TribeHired, a social recruitment website started by a team from Malaysia, announced that it has closed SGD 696K (USD 560K) in early stage funding led by TNF Ventures through the Singapore government’s Technology Incubation Scheme. Angel investors Ben Ball and Ben Chew also contributed.
A graduate of startup accelerator JFDI.Asia‘s inaugural bootcamp, TribeHired is currently in beta with several thousand job seekers in Malaysia. It is also being used by companies such as Zalora, Lazada, fellow JFDI.Asia grad Flocations, and Brandtology. Read more
5 days before the upcoming JFDI demo day for the JFDI-Innov8 bootcamp 2012, the mentors for the program were invited to hear the pitches from the 11 companies. All the companies have emerged from a tough and grueling hundred days where they had to make difficult decisions for their start-ups. They have come a long way and here are the interesting companies you should take a look at. Read more
While some startups are still busy hatching their idea and creating their minimum viable products, others are frantically swimming around like tadpoles.
Flocations and Fetch Plus are two startups that were quick off the starting block. Singapore-based Tudor Coman, co-founder of Flocations, an online search-by-price air travel directory, already has a prototype up and running. His team is now working on ‘Project Picasso’, which aims to beautify and improve the user interface.
With any luck, they’ll unveil the new features by March. “We are big lean startup buffs, so we are releasing these cool functions exclusively to members that have been active on the site and getting direct feedback from them on a daily basis,” he said. Read more