Startup Idea Validation & Fundraising Advice
Consult us on your Funding Strategy
Many entrepreneurs and new investors are not familiar with the fundraising process for tech startups. We promise all tech startups with existing revenues (!) a free session on fundraising strategy and valuations. Likewise, investors unsure of their planned tech startup investment are welcome to get in touch for our input. We are happy to share from our experiences, in hope to make this market more transparent. Sadly, we have seen many cases of ‘funding gone wrong’. Make sure to get it right! Get in touch anytime, it’s free of charge!
Drop an email with Subject ‘Fundraising Advice’ at [email protected]
Validate your Startup idea with us
Startup Idea / Business Plan Validation Process
We have a simple process to validate your Startup idea. Simply follow the steps to produce a Startup pitch deck and send it to us. We will review it and get back to you with feedback. No obligations/strings attached. Why are we doing this? Well, we believe that if you are visiting this page, chances are that you are thinking of being an entrepreneur. We can probably help you decide if your business idea is worth pursuing by giving some feedback. In return, we get to know and engage more budding entrepreneurs in the community. This may be a temporary offer, so grab it while you can!
1. Create Your Pitch Deck
You may use our Startup pitch deck guide. We would like to see a minimum of these slides; Problem, Solution, Market Size, Product, Business Model, Validation/Traction, Competition, Team, Funding. We reserve the right to refuse our feedback if we find the pitch deck incomplete.
This is open to all entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia in the idea-stage only.
2. Ensure the business is a High Growth Startup
We have a few guiding principles to ensure your business plan is a high growth business;
- The problem is something people need and not just want.
- Product/Solution is 10x better than the existing solution or alternatives.
- The Market Size or Revenue Potential is at least 100m
- Your business idea does not depend on high labour and infrastructure costs
- You will be able to build huge competitive advantages.
Usually, Startups are marketplaces, subscriptions, or advertising platforms.
3. Send it over!
Once ready, let us see what you have come up with! We will have a look and get back with some valuable feedback. This can take about a week or two depending on our workload.
We keep your pitch deck internally and for feedback purposes only.
What happens if we like your startup business plan?
Let’s Get Your Startup Up and Flying
NEXEA is a leading startup fund in Malaysia, backed by successful mentors/investors who have done it and found success themselves. We push Startups to get invested by the end of the accelerator program by using our proprietary Startup Validation Methodology. The results are our portfolio of notable upcoming Startups who consist of notable Founders and market leaders. For more advanced Startups, we have a Startup Fund and Technology Consulting if needed.
We focus on creating value for Startups by providing our unparalleled NEXEA Startup Mentorship. Our mentors are actual successful Entrepreneurs and businessmen looking to give back to the entrepreneur community. Our mentors have created huge value via sharing their network, knowledge, and experience in their specific expertise and industries.
Our Startup Fund & Accelerator Information Technology Partners
** Our Startups get access to more than US$155k in credits and more in form of support from our cloud partners
Our Startup fund provides Startups with help that allows them to test their technology with the help of tech giants. These benefits help Startups develop their MVP or even their full product on the cloud with full access to the latest IT infrastructure and platforms in the market today.
NEXEA Startups are eligible for $15,000 USD in Amazon AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years plus $5000 AWS Business Support for 1 year. This includes access to the AWS Technical and Business Essentials web-based (or instructor-led) training ($600 value per course) and 80 credits for Self-Paced Labs ($80 value)
NEXEA Startups are eligible for up to $20,000 in credit for 1 year. Credit can be applied to all Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products. Get invitations to Code Labs, classroom-style and online training courses to learn everything you need to scale your vision. Schedule 1:1 technical office hours with Cloud Platform Solutions Engineers. Up to 10 free users on G Suite Basic for 12 months. 6 months free of Hire by Google to recruit faster.
NEXEA Startups are eligible for up to $120,000 of free Azure cloud credits, including software such as Office 365 Business Premium. BizSpark puts all Microsoft development and test software at your fingertips, including Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server for free. Plus, enjoy access to hundreds of free training classes and technical content to help you on your journey.
** Partner benefits are subject to their qualification criteria. Contact us for more information.
Startup Accelerator Benefits
The 3 Value Creation Engines of Our Malaysian Accelerator Program
Real Mentoring By Successful Businessmen & Angel Investors
Our angel investor network includes seasoned entrepreneurs that have experienced starting businesses from scratch and have succeeded in performing Trade Sales and IPOs. They seek to give back to the business community by sharing their knowledge. Some of them are angel investors in Malaysia, and the rest are in ASEAN.
Startup Foundation Consulting
Every skyscraper has a foundation. Our Startup Funding team consists of people experienced in the startup industry as well as specific business segments and management skills. We help guide our Startups to build a strategic and sustainable foundation to be able to grow fast and steady. Those guiding Startups are currently or were COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Lawyers of successful businesses.
Access to Our Startup Technology Development Partner - Optional
Our Startup Technology Development team specialises in developing MVPs for Startups to be able to go to market at a lower cost. Our team consists of 3 IT experts who have built software for multi-national startups in the areas of AI/machine learning and big data. Now, they are helping Nexea Startups build the next big thing. We only develop for Startups that we have invested in.
Note: Most Idea-Stage Startups only need this after the accelerator program once we determine your exact processes and needs after validating the right business model to avoid wastage. This is a separate deal exclusively for our Startups.
The NEXEA Startup Network
Connect To Our Regional Southeast Asia Startups & Angel Investors Network
Malaysia • Thailand • Indonesia • Vietnam • Philippines • Singapore • Japan
Partners of Our Venture Capital Startup Fund and Startup Accelerator in Malaysia & Southeast Asia
Cradle - 50/50 Co-Investment Partnership
MBAN - Tax Incentive for Angel Investors
Sunway University- MoU
MyHarapan - MoU
Sunway iLabs - Accelerator Partnership
Watchtower & Friends - Partnership
PitchIn - Partnership
MyHarapan - CoInvestment Partnership
Startup Terrace Taiwan - Expansion Support
Microsoft Bizspark - Startup Benefits
AWS Activate - Startup Benefits
MDEC - Ecosystem Support, Tax Deduction
Google Cloud Platform - Startup Benefits