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Co-Founders in Malaysia: How to Find The Best Startup Co-Founders

Ben Lim Co-Founders, Startups Leave a Comment

Looking for a Startup Co-Founder in Malaysia?  At NEXEA, we are at the centre of the Startup world in Malaysia & Southeast Asia, and this gives us a special access to Startups, Developers, Investors, and Entrepreneurs. We have Invested in many upcoming Startups – many of which are looking for Co-Founders. According to some research, the magic number of Founders …

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Unlimited Runway – A Vital Startup Concept

Ben Lim Business Model, Finance, Funding, Startup Fundamentals, Startups Leave a Comment

Too often I see Startups trying to burn cash quickly to bring in revenues, meaning they have a limited runway vs an unlimited runway. More often than not, I see that these revenues come in short. Upon inspection, they often have not validated what I call Startup Fundamentals. However, to even achieve that in the first place, they first need …

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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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SaaS Startups: Why ARR is a Vanity Metric vs Bookings

Ben Lim Business Model, Finance, Startups Leave a Comment

SaaS Businesses & ARR Some Software as a Service (SaaS) Startup Founders may find themselves guilty of bragging about their ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue) figures. ARR is their latest monthly sales multiplied by 12 to get an annualised revenue figure. That is fair because SaaS businesses often keep the customers they sign on as subscribers, and their churn rate (rate …

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Understanding the Loyal Customer

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Funnel to the Loyal Customer This concept of how a loyal customers is made is as relevant for startups as it is for established brands & businesses. It basically illustrates the hurdles which are in the way of making any person a loyal customer to a brand. In each step, a potential loyal customer is ‘lost’ due to different reasons. …

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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.  …