Akamai One Startup Program launched in Asia Pacific and Japan is designed to empower start-ups to focus on growing their businesses without worrying about the complexity of delivering fast, reliable and secure online experiences for their users.
The program makes available Akamai’s industry-leading Web and Mobile Performance solutions to startups in sectors such as travel, eCommerce, high tech and digital media. Under the program, independent startups and accelerators can leverage Akamai’s services and technologies for a year with no integration or recurring costs.
The expanding startup landscape in Asia Pacific and Japan has captured US$9.4 billion in venture capital funding across a total of 436 investments in the first quarter of 2015 – signaling a need for a secure, reliable and productive cloud environment to do business to compete and stand apart from the competition.
“Startups need to focus on innovating and bringing their product to market as quickly as possible in order to succeed and continue to secure funding to expand and grow. With Akamai’s solutions built into our globally-distributed platform, startups can scale their Internet operations rapidly without having to invest in infrastructure,” said Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, Akamai Technologies. “Akamai One helps startups reduce the complexity of delivering high-performing web and mobile experiences with Akamai’s proven CDN technologies, thus setting them up for success.”
Akamai has partnered with incubators such as BlueChilli in Australia, SparkLabs in Korea, and TLabs in India to help startups succeed by providing products and resources that allow the startups to focus on their core business goals. These partnerships celebrate the alignment of Akamai and the incubators’ pursuit of entrepreneurship and innovation while navigating the challenges and opportunities through a fast, reliable and secure Internet.