This article showcases our top picks for the best Singapore based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Singapore Venture Capital Companies
Spark Systems is an exciting new Fin-Tech startup funded by industry veterans, we are the first high tech solution provider for institutional forex trading that is originated in Asia. We aim to build world class FX trading platform to serve a growing Asia financial hub.
As early member of the firm you will be involved from the very beginning of building something truly special, and will be duly rewarded with a fast-track career.. .
Most accredited investors in Asia are locked out of alternative opportunities due to high barriers to entry – high minimum investment levels, zero liquidity and lack of transparency. Only a small fraction of investors have access to the above-market returns and performance of alternative investments, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and hedge funds.
Xen creates a fintech solution which allows fractionalized access and tradability in alternative investments, through a user-friendly, compliant onboarding platform. Xen is opening up an industry, traditionally dominated by and designed for UHNWIs and institutional investors, to accredited investors seeking access and liquidity in alternatives.
Founded in 2018 by a strong management team of former investment bankers, traders and fintech veterans, Xen envisions a future of alternative asset management powered by technology for the utmost transparency, liquidity and cost-efficiency.. .
Investing since 1991, EDBI is a Singapore-based global investor in select high growth technology sectors ranging from Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Emerging Technology (ET), Healthcare (HC), and other strategic industries. As a value creating investor, EDBI assists companies achieve their ambitious goals by leveraging their broad network, resources and expertise.
With their patient capital, EDBI supports companies seeking to grow in Asia and globally through Singapore.. .
At SGInnovate, our mission is to help entrepreneurial scientists build Deep Tech startups. The world has hard problems to solve, and hard-tech answers are needed.
We help entrepreneurs who want to solve hard problems build companies. We believe Singapore has the resources and capabilities to tackle hard problems that matter to people around the world.
SGInnovate has been established to help ambitious and capable people to build ‘technology-intensive’ products borne out of science research. Our commitment is to use the full power of the Singapore ecosystem to achieve this mission..
Frontera delivers independent investment research, analytics, and advisory services on the world’s frontier and emerging markets. Our multi-asset research focuses on actionable information with an emphasis on publicly listed equities, debt, and other vehicles offering exposure to global markets.
We combine macro, quantitative, and bottom-up analysis to consistently generate new investment ideas aligned with daily events and global developments. Through our team of experienced emerging markets researchers and top-tier analysts, we provide daily support to asset managers, hedge funds, individual investors, and the broader global business community..
Galen Growth is the only trusted expert dedicated to digital health innovation across the entire value chain of healthcare: from R&D to payments. We partner with proven HealthTech ventures, Fortune 500 companies and leading investors to empower them to execute winning strategies.
With our unmatched Asian, USA and European coverage, we are the only innovation platform capable of bridging the ambitions of global headquarters and investor teams, to enable near term tangible business results.. .
QCP Capital is a crypto-asset trading firm that manages the proprietary investment and trading strategies with a focus on quantitative methods, arbitrage, and derivatives. In addition, QCP runs a large over-the-counter trading desk and provides crypto-trading services such as risk management solutions and market-making operations.
QCP has a strategic focus on Southeast Asia but also operates in the UK, Japan, and Australia. QCP Capital was founded in 2017 and is based in Singapore..
Asia Deal Group
Asia Deal Group helps develop and shape emerging digital products and ideas in South East Asia. The company supports new and established ventures to achieve their targets through corporate structures in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, and Vietnam.
Asia Deal Group leverages its technology and marketing experience in South East Asia to support new ventures. The company also creates, scales, and expands businesses with the help of its strategic advisors.
Its products support cross device experiences, multi-market or language deployments, and deep integrations to top-tier third party applications. Asia Deal Group also specializes in online customer acquisition and retention.
Headquartered in Singapore, Central Region, the company was founded in 2010 by Gregory Costamagna.. .
Fundnel is a private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies across industries to a qualified network of investors, comprising of both professional – corporate venture, private equity, venture capital funds, family offices, angel investor networks, and individually accredited investors actively looking to diversify their current portfolio. Fundnel screens all investment opportunities to ensure businesses meet the minimum requirements defined by the Fundnel factor.
Fundnel is headquartered in Singapore and has a growing team of over twenty people spread across regional offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Brunei and India.. .
500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. Since the company’s inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,000 companies via our 4 global funds and 14 microfunds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals.
Our 100+ team members are located in multiple locations worldwide, with 500 Startups’ global portfolio of investments spanning over 60 countries. 500 Startups also contributes to the development of thriving innovation ecosystems around the world to better equip startups with tools to succeed by running educational programs, events & conferences, and partnerships with corporations and governments around the world.
