Lusarun Silpsrikul (popularly known as Trumph) is a regular fixture at local Bangkok Startup Weekend events, often seen coding with his signature pet parrot ‘Birdie’ on his shoulder or head. At Trumph’s last Startup Weekend he cofounded a new concept called Page365 with fellow startup weekender, Prathan Thananart.
Catcha Group is about to invest up to $100 million into high growth stage startups in South East Asia
Yesterday, Catcha Group announced the launch of Catcha Ventures, its investment arm which will focus on funding high growth new media, technology and mobile companies in the South East Asian region. In a media release, the company stated it would invest between USD$50 to $100 million in chosen companies over the next three to five year period.
London based startup MOVE Guides announced today that it has closed an US$8.2 million Series A round.
At the moment the name Sugar is on everyone’s lips – particularly in Singapore and surrounding Asian regions, based on a job ad they posted yesterday. They are currently looking for five people to join the team in various roles, however it has been the role of Lead Software Engineer that has been garnering attention.
The OAXIS team created Star.21 after recognising the value of gamification in health and fitness, especially at a time where people live fast-paced lifestyles.
Alex Turnbull, son of Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull, may be setting an example of how Australians can work with their Asian counterparts. The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that Alex Turnbull is planning to launch a Singapore-based hedge fund, Keshik Capital, which will be “focused on Asia with the flexibility to invest globally”.
Australia currently holds fourth spot when it comes to investments made into Asia Pacific region startups in 2014.
That record is currently held by Sutherland Shire headquartered Campaign Monitor, founded by David Greiner and Ben Richardson.
In the competitive world of interior design two Australian startups are currently making inroads with premium play, curated marketplaces.
Couchelo, founded by Si-Si Dai, William Fan and Fei Yao, is focusing on unique vintage and designer furniture. Lodie, founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas focuses more on the homewares and gift market, including fashion and jewellery.
There are currently over 7 billion humans on earth, and over half of that population sit directly above Australia on the map. Asia is full of opportunities for expanding Australian startups, so why is it that we head straight to the US market to grow and scale our ventures instead of looking in our own region first?
With three technology startups in her credits, Singapore-based entrepreneur Rosaline Koo is the centre of a rags-to-riches story.
Australia’s largest student portal, Zookal, raised AUD$600K in its latest investment round led by CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds, Omer Regev, and Silicon Valley’s Filtro Investments. This round brings total investment in the company to AUD$2.1 million.
There has always been hype around Silicon Valley – it’s warranted of course, San Fran has birthed many amazing startups and founders in it’s time. But being smack bang in the Asia Pac region, should Aussie Startups be looking closer to home for a mass market to explore?