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Passing on the Baton from JFDI.Asia

Sep 14, 2016 Wisdom 5 comments

TL;DR: In the 6 years since JFDI started, the global startup ecosystem has evolved and accelerators including JFDI must evolve with it. Meng Wong has won a fellowship at Harvard Law School to spin out a new startup called Legalese from JFDI. Back in Singapore, JFDI has completed its last bootcamp and is now exploring…

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JFDI Alumnus Fynd Closes $520,000 Funding Round led by Far East Ventures

Aug 26, 2016 News 0 comments

Fynd, Singapore’s leading on-demand mobile device repair platform, has raised SGD520,000 in pre-Series A funding in a round led by Far East Ventures and supported by industry veteran Koh Boon Hwee. Far East Ventures is the venture capital arm of Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private property developer. The funding will enable the company to…

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JFDI Alumnus TribeHired acquires HUBBA Hired

Jul 25, 2016 News 0 comments

TribeHired announced today that it has successfully acquired and integrated HUBBA Hired’s recruiting business for an undisclosed fee. TribeHired started in 2012 at the JFDI accelerator program. It received funding later that year and has since expanded into Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, and Bangkok. HUBBA Hired was part of a successful 3 month accelerator program within HUBBA. Today…

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GetLinks Acquires JFDI 2015 Alumnus LetsCatchup

Jul 18, 2016 Uncategorized 0 comments

Gurgaon based social hiring platform LetsCatchup, which graduated JFDI Accelerate in 2015, has announced its acquisition by US based tech-hiring marketplace GetLinks at an undisclosed price. The merger is in line with LetsCatchup’s strategy to take its platform to South East Asia and GetLinks to launch its services for tech talent in India. Launched in 2014, LetsCatchup was…

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Recognize Customer Needs and User Experience – eCoach on JFDI Discover

Feb 26, 2016 For JFDI Startups, Insights 0 comments

Establishing a startup in Africa is tough beyond imagination but I soldier on, says Victor Adatsi of JFDI Asia Discover startup eCoach. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? eCoach is an edtech startup with a mission to develop a suite of products,…

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Ideas Don’t Have To Fit Frameworks – Tile X Tile on JFDI Discover

Feb 26, 2016 For JFDI Startups, Insights 0 comments

If I ended up walking away with nothing, I couldn’t say that I lost everything. I was forced to develop resilience which I think is the most important lesson and takeaway from this experience, says Brandon Leong of JFDI Asia Discover startup Tile X Tile.   1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and…

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Know Your Customer – WhyQ on JFDI Discover

Feb 26, 2016 For JFDI Startups, Insights 0 comments

Making the daily lives of the busy corporate people around us more convenient and less stressful gives us immense joy and satisfaction, says Varun Saraf of JFDI Asia Discover startup WhyQ. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? At WhyQ, we’re a team of…

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How JFDI Discover Team Teach!Mi Raised $140,000

Feb 17, 2016 Community, True Stories 0 comments

Just 7 months after enrolling in JFDI Discover, our startup GAMP Tech closed a $140k funding round for Teach!Mi. We want to change the way people learn and track their real knowledge, writes Teach!Mi cofounder Pavel Antonov. 7 months ago we had just one insight. We knew that the education system in most countries is dull and discouraging. We wanted…

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Seeing Business in a New Perspective – D Concierge on JFDI Discover

Jan 14, 2016 For JFDI Startups, Insights 0 comments

Since doing a startup, work is not “work” anymore, says Fatima Akhtar and Daria Fu, who both found new perspectives and a calling in their JFDI Discover startup D Concierge.   1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? We are D Concierge. We hope to…

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Overcoming Startup Challenges Through Teamwork – EasyReno on JFDI Discover

Jan 14, 2016 Community, For JFDI Startups 0 comments

Finding the right person that fits the team is crucial to face challenges in a startup, says Jen Lam Chong of JFDI Discover startup EasyReno. 1. Tell us about your startup and team – who are you, and what are you aiming to do? My team’s project is EasyReno. We currently have two members in the team….

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