Co-founder & CEO of Flipidea

Empowering founders to innovate
Empowering founders to innovate

Every year, more than 75% of new and small companies around the world shut down.

In the USA alone, over 360,000 companies shut down every year (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2019), and in 2017, 898,000 out of 1 million newly established businesses shut down (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2020).

Evidently, the business shutdown rate is staggeringly high.

This is why Paul co-founded www.flipidea.co (flee-pee-dia), an affordable startup intelligence empowering founders to analyse, validate, and innovate their business.

Since Sept 2017, Paul and his team have been developing state-of-the-art business intelligence platform empowering founders to reduce costly mistakes, make prudent strategies, compete innovatively, and fundraise strategically.

In November 2019, Flipidea was awarded the ‘Best AI & Machine Learning Startup’ in Brunei Darussalam at the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2019.

For its innovative research, Flipidea was awarded the ‘Research & Development Special Award’ by H.E. Minister Dato Abdul Mutalib Yusof from the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications of Brunei Darussalam at the Brunei ICT Awards 2019 in September 2019.

Paul also owns ASEAN-China Tech Innovation (ACTi) Hub, a digital channel sharing insights and resources to guide entrepreneurs start, grow and innovate.

Prior to founding Flipidea and ACTi Hub, Paul was a founding director of WafaGames in 2017 (mobile game development studio), and ai.Law in 2016 (legal AI bot startup), based in Beijing.

Between 2013 and 2016, Paul was the Co-founder & CEO of Seeway Group, a multifaceted business that offered investment advisory, commodity trading, and consultancy services.

Seeway Group primarily served Beijing’s state-owned enterprises, its main clientele in China, to secure international EPCF-&-PPP projects in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, as well as the import and export of agricultural products, industrial power cables, and heavy machinery.

Between 2012 and 2014, Paul was the Co-founder & CEO of KG Inc., a professional conference organizer that organized the APEC Women Leadership Forum in Beijing (2013-2014), and was also involved in the APEC and ASEAN business fora.

Before Paul’s entrepreneurial journey in China, he worked at Asia Inc Forum during 2011 to 2012 in Brunei Darussalam, a world class facilitator of business and public policy dialogue in Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific.

Since 2000, the company has an continuing proud history of partnership with the APEC CEO Summits, the foremost annual meeting of business and government in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Inc Forum is also the co-convener of the Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society (AFES), a world class conference on the forces shaping Asia's future.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Art and Social Sciences degree in Communication and International Studies from Monash University Melbourne, Victoria State, Australia.

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Last edited on 10 August 2021.