Singapore, 16 April, 2014 — JFDI.Asia, Asia’s #1 Startup Business Accelerator, announced today that it will launch the first in a series of practical demonstrations and discussions around the most disruptive technologies of our time jointly with Singapore startup Coinpip.com. The essence of each Date with Disruption event will be a practical demonstration and an in-depth technical discussion of how it works, with opportunities for interested stakeholders ranging from investors to entrepreneurs and corporations to meet and participate hands-on.
Singapore, 25 March 2014—Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd) today revealed details of the 13 new Singapore-based startup teams joining its next 100-day accelerator program this month. Each will receive a SGD 25,000 (USD 19,650) cash investment plus a package of intense mentoring and valuable support services worth SGD 150,000 (118,000). The program which will end in a demo day to active early-stage investors early in July, is developed and run as part of a strategic partnership between Joyful Frog Digital Incubator and Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
Singapore, 18 March 2014—Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia Pte Ltd) today announced that it had secured firm capital commitments totalling SGD 2.7 million (USD 2.1 million) from an international consortium of investors. Anchored by Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment round is supported by two funds, SpinUp Partners Ltd (Russia) and Fenox Venture Capital (Silicon Valley), with private investors from the Philippines, Vijay Saraff (Thailand), Paul Burmester (UK) and Thomas Gorissen (Germany).
SINGAPORE, 10 March 2014 – Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment arm of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), today announced a strategic partnership with leading startup accelerator, Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI), to run accelerator programmes for innovation driven tech product startups based in Singapore. This partnership seeks to build a strong pipeline of high growth tech product startups that are able to scale globally, signifying the pivotal ecosystem catalyst role that IDA and IIPL play in accelerating the growth of the technology sector in Singapore.
CYBERJAYA, 13 February 2014 – Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today announced a pilot program to help local ICT startups break through barriers to growth. The program, called MSC Malaysia Startup Accelerator Lite, will be delivered by local partners around Malaysia and facilitated by JFDI.Asia, Asia’s number 1 startup business accelerator program.
A couple of weeks ago, JFDI startup Klinify hit the headlines across the world when it closed a USD600k funding round for its business. Securing that coverage, then coping with the influx of queries that resulted took three months of planning, co-founder Krish tells JFDI CEO Hugh Mason.
Applications are open now for JFDI’s next accelerator program starting March
Since freelance brokering services like Odesk set up, the processes they use to ensure quality have got more and more rigorous. JFDI startup Flocations has managed to keep its core headcount low while making effective use of freelance workers: CEO Tudor Coman shares his top tips for making that work with JFDI’s Hugh Mason.
Klinify, a document management system that helps private medical clinics manage patient records while preserving their existing workflow, today announced that it has closed a S$770,000 (USD$604,000) seed funding round led by Jungle Ventures through Singapore’s Technology Incubation Scheme under the National Research Foundation (NRF). The round was supported by angel investors from the medical industry in Singapore.
I started my career as a TV producer back in the day when making a ‘corporate video’ cost tens of thousands of dollars. Today, although all the technology you need to showcase your startup comes free with a phone, it still takes skill to explain a complex product in simple language and compelling pictures, writes JFDI.Asia CEO Hugh Mason.
SINGAPORE – OurHealthMate, an online platform that allows non-resident Indians to manage and monitor their family’s healthcare from a distance, today announced it had closed a SGD560K (USD440K) seed funding round led by Bimal Shah, heading an international syndicate of business angels. The round is supported by Singapore-based Benjamin Tsai and a second international angel syndicate led by high frequency trader Ben Ball.