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Circles.Life has a game plan for growth
17 June 2019: CIRCLES.LIFE just wrapped up another funding round - but it seems to never press "pause", as co-founder Abhishek Gupta laid out ambitious expansion plans at the three-year-old mobile virtual network operator. The telco startup, whose investors include Sequoia Capital India, recently brought on board EDB Investments (EDBI) - the investment...
Circles.Life to go on hiring spree for engineers in Singapore after injection of fresh funds
06 June 2019: SINGAPORE: Singapore-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Circles.Life said it will go on a hiring spree for engineering talent to build a tech hub in the country to support its expansion plans. The company said in a press release on Thursday (Jun 6) that it has closed a funding round led...
How moneyball inspired HR at Circles.Life
10 May 2019: If you’ve seen the movie Moneyball, you would know that two baseball coaches build a team of undervalued talent by taking a sophisticated data-driven approach to scouting, rather than one based on experience and intuition. Singapore mobile network operator Circles.Life approaches HR and staffing in the same scientific way, according...
Circles.Life gives away free money (again)
29 April 2019: Over the weekend, Circles.Life promoters have been spotted along Orchard Road giving away SG$2 in cash to any new user that downloads its app. The activation, which is taking place at several locations from mid-April to end-May, is a pre-cursor to a new launch on lifestyle feature, Discover. In a...
Circles.Life marketer on going viral: ‘It went viral because I faked the hype’
25 April 2019: If everybody is talking or doing things in a certain way, do the opposite – that is the advice Megan Yulga, senior regional manager for brands and campaigns at Circles.Life, had for marketers attending Marketing’s Content 360 conference. She said: “Be yourself. Speak differently. Brand tone matters. Consistency matters. I...
A dance of giants and hobbits – how corporates and startups can collaborate
18 April 2019: Partnerships between companies at different ends of the size spectrum can be tricky, but clear targets and timelines, as well as trust, is critical if collaborative innovation is to take off. Gone are the days of matchmakers and wingmen (or wingwomen). In modern times, dating apps like Tinder bring people...