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The Asian Entrepreneur raises $8 million; rebrands to 'Empirics Asia'

Empirics Asia will continue what The Asian Entrepreneur has been working on and more.


The Asian Entrepreneur raises $8 million; rebrands to 'Empirics Asia' | BEAMSTART News

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The Asian Entrepreneur, a media company based in Malaysia, has announced that the company has raised a US $8 million funding round.

The company also announced that it will be rebranding to a new name, "Empirics Asia", starting 2021.

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The Asian Entrepreneur's new website - Empirics Asia

Launched by Akhil Menon, Melvin Poh, and Harshul Srivastava in 2013, The Asian Entrepreneur is a crowd publishing platform dedicated to providing an avenue for users to access and participate in the sharing of business knowledge in Asia. 

The company claims to have thousands of volunteer authors and editors who have collectively produced over 1 million business articles for its readers over the years.

Co-founder of The Asian Entrepreneur (Now Empirics Asia), Melvin Poh

Moving forward, Empirics Asia has partnered with several publishing houses and a tech development company to pursue wider publishing initiatives, as well as to expand its digital platform to integrate new services and feature offerings for its users.

"Our rebrand and name change signify an important point in the evolution of our organisation. Throughout our history we have delivered reliable practical insights and collective educational value to our users. The new name is much more descriptive of our ethos and aligns with our ambition to further pursue a wider knowledge project that is not limited only to the fields of business in Asia but to bring the entire collective experience and knowledge of Asia to the forefront. The rebrand is also a commitment to further offerings and solutions to continue our commitment to delivering value to our users.", mentioned Harshul Srivastava, co-founder and CSO.

The organization's founder, Melvin Poh also confirmed that the new platform shall retain its open-access model for its users.

“Empirics will not dismantle the work we have done with The Asian Entrepreneur; rather, it will build on it with a more ambitious vision to facilitate a greater open exchange of the collective knowledge, experiences and insights in the region of Asia to elevate and enrich our lives.”

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