Startup Ecosystem

SEA startup exits: M&As to overshadow IPOs
There will be a 500% increase in the number of M&As in SEA from 2015 to 2020, according to a report that Golden Gate Ventures has just released.  
Six more partners, Cradle co-investment funds reach nearly US$38mil
Cradle Fund has signed on six new partners, raising another RM52mil for its co-investment funds, which now total RM159.2mil (US$37.7mil).
Malaysia and Indonesia in startup ecosystem partnership
Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to work together to develop both countries’ digital economy and startup ecosystem.
MaGIC gears up for MAP 2
As MaGIC starts the process of selecting 50 startups from more than 700 entries for Cohort 2 of its MaGIC Accelerator Programme, its alumni from Cohort 1 have already been a great help, says executive director Johnathan Lee.
1337 Ventures and partners launch Alpha Startups bootcamp in Indonesia
KL-based accelerator and early-stage investor 1337 Ventures has announced a partnership with Convergence Ventures, Baidu Indonesia and Gobi Partners to bring its Alpha Startups bootcamp to Indonesia.
Obama unveils US-Asean initiative to connect entrepreneurs and investors
US President Barack Obama has announced the US-Asean Connect initiative, which seeks to establish a network of hubs across the to boost economic cooperation and also connect entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses.
Setbacks aside, Jokowi continues digital economy mission with the West
Despite some recent setbacks, Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is going to travel to San Francisco as part of his mission to establish the republic as the largest digital economy in Asean.
Pitching 201: Understanding investor-speak, validating your idea
Having a great idea isn’t enough, you also need to understand what your potential investors need to know about your startup; most importantly, you need to validate your idea.
Pitching 101: Important to differentiate yourself
Pitching isn’t easy, especially when the startup itself isn’t clear about its own unique selling proposition.
Big boys beware, cloud-boosted Asean startups are disruptors: AWS
The Asean region continues to be a fertile ground for cloud computing, and is poised to unleash innovative, disruptive technologies, according to AWS CTO Dr Werner Vogels.
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