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razer.com

Founded Year

1998

Stage

IPO | IPO

Total Raised

$175M

Date of IPO

10/30/2017

Market Cap

24.44B

Revenue

$0000 

About Razer

Razer is a computer peripherals manufacturer and online retailer that specializes in connected devices and software products specifically marketed to gamers. The company offers gaming systems; desktop webcams for streaming content production; peripherals, such as mice, keyboards and keypads, audio systems, controllers, licensed and team peripherals, and mouse mats; wearables; software solutions; gear, including T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, caps, and accessories, and bags and cases; and system & cord management accessories and replacement parts.

Razer Headquarters Location

9 Pasteur Suite 100

Irvine, California, 92618,

United States

760-579-0180

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Wearable Computing

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Gaming

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We define eSports as competitive gaming facilitated by electronic systems, in particular video games played on computers or consoles by professional gamers (though many do it as a hobby or pastime).

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Razer Patents

Razer has filed 313 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Honeycombs (geometry)
  • Technical drawing
  • Physical oceanography
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

10/28/2020

9/13/2022

Video game controllers, Joysticks, Computing input devices, PlayStation (console) accessories, Nintendo controllers

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Application Date

10/28/2020

Grant Date

9/13/2022

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Related Topics

Video game controllers, Joysticks, Computing input devices, PlayStation (console) accessories, Nintendo controllers

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The Big Read: Amid intensifying global talent war, Singapore faces juggling act in hunt for world's best and brightest

