February 28, 2016
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
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.
July 7, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.
January 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
with A*Star ETPL, targeting scientists who were trying to commercialise their ideas.
Launch of Season 3
May 15, 2017
This day marked the launch of Startup-O Fasttrack Season 3.
The New Startup Builder
June 20, 2017
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
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
On 14 August, Startup-O Fasttrack Season 4 began.
Advanced AI – Negobot Launch
August 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.