Jul 30, 2021 by Brian Ma
After one full-year of running the accelerator and completing two successful batches, we're excited to announce Iterative's 3rd batch of companies for Summer 2021.
Jun 30, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
There are a number of ideas or trends we’re particularly interested in. We thought it'd be helpful to be public about them in the hopes that it would (1) encourage founders working on these ideas to apply and (2) help people get started on ideas we think are interesting.
Jun 8, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
We pick 10 startups, share them with over 200+ investors and connect you with the investors that are interested.
Apr 2, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
On Wednesday, 14 April at 10am, Iterative will host Demo Day for our Winter 21 batch. Demo Day is for an invite-only audience.
Mar 31, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
In this episode of The Iterative Podcast, Hsu Ken and Brian talk about why hiring is important, why most founders get it wrong, what hiring is like as your startup grows, what to qualities and roles to hire for and more. This is Part 1 of 3 episodes on recruiting.
Mar 17, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
In this episode, we have Yolanda Lee, co-founder of Uncommon. Uncommon is a private leadership network for the next generation of female leaders in the nation. Uncommon is a private leadership network for the next generation of female leaders in Asia. Uncommon provides a strong and uplifting network, a personalized development roadmap, tailored courses and workshops, and enriching speaker series, all in one membership.
Mar 16, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
An obvious but overlooked difference between founders and investors is, founders are concerned with how to make their startup successful, and investors are concerned with how to tell if someone else’s startup will be successful. I find that thinking of each startup as a line, is a helpful mental model for assessing whether they will be successful.
Feb 25, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
In the past 3 months, we've met with over 220 companies from all over Southeast Asia and are excited to announce our Winter 2021 batch.
Feb 24, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
Tim Grassin is a Co-Founder of TendoPay (Iterative S20), the largest online installment provider in the Philippine. On this episode, I talk to Tim about his earlier influences, switching from finance to entrepreneurship, how he built a multi-million dollar design agency, why he gave that up to start a startup in the Philippines and how they tested their initial idea by building a fake website that sold fake products to see if people would try their fake financing product.
Feb 3, 2021 by Hsu Ken Ooi
Vibhas Jain is the co-founder and CEO of Outside Voice (Iterative S20), a no-code app builder for WhatsApp. On this episode, we talk about Vibhas (Vibes) childhood growing up in India, getting into and moving to Stanford but never actually attending Stanford, how he met his co-founder and came up with the idea of Outside Voice.
Nov 30, 2020 by Hsu Ken Ooi
Jeff Liu and Justin Louie are the co-founders of Jenfi (YC W20). Jenfi lends to small businesses in Southeast Asia based on revenue. Jenfi has raised US$2.1M in funding.
Nov 8, 2020 by Hsu Ken Ooi
We started a podcast! Most of the time, we will be interviewing people who start, operate, and invest in startups, on how they got started and what their experience is like. Once in a while, like in the first episode, we'll be giving practical advice around a specific topic.
Oct 1, 2020 by Hsu Ken Ooi
We're excited to host open online office hours for startup founders every Friday throughout the month of October. Office hours are 20-minute sessions between you and one of our partners, where they try to help you with your startup as much as they can. This is very similar to the partner meetings we hold with companies during the batch.
Sep 3, 2020 by Brian Ma
This is part 3 of a 3 part series on how to build a recruiting machine. This last part will wrap up the series with how to think through compensation and negotiations to close candidates as well as onboard them effectively.
Sep 3, 2020 by Hsu Han Ooi
Computer vision startups need a lot of data to be successful in the long run. However, I've talked a to few startups trying to go from zero data to one billion datapoints instead of taking the first steps from zero to a hundred pieces of labeled data.
Aug 31, 2020 by Hsu Han Ooi
As the government pours more money into deep tech startups, it'll be more challenging for deep tech startups to rise above the rest. In this article we'll provide 4 essential tips to make any deep tech startup pitch more attractive to investors.
Aug 31, 2020 by Brian Ma
This is part 2 of a 3 part series on how to build a recruiting machine. It covers the motivations for why it's important to get really good at hiring plus writing your first job description, this part will address specific tactics on sourcing and interview loops, and part 3 will dig into how to close your candidates.
Aug 31, 2020 by Brian Ma
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on how to build a recruiting machine. This first part will dig into the motivations for why it's important to get really good at hiring plus writing your first job description, part 2 will address specific tactics on sourcing and interview loops, and part 3 will dig in how to close your candidates.
Aug 31, 2020 by Khalifa Manaa
Today it’s easier than ever to get creative and build a functional experiment with a shoestring budget. Remember, you should consider your MVP to be an experiment, not a product (I know the naming is confusing). Think of it as a throwaway thing that will end up in the trash later, not the first version of your actual product.
Aug 31, 2020 by Hsu Han Ooi
In three short months we met with 200 founders from all over Southeast Asia and narrowed it down to the eight startups you see here. We've also included a short blurb on why we're thrilled to have them as a part of our program.
Jul 27, 2020 by Hsu Han Ooi
Working with outsourced engineers can either be a cost-effective, time-saving solution or a nightmare of communications and an expensive source of bugs/technical debt. To increase the probability of having a successful engagement, I've compiled a three step guide below.
Mar 27, 2020 by Brian Ma
By far, the biggest takeaway for me is: Founders are ready for primetime. A prime time founder is someone who's ready to take venture capital, grow at ungodly speeds, has the knowledge and capacity to control the organized chaos of a a startup company, and are ambitious and thinking big.
Mar 27, 2020 by Brian Ma
Southeast Asia is growing incredibly fast. After founding, helping, and just generally being around startups for the past 15 years of my life, I now know that growth rates are the signals you should follow. High growth rates lead to large TAMs very quickly. But why is this region growing so fast?
Mar 26, 2020 by Brian Ma
Founders in the Bay Area have all spent the past couple weeks putting together contingency plans for their tech startups. We want to help export some of that knowledge to SE Asia companies to make sure you're thinking about the same things for your company.
Mar 25, 2020 by Hsu Ken Ooi
Founders of Decide.com (acquired by eBay) are starting a YC-style accelerator in Southeast Asia and investing USD $150K into every startup that's accepted.
Feb 20, 2020 by Hsu Han Ooi
He took a chance on four young college students with a poor idea and a lot of passion. Sometimes what people need the most is reinforcement that they can do something great and a kick in the right direction. With Iterative, we hope to be able to accomplish something similar with our batches.