The South-East Asian startup scene is certainly booming but venture capitalists (VCs) in the region are just not keeping up, according to a report by Google Inc and Temasek Holdings.
Early-stage grant provider Cradle Fund has launched its Cradle TV online channel, hoping to bridge the gap between startups and investors.
DNA cofounder A. Asohan, inspired by a week-long prescription drug-induced haze, decides to ‘give back’ to the startup ecosystem.
Salesforce.com launched 17 years ago as a startup serving other startups before it grew to become the corporate giant it is today, but it has never lost sight of its startup roots or connection, according to one senior exec.
All stakeholders in Indonesia’s digital economy – from corporates and the startup community, to the Government – need to embrace failure, urged Trade Minister Thomas Trikasih Lembong.
Ashran Ghazi may be tasked with getting MaGIC back on track to its original mandate, but it may be a case of ‘damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t,’ writes A. Asohan.
Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has instructed his administration to allocate a special state fund for startups, but former ministers say that’s easier said than done.
Indonesian VC firm Alpha JWC Ventures has a small portfolio because it is not so concerned about returns as it is about mentoring its startups, it three cofounders tell Masyitha Baziad.
The delisting of MOL Global Inc from Nasdaq is not expected to cast a dark cloud over the South-East Asia tech startup ecosystem, as the region still promises high growth potential.
Startups have been disrupting a number of industries over the last few years, and have been having a free run at it too – but that’s about to change, warned one industry pundit.