Did you know only 1% of startups raise external investment from VCs and angels?
What sets the 1% apart from the startups who don’t raise capital?
What is the optimal fundraising strategy and outreach for early stage companies?
In some ways it’s gotten easier and harder - founders can now approach investors from cold emails and LinkedIn messages and there’s a lot of investment capital to be deployed in Southeast Asia.
Most of us are used to it by now, the Zoom calls, the emails and making those virtual connections.
But how can you close your round and investment quickly?
At Accelerating Asia, 100% of our startup raise outside capital and to date they've raised over US$36M.
In this webinar, General Partner and Co-Founder Craig Bristol Dixon will run through:
About Craig Bristol Dixon
Craig Dixon is the Co-Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) and Program Director for Accelerating Asia and General Partner Accelerating Asia Ventures. Accelerating Asia is an award-winning startup accelerator that scouts and propels the best founders in the region and provides pre-Series A startups with the resources and investment to facilitate growth. Craig and his Co-Founder also deliver high-impact programs in partnership with multinationals and governments to optimise startup engagement. Previously, Craig was the EiR and Program Manager for the muru-D Singapore startup accelerator. Craig arrived in Singapore in 2013 after his startup, Zumata received funding from Wavemaker Partners, the National Research Foundation and 500 Durians. He is also an Angel investor, speaker and blogger on startup topics. Craig has been involved in over 50 investment rounds in startups as either a founder, institutional investor or Angel investor. He has a passion for building a more efficient startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia, focusing on standardization of investment terms and fairness between startup founders and investors. Prior to beginning a career in startups Craig lost his way for a time and spent 8 years as a banker and getting his MBA from the University of Maryland and HKUST.
About Accelerating Asia
Accelerating Asia is an accelerator VC that runs programs for early-stage startups and investors. Licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Accelerating Asia’s early-stage VC fund focuses on pre-Series A startups with untapped potential that are 6-18 months away from institutional funding. Accelerating Asia invests up to US$250,000 in pre-Series A startups, and the current portfolio covers over ten countries in Southeast and South Asia.
With a track record of success, Accelerating Asia startups have raised US$36M from angels, family offices and institutional investors. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are one of humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change.
PS: Applications are now open for Accelerating Asia Cohort 6, learn more.
Accelerating Asia invests in startups with scalable technology solutions and revenue generating business models that combine purpose with profit.
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