After eight long years of easy money policies, normalcy is returning to financial markets, bringing a dose of reality to tech startups. By refocusing away from valuations, capital raising and expansion and returning to business basics, startups able to marry the old and new economies are best-poised for success
In the event of nuclear economic armageddon, unicorns might just return to being endangered species once more, and the only things left will be cockroaches and early-stage startups, writes Justin Hall.
The startup ecosystem in South-East Asia has certainly moved on to the next level in the two years IMJ Investment Partners has been in the region, in terms of both valuations and activity, according to its CEO Yuji Horiguchi.
Expect Internet TV service iflix to raise well in excess of US$100 million as it presses on with delivering great entertainment value to its subscribers.
The corporate venture capital scene is growing and here to stay, but if there’s one thing such VCs hate it is those startups that crawl along and are too stubborn to die, Gabey Goh reports from EMC World in Las Vegas.
Founders will often push to get as high a valuation as possible for their startups, but that is misguided for a number of reasons, writes Justin Hall.
Business acquisition is a tricky and risky game, and if you are interested in playing, you have to know the rules – which iMoney’s Iris Lee lays out in this article.
The wind is certainly in the sails of QuickSchools, Inc, probably the only Malaysian startup that has relocated to the United States because that’s where it is seeing the most traction for its online school management system.
iMoney has raised a US$500,000 investment from Asia Venture Group Sdn Bhd (AVG), giving a boost to its regional plans.
When going out to raise money, start-ups need to figure out how much money they need to grow the company over the next 18-24 months. Vinnie Lauria has some tips.