© Ezra Ferraz, Gracy Fernandez 2020Ezra Ferraz and Gracy FernandezAsian Founders at Workhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5162-1_12
12. Mohan Belani: Co-founder and CEO, e27
Ezra Ferraz1 and Gracy Fernandez1
Makati City, Philippines
In 2007, e27 started as a community group among passionate tech and startup enthusiasts who wanted to build the Internet ecosystem in Singapore. e27 was so named as a result of a white paper written by Paul Graham on investing in companies where founders were 27 years old or younger. The “e” stands for entrepreneurs.
In 2012, Mohan Belani and Thaddeus Koh decided to run e27 as a proper media startup serving the regional tech ecosystem. The goal was to provide a platform to empower founders to build and grow their ...