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