Pitching to VCs: To be invested - or not to be

17/11/14 18:08 / Filed Under Startup Science / 0 Comments

Venture capitalists and other investors scour the planet looking for startup diamonds hidden deep in mounds of gravel. Access to these investors is one of the main reasons startups join an accelerator program.

JFDI's Peter Browne describes how you can polish your startup business and shine at a pitching competition, demo day or in an elevator.

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The Asian Angle on How to Start a Startup: Episode 3, Paul Graham

03/10/14 07:14 / 0 Comments

Like many others, we've been watching How to Start a Startup in a small study group, following the videos every week as they come out.


But we aren't in Silicon Valley. We're in Singapore, halfway across the world. Does Y Combinator's weekly dose of concentrated startup advice, originally designed for a Stanford audience, make sense in Southeast Asia?

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Pains and Gains, Right and Wrong

09/09/14 19:56 / Filed Under Wisdom / 0 Comments

How would you pitch the nicotine patch to a VC? There is a right way to do it! shutterstock_85862212 

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JFDI 2012/13 startups valued at S$36m+

15/07/14 08:01 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

Singapore, 15 July 2014 — Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) today disclosed new data quantifying the impact of its startups on the business ecosystem in South East Asia. The data reveals that the first two years of JFDI’s accelerator operations yielded 21 active startups, raising in aggregate SGD9m (USD7.2m) in seed funding and now valued at SGD36.1m (USD29.1m).

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JFDI launches ambassador program across Asia

14/07/14 08:00 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

JFDI ambassadors and staff at JFDI's 2014A Demo Day on 7 July 2014.
From left: Yatin Thakur, Timmy de Jesus, Ryan Chong, Mukul Pasricha, Keith Tan, Victoria Au (staff).
Front: Michelle Gwee (staff) and Pitch Taniteerawong. Lio Yi Jun (not in picture).

Singapore, 14 July 2014 — Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) announced today that it had appointed the first in a new network of “Ambassadors” to support the growth of startup communities across Asia. The Ambassadors will connect JFDI more effectively with existing startup groups and events in Thailand, Malaysia, India and Philippines, building on what local organizers have already created and sharing the opportunities and insights of JFDI’s mentors, investors and startup growth programs.

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Twelve startups wow global investors at 2014A Demo Day

08/07/14 03:00 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

SINGAPORE, 7 JULY 2014 – Today, Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI), Asia’s leading startup accelerator backed by Infocomm Investments (IIPL), the investment arm of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), presented its first-in-2014 cohort of 12 new startup teams to a strong showing of 150 local and global investors active in Singapore. Collectively, they manage over a billion dollars in early stage startup funding. This is the first Demo Day to be held as part of a strategic partnership between IIPL and JFDI to run accelerator programmes for high growth, innovation driven tech product startups based in Singapore.

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Introducing Norwegian Startups to Asia

10/06/14 20:09 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

Singapore, 10 June 2014—Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) announced today that it is launching a 3 week technology incubator program called TINC Asia in partnership with Innovation Norway. The program will start with a 2 day briefing session in Oslo during August, followed by the main 3 week program in Singapore from 15 September to 3 October.

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Announcing our 21 Day Deep-Dive Discovery Program

03/06/14 00:39 / Filed Under News / 2 Comments

Singapore, 2 June 2014—Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) launches a 21 day program this week called JFDI Discovery to help business startup founders take a deep dive into their market in a quest to achieve ‘problem-customer fit’. The program will run every month and teaches participants to apply the formal methods used with success in JFDI’s main 100-day accelerator program.

Delivered every month through a blend of self-directed activity and online support, JFDI Discovery is available to anyone, anywhere, any time. There is no need to attend physical meetings or group webinars unless participants want to, so it can run alongside existing work commitments.

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New Frogs Joining JFDI.Asia

30/05/14 16:09 / Filed Under News / 0 Comments

The JFDI.Asia Frog family has grown! Here's our staff at full strength now.

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Just Don't Do It

24/05/14 23:57 / Filed Under Wisdom / 0 Comments

A great list of 'Be-wares' - dead ends for startups to avoid - captured from the eloquent Ben Joffe:

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