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Startups to IPO: Funding Roadmap

Startups to IPO: Funding Roadmap

Capital raising has always been a challenging task for entrepreneurs, more so when it comes from venture and angel funds, who unlike banks do not judge your business funding on the physical and liquid asset one owns. As the start-up ecosystem fosters and more ventures emerge, the mortality rate of companies that could not sustain has also risen. While getting the initial investor is the toughest part, a lot of big ticket fund raises in the past two years have ...

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Supalaunch your business with Venture Capital Firms, Investors and Accelerators in APAC

How do you beat the competition in the fast-paced world of startups in Asia? The right amount of funding is one of the main factors that stands between your company’s success or failure. With no cash, upscaling becomes a longer, more difficult challenge. We’ve shared with you the best APAC countries to start a business, now find out about Asian-focused investors from India to China that you can approach to help fund your startup. Before we dive in, here’s the difference between venture ...

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Top Venture Capital Firms and Angel Investors in Singapore

Angel investors in Singapore Angel investors are private investors who typically not only invest capital but also contribute their business expertise/skills in early-stage businesses in exchange for a significant share in the company. They can be individuals, or be part of an angel network that engage in investing in businesses with high growth potential and in the industries that they are familiar with. That said, there are some business angels playing active roles in the business while others act as ...

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The $50 Billion ‘Pre-IPO’ Market’s Next Step Could Be Turning To Blockchain

With the onset of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and blockchain-based crowdfunding techniques, the venture capital (VC) space is getting crowded. Despite the irrefutable efficacy of ICOs, however, initial public offerings (IPOs) have remained very popular and 2018 is slated to see the highest number of IPOs in recent memory. The draw of such a model though is logical. Start-ups with proven revenue and operational models can give away small slices of equity and secure enough funding to stay solvent for years. ...

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AirAsia launches $60m venture capital fund called RedBeat Ventures

AirAsia launches $60m venture capital fund called RedBeat Ventures

Budget airline AirAsia is launching a venture capital fund called RedBeat Capital that will invest in post-seed startups around the world who are entering or expanding their presence in Southeast Asia, it announced. The fund targets travel and lifestyle, logistics, AI, internet of things, cybersecurity, and fintech companies. RedBeat Ventures, the entity running the fund, also said it is tying up with venture capital firm 500 Startups to access their deal flow. Based out of San Francisco, the fund will be ...

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What’s Your Valuation? 3 Must-Know Matrixs

What’s Your Valuation? 3 Must-Know Matrixs

What is a Valuation and Why is It So Critical To Know? Unfortunately, 90% of the entrepreneurs that I meet don’t really know what a valuation is. I totally empathize with all these entrepreneurs’ ignorance because I didn’t know this stuff either when I started raising capital for my first company.  Fortunately for me, I had a few brilliant mentors who taught me what I needed to know. Unfortunately, traditional educational institutions don’t teach these must-know practical skills to entrepreneurs. ...

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Venture Capital vs. Private Equity: Understanding The Difference

Venture Capital vs. Private Equity: Understanding The Difference

With increasing coverage and interest in startups, fundraising and venture capital, many terms have become more ambiguous than ever. That can leave entrepreneurs pretty foggy on how they should really be approaching raising money. So, who is funding what? Why does it matter so much if you are launching or trying to scale a venture? Startup Fundraising Whether you are still juggling a startup idea or already have data and revenues and are ready to scale, it’s vital to understand ...

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Feedback from Investors

Investors are drowning in “normal” deal flow, deals which look good but not great. They want to find the anomalies and things which are an excellent fit for them. Here are some takeaways on why less is not only more but all that matters in some cases: 1) Your one-pager is more important than your pitch deck because without it being excellent nobody will open the pitch deck. If you believe that, then it goes in line that the one-liner on ...

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The KPIs of Raising Capital

The best tool that we have found for managing business partners, joint ventures, and team members are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A KPI is a measure of an action or activity which lets you know if work is getting done, if that work is leading to results, and what the yield is on the time invested in that activity. In capital raising, you will want to have different types of KPIs in place, with some activity-based and some results-based. These ...

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