Early-Stage Investors

The delicate art of fundraising and valuations
Founders will often push to get as high a valuation as possible for their startups, but that is misguided for a number of reasons, writes Justin Hall.
Digerati50: Playing midwife to new startups
Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014. For information on customised reprints of Digerati50, email [email protected]
Entrepreneur-backed Monk’s Hill Ventures debuts with US$80mil fund
Monk’s Hill Ventures (MHV), a fresh entrant to Asia’s venture capital scene, has launched with a S$100-million fund (US$80-million) venture fund founded on the concept of “entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs.”
Time running out for JFDI.Asia accelerator applications
Time is running out for interested entrepreneurs and startups to apply for JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd’s next intake for its seed accelerator program, provisionally scheduled to run from Aug 29 to Dec 6.
Week in Review: The rise of the angel investor?
Election talk has been the dominant theme for the week, given that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has dubbed this the 'first social media election, in the country, but for the tech ecosystem, the big news has to be the official launch of the Angel Tax Incentive by Cradle, writes Karamjit Singh.
Bread & Kaya: Start-ups, get your house in order
Bread & Kaya columnist Foong Cheng Leong sets out some tips for you before you open your start-up for funding.
Catcha to invest US$150mil in online businesses in Asean
Catcha Group said it will be investing up to US$150 million in online businesses in the Asean region over the next five years, with announcements expected to be made over the coming weeks.
It takes time to achieve dreams
It’s useful for any start-up to have a wise owl (or two) looking out for them, but both owl and start-up need to understand that sometimes it is going to take time to achieve your dreams, writes Gabey Goh.
How much money should you raise for your start-up?
When going out to raise money, start-ups need to figure out how much money they need to grow the company over the next 18-24 months. Vinnie Lauria has some tips.
Start-ups and deals, Malaysian style
Founder Institute KL co-director and mentor Chu Tzu Ming offers some tips on how to navigate the murky and dangerous Malaysian waters of investor interest and negotiations.
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