Initial Startups: Behind the Scenes Archive

Top 10 Women in Tech of Southeast Asian Startups

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of home-grown unicorn startups. Grab, Lazada, Gojek, Traveloka, and Tokopedia, to name a few, are among major startups finding fruitful business journeys thanks to the region’s established ecosystem. Interestingly, more venture capital (VC) companies and angel investors are recognizing the value of putting their investment in the region’s

Startup Red Flags: What You Can Learn from 2021

  Working at a startup has become a growing trend among Millennials and Gen-Z for the past few years. Startups often offer youth-driven dynamics and flashy perks, but there has also been a sentiment about these new businesses emphasizing too much on the hustle culture that often leads to overworking and even depression. Is it

Vegan and Sustainable Startups That are Changing the Future

Vegan startups initially started as a niche. For the longest time, the plant-based food sector struggled to develop their business mainly because investors with vegan-adjacent ethics were hard to come by. Rather than compassionate choice and conscious consumerism, investors are naturally more drawn to business with a commercial safe net. But once considered as a

How Empathetic Culture Drives Startup Development

Empathy is often viewed as a form of compassion or something that makes individuals feel good about themselves rather than a means of making policies. After two years of struggling against employee burnout caused by the pandemic, empathy is becoming increasingly important in corporate culture. The fuzziness of home and work life has been one

Why Graphic Design Matters for Your Startup Success

If you see a green round object, what’s the first brand coming to your mind?   While the answer may vary, you surely have a particular brand in mind when visual aspects are mentioned. It goes without saying that one of the most noticeable forms of visual communication is through graphic design. Having a solid

How to Build a Growth Mindset as an Entrepreneur

Startups and entrepreneurship are like two sides of a coin; inseparable and one cannot exist without the other. In order to craft business success, it is fundamental to start with the right mindset. To get a better grasp, here is what you need to know on building a growth mindset as an entrepreneur.   Becoming

HR for Startups: 5 Challenges and How to Overcome Them

For small-size companies with a relatively small number of employees like startups, hiring HR professionals might be the last thing on their priority list. The truth is, employers of all sizes have human resources challenges in efficiently managing their workforces and maintaining compliance with what might seem like an endless number of labor rules. Typically

Slack: Great Collaboration App for Your Startup

What’s the best way to make sure your employees are not slacking off at work? Use collaboration tools!  Collaboration software is a great way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your startup team. Team members can’t collaborate well if they don’t communicate well, so it is critical to rely on the best collaboration

Three Startup Mistakes to Avoid for Aspiring Entrepreneur

Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem is seeing continuous growth with every passing year. According to the SEA Startup Ecosystem 2.0 research commissioned by Singapore-based VC firm Golden Gate Ventures, funding for tech startups in the region has increased 50 times from US$130 million in 2010 to US$7.7 billion in 2020. The proliferation of startups fuels a

Essential Areas a Startup Must Focus On

The article first appeared on HR in Asia. No one starts a business with the intention of not growing in workforce size, revenue, market value, and client base. Every founder has a vision to build a successful brand and scale to the highest point possible. However, this will remain a dream if you fail to start right