In Southeast Asia, our 500 Durians Funds and team bridge talented entrepreneurs and the opportunities they are pursuing with access to connected capital and expertise. To date, we have invested in and support over 160 companies and have built powerful communities of founders across Southeast Asia..
Startup-O is a global platform for startup assessments, investments & venture scaling. It is well recognized for its ‘Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs’ ethos, data-driven startup assessments and venture scaling networks for ‘post revenue’ startups.
The structured ‘online assessment’ program helps the associated venture funds to discover & invest in promising early-stage technology startups while the investee & other top-ranked companies get the support of the global networks on the platform through a ‘venture scaling’ program that helps build revenues across the borders. This ‘Platform-Fund’ approach bridges the underserved gap between the post-accelerator/angel stage and Series A ready companies.
It allows the authentic founders to participate from any part of the world & get evaluated by a seasoned global expert panel that identifies the most deserving companies to access venture capital & networks to scale. On the other hand, the associated venture funds not only discover growth-stage startups (mostly post-revenue) but mitigate the investor risk through a world-class diligence process that combines a transparent, data-driven & ranking algorithm based assessment program with old school fund diligence for top-ranked companies.
In 2019, its awarded the No.1 slot in Asia for its outstanding contribution to building the startup ecosystem in a contest among 247 participants including leading VCs, incubators, accelerators and corporate innovation entities.. .
August One is a private investment firm and a Monetary Authority of Singapore registered Venture Capital firm. Through its family office platform and investment funds, August One focuses on enabling exceptional people to make a significant impact on the way they live and work.
The company is committed to preserving the legacies, serve the aspirations and out-serve the ambitions of families, investors, founders, and partners. Through its Investment Funds and Venture Building program, August One helps its portfolio companies grow their core businesses, launch new initiatives, enter new markets and build and use technologies to drive long term growth and impact.
August One was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Singapore.. .
Hafta is creating the world’s largest repository of psychometric data. We will bring billions of people closer, improve relationships between them, and help mankind understand each other.
We are organising the world’s psychometric data and making it universally accessible and useful. Inclusive Accurate Engaging Scalable Localised Secure We are a company registered in Singapore and part of Telstra’s portfolio through the muru-D accelerator..
VinaCapital Investment Management
VinaCapital is the leading investment management and real estate development firm in Vietnam with a diversified portfolio of USD1.5 billion in assets under management. Founded in 2003, our team of managing directors bring extensive international finance and investment experience to the firm.
Its mission is to produce superior returns for investors by using our experience and knowledge to identify the key trends and opportunities that emerge as Vietnam continues to develop its economy. To achieve this, VinaCapital has industry-leading asset class teams covering capital markets, private equity, fixed income, venture capital, real estate, and infrastructure..
The Origin Capital
Origin Capital is an investment entity focused on blockchain enabled technologies. Based in Singapore and Silicon Valley, the firm has invested in blockchain companies since late 2016, and participates in both equity and tokensale events.
Having built strong relationships with entrepreneurs, top investors, and ecosystem leaders, Origin Capital helps startups forge strategic partnerships and brings industry-specific resources to it’s portfolio companies.. .
RF Fund Management (瑞丰基金管理)
RF Fund Management (瑞丰基金管理), a subsidiary of RF International Holdings, is a Monetary Authority of Singapore Registered Fund Management Company permitted to manage assets of not more than S$250 million under paragraph 5(1)(i) of the Second Schedule to the Securities & Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations with an institutional conscience, and a duty towards present and future generations. Our ownership ethos puts the institution above the individual, emphasises sustainability, and aligns employee and investors difference to the financial world or the community interests over economic cycles.
With an investment leadership team with over 60 years of combined industry experience, we hope to ‘Redefine the Future’ of the Digital Economy in the Asset Management industry.. .
MW Partners Group is a private investment firm focused exclusively on blockchain-enabled projects. We pride ourselves in selecting only the best projects to invest in and we have a strict due diligence vetting process.
Specialized in many areas of the ICO ecosystem, MW Partners Group provide expert strategies and insightful analysis with the aim of accelerating the growth of our clients. Our access and connections in the crypto community provide an extensive reach and help boost the projects on a whole new trajectory of growth..
1exchange (“1X”) is a global private securities exchange designed to help private companies raise capital and facilitate secondary trading. 1X is an investee of Singapore Exchange (SGX) and is among the world’s first regulated private securities exchanges.
1X provides an easier and more flexible way to unlock shareholder value and recycle capital for private companies. 1X is designed for private operating companies seeking capital, or preparing for liquidity events; late-state, venture-backed companies with shareholder and employees seeking to monetise their shareholdings; and family-owned businesses seeking to diversify shareholder base or planning for management transitions.
Our platform allows for professional investors and business owners to trade in and out of their positions. Companies listed on 1X remain private and enjoy more control, greater flexibility and lower costs as compared to a public listing.
