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Intro to Southeast Asia Startup Ecosystems

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1. Overview of Startup Ecosystem Theory
II. Case Study - Singapore
III. SEA Examples

Deck presented to Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East West Center. October, 2014.

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Intro to Southeast Asia Startup Ecosystems

  1. 1. Intro to SEA Startup Ecosystems Isaac Souweine Head of Product @ Frank & Oak Presented at the October, 2014
  2. 2. I. Startup ecosystems
  3. 3. Startups are a specific species of business organization
  4. 4. But like any species, they exist in an ecosystem
  5. 5. Silicon Valley is considered the ultimate startup ecosystem
  6. 6. But there’s tons of other highly functioning ecosystems Source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/20/startup-genome-ranks-the-worlds-top-startup-ecosystems-silicon-valley-tel-aviv-l-a-lead-the-way/
  7. 7. Here’s one way to think about the elements of a startup ecosystem STARTUPS!! CAPITAL* TALENT* PRESS EVENTS MARKET CULTURE REGULATION INFRAST. GOVT + NGOS
  8. 8. II. Ecosystem Case Study - Singapore
  9. 9. Building Blocks ● Market - small, wealthy, hyper-connected ● Culture - narrow-minded, driven, global ● Regulation - extremely business friendly ● Infrastructure - excellent but anomalous
  10. 10. Capital Source: http://mengwong.com/sg/capital/mapofthemoney.pdf
  11. 11. Accelerators
  12. 12. Dev Support
  13. 13. Angel Investors
  14. 14. Early Stage Venture Capital
  15. 15. Later Stage Venture Capital
  16. 16. Govt Investment Schemes
  17. 17. NGOs
  18. 18. Co Working Spaces
  19. 19. Talent (Founders)
  20. 20. Press/Conferences
  21. 21. Events
  22. 22. Startups
  23. 23. Singapore ecosystem themes ● Everything is connected! ● Government as a crucial player ● Global startup culture ● Global flows of talent and capital ● Products - local vs. global ● SG as a launching pad
  24. 24. III. SEA Ecosystem Potpurri
  25. 25. Kickstart (PH)
  26. 26. Ardent Capital (TH)
  27. 27. Tokopedia (ID)
  28. 28. Grab Taxi (MY)
  29. 29. Vinagame (VN)
  30. 30. Catcha Group (SEA)
  31. 31. Rocket Internet (SEA)
  32. 32. SEA ecosystem themes ● Global capital vs. local capital ● The role of corporates ● Products - local vs. global ● Products - original vs. “clones” ● Infrastructure challenges ● Cultural challenges ● Building an ecosystem is hard!
  33. 33. isouweine@gmail.com @sonofsarah

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