JFDI.Asia reveals final line-up for 2013 Demo Day
By Digital News Asia May 24, 2013
- Final startup line-up for demo day released
- Event slated to take place on June 3 in Singapore
SINGAPORE-based JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd has announced the final line-up of startups for the Demo Day of its first 2013 seed accelerator programme.
“The teams in our current accelerator programme started strong and have just kept going. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our volunteer mentors, the last 100 days really has been about accelerating their market traction and focusing the value proposition they can offer to investors as well as customers,” said Hugh Mason (pic), co-founder and CEO at JFDI.Asia.
The presentation, slated to take place on June 3, is sponsored by Global Brain Corporation of Japan, and already has over 100 investors confirmed to attend, including those from 500 Startups’ ‘Geeks On A Plane’.
“We are hugely honoured that Global Brain Corporation has joined our demo day as a sponsor and look forward to a deepening relationship with the fund and its associates in Japan,” Mason said.
Confirmed seed stage investors attending include Golden Gate Ventures, Jungle Ventures, TNF Ventures and Wavemaker Labs. Institutional funds confirmed as attending include Vertex Venture Holdings, Temasek and Sequoia Capital.
Ong Chiah Li, investor relations partner at JFDI.Asia, said: “It’s a real pleasure to see how the profile of our Demo Day is growing, attracting an ever-widening pool of investors not just from Singapore but also from around the world.”
“We are delighted that Geeks On A Plane has chosen to make our demo day the very first event they attend in South-East Asia and l know they will enjoy networking with local investors who may be future deal partners, as well as seeing our startups present,” she added.
Startups pitching for seed funding for the first time include:
- Scrollback, a micro-forum platform for open communities;
- Collabspot, which helps salespeople collaborate within Gmail;
- Krake, a data harvesting engine that brings the benefits of big data to individuals;
- Klinify, a patient record management platform that fits clinics’ workflows;
- Duable (讀able), using computational linguistics to customise learning languages;
- OurHealthMate, a payment gateway to secure family healthcare; and
- UserScout, an end-to-end research process management tool.
Startups pitching have team members that include approximately 30% Singaporean citizens and permanent residents, while others hail from the United States, Taiwan, Philippines, India, France, Vietnam and New Zealand. The businesses they have created are all incorporated in Singapore.
Returning to the stage after a year of growth, JFDI alumni Fetch Plus and Flocations will also share their progress and invite dialogue with Series A funders.
The demo day will be held on June 3 at the Joyful Frog Innovation Campus, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore. Due to overwhelming interest in the event, attendance is limited exclusively to invited, accredited and active investors.