A deep look into Singapore’s startup ecosystem with TRIVE

resh off the recent rebrand from Tri5 to TRIVE, we sat down with Christopher Quek, Managing Partner, to find discuss the startup scene in Singapore and more broadly Southeast Asia.

There are always healthy discussions around this topic, especially with the amount of money currently being invested in the region.

Christopher had a lot to share, especially about Singapore’s funding landscape and he doesn’t mince his words.

The challenge is that Singapore is uniquely different in terms of a business landscape than the US. With a limited market size, copying such ideas will see limitations. Singapore entrepreneurs fail to understand Singapore’s strengths and weaknesses. I find this mindset inherent due to our education system which is still limiting Singapore founders to think outside of the box and be creative.