Startup Ecosystem

The startup ecosystem pipeline: What comes after the funnel
By ensuring the pipeline is as secure as the funnel is wide, an ecosystem has a far greater chance at sustaining itself, writes Justin Hall of Golden Gate Ventures.
Week in Review: A new startup star on the horizon?
Not surprisingly, DNA founder Karamjit Singh’s thoughts this week revolve around Joel Neoh and what he brings to the table with his latest foray into the startup world, while those of you in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore may want check out the broadband affordability story.
Week in Review: Malaysia a second-tier hub, Singapore first?
Singapore has just about arrived as a global startup hub, while Malaysia is still struggling to become a regional one. Is there a role that Malaysia can still play? DNA executive editor A. Asohan thinks so.
Telstra’s muru-D accelerator makes Singapore debut
Telstra’s muru-D accelerator launches in Singapore, saying that it has unique value propositions and that it intends to give back to the ecosystem.
When copycats kill: The dangers of hardware
Investing in hardware, especially in South-East Asia, is already risky, but it becomes even more so if the company’s success is dependent on simply scaling up its manufacturing and selling to as many people as possible, writes Justin Hall.
Code Army official regional partner for Lean Startup Machine
Lean Startup Machine has appointed Code Army its regional partner to promote and train entrepreneurs, with a target of 2,000 across 20 cities in the region, after the latter successfully organised two related two events in Malaysia in 2014.
I’m an old-fashioned guy: Tony Fernandes on investments
AirAsia cofounder Tony Fernandes and his partners have launched incubator-accelerator Tune Labs to get into the sexy startup space, but expect him to pay close attention to the business fundamentals too, writes Goh Thean Eu.
A global hunt for innovation
An idea forged at a hackathon or by a startup can play a vital role in creating jobs, contributing to economies – but to positively impact the world, players in Asia’s innovation communities must consider a few factors, writes Sebastien Taveau of MasterCard.
Applications open for prospective equity crowdfunding platform operators
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) said that operators interested in establishing and operating an equity crowdfunding (ECF) or Shariah-compliant ECF platform can now submit their application.
SAP Startup Focus Acceleration Programme launched in Singapore
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), technology solutions provider SAP Asia and investment firm August Capital Partners (ACP) have launched the SAP Startup Focus Acceleration Programme in Singapore.
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