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Startup-O is South East Asia’s leading platform for startup assessments, investments, and venture building. It was created with ‘Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs’ ethos at the core of its design. The assessment platform coupled with venture funds helps with systematic discovery & investing in high traction tech startups. These promising growth startups are selected through a transparent process which is a blend of multi-stage online evaluations conducted by seasoned global experts & proprietary ranking algorithms on the platform.

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Asia’s leading online investment assessment platform that allows promising tech startups to get discovered, get amplified and get funded from any location … FAST.

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3-5 top ranked startups get funded every quarter with seed capital

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Season 9

May – Jul ’19: CLOSED

Season 10

Sep – Nov ’19: OPEN

Startup-O ‘Fasttrack’
(Jan 2017- June 2019)













Supported By

IP Bridge is a Japanese fund aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments.

IP Bridge is focused on promoting technological innovation and cooperation within Japan and around the world. The Company has worked with their investors, including Innovation Network Corporation of Japan – a unique partnership between 26 major corporations and the Japanese government – to establish the first fund in Japan aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. In addition, IP Bridge is known for their solid reputation and strong networks throughout Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world.


Structured Funding Decisions

Startup-O has built a highly select network of seasoned entrepreneurs and partners, which has brought us access to capital, venture-building advice and growth hack expertise.

Sudhanshu Ahuja, CEO of impress.ai

Convenient Participation

I’m impressed with the high degree of interaction and quality of feedback from the video pitch sessions. The multi-stage evaluation process allows the judges to obtain a thorough view of your business.

William Temple, Co-founder of Ampotech

Global Expert Connect

The dialogue with the experts, Steve and Toby, were be very rewarding. Regardless of the outcome, we’ve benefited from their insight and guidance. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Startup-O and anticipate forging a closer partnership moving forward.

Thomas Schickler, CEO of Liquidity Marketplace

Unparalleled Community

It was a great experience to go through various rounds of Startup-O fast track season 3. Upcoming entrepreneurs get a great exposure to international judges. Personal attention from founders of Startup-O, Anuj and Nitin, gives confidence to upcoming entrepreneurs.

Vikas K, Founder of HungryBags


Our panel of judges will help put the final stamp on assessing the technology and market growth capabilities of startups making beyond ‘Evaluator’ assessment rounds.

Our judges are well respected senior industry leaders, serial entrepreneurs, super angels with multiple company portfolios and seasoned investors. Gain valuable insights and their possible interest in your startup success.

Join Startup-O ‘Fasttrack’ to get one one on one exposure with our esteemed judges in final rounds.

Satoshi Konno

Director of Innovation, IP Bridge, Japan

Prof. Parimal Merchant

Director, Global FMB, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai, India

Tim Kobe

Founder, Eight Inc

Yen-Lu Chow

Co-founder, WholeTree Foundation

Lindsay Cooper

Founder, Arisaig Partners

Isabel Fox

Head of Venture Capital, White Cloud Capital


Our hand picked panel of evaluators are domain specialist and serial entrepreneurs who have built startups and lead companies. They are passionate about innovation and helping startups succeed. Their goals is to help identify most promising startups in South East Asia.

Joining the Fasttrack allows a startup to bring their journey across to them and get their valuable feedback. And of course, there is always a possibility of gaining their personal interest in facilitating your success.

Join Startup-O ‘Fasttrack’ to unlock our global panel of expert

Mark Zondler

Founder, Snapview GmbH

Johannes Hille

COO, X-ZELL Biotech Pte Ltd

Sonia Gupta

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy


Software engineer, IBM Watson

Dr Suling Yeo

Business Development and Value Creation, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd

Anupam Yog

Associate Director, SCALE-Global, National University of Singapore

Radiana Soh

Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd

Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya

Rocket scientist


Foundational engineer, Canva

Kenya Takashima

Entrepreneur in Residence- Red Dot Ventures

David Ng

Founder, Authentic Solutions LLP

Jawahar Kanjilal

Founder & CEO, TeamStreamz


COO - Fastacash

David Isaac

Associate Director TAS Digital, Ernst and Young

Madhulika Sachdeva Mathur

Co-Founder of WeddingSutra


Global Banking & Financial Services Specialist

Shyam Ayengar

Director, Canopy Group/CX Partners, VP, Co-Founder HBS Club of Singapore

Dorit Grueber

Co-founder, The Hip and Happening Group, Branding & Marketing Expert

Paresh Gupta

Country Lead - Headstart Network, City Director – Founder Institute (Silicon Valley), Co-Founder - Neos Angels and Mentors Network LLP

Siddarth ‘Sid’ Das

Director-Digital Engagement, WWF international

Niraj Nagpal

Media Technology Specialist

Jeffrey Nah

Business Advisor & Venture Capital

Frederick Then

Serial Entrepreneur, Educator, Mentor

Jojy Azurin

Co-Director, Founder Institute, Manila, Philippines


Co-Founder & CTO, WeInvest.com

Himmat Singh

COO & Board Member, LM Instruments S.A.

Nandini Das Ghoshal

Founder, Insights & More Consulting Asia Pte Ltd.

Rajiv Doshi

CEO, Piper Biosciences Inc.

Sridhar Natarajan

Investment advisor & Management Consultant

Key Partners

ETPL is the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), supporting it in transforming the economy by driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes. 

HubSpot is a software platform to help you generate leads, close deals, and manage your pipeline. 

Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow.

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. 

The IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) is a not for profit (Section 8) company established under the aegis of IIM Calcutta to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 

Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing & Data Analytics training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India.

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Season 9

May – Jul ’19: CLOSED

Season 10

Sep – Nov ’19: OPEN

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