VCs

Digerati50: Building a talent pool with those itchy hands
Parlays experience as entrepreneur to stress need for more collaboration Ecosystem lacks those passionate about believing they can fix things  
Google welcomes the fourth Launchpad Accelerator class
Startups from all over the world will meet in San Francisco in July.
Technology that cares
A visit to a stroke facility while he was still a student left a deep imprint on a young Khor Kang Xiang, leading led him down a 7-year journey to launching his own company and a line of compact, portable and affordable rehabilitation robots, writes Renuka Sena.
Alpha JWC hoping to plug Indonesia’s mentor gap
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.
Why corporate VCs hate startup ‘zombies’
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.
Hey VC, looking to make a quick buck in South-East Asia?
There is tremendous opportunity here, the entrepreneurs are amazing, and people are solving real-world, serious problems – but think again if you’re only out to make a quick buck, writes Justin Hall of Golden Gate Ventures.
Disrupt: 'Taking money in Malaysia would've been a mistake'
Many VCs and angels in Malaysia still have ‘demanding’ expectations Skin in the game, maturity and good network among what angels look for
Where ideas don’t count; not at first anyway
The first Founder Institute boot camp attracted close to 100 participants, where the accelerator said its selection would be made based on founders having right set of aptitudes and character traits, not the strength of their ideas.
IBM out to ‘KickStart’ entrepreneurs in ASEAN
IBM has announced a ‘SmartCamp KickStart’ program to identify early-stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with its Smarter Planet vision; submissions are now open for startups based in ASEAN.
Know-how vs know-who: Malaysia’s crony capitalism quagmire
There is an unhealthy confluence of business and politics in Malaysia. It’s not always obvious. Money doesn’t even have to change hands, nor do funds have to be transferred from one account to another. But it’s a quagmire that strips us of any sense of an ethical framework in the business world, writes A. Asohan.
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