Cohort 4 Applications
Applications officially closed last month on 14th December, and since, we've still continued to receive a number of new applications after the deadline.
We're now in the process of reviewing all the applications and inviting startups to our official round 1 pitches.
Last week, we interviewed 36 startups, with the format of a 5-minute pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
This week, we have another 36 startups pitching, so as you can imagine, it's going to be a very busy January for the Betatron team.
We've had numerous startups reach out and ask if they can apply after the deadline if they started their application but didn't complete it. The answer is yes. Please login to your Betatron application account and submit your completed details ASAP.
If any of you had any issues with the application, please reach out and we'll see if we can still accept your late submission.
Vfluencer raises US$500K
Congrats to Vfluencer from cohort 3 who just officially completed their next round and raised US$500,000.
The funding will allow them to continue their expansion in China and Japan, helping brands and marketing agencies identify and manage micro-influencers at scale.
"We are amazed at the power of Betatron's network and the strength of the knowledge they provided us with. They not only focus on the founders but also the fundamentals of how to build a successful venture. Three months after finishing the program, we have completed a seed round of US$500K which was oversubscribed. Betatron is definitely the recommended accelerator program for early-stage startups."
Sam Ng, co-founder of Vfluencer
Betatron in the Community
A couple of weeks ago, we were in Taiwan with our partners, FutureWard and Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS).
Our program manager, Michael Wojcieszek (a mentor for TSS), held pitch coaching workshops educating their startups and incubatees on venture capital fundraising.
Our program director, Erika Cheung, is in the bay area over the next few weeks, building out our partnerships with their startup and investment ecosystem. If you're over there and want to meet, let me know.
Today (15th Jan), we're attending The Asia Financial Forum - which brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia.
If you're also going to be at the event in the Hong Kong Hong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), let us know.
On 25th January, Betatron is partnering with Whub to support the Startup Impact Summit during the StartmeupHK Festival.
The event will host over 100+ startups, featuring 30 world class speakers, and gathering 2000+ attendees.
Grab your ticket here with the special Betatron discount: whub.io/s/Tpf5WFY
Use the code: SISBETATRON20 for discounts on general, investor & corporate tickets.