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Below is a brief but growing list of reference links for the 17 countries we cover in Asia and Oceania.

Over time, we may add individual country listings for each country; for the short term, we’ve included country pages only for those locations that have a sufficiently-active ecosystem to warrant it.

Keep in mind that this is a growing list, and is not expected to be more than broadly useful before late 2019.  From there on, it will be an ongoing and changing collection of relevant items, as they emerge and as the fast-moving startup landscape in Asia evolves.

Overview: Asia & Oceania

Country-by-country resources

Australia Australian VC firms and funds

Accelerators and incubators

StartupAUS, the country’s startup advocacy body, and the StartupAUS Crossroads Report 2018

FintechAUS, and the EY FinTech Australia 2018 Fintech Census

Cambodia Cambodian Tech Startup Report 2018 (pdf)

Geeks In Cambodia – tech news and startup coverage

ImpactHub Phnom Penh’s accelerator, incubator and social impact programs

SHE Investments, women-focused incubator, accelerator and programs

China Beijing, Shanghai Named in World’s Top Ten Startup Ecosystems

China Startup Outlook 2018 (pdf) from Silicon Valley Bank

China Internet Report 2018, from SCMP, abacus and 500 Startups

Hong Kong Hong Kong Fintech White Paper 2019 from WHub

StartMeUpHK, the initiative launched by the government’s InvestHK body

Hong Kong Startup Guide: A List of 300+ Resources in Hong Kong, via Founder Institute

India  The government’s Startup India initiative and Indian startup listings

Startup ecosystem in India – Growing or mature? via KPMG India

Indonesia Indonesia’s fintech scene – what you need to know, from East Ventures VC firm

Is Indonesia a good place to build your startup?‘ via TechCollective

DailySocial’s tech and startup news for Indonesia

Japan The Bridge – Japan’s startup news and coverage

Venture capital in Japan: the current startup ecosystem, via KNect365

The Paradox of Japan’s Startup Ecosystem, via The Asian Entrepreneur

South Korea Korean Startup Ecosystem Guide (pdf), produced by the Australian Government’s Austrade division
Malaysia MaGIC, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre – 15 startup-focused programs

e27‘s view of why Malaysia is an ideal startup hub

The Malaysia Tech Entrepreneur Programme

Myanmar Phandeeyar Innovation Labsocial impact accelerator and startup accelerator

Myanmar’s startup ecosystem and mobile opportunity via GSMA

Startups thrive in Myanmar as smartphone usage skyrockets via Nikkei Asian Review

New Zealand New Zealand Startup Ecosystem Map (08/18)

NZ startup ecosystem guide from NZ Entrepreneur magazine

Philippines Assessing the Philippines’ Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (pdf), from the World Bank Group

Startup PH on Facebook

Singapore Startup SG, backed by the government’s Enterprise Singapore initiative
Sri Lanka CrowdIsland.lk, for startups and investors

Startup Sri Lanka on Facebook

Taiwan 2018 Taiwan Startup Ecosystem Survey (PwC Taiwan)

International Entrepreneur Initiative Taiwan

Thailand Thailand Tech Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 (pdf) from TechSauce

2018 Bangkok Startup Ecosystem (pdf) from Startup Meter

Startup Thailand

Vietnam Startup Vietnam: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Socialist Republic by Andrew P Rowan

An entrepreneur’s guide to Vietnam’s startup scene

Types of investor

A brief intro to the prevalent types of investor in the Asian fundraising scene, at the startup level.

Launch, coverage & promotion

The more widely-known online directories, sites and media outlets that are likely to consider covering your startup activities.

Glossary of terms

For all things startup-related, a broad glossary of startup and investment terms that you’ll encounter and which you should become familiar with.

Tech-related hashtags

Useful hashtags for your own startup and funding research, listed by:

  • country and city in South and Southeast Asia
  • by tech subject area
  • Australian state and major city
  • and some obvious, general startup-related hashtags

Asia Undercovered by journalist Nithin Coca

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