Sep 25, 2022

The Big Read: Amid intensifying global talent war, Singapore faces juggling act in hunt for world's best and brightest Trending Topics Trending Topics The Big Read: Amid intensifying global talent war, Singapore faces juggling act in hunt for world's best and brightest What has been labelled as the "global war for talent" has seen many countries — Singapore included — to step up their game to court skilled labour from around the globe, especially the crème de la crème. As economies around the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for global talents has intensified The situation is made worse by a "hangover" from border closures that has led to a slowdown of talent flow between countries, and companies clinging even harder to their existing employees as a result  In recent months, several cities or countries including Dubai, Thailand and Malaysia have stepped up efforts to draw global talents In August, Singapore introduced a new work pass allowing foreigners earning at least S$30,000 a month to start, operate and work for multiple companies in the country at the same time While there are some concerns about potential side effects of Singapore's targeted strategy of wooing elite global talents, firms and experts interviewed agreed that the country has little option but to raise its game - especially after the rise of anti-foreigner sentiments during the pandemic had left a bitter taste in the mouth for some expats  WOULD ANTI-FOREIGNER SENTIMENTS DURING PANDEMIC AFFECT SINGAPORE'S APPEAL POST-COVID? At the height of the pandemic, expats in Singapore had to contend with heightened job uncertainties and a spike in xenophobic sentiments. While the Government had consistently stressed to Singaporeans back then about the importance of keeping the country open to international talents, there were concerns about foreign competition over jobs. Acknowledging such concerns, policymakers rolled out schemes to support companies in hiring locals. The situation got a point where firms and foreign businesses chambers voiced concerns that Singapore was close to being perceived as being anti-foreigner and protectionist. About two years on and post-pandemic, does the impression still exist? Mr Goldstein said that he has personally never encountered anti-foreigner sentiments directly here, while Mr Black noted that the pandemic-driven “fear and stress” had brought out the best and worst instincts in people but there was no “real dip” in the level of interest in Singapore among global firms and talents. “Problems were far worse elsewhere," said Mr Black, adding that Singapore has emerged from the pandemic in a better position as a "key Asian business centre" compared with Hong Kong . He added: “Overall, the benefits of Singapore to outsiders far outweigh anything they might hear about local concerns here. "  By and large, headhunters agreed that the continued interest by foreign professionals to come here show that the wave of anti-foreigner sentiments during the pandemic did not create much of a dent on Singapore’s global image. However, for some expatriates in Singapore, it was not something that they could easily get over. Cake DeFi's Dr Hosp, for one, could not help but feel somewhat seen as an "other", when his employment pass renewal was initially rejected. The Austrian citizen said this was despite his feeling that he had done his best to contribute to Singapore. “Despite all that, I feel like I’m constantly asked ‘Why are you here? Why are you taking someone else’s work away?’” he said, referring to the anti-foreigner sentiments going around then. While he did not make active plans to move elsewhere - he said he viewed his relationship with Singapore as akin to a “partnership” which he would not terminate merely over some frustrations - Dr Hosp did feel at the time that he and his family should start thinking of other options. Nevertheless, he managed to get his employment pass renewed in the second quarter of last year. He stressed that he does not intend to move elsewhere as it makes most sense to remain in Singapore on both a personal and professional level. Similarly, Ms Latimer cited how some long-term pass holders who had temporarily left Singapore before the pandemic struck were not allowed to return for a long time when borders closed, despite them having work commitments and rented homes here. “That left a bit of a bitter taste in some people's mouths … And I think people who were planning on leaving Singapore in the next five years, probably brought forward that timeline,” she added. By and large, headhunters agreed that the continued interest by foreign professionals to come here show that the wave of anti-foreigner sentiments during the pandemic did not create much of a dent on Singapore’s global image. (Photo: TODAY/Nuria Ling) DBS senior economist Irvin Seah said the anti-foreigner sentiments from some quarters during the pandemic were “definitely a concern” for the Government. Which was why policymakers adopted a "more targeted approach" via the ONE Pass initiative, after having refined and tightened the overall Employment Pass (EP) scheme, he said. In March, the Government announced a new  Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS) for EPs — a points-based system that ensures EP requests are evaluated in a more comprehensive and transparent manner. Assoc Prof Theseira of SUSS, said that besides its practical benefits, the ONE Pass has also generated some "public relations" value for Singapore. The coverage by many international media on the announcement puts Singapore “on the radar” when talents are considering a move, he said. CIMB bank economist Song Seng Wun noted that the Government has been “relatively balanced” in handling the xenophobic sentiments during the pandemic. The fact that more foreigners still want to come to Singapore than those who wish to leave the country speaks for itself, Mr Song reiterated. Indeed, both Mr Toh from Chapman CG and Mr Goldstein of Page Executive said that they still see strong interest from expats to work here despite what had happened during the pandemic. ARE SINGAPORE'S MOVES ENOUGH? Some companies interviewed said that more can also be done to address talent shortages at other levels besides the top-tier talents targeted by ONE Pass. Singapore-founded tech company, Razer, pointed out that while it welcomes ONE Pass as an initiative that can be leveraged to elevate the company “to the next level” while grooming its existing team, in reality “both S Pass and Employment Pass holders make up a majority in our foreign talent mix for our Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore”. These employees bring to the table specific skill sets that are difficult to find locally, yet are not niche enough to warrant a remuneration more than S$30,000 a month. In attracting these S Pass and EP holders, “the rising cost of living, largely driven by the higher rental prices, remains a significant deterrent,” said Razer global head of human resource April Wan. She added: “Any government initiatives to keep the property rental market competitive would be welcomed." Mercer's Ms Latimer noted that the ONE Pass initiative is useful in attracting talents who can help her company look at new business or expand into new products. However, the company is in need of a large number of talents with different expertise. “It's just not possible to get the volume of candidates locally to fill even our business-as-usual needs,” she said, adding that the company would end up having some roles open for a long time. “And so the ability to open up and attract more people at that mid-level, is actually where I think additional policy changes (need to be thought about).” Mercer currently has around 480 employees in Singapore, with eight in 10 being local workers. Ms Latimer stressed that she agrees with the Government's push to prioritise local talents for PMET jobs, but she was still concerned that the volume of such talents needed by firms here to spur further growth might not be matched with existing supply. According to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) latest figures up to the first half of the year, resident employment surpassed the pre-pandemic level in December 2019 by 4.2 per cent. Meanwhile, job vacancies stood at 126,100, higher than 117,100 in December 2019. About 31 per cent of the job vacancies in June were from "growth sectors" of information and communications, financial and insurance services, professional