Technical Co-Founder Platform for Non-Technical Founders

Startup IO has helped a wide spectrum of non-technical founders – from Series A funded ventures in Europe, to Y-combinator companies in U.S., to first-time founders in Hong Kong – put together tech teams at 50% below market salary.

We provide our founders CTO, programmers, technical advisory board, with the aim to prepare them become investment-ready ventures in months.

Sometimes we match our startups up with investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts in our network.

We are selective. We require founders to have an “all-in” mindset.



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Pre-Accelerator for Non-Technical Founders

Partnering with naked Hub, APAC’s largest co-working space operator, 9 cities, 6 countries, 41 locations, 8,000+ companies and 32,000+ members.

How It Works

We build your tech team. We don’t build your product.

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As your Technical Advisory Board

We determine the technology you need based on your use case.

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As your talent scout

Based on the technology, we build you your own tech team.

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AS YOUR CTO

We help manage your tech team, and provide them product inputs and technical guidance when needed.

You pay your team’s salary. You can upsize, downsize or completely let go of your team anytime. This team is really an extension of your startup, except the fact that they’re managed by us, so you can do what you do best - building a business.

Our Venture-Backed Partner naked Hub

naked Hub is APAC’s largest co-working space operator. Headquartered in Shanghai, naked Hub currently has a network of 21 Hubs across China, Hong Kong and Vietnam. With the recent merger with JustCo, the largest co-working space operator in Singapore with up-coming Hubs in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, the combined footprint will span across 9 cities, 6 countries, 41 locations, gathering over 8,000 companies and expected to attract 32,000 members.

Pre-Accelerator for Non-Technical Founders

Startup IO teams up with naked Hub for a new kind of pre-accelerator programme specifically designed for non-technical founders that are serious about transforming ideas into investment-ready ventures. In three months, you receive:

  • 3-month 3-person programming team for prototyping + unlimited product iteration

  • 3-month naked Hub work space for 2 person

  • A 11,000+ members online community

  • A local community support team

  • A naked Hub venue for product launch events

We do not take equity.

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IO NETWORK

A collection of interviews by Startup IO that offers highlights from conversations with top entrepreneurs, investors, executives and industry experts about startups

Trivago Co-Founder Rolf Schrömgens: “a startup having lots of money is a challenge.”

Trivago Co-Founder Rolf Schrömgens: “a startup having lots of money is a challenge.”

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Arthur Chow, Co-Founder of 6Waves, raised USD$30M+.

Arthur Chow, Co-Founder of 6Waves, raised USD$30M+.

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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving shares his startup way of running a public company.

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving shares his startup way of running a public company.

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Chatri Sityodtong founder of ONE Championship, a US $1 bn valuation startup.

Chatri Sityodtong founder of ONE Championship, a US $1 bn valuation startup.

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Early Stage Investor Jay Kim: “Your network is your net worth”

Early Stage Investor Jay Kim: “Your network is your net worth”

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Director of Microsoft Ventures Frances Du: “Shoot first, aim later”

Director of Microsoft Ventures Frances Du: “Shoot first, aim later”

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WHAT IS I/O?

I/O means input/output. Input grit, commitment and an awesome team. Output an extraordinary company.


WE KNOW STARTUP

Startup’s product-to-market approach emphasizes on quick development of a "minimum viable product", designed with the smallest set of features that will appeal to a small group of target audience.

You will then continue to experiment by tweaking your offerings, see how the market responds, and change your offerings accordingly. The goal is to accelerate the pace of designing a product and developing a market.

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