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Em­pow­er­ing Start-ups to Grow Their Busi­nesses by De­liv­er­ing Fast, Re­li­able, and Se­cure On­line Ex­pe­ri­ences

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Aka­mai Tech­nolo­gies launched the Aka­mai One Startup Pro­gram in Asia Pa­cific and Ja­pan. Through this pro­gram, the con­tent de­liv­ery net­work will of­fer its web and mo­bile per­for­mance so­lu­tions to en­trepreneurs.

For a whole year, in­de­pen­dent start-ups in sec­tors such as travel, e-com­merce, high tech, and dig­i­tal me­dia could take ad­van­tage of Akami’s ser­vices and tech­nolo­gies with no in­te­gra­tion or re­cur­ring costs.

Th­ese ser­vices and tech­nolo­gies en­able start-ups to re­duce their IT costs, and ex­tend their web in­fra­struc­ture with Aka­mai In­tel­li­gent Plat­form; de­liver re­spon­sive user ex­pe­ri­ences with Aka­mai’s Front End Op­ti­miza­tions; op­ti­mize their prod­ucts or so­lu­tions for both cel­lu­lar and Wi-Fi con­nec­tions with En­hanced Mo­bile Pro­to­col tech­nol­ogy; and gain key au­di­ence in­sight in real time with Real User Mon­i­tor­ing (RUM).

“Start-ups 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 glob­al­ly­dis­tributed plat­form, start-ups can scale their In­ter­net op­er­a­tions rapidly with­out hav­ing to in­vest in in­fra­struc­ture. Aka­mai One helps start-ups re­duce the com­plex­ity of de­liv­er­ing high-per­form­ing web and mo­bile ex­pe­ri­ences with Aka­mai’s proven CDN tech­nolo­gies, thus set­ting them up for suc­cess,” said San­jay Singh, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager, Asia Pa­cific & Ja­pan, Aka­mai Tech­nolo­gies.

Cit­ing Start­intx In­dex on APAC Ven­ture Cap­i­tal, Aka­mai said that the start-up land­scape in Asia Pa­cific and Ja­pan has cap­tured US$9.4 bil­lion in ven­ture cap­i­tal fund­ing. Ad­di­tion­ally, the fund­ing came from 436 in­vest­ments in the first quar­ter of 2015.

See­ing it as a need for a se­cure, re­li­able and pro­duc­tive cloud en­vi­ron­ment, Aka­mai also part­nered with in­cu­ba­tors, such as BlueChilli in Aus­tralia, SparkLabs in Korea, and TLabs in In­dia.

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