Good to see this is back.
One of the best resources in SEA region for tech/VC job hunting.
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This week we have selected 19 positions from Venture Capital (Openspace Ventures) to Startups (Transcelestial, CardUp, Homage, 90 Seconds, ViSenze, Tradegecko) to Centaurs (Mixpanel, Appier, Carousell) to Unicorns (Stripe, Grab) to MNCs (Zendesk, Rakuten, Google, Facebook).
Everything starts somewhere. I think the old adage is the 2 people in a garage at the beginning working on a tech company.
In Asia there is a lack of garages for the most part but the rest of the issues and desires remain the same.
Some people are in a coffee shop, co-working space or their apartment or maybe their parent’s apartment.
Have computer will build startup seems to be the mantra.
Once that is settled you need some compute power, some tech/strategy help and if everything goes okay – you will need some capital.
Enter Project Alpha :: http://alpha.seedplus.com
Compute, help and capital all in on spot.
First off you can join the city events we will have – there will be four cities covered. Sorry if we are not coming to your city.
KL event page is up and taking registrations :: https://projectalphamalaysia.splashthat.com
KL pitch submission page is up as well :: https://projectalphamalaysiastartups.splashthat.com
Jakarta, Bangkok and Singapore will follow.
If you have any questions – email us :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Onward and Upward!
Been sitting on this news for a bit and super excited to have it out.
Congrats to Kyklo and team for the fundraise and for putting Thailand on the global startup map.
SeedPlus is excited to lead our first deal in Thailand and to fund a company that uses Bangkok as a base to build a global startup.
I am hoping to see more and more of these regional and global plays from SEA cites like Bangkok.
Kyklo is bringing the billion-dollar electromechanical industry into digital sales | TechCrunch
Some nice quotes from Amit of Jungle:
Amit Anand, co-founder and managing partner at Jungle Ventures, predicts 2018 is when “online-to-offline (O2O) will go mainstream in Southeast Asia. Many Internet businesses will realize that they can scale more efficiently and quickly and also provide better consumer experiences by creating hybrid, omni-channel models.”
Take Pomelo Fashion, an online fast fashion brand and one of Jungle Ventures’ portfolio investments, which recently launched an offline presence. “In the span of a couple of months, it has already experienced huge growth, both in terms of conversion and also an uptick in average order values of purchases made by customers,” shares Anand.
According to Anand, one of the critical factors for success in the digital world is the ability to collect, track, and use data.
“Digital interactions and transactions leave a trail of insights, but data cannot be effectively utilized if it is not captured comprehensive. This is an area where I always encourage our teams to start early and get a head start over their competition,” he says, adding that there are tools and frameworks now in place to help start-ups implement this more effectively and economically.
To be sure, e-commerce is still in its nascent stages in Southeast Asia. “In this regard, we can continue to expect more investments to come from companies and government bodies to improve and innovate on everything from discovery to last mile delivery,” says Anand.
What it Takes to Win the Southeast Asian E-commerce Market in 2018 – inc-asean.cominc-asean.com