Over 100 investors and VCs attended JFDI’s Demo Day 2013 A @Singapore



JFDI, Singapore – Joyful Frog Digital Incubator or in short Block 71@SG , which incubates Asia’s most promising startups. They intake startups for 90 days acceleration program with SGD 25,000 seed money and over 100,000 SGD in infrastructure facilities along with mentorship and pitch opportunities and networking with investors. This year JFDI demo day has attracted over 100 investors with some international name like Dave McClure, MIH Group, and local investors like Golden Gate Ventures(reality show based VC firm), Red Dot Ventures, Crystal Horse Investments, etc.

I loved the opening line of JFDI’s co-founder Hugh Mason – “Please don’t come into this space (Southeast Asia) for just one, two, or three years. Come here for ten, twenty years. That’s how investors should look at investing in this region. There was a saying that it takes a mom and dad to bring up a child, but it takes an ecosystem to bring up a startup. So everyone of you here are important in helping start-ups here grow.”

I agree to it 100% as start-up ecosystem of Asia is not as mature like silicon valley ecosystem.

This year there were 7 start-up pitches by:

Our Health Mate – connecting healthcare clinics and specialist to Non-residential Indian for their families in Indian cities,
Business model – commission from both individuals and clinics when they use the medical packages/various medical services via OHM.

Our Health Mate YouTube pitch link is here

Collabspot – Gmail plugin tool which can pulls the data from Gmail to CRM apps thus increasing the productivity,
Business Model – per user monthly subscription
They have already received SGD 100,000 funding before its demo day. Its business model looking promising and hope to receive further investment soon.

Collabspot youtube pitch link is here

Userscout – enable researcher to post jobs and conduct survey efficiently
Business Model – cut between money transaction between the researcher and participants.

Userscout YouTube pitch link is here

Duable – It provides Chinese translation of key phrases via plugin for a browser which can enable or disabled by user as an when translation service is required.
Business model – Monthly subscription basis

Duable YouTube pitch link unavailable

Klinify – provide efficient document management system for medical clinics and hospitals.
Business Model – charges clinic as per patient visit basis.

Klinify YouTube pitch link is here

Krake – web scrapper – can scrap web data in to excel sheets automatically
Business model – charges to user as per their usage

Krake YouTube pitch link is here

Scroll back – provide text chat similar to Facebook chat and Google group chat
Business model – advertising and premium feature to community/group owners

Scroll back YouTube pitch link is here

Last semester JFDI ex-graduates have showcased there progress among them Flocation have got good traction and SGD 500,000 in funding, while Fetch+ have received the SGD 400,000 in funding.

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