If you are serious about your corporate Innovation journey, reach out to e27 to participate in this exciting opportunity and we will answer any queries you might have.
One of the well-reported trends in Southeast Asia is that startups have begun to look beyond venture capitalists for financing.

There have been numerous cases recently of startups raising funds from high-net-worth-individualsfamily offices or private equity firms.

The other major source of financing are large corporations, and while there are a lot of benefits to the strategy, it can be incredibly difficult to make a deal.

Often, it is difficult for entrepreneurs to meet the correct people within corporations; then the decision-making process can take ages.

This is where e27 can help. Our mission is, “To empower entrepreneurs with the tools to build and grow their companies” and we believe we are uniquely positioned to help startups meet corporates (and vis versa).

This is why we are excited to bring its FORGE programme to Echelon Asia Summit 2019!

FORGE is a programme designed to accelerate any corporate innovation agenda by facilitating business matching with tech startups across Southeast Asia. Our great strength as a company is a large network of relevant startups in the region and we think this can be of immense value to regional corporations.

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FORGE will address the following objectives:

  • Adopt technology to digitalise a business unit/workflow/system
  • Develop new revenue streams, reduce inefficiencies and improve scale
  • Strategic partnership opportunities for business integration/growth
  • Creating quality deal flow for investment and M&A opportunities

Corporate innovation is a buzzword across the region, but actionable impact requires commitment to building relationships with startups. We hope that by making introductions, facilitating agreements and promoting exciting announcements, FORGE can drive meaningful impact and tangible outcomes for both corporations and startups.

The programme will curate startups according to regional relevance, industry verticals, business maturity and counting metrics (like revenue, users, growth rate). We are also open to customising requests according to the needs of a corporation.

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The intertwining of corporations and startups an inevitable part of the future of Southeast Asia, making it crucial to begin the process as soon as possible.

FORGE is an ideal platform to get the best and brightest startups into a corporate ecosystem.

We hope it can be the first step towards a a long and fruitful relationship.

If you’re serious about your corporate Innovation journey, reach out to e27 to participate in this exciting opportunity and we will answer any queries you might have.

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