The Journey So Far

Idea Sex

February 28, 2016

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

School of Hard Knocks

April 3, 2016

School of Hard Knocks

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

Partners Inc.

July 7, 2016

Partners Inc.

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.

Tickering in the Lab

September 23, 2016

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.

Almost a Co-Founder

October 8, 2016

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). 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

A Marriage of Values

October 15, 2016

A Marriage of Values

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.

Stumbling into Happiness

November 7, 2016

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.

Unofficial Office – The Book Cafe

December 26, 2016

Unofficial Office – The Book Cafe

Til 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.

Delivering Happiness

January 15, 2017

Delivering Happiness

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

Season 2 Begins

February 5, 2017

Season 2 Begins

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

Seen Hubspotting & Season 2 Launch

February 20, 2017

Seen Hubspotting & Season 2 Launch

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.

The Village that Raised a Child

March 1, 2017

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.

Network of Networks

April 18, 2017

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.

Beginning a Journey with A*Star

May 12, 2017

Beginning a Journey with A*Star

with A*Star ETPL, targeting scientists who were trying to commercialise their ideas.

Launch of Season 3

May 15, 2017

Launch of Season 3

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

The New Startup Builder

June 20, 2017

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.

New Venture Builder Announces Its First 4 Startup Seed Investments

July 15, 2017

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.

Season 4 Begins

August 14, 2017

Season 4 Begins

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

Advanced AI – Negobot Launch

August 16, 2017

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.

Startup Factory Partners with Singapore’s Research Agency

August 17, 2017

Startup Factory Partners with Singapore’s Research Agency

On 17 August, Tech In Asia and Business Times covered the Venture Co-Creation Partnership between Startup-O and A*Star ETPL. Tech In Asia hailed Startup-O as a venture building platform with a high throughput of diversified startups, calling it “Startup Factory”.

The New Funding Platform for S.E.A Startups

September 8, 2017

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.

The A Team

September 15, 2017

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 and entrepreneurs-in-residence, all driven together by the vision to enable entrepreneurs.

Javelin Startup-O Victory Portfolio featured on SBR

September 28, 2017

Javelin Startup-O Victory Portfolio featured on SBR

Throughout the month of September, Singapore Business Review covered the first four Singapore companies, including impress.ai, serv.sg, Whizpace, and Hackertrail, which Javelin Startup-O Fund invested in.

Hunt for Top Fifty

October 15, 2017

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.

The Famous 13

October 31, 2017

The Famous 13

Javelin Startup-O Victory Portfolio includes 7 investments, 3 other startups under Due Diligence, and another 3 startups which are offered term sheets, marking a well-diversified portfolio of 13 companies across 6 countries.

Partnership with Founder Institute, Palo Alto

November 2, 2017

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.

New Product Launch

November 7, 2017

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.