Aims to boost Asia’s startup and investor ecosystem, accelerate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the region.
Singapore-based ecosystem pioneer e27 has raised a US$2.2mil Series A round led by Beijing-based TechTemple Group, which would be used to connect the startup and investor communities in China and South-East Asia.
Fintech startup PawnHero from the Philippines was crowned the winner at Echelon Asia Summit 2015, bucking the trend of Thai startups claiming the top prize over the last two years.
Technology, startup and business event Echelon will be organising a Thai edition from Sept 18-19 in Bangkok, its first-ever main Echelon event outside of Singapore.
The fifth edition of Echelon began with a bang today (June 10) with a capacity crowd of more than 1,500 at the MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO venue.
Kicking off on June 10 in Singapore, the fifth edition of Echelon is set to be the biggest yet, and Digital News Asia readers get to claim 10% off tickets.
e27 has just about finalised the speakers, agenda and startups which will get to pitch at Echelon 2013, promising this year’s event would be its best yet.
While it’s great to see Echelon back in Malaysia for a second time, it raises questions of how well the Malaysian start-up scene is projecting itself regionally, A. Asohan writes.
After a one-year hiatus, the regional start-up conference Echelon is coming back with its Malaysia ‘satellite’ event, to be held in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur on April 17.
e27 has secured a S$760,000 (US$614,000) round of funding, and will use it to expand its operations in South-East Asia.