Startup Ecosystem

Week in Review: Will funding floodgates open in 2015?
Karamjit Singh finds himself disagreeing with Dr V. Sivapalan over how 2015 will shape up from an investing point of view. What do you think?
JFDI.Asia moves ‘downstream,’ welcomes more mature startups
JFDI.Asia said that the latest batch of startups in its fifth 100-day accelerator programme includes companies that were on average at a significantly later stage of maturity.
Startup consolidation and the recipe for regional success
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall on what it is needed to become a regional powerhouse, in preparation for a whole lot of funds coming into the SEA region next year.
Business-ready versus investment-ready startups
Perhaps before Malaysia gets to claim its place as an investment-ready startup destination, some attention must be first put towards becoming business-ready, writes Gabey Goh.
SAP innovation centre in Singapore targeting startups, among others
SAP SE said it will establish an SAP Innovation Centre in Singapore by the end of 2014, focusing on smart cities, healthcare, digital consumers, and what it calls ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies.
IBM makes long-term bet with Watson ecosystem play
 Big Blue reports drops in profit and revenue in some key divisions But now geared to reap the Watson potential, reaching out to startups
To SEA’s Goldilocks startups: Consolidate or die
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall has some very simple advice for Goldilocks companies – those ubiquitous startups that are usually consumer-facing, relatively niche in their product or service offerings, and are, at least initially, very local in their focus: Consolidate or die.
Plugging the great startup drain
What happens when startups up-and-leave the country after getting their Series A or B funding, especially after getting their start via public funds?
MaGIC gets a Budget 2015 boost
Some startup and entrepreneur incentives in Budget 2015 only apply to MaGIC Good first step, but more must be done to attract global entrepreneurs: Pundits
The ‘Delaware model’ and why Singapore is kicking butt
Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall on what Singapore is learning from the US state of Delaware, and why the island-republic looks set to remain the regional startup and funding hub for the foreseeable future.
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