19 Nov '12, 6am

#Funding strategies in #Asia differs from the #West

#Funding strategies in #Asia differs from the #West

Most people love TechCrunch and VentureBeat. And all those other online media that tell us that it is easy to raise a $5M Series A round when your startup is not even generating revenue. But is this realistic? Is it realistic in the US, let alone in Asia? The answer is no. However, the US startup media is heavily influencing the mindset of the Asian entrepreneur, and oftentimes, setting the wrong expectations around valuations and raising money. To set the right expectations, this post and my following posts will look at funding strategies in Asia, and specifically, what you need to be able to show investors at the various stages of your funding process. Disclaimer: there is never a right or wrong. You are dealing with different founders, startups, investors, and countries. Hence, these thoughts are merely a high-level guideline. For simplicity’s sake, let’s say there are ...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/11/19/funding-strategies-in-asia/

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