Three reasons we chose Accelerating Asia

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Australian/Spanish startup Numu joined the Accelerating Asia program and portfolio as part of the January 2020 cohort.

Founded by Carlos Lopez and Haseeb Zia Burki, Numu is an app that enables brands to reward customers who promote their business through personal social media accounts. It differs from other reward apps by offering flexible promotional opportunities tailored to social media activity and visibility for brands when someone posts about their business.  

They first came across the Accelerating Asia team on a trip to Singapore with one of our partners Thinclab and what can we say both Numu and Accelerating Asia were hooked.

Here’s three of the reasons they joined the program from Numu Co-Founder and CEO Carlos

#1 Fellow Founders

The rest of the startups in the program, I think all the founders in the program are world class and everyone here is very experienced. They know a lot, they have a track record, they have revenue already and I've been learning a lot from everyone in the cohort.

#2 The Accelerating Asia Team

I think the biggest one is that people at Accelerating Asia care a lot about your startup. For example, they stay up until really late just to review your financial model and I've been having lunch and dinners on Sunday with people from the program. It’s really exciting when you care so much about your own project being surrounded by people that also care. It's just very inspiring.

Also, they know what they’re doing. I first met Craig and Nesh when I was making a trip to Singapore and I was really impressed with how much knowledge they had around startups and how transparent they were about everything. So, they gave me a lot of confidence and I decided to come here because of them because of the team that is part of Accelerating Asia.

#3 A gateway to Southeast Asia

The third reason is Accelerating Asia is a door to Southeast Asia. This for me is one of the biggest opportunities for any startup in the world now in terms of the growth of the region, but also in terms of all the funding that is been deployed to Singapore and South East Asia, especially into early stage startups.


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