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Byron Perry

Byron Perry

Founder & Managing Director, Coconuts Media

Byron Perry

Byron Perry founded Coconuts Media with the vision of combining professional journalism with user-generated content and social media to create a better local city website. He launched and ran Coconuts Bangkok out of his apartment in the Thai capital for a year, before receiving funding from Silicon Valley private investors with the aim of expanding to other cities around Southeast Asia. Coconuts Manila kicked off in November 2012, and satellites in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur will launch before the end of 2013. Coconuts has become known for its humorous and fast-paced local coverage and its stories have been picked up by The Wall Street Journal, Gawker, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Time, The Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Earlier in his career, Byron worked as a writer and editor for Hollywood trade magazine Variety, local city magazine San Francisco and Cambodia’s The Phnom Penh Post.

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