Why Southeast Asia is so attractive for Venture Capital and Private Equity

Why Southeast Asia is so Attractive for Venture Capital and Private Equity

Berry Broersma Corporates, Investments, Investors, Venture Capital Leave a Comment

Southeast Asia Growing in Popularity Southeast Asia came from far in its aim to be an attractive investment area. Over the past years the region experienced a strong economic growth. Since 2012, Southeast Asian startups were able to put in more money than the year before. In a market with over 600 million consumers together with the world’s fastest growing …

Startup Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

Startups: Competitor Raised Huge Funding from Investors

Ben Lim Finance, Funding, Investments, Investors, Startup Grants, Startups, Venture Capital Leave a Comment

Imagine a competitor to your Startup (which you’ve never heard of before) suddenly raised a huge amount of money after bootstrapping for quite awhile. You have been out-funded and your war chest is tiny in comparison. Most founders would panic and start looking for funds. I know of few who would keep calm and would not do much about it. …

how to kill a startup – burning money

How to Kill A Startup: We Burned 1M USD in 1 Year

Ben Lim Business Model, Funding, Investments, Investors, Startups Leave a Comment

How a Startup Blew 1M USD in 1 year How to kill a Startup, and what we learned from it. Being in this industry for a number of years now, we get to hear all kinds of Startup stories. I will not reveal the founding team behind this to protect their identity, and also to respect their privacy. They have …

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Startup Idea Validation: 3 Crucial Validation Steps Before Scaling

Noomi Funding, Startups

Why is validation so crucial for startups? Looking at roughly 50 startup pitches per month, I frequently come accross startups which are in the midst of the Validation stage, seeking investment for the Growth stage. Oftentimes, there are misunderstandings on the purpose & meaning of ‘Validation’. Below are three simple steps to make startup idea validation more efficiently & effectively.  …