Introducestartups.com is one of those things that seems so obvious but has only just become a reality. The service is an intermediary that helps people connect with startups, investors and other influencers within startup ecosystems in Asia’s key cities.
Right now, it covers 10 different cities — Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Hanoi, Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta, Taipei, Colombo and Penang — but it is an ongoing project that will continually add new locations.
Aside from helping connect people, the service — which is founded by prominent Singapore-based investor Jeffrey Paine — also runs tours, not unlike 500 Startups and its Geeks On A Plane program. An Introducestartups.com tour to Tokyo takes place this month (though it is now fully booked), with Bangkok next on the menu for Q1 2014.