I had fun moderating the panel on early stage financing at India Internet Day. VCCircle has an interesting article. The key issues are as under: 1. Too few deals are progressing from accelerators to angel, and from angel to Series A. Only five per cent of deals going from accelerators to Series A might not [...]
Nine Asian startups announced funding rounds last week across India and Asia. Two startups — Letsinternet and Travelyaari — are said to be in talks to raise funds. Catch up on deal activity in the past week.
London-based Last Voices, a company that brings vanishing cultures to the masses through the performing arts, has launched Binumi, a multi-lingual digital video platform. Check out the features.
The satellite events for Echelon 2012, a two-day startup networking event organized by e27, are done and the countdown begins to the main conference on June 11 and 12 in Singapore. The satellites, held in six cities including Jakarta, Philippines, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and Tokyo saw technology startups pitch to local communities [...]
Joining the startup networking ecosystem in Asia, South Korea will play host to the country’s first startup conference, beLaunch 2012 on June 13 and 14. The event is being organized by South Korean startup technology media platform beSuccess. The event expects to attract 1,000 participants, including local and global venture capital investors and speakers from [...]
Spanning a land area of just 714 square kilometres, Singapore stands dwarfed by its larger neighbours. Yet, the frequency with which new companies are being founded in the island city-state encourages the possibility of the second smallest country in the region emerging as Asia’s newest rising startup hub. In 2011, Singapore saw a total [...]
The Indonesia Satellite 2012 saw 16 startups pitch their ideas at the event. Klik-Eat, an online food ordering and delivery service, took home the Judges’ Choice Award. 16 startups were each given 10 minutes to showcase their products at the Indonesia Satellite, the first of six in e27′s regional hunt for Asia’s best startups. And [...]
Bangalore-based ItsMyMeal, a online meal delivery services startup, has raised $10 million from a group of unnamed angel investors. The company’s founders are IIT and IIM graduates Nikhil Gupta, Anoop Agarwal and Neeraj Kumar. The company provides customized, home-cooked meals which are currently sourced from a central kitchen. (Source: The Economic Times). Delhi-based ad network Tyroo and [...]
Bombastic Plastix | Bali Founder (s): Sam Miller and Niluh Indrawati Founded: 2008 Sector: Green [hr] The idea and how it works: Bombastic Plastix makes a material from discarded polyethylene shopping bags and sews it into fashion accessories. It calls the process ‘Supercycling™’, as the plastic material is made from local plastic by local labor. [...]
Bali Recycling | Bali Founder (s): Peter Jozef, Olivier Pouillon and Agung Alit Founded: 2011 Sector: Green [hr] The idea and how it works: Proactively solve the solid waste problem on the island of Bali, creating a practical and sustainable social business model. Bali Recycling attempts to counter illegal operators who are focused on benefiting [...]