1X has a Recognised Market Operator License and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Singapore Exchange (SGX) is a strategic partner and shareholder..
AccelerAsia capitalises on the rapidly expanding market opportunities in South East Asia, providing fast growing companies with acceleration and incubation activities in the region. AccelerAsia provides access to a well developed regional partnership ecosystem of large multinationals, local brands, entrepreneurs, investors, universities and government institutions.
What makes AccelerAsia unique is that they always roll up their sleeves and work as an extension of the companies they work with. AccelerAsia actually go out and do deals on behalf of their clients, as opposed to being advisors or consultants.
Similar to the entrepreneurs they work with, they like to take risks and always get part of their remuneration in equity and/or revenue share.. .
GTR Ventures is the world’s first investment platform dedicated to trade and supply chain. In exclusive partnership with Global Trade Review (GTR), the world’s leader in global trade and trade finance intelligence, publishing, news and events, GTR Ventures enjoys a presence in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
GTR has a proprietary network of over 25,000 decision makers in trade finance, treasury and insurance. Our vision: to pioneer investments in fintechs for trade and champion trade finance as an alternative asset class that has been shown to be low risk, stable, and liquid.
Leveraging our trusted brand, influence and global platform of over 20 events across 6 continents, innovative companies in trade finance (or #tradetechs) who join GTR Ventures as our partners and portfolio are able to engage the world’s most powerful trade finance community, as well as investors who appreciate trade finance as an asset class. With this vision in mind, we have defined four promising areas investors can consider looking into, namely: Trade Finance, Trade Insurance, SME Finance and Supply Chain Finance, and Physical Trade.
GTR Ventures engages key public and private sector stakeholders in the trade universe. Together we champion trade and trade finance as an asset class and mobilise private capital into trade.
Trade just got smarter.. .
INCUBASIA VENTURES At IncubAsia Ventures, we work with early stage technology companies and venture capital firms seeking to capitalise on the rapidly expanding Asian markets. We provide venture incubation and venture acceleration and make investments in the following verticals: AdTech, EduTech, FinTech and Enterprise.
VENTURE ACCELERATION Our Venture Acceleration depend on the company’s stage in the lifecycle, service offering and the scale opportunities. We guide early stage tech companies to commercialise their innovation, product or service and in doing so, become more appealing to potential investors if capital raising is part of their growth strategy.
CORPORATE ADVISORY We observed that certain corporates require advice, when sourcing for suitable technology solutions or when developing investment deal flow. We assist by leveraging our network, our investment experience and our expertise of early stage tech companies.
We have access to a number of non-public, pre-qualified deal flow and sourcing platforms, and have developed a proprietary deal flow-mapping database. VENTURE CAPITAL We invest in early stage tech companies and assist our portfolio companies to achieve capital growth to expand their business, develop funding strategies and re-evaluate existing financial resources to create flexibility within the company.
Incubasia Ventures is located in Singapore and Sydney.. .
TAEL Partners was established in 2007 with the vision to be the preferred private equity partner to ASEAN family controlled businesses. Their three founding Principals, Michael Sng, Ati Sugiharti and Loong Mei Yin, have worked together for more than 15 years in leading financial institutions in Asia and have over 70 years of collective experience.
TAEL operates across 6 regional offices in ASEAN, offering unparalleled access to opportunities in the region. As a trusted advisor to business owners and management, they participate actively in key decisions, create new growth opportunities, and have a long track record of repeat investments with business owners..
Expara Thailand is a venture capital providing both investment and services to the enterprise ecosystem. The firm seeks to incubate, mentor, and invest in early-stage companies operating in Southeast Asia.
The company works alongside entrepreneurs and leaders in public and private organizations to create entrepreneurial successes through innovative high-tech high-growth ventures. It is also dedicated in delivering web tools, business strategy and technology innovation advisory, experiential training, deep industry expertise, and networks in supporting the growth of the next Silicon Valley in Southeast Asia..
Get2Volume invests in, mentors and helps grow innovative enterprise technology companies that address Midwest US and Southeast Asia’s major industries. We see an untapped market in B2B technology businesses, where with the right operational contribution beyond funding, we see a much higher probability of good outcomes, thereby giving the fund venture style returns without venture style risks.
And we are where enterprise/B2B innovation is happening. With focus in Columbus and Singapore, Get2Volume offers global capabilities, capital and connections to enable success.
We bring investment, industry connections and deep knowledge to complement a startup’s entrepreneurial team to address focused growth needs. Our experience in successfully growing and exiting enterprise (B2B) companies allows us to help the companies we work with to grow faster..
