February 13, 2020

Mihir Dalal, M. Sriram

  • More than 190 million Indians are still unbanked. Now, a slew of digital app-based neo banks are going after them

  • Neo banks raised $116 million in 2019, up seven times year-on-year. While the figure is not huge, what’s striking is that ma...

January 29, 2020

CRAIG BRISTOL DIXON

More and more people are thinking about investing in startups, but they often have a hard time starting out. Aspiring Angels often have questions like:

“How do I meet good startups?”

“How do I determine what a “good” startup is?”

“If I find a good start...

January 3, 2020

The WORK series

Next up in the series of FirstCOUNSEL sponsored videos produced by Vietcetera, which features various entrepreneurial businesses and industries with an inside look at how they operate and what makes them successful is – Amanotes, A fast-growing startup i...

December 31, 2019

Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs:

Janua...

December 12, 2019

IdeaSpace, Philippines-based startup accelerator, announces that it has invested in three startups, injecting US$20,000 each, as reported by DealStreetAsia.

The startups that were part of its incubator programme are Airship Logistics, an end-to-end solution fo...

December 12, 2019

F10, Switzerland-originated fintech accelerator and incubator has added Singapore into its operational city, an official statement shared.

F10 will bring to the country its P2 <<Prototype to Product>> Startup program to drive innovation towards the fintech sector.

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December 12, 2019

TOKYO - People will be at the heart of the digital age of artificial intelligence, two of Asia's top tech titans and investors said on Friday (Dec 6), as they urged a fundamental shift in how schools and workplaces are run to breed curious minds.

Alibaba's Jack Ma and S...

December 10, 2019

The WORK series

Next up in the series of FirstCOUNSEL sponsored videos produced by Vietcetera, which features various entrepreneurial businesses and industries with an inside look at how they operate and what makes them successful is – Kamereo, a platform...

November 22, 2019

Singapore has such a dynamic ecosystem that sometimes the number of events offered can be overwhelming. Here at FirstCOUNSEL, we're going to help you out by putting together a curated list of upcoming events in Singapore for start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs:

Nov 2...

November 22, 2019

When we started working on this report at the beginning of Q3 2019, we hoped to launch it by the end of that quarter. However, it took longer than expected for us to gather info/inputs/insights/details/comments from various stakeholders of Malaysia’s fintech industry....

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