Wong Meng Weng
Singapore startup Legalese.io has just launched, hoping that ‘software will eat the law’ when it comes to drafting legal documents for startups and VCs to use. Benjamin Cher reports.
Legal services still remain relatively untouched by the startup boom in Asia. Obfuscated terms and legal jargon provide high barriers of entry, giving lawyers a monopoly. But that might change with a couple of new startups making their debut, writes Benjamin Cher.
Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) said that applications are open for its next JFDI Accelerate 100-day startup accelerator programme to start in August, and announced some changes to the format.
JFDI.Asia said that the latest batch of startups in its fifth 100-day accelerator programme includes companies that were on average at a significantly later stage of maturity.
Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) Asia recently presented its first-in-2014 cohort of 12 teams under its JFDI Accelerate Programme to a strong showing of 150 local and global investors active in Singapore.
JFDI.Asia confirmed that 13 new startup teams will be participating in its next 100-day accelerator programme this month, bringing its portfolio of startups to a total of 40 companies, with a further 25-40 expected to join later programmes this year.
JFDI.Asia said it has secured firm capital commitments totalling S$2.7 million (US$2.1 million) from an international consortium of investors anchored by Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd.
JFDI to run three accelerator programmes back to back in 2014 Now accepting applications, early-stage digital startups urged to apply
The Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) has announced that it will accept rolling applications from early stage Internet businesses to its regular acceleration programmes. Purely on the basis of merit, strong teams from anywhere in the world will be offered a place on the next available programme.
Efforts are needed by Malaysia and Singapore to collectively boost the startup ecosystems in both countries, writes Gabey Goh.