JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP

The Startup-O Evolution

 

 

Feb,2016
Idea Sex

Idea Sex

After experiencing the pains of the startup ecosystem for both startups and investors, Anuj and Nitin brainstormed around the vision to create a platform that not only help startups expedite their chances to access capital and global networks, but also provides investors with a data-driven and transparent approach to early

Mar,2016
Partners Inc.

Partners Inc.

Mar 2016, the company was incorporated and on July 7 2016, a partnership between Anuj Jain and Nitin Nath was incorporated with the belief that every authentic entrepreneur who dares to do what he dreams deserves a fair chance to succeed.

Apr,2016
School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks

Building a team, a tech platform, getting investors, and partners on board were no easy task. At the time of conception, there were hiccups at various fronts.

Sep,2016
Tickering in the Lab

Tickering in the Lab

The website was built in September 2016 and ready to launch. Selected early beta users could register on the platform to test it and participate in trial runs.

Oct,2016
Almost a Co-Founder

Almost a Co-Founder

Support from IP Bridge, a Japanese fund aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments, was inked with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Oct,2016
A multi-family office named Javelin came onboard

A multi-family office named Javelin came onboard

Javelin Wealth Management fund also came onboard to launch the Javelin Startup-O Victory Fund SPC, a Singapore managed fund, to invest in the winners to Startup-O’s quarterly Fasttrack competitions.

Nov,2016
Stumbling into Happiness

Stumbling into Happiness

Startup-O Fasttrack Program Season 1 began on 7 November. The first video call between a Startup-O expert, and a promising startup, from two geographical locations occured. And the rest is history.

Dec,2016
Unofficial Office – The Book Cafe

Unofficial Office – The Book Cafe

Till December, The Book Cafe was our unofficial office for 6 months, where all the action took place. On 26 December, the team developed diagnostic frameworks based on early user feedback to complement the first season launch. December also marked the launch of Javelin Startup-O Victory fund.

Jan,2017
Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness

After 10 weeks, the first cohort’s results were released and the winners, including Whizpace, impress.ai, Serv, and Hackertrail were chosen.

Feb,2017
Season 2 Begins

Season 2 Begins

After the first season went well, we began with the second season of Startup-O Fasttrack Program.

Feb,2017
Seen Hubspotting

Seen Hubspotting

Hubspot, a software platform that helps to generate leads, close deals and manage pipelines, was the first brand partner supporting Startup-O’s vision. Season 2 of Startup-O Fasttrack Program was also launched in February 2017. We also organised a Hubspot event for the first cohort.

Mar,2017
The Village that Raised a Child

The Village that Raised a Child

A privately held event took place at Tanglin Club for investors, experts, portfolio companies and country partners who came from across APAC region.

Apr,2017
Network of Networks

Network of Networks

More partners, including IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), Headstart, and Amazon Web Services, joined Startup-O platform. Second season improvements were also made on the tech platform, such as real-time notifications, to boost the interactions between experts and startups.

May,2017
Beginning a Journey with A*Star

Beginning a Journey with A*Star

In May, Startup-O co-organised a deep-tech dialogue event with A*Star ETPL, targeting scientists who were trying to commercialise their ideas.

May,2017
Launch of Season 3

Launch of Season 3

This day marked the launch of Startup-O Fasttrack Season 3.

Jun,2017
The New Startup Builder

The New Startup Builder

Startup-O and the first 4 startups that were part of the Javelin Startup-O Victory Portfolio were featured in Tech In Asia, e27, Tech Portal and other media sites.

Jul,2017
New Venture Builder Announces Its First 4 Startup Seed Investments

New Venture Builder Announces Its First 4 Startup Seed Investments

Several media outlets such as The Straits Times, Yahoo and SGSME, covered our investment in the first cohort companies as well as Startup-O’s venture builder platform.

Aug,2017
Season 4 Begins

Season 4 Begins

On 14 August, Startup-O Fasttrack Season 4 began.

Aug,2017
Launch of Startup-O community on Facebook

Launch of Startup-O community on Facebook

Startup-O is an ‘entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’ platform with a strong focus on building a community of authentic founders, seasoned experts, collaborative partners, and progressive investors.

Aug,2017
Advanced AI – Negobot Launch

Advanced AI – Negobot Launch

On 16 August, Startup-O launched Negobot at a “real-time venture” creation event in partnership with A*Star ETPL. August also marked the commencement of Startup-O Fasttrack Program Season 4.

Sep,2017
The New Funding Platform for S.E.A Startups

The New Funding Platform for S.E.A Startups

On 8 September, INC ASEAN covered Startup-O platform’s innovative data-driven and transparent approach for early stage investing.

Sep,2017
The A Team

The A Team

Startup-O has an entrepreneurial, passionate and diverse team of 12 members, with complementary skills. The team comprises of techies, community managers, marketers, investment professionals and entrepreneurs-in-residence, all driven together by the vision to enable entrepreneurs.

Oct,2017
Hunt for Top Fifty

Hunt for Top Fifty

Startup-O leading ‘Smart Fifty’ initiative in ASEAN as an IIM-C Calcutta IP partner in collaboration with Govt. Of India – Dept. Of Science and Technology.

Nov,2017
Partnership with Founder Institute, Palo Alto

Partnership with Founder Institute, Palo Alto

Startup-O signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. The focus is on Indonesia and Philippines markets.

Dec,2017
New Product Launch

New Product Launch

Startup-O completed its first year. To celebrate this, we have launched a new product, First Stop. First Stop is targeted at local PMETs and anyone who is looking to take their ideas to start up.

Jan,2018
Taizo-san visits Startup-O for a discussion on future of work and education

Taizo-san visits Startup-O for a discussion on future of work and education

Sharing the larger vision of Startup-O with the serial entrepreneurs and Masa-san’s younger brother Taizo-san at our office.

Jan,2018
Startup-O meet with experts, partners and founders

Startup-O meet with experts, partners and founders

Kicked off the new year with an august gathering of various community members.

Feb,2018
Signing the MOU with IIM Calcutta in the presence of High Commissioner of a India Jawed Ashraf and Amitabh Kant

Signing the MOU with IIM Calcutta in the presence of High Commissioner of a India Jawed Ashraf and Amitabh Kant

Cementing the partnership with IIM-Calcutta for cross border collaboration.