The Pulse Journey since winning the APICTA Award 2006
Last week, I was interviewed by BFM89.9 a local business station in Malaysia about our journey from winning the APICTA Award in 2006. APICTA (Asia-Pacific Information Communication Technology Awards) was the brainchild of MSC Malaysia to recognize high-achieving rock-star companies, now spanning 13 countries and in its ninth year (great job guys!).
Like most awards, it’s really a time to take stock of one’s journey, and stopping to smell the roses. APICTA was our first award which we clinched in 2006, as the ‘fastest growing start-up’. There’s no doubt that we grew fast, and continued to do so until now…clinching more than 20 other awards along the way..both regional and global in nature.
The APICTA award however was special..it was our first, and the most monumental milestone that assured us that we were on the right growth trajectory, flight-path, and region to be doing what we do. Our team at the time was pretty small, scattered mainly across our Sydney and Cyberjaya offices, and assembled mainly of bright young things who took a huge risk in joining a very young company. A lot of these folks are still with us today, having rode in on the very fast and furious wave which has become a norm at Pulse, as we had grown the company to what it is today.
Looking back to winning APICTA several years ago now, it has been a truly amazing ride with the highs and lows and challenges of a hypergrowth company, but the excitement and fulfilment that comes with it. We wish all the new winners the best of luck for the awards this year, and make sure to fasten your belts from here, it’s going to be a fun ride!
Listen to the interview at: http://www.bfm.my/How-To-Avoid-The-Pit-Falls-of-a-Start-Up-Bob-Chua-Pulse-Group-Niran-Noor-MDeC.html