Laid off during crisis, she went on to found a company worth S$8m

Shi Ru Xin, founder of cloud-based business solutions provider Xintesys, on how she started her company.

AT the height of her career, Shi Ru Xin was retrenched as a result of the global financial crisis of 2008. About 100 unsuccessful job applications later, she decided to take the plunge and start her own company.

That company is Xintesys, which develops enterprise resource planning (ERP)