Myanmar’s fintech startups go from strength to strength

Myanmar’s fintech sector is set to ride a tailwind in 2021, as strong interest from investors, government support, and consumer confidence provide a shot in the arm for the local fintech startups, with the COVID-19 pandemic hastening adoption in a country where cash has long been king. “Among different fintech verticals, payments have experienced the […]

COVID-19 has allowed us to look at new business models: YGA Capital’s Ko Ko

The National League of Democracy’s resounding victory in Myanmar’s national elections this month, ensuring that Aung San Suu Kyi serves a second five-year term, is set to stimulate stronger investor confidence in the country. While deals are set to pick up in key sectors such as infrastructure, healthcare, and education, the country offers opportunities in […]

Beating self-doubt and gender bias

Ma Sandy Aung left a promising career in marketing in Singapore, where she had graduated from university, and braved the disapproval of her family to start her own firm, Forte Global, in Yangon five years ago. “Our aim is to help people working in organisations think, learn and do things differently, and as a result, […]