Startup investment grows 68 times over the past five years to reach US$1.4 billion in 2016.
The investment, if it comes through cements Indonesia as a hot startup destination, with other strong startups to benefit more than rest of the pack.
Go-Jek’s US$500mil funding shows that the Indonesian market is strong enough to birth unicorns, writes Masyitha Baziad.
If we want to create more unicorns in Asia, investors need to change the way they think and invest, writes angel investor Dr V. Sivapalan.
VCs have to be supportive of their startups as entrepreneurship is a tough and lonely journey, according to a panellist at the What’s Next 2016 conference.
Izmus aims to connect Israeli startups and companies with Singapore investors so that these companies can use the Lion City as a regional launchpad.
Launched in January, VCNetwork.co is a network and database of independent international VCs, and aims to connect them with entrepreneurs from all over the world. Masyitha Baziad speaks to its founders.
There is no conceivable way investors can deeply, thoughtfully, and critically analyse every pitch they receive or hear – which is why it is important that entrepreneurs convey the right kind of signals, writes Justin Hall.
Companies need to view data analytics as innovation projects that have risks attached to them, and should not expect every project to yield high returns.
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.