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The Mission

TechSeed's platform aims to bridge the gap between early stage entrepreneurs in Asia with corporate strategists, mentors and venture financiers to further innovate and explore the future of technology. 

Entrepreneurs

Grow connections that will last a life time. Whether it involves putting in our own capital, connecting our startups to the top incubators, institutional investors, or connecting them to the right strategic partners or customers, TechSeed will fight for you!

Our ecosystem includes an elite group of early stage VC's, angels, corporate strategists, and accelerators.  

Venture Capital and Financiers

For the past few years, TechSeed analysts have identified hundreds of the hottest early stage startups with high growth potential. Whether you are a venture capitalist, incubator, angel or limited partner interested in direct investments, let TechSeed reduce the workload and strengthen your portfolio by providing early access to the fastest growing startups in Asia.

 

TechSeed GROWTH Program

Community

Starting a company is often solitary and challenging. Working with others going through the same challenges and towards similar goals creates a constructive community. Let's work together and make a difference!

Advice

You’ll get access to our network of consultants, incubators, financiers, and our staff, who will give you guidance when you need it the most. Many of our alumni have built startups before. We’ll make sure you don’t make the same mistakes we did.

Curriculum

TechSeed brings in a wide variety of experts focused on marketing, culture, startup accounting, product design, mobile, user testing, sales, and more. It’s like a Startup MBA on steroids.

Hands-on-Support

We’ll work together on your business and product strategy, growth and metrics, and investor pitches. Whenever you need help, we will be there.

Connection

Thanks to our large network, startups have the ability to build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible at their stage. Need an intro to a customer or investor? Early access to a new platform feature? API access blocked? We can connect you.

Money

Being a TechSeed Startup company will validate your business, and our network will help you connect with investors when the time is right. The TechSeed platform is a great opportunity to meet and pitch to individuals who might become your next parter or give you $$$.

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TechSeed Award

We find ourselves at the cusp of yet another technological inflection point where radical innovation, disruption, access to capital and quality of education has allowed entrepreneurs the flexibility to grow their ideas into opportunities. 

With hundreds of candidates from each continent competing, the TechSeed Award strives to become the most widely recognized platform for early stage tech startups. Winners of the award will be connected to the leaders and mentors in VC, incubators/accelerators, corporate strategists, and potential partners.

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Meet our team

Sean Lee

Sean Lee is the CEO and Co-Founder of TechSeed. 

Previously, Sean worked at Red Herring as a Director of Operations in charge of sourcing startups and managing conferences in Asia, Europe and North America. Sean has extensive experience in quantitative research and analysis, capital markets, emerging firms, and international exchange markets. 

Sean has met with hundreds of entrepreneurs and financiers from around the globe and has a great sense of the ecosystem. He hopes to some day bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and financiers to further promote innovation.

Christine Choi

Christine Choi is CSO and Co-Founder of TechSeed. 

Christine is also pursuing her Ph.D degree in Strategy at University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Her recent researches focus on technology and innovation, firm boundaries (M&A), entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem. 

Prior to joining Techseed, Christine received her masters in Strategy Management from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea. She has built extensive knowledge in organizational management, international business and innovation.

TechSeed Award Overview

TechSeed is the global ecosystem advocating to discover and grow the most promising private ventures throughout Asia. Hundreds of companies across Asia are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company.

Applicants must be:

  • Headquartered in Asia
  • Determined as seed stage startup

 

TechSeed uses more than 20 criteria to analyze the companies. Some criteria are scale-based and some are absolute numbers.

Criteria for the selection include, but are not limited to:

  • Level of specialty
  • IP in the solution created through internal R&D
  • Social contribution
  • Disruptiveness of the solution in its respective markets
  • Ability for market maturity
  • Potential for growth rate
  • Market size
  • Execution index
  • Technological advantage
  • Number of customers and users (applicable for those with MVP)
  • CEO/ team experience and track record

 

Reports are read and vetted before a senior TechSeed representative validates the data in a phone conversation with the CEO and determines if their business model deserves further attention. 

CONFIDENTIALITY 
No one outside of a select few members of the TechSeed team will have access to a company’s submission information. It will never be used for any other purpose than to understand, analyze, review and judge the startups. Absolutely no information is shared, published or in anyway compromised. It is a de-facto confidentiality agreement.

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