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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

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

Outsourcing to Escalate Startup Growth: Why and How

  Achieving more by doing less; isn’t it too good to be true? For a growing startup like yours, this can be done by outsourcing. Outsourcing makes it possible to delegate some tasks, typically administrative and paper-related support, to a third-party provider so you can focus on a more strategic role. Now, if you’re wondering

How to Ace Your Startup Performance in Q4 2021

  Everyone seeks to end strong in 2021 and start 2022 on a hopeful note. As the end of the year is approaching, businesses are taking high-performance measures in a race to meet goals. Here are a few tips for your startup to ace the Q4 2021 with the greatest performance. Stay tuned and get

Eye-Opening Employer Branding Statistics for Startups You Must Know

Establishing high-performing teams requires well-defined company branding. Startups across industries are putting their employer brand ahead in order to comprehend better how they are seen online and how that impression influences recruitment, hiring, and retention. But why is employer branding important and what are the actual proofs of this? Here are some of the most

Pitching a Press Coverage for Your Startup

Public relations (PR) is not a high priority for most startups. The truth is, however, press coverage is fundamental for early-stage business ventures. Afterall, how else are people going to find out about your fantastic product or services if they never get to know about it? For struggling startups, paying for expensive ads on the

4 Useful Tips to Create a Great Investor Pitch

Every startup founder seeking funding must be wondering, how to ‘wow’ potential investors?  Tech startups in Southeast Asia remain strong during the pandemic, report shows. As the startup environment evidences rapid growth, the competition climate is inevitably rising too. Many founders initially fund their business projects with their personal savings or loans. But when the

How to Strengthen Cultural Values of Your Startup

Every startup has their own cultural value and it makes perfect sense if you want your startup’s positive values to show. What appears and the public sees outside, is practically the reflection of the values inside. Public impression about an organization depends on how its employees believe and implement the company’s cultural values on a

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