Ko

Musings on startup ecosystems in Southeast Asia.


Your Users Aren’t You

Perceived logic vs conceptual logic


As with any review site, we had to deal with user ratings. In our case, our users rated a place between 0…


Opportunites


Every opportunity has its costs. On hindsight, we celebrate the great ones and try not to regret the missed ones. How then, should we approach opportunities that come our way?


Meet Mr. Kwee


He arguably fries one of the best plates of char kway teow, an intricate noodle dish constructed from the most basic of ingredients. For the past 40 years, Mr Kwee has been frying…


Necessary Evils

Fixing the lack of engineering talent in Singapore


A while back, I wrote about how the lack of home grown computer engineering talent is harming the progress of Singapore’s startup scene. I believe that there are two possible remedies to the talent problem.

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Youths Are The Future

Lessons from Startup Roots Singapore


A week ago, Qin En — founder and director of The HUB Internship Program — wrote an engaging piece


Walk Before You Run


I’m often asked what is lacking in Singapore’s startup scene. And I always give the same answer -- there is no talent pipeline. Startups require a different sort of…