Founded by two ex-investment bankers with more than 20 years of combined finance industry experience, the idea grew out from a passion to boost the technology sector in Southeast Asia. We believe the potential for the region's tech scene has just scratched the surface. The sector will continue growing exponentially over the medium term.
We offer several fund raising and investment options depending on the needs and interests of techpreneurs and techvestors. Tech-match crowdfunding enables techpreneurs to raise funding by giving techvestors part of its stake. We play a crucial role of matching techpreneurs with the right global techvestors (currently limited to accredited investors), who can provide both funding and guidance. Rewards crowdfunding enables fund raising by offering techvestors innovative, one-of-a-kind products. And social crowdfunding enables fund raising through donations for technologies dedicated to social causes.
Gostartem is the first and only crowdfunding platform solely focused on Asian tech. We stand out from the other crowdfunding platforms through our partnerships with highly qualified tech leaders across major ASEAN countries to identify unique and promising tech startups. Our partners have outstanding entrepreneurial track records and have themselves been involved in high profile startups across the region. Gostartem also boasts a vast network of VC firms and angel investors who can potentially offer funding and guidance to our techpreneur clients.
We offer techvestors the opportunity to be a part of the Asian tech growth story. Gostartem offers a centralised platform to find the most attractive startups and tech products in the region. Our web-based platform ensures seamless execution across the choices of tech-match, rewards and social based campaigns. While we stress on thoroughness and accuracy in funding campaigns, techvestors have the option to get in touch with techpreneurs through Gostartem to request for additional information or direct communication.
The name Gostartem is a play on the phrase 'Go Start Them'. The EM also stands for Emerging Markets, as we focus on helping startups in emerging Asia. We believe the region is abound with talented techpreneurs and promising startups. The lack of financing and/or expertise, however, prevents them from growing into world-class players. Our partnership with techvestors can fill this resource gap and play a crucial role in cultivating the startup community in the region. In return, these startups can potentially offer extraordinary returns not available through most other asset classes.
Our web-based crowdfunding platform is designed to be user-friendly, with a focus on transparency, accuracy, and thoroughness. At the same time, we make the fund raising and investing process sociable, interactive and educative. Navigating with ease, users can toggle between our options for tech-match, rewards and social based crowdfunding.