As uncomfortable as the thought of investors as their ‘bosses’ may be to many founders, the fact remains that they do hold a stake and, as such, have both a voice and role to play in your company, writes Gabey Goh.
Our columnist ‘Dash’ Dhakshinamoorthy explores two other questions often asked by aspiring entrepreneurs: Where do I begin? And what kind of risks should I be aware of before I step out into the unknown and turbulent world of venture creation?
Singapore--based global online fashion retailer Inverted Edge said it has raised over S$2 million (USD$1.6 million) through initial investments by venture capital funds and private investors.
e27 has secured a S$760,000 (US$614,000) round of funding, and will use it to expand its operations in South-East Asia.
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.
It’s about the role of the funding ecosystem, including accelerators, and on the value our start-ups slap on themselves, writes DNA founder Karamjit Singh.
In response to our previous commentary on Angels with pitchforks, VCs who don’t venture, DNA guest columnist and founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures Vinnie Lauria offers the other side of the story.
Founder of email and database back-up site follows what works for him, but is practical about the realities of Asian investment culture.
The technopreneurial ecosystem in Malaysia is allowing the angels and VCs to dictate terms. DNA’s A. Asohan says it’s time to fight back.
TaxiMonger’s co-founder Nizran Noordin talks about the lessons he learnt from a three-month accelerator program he took part in this past June.