services, and health and social services. Together with the unveiling of ONE Pass, MOM also announced enhancements to the EP, offering a five-year option to those who fill certain roles on the COMPASS Shortage Occupation List. This is, however, specific to tech roles, and the list will only be released in September next year. Some companies interviewed said that more can also be done to address talent shortages at other levels besides the top tier talents targeted by One Pass. (Photo: TODAY/Nuria Ling) Ethos BeathChapman's Mr Kochar pointed out that "when it comes to starting something new that has not been done before by the firm, it cannot be done by just one top executive". He said: "They would need their own ‘army’, if not 100 per cent at least 20 or 30 per cent (of a team). "  But he added: "(The rollout of) ONE Pass is also about saying … we have a working army, now we’re getting a leader to lead the army.” IMPLICATIONS OF WOOING ELITE GLOBAL TALENTS Earlier this month, Dr Tan said in Parliament that as part of Singapore's global talent "offensive", agencies such as the National Arts Council and Ministry of Education will help identify not just high-earners but "exceptional talent" in fields such as the arts, sports and science, These high-achievers will not need to meet the S$30,000 monthly salary criterion for ONE Pass, and will help push Singapore to “new frontiers, draw in greater investments … (and) create a very diverse range of opportunities for Singaporeans”, said the Manpower Minister. Mr Song of CIMB bank said this signals Singapore’s effort to support the growth of non-business fields, given that their top talents will be accorded similar treatment with business leaders in terms of work passes. However, there are concerns from some of those interviewed about potential side effects of Singapore's targeted strategy of going after top-tier talents, be in business or other fields. “I would argue that by setting it up as some sort of ‘platinum card’ may cause envy and resentment down the line,” said Mr Black of Blackbox. “Even if the numbers accepted are relatively small, talented (locals) may feel, rightly or wrongly, that such a scheme means they will be overlooked for top jobs in favour of a foreigner,” he said. Mr Black's views were echoed by sociologists interviewed. Associate Professor Laavanya Kathiravelu at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Social Sciences said that the ONE Pass initiative may inadvertently "be seen as creating a two-tiered workforce, even among foreign skilled professionals working here". She also expressed concern that it may lead to a situation where a company would lean towards parachuting readily available top talents from elsewhere to take up apex roles, instead of investing time and resources in training Singaporeans to move up the ladder. Dr Rebecca Grace Tan from National University of Singapore’s (NUS) College of Humanities and Sciences said that while the ONE Pass is currently “quite restrictive” in terms of qualification criteria and validity period, “it is not clear that the incentives for foreigners will stop here”, as Singapore continues to be in a “global talent arms race”. “This is especially so given the hypermobility of the super-rich. For example, James Dyson moved to Singapore in 2019 and returned back to the United Kingdom in 2021,” she said. “Instead, we are likely to see more and more incentives rolled out to attract and retain foreign talent, much like what we saw in Europe which accumulated in the provision of permanent residency based on how much migrants invested." Questions on ensuring skills transfer have also been raised in Parliament, with MP Jamus Lim (WP-Sengkang) asking if such training requirements can be codified into law, while other MPs suggested time-limited EPs to ensure skills transfer. In response, Dr Tan cautioned “against too deterministic an approach” as skills transfer is not a simple or linear process. Over the years, government leaders have repeatedly stressed that developing local talents remains a priority, even as it taps on the global skilled workforce to help drive the economy. Most recently, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong reiterated that investing heavily in human capital locally “has and will continue to be a cornerstone" of the Government's development strategy. Mr Wong, who is also the Finance Minister, was speaking last week at the launch of the financial services sector's second industry transformation map. At the launch, it was also announced that S$400 million has been committed to developing local professionals as part of the sector's five-year blueprint. Meanwhile, a constant bugbear when it comes to discussing the presence of foreign talents here is the concern over housing and rental prices. Property analysts cautioned that the push to attract global talents, especially the top tier ones, would drive up demand for housing in Singapore. Ms Christine Sun, senior vice president of research and analytics at OrangeTee & Tie, expects the rental market to feel the impact first, “especially for the luxury segment given (the top global talents') high salaries and expat packages”. Agreeing, Mr Lee Sze Teck, senior director for research at Huttons Asia, said that rentals for other market segments will probably rise as well, albeit to a lesser degree than luxury homes. Mr Nicholas Mak, head of research and consultancy at ERA, said it might be too early to talk about the impact of the ONE Pass initiative on the property market. Nevertheless, he noted that foreign buyers “are already active in buying and selling high-end residential properties”. Mr Mohan Sandrasegeran, senior analyst for research and content creation at One Global Group, cited official data which showed that 180 new homes were bought by foreigners in the second quarter of this year. “This was the highest number of units purchased by foreigners since the third quarter of 2019, when there were a total of 182 units transacted,” he added. A constant bugbear when it comes to discussing the presence of foreign talents here is the concern over housing and rental prices. (Photo: TODAY/Raj Nadarajan) Regardless of the potential impact of the ONE Pass initiative, the reality is that all cities and countries have always been engaged in competition for desirable immigration, said Assoc Prof Theseira. In the case of Singapore, locals have the skills necessary to compete at the highest levels, “but our problem is that we don’t have enough of the numbers”, he said. He reiterated that being both a city and a country, Singapore faces a significant limitation - in competing against other global cities - of not having a hinterland to draw additional manpower from. “If we don't have some kind of policy to think about assimilating or attracting foreign talent, we are actually severely handicapping ourselves. Because competitor cities, even if they stop bringing in external talents, they can still take in local talents from other parts of their country,” he said. Nevertheless, he believes that it would be helpful for the Government to be more open in publishing data and outcomes of foreign talent policies, in order to demonstrate their positive impact on the public. To mitigate against a divide between foreigners and locals in Singapore, Mercer's Ms Latimer stressed the need to go beyond facts and figures by providing opportunities for both groups to interact with each other and form personal bonds. “Try and create opportunities for people to mingle and meet people who are different to them. Because it's very hard to dislike somebody, if you've met somebody and at least have gotten to know their point of view,” she said. “You might not agree with them, but it's hard to dislike them.” This article was  originally published  in TODAY. Source: TODAY/fh

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  • When was Razer founded?

    Razer was founded in 1998.

  • Where is Razer's headquarters?

    Razer's headquarters is located at 9 Pasteur, Irvine.

  • What is Razer's latest funding round?

    Razer's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Razer raise?

    Razer raised a total of $175M.

  • Who are the investors of Razer?

    Investors of Razer include Horizons Ventures, Hangzhou Liaison Interactive, Intel Capital, IDG-Accel Capital, Lee Hsien Yang and 4 more.

  • Who are Razer's competitors?

    Competitors of Razer include SteelSeries and 8 more.

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