Mitchellake Executive Search
The MitchelLake Group is one of the world’s leading talent acquisition and advisory firms. Inspired by a boom and forged in a bust, we were as certain in 2001 as we are now, that we are experiencing an unprecedented acceleration of technology-driven change.
We exist to help entrepreneurs scale, and businesses of scale innovate.. .
TNB Ventures is a venture capital investment firm and accelerator that is based in Singapore. It aims to connect and support startups that work in augmented and virtual reality, the internet of things, robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence.
The company has been working on programs that will enable cities and beyond. Its programs cover multiple sectors of the maritime, built environment, real estate, cybersecurity, and others..
TIH Investment Management
TIH Limited (formerly known as Transpac Industrial Holdings Limited) (“TIH”) is a SGX-listed closed-end fund set up in 1994, and is managed by one of the most established private equity investment teams in Asia. Throughout its operating history and investment experience, TIH has invested in a broad variety of sectors including Consumer & Industrial Products, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Food, Manufacturing and Chemicals, with a strong focus and dedication to Asia.
TIH has extensive experience in cross-border private equity investments and divestments including but not limited to restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and joint venture opportunities. TIH seeks to work closely with the management of investee companies to create value through strategic, operational and corporate finance inputs.
Our goal is to achieve long-term growth and provide a steady stream of dividends to shareholders through income generated from our portfolios in private equity and special situation investments.. .
Caber Partners is a Singapore-based investment firm, focused exclusively on the intersection of finance and technology. Caber invests in innovative companies seeking to disrupt the finance industry.
We leverage differentiated access to entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and regulators to create value on a global scale.. .
Focustech Ventures is a venture creation firm that invests in seed stage companies and provides entrepreneurs with resources, guidance, and strategic connections to build enduring firms. It is dedicated to helping fellow entrepreneurs build enduring firms and more.
At Focustech Ventures, it supports founders that seek to solve real world problems and radically improve crucial workflows of and pervasive inefficiencies in enterprise industries such as energy, finance, education, manufacturing, and healthcare. It Focustech Ventures’ companies build sector specific tools that bring consumers and enterprises onto the same platform and on mobile, knowing exactly how to turn user engagement into defensible business models built around proprietary data assets and harness networking effects within industry verticals.
It is based in Singapore.. .
PRIVIUM is an investment banking fintech startup. Our mission is to secure exclusive access to premium private market capital and investments across Asia.
Our focus is on bringing the full range of investment banking solutions to smaller issuers. For our investor partners this means means access to a steady pipeline of the highest-quality small and medium-sized private transactions.
For our issuer partners this means access to private capital that would not normally be available to them through traditional financial institutions. Our solutions include debt, equity, and hybrid transactions, as well as financing for special situations.
We typically structure transactions for: • Startups from the seed through to pre-IPO stages • Established small and medium sized enterprises • Investment funds • One-off investment opportunities We are sector agnostic but with a focus on Asia.. .
Slate Alt is driven by a team of professionals bent on making private investing/ fundraising intelligent, collaborative and transparent. It unites and, in a targeted manner connects, innovators, investors and experts who seek to positively impact the world through technological advancement.
From deal screening and evaluation of technology, through post-investment intermediation of shareholder actions and reporting, our platform encourages fairness, accountability and the optimisation of value of intellectual property to the benefit of the entire Slate Alt ecosystem. Whether it be a solution to debilitating diseases, everyday annoyances or the multiple needs of a burgeoning world population; to the thousands of innovators with ground-breaking innovations designed to better human living, we give voice so that together we elevate and empower..
InQvest Partners invests mainly with early stage FinTech companies from North America, Western Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. It focuses on FinTech companies which are in the early stage or growth stage of the lifecycle.
InQvest Partners and its general partners have substantial experience working with companies in the Early Stage and Growth Stage, and have cofounded a number of companies over the last 15 years and guided several portfolio companies to successful exits. InQvest Partners has team members and offices in Singapore, New York and Bahrain..
PETC – Private Equity Tech Conference
PETC Ltd. builds value in private equity – we host first and foremost private equity tech conference in Asia.
Envisioning the digital revolution, we create most relevant topics to investors, managers, service providers and businesses. We bring together global and regional industry pioneers to discuss and share invaluable insights into technology trends and its unrivalled role in shaping the private equity market in Asia.
Operating in the fastest growing financial hub, our conferences connect top and most valued industry leaders and professionals across Asia by promising exceptional networking occasion for our attendees to forge relationships and multiply business opportunities.. .
Predator Digital Holdings
Predator Digital Holdings help the Enterprise design, build and deploy Platform Marketing Infrastructure – enabling Predictability and Scale in Marketing ROI. Enterprise Platform Marketing involves capturing enterprise data – Digital Media, CRM, Audience Knowledge and Insights, and converting those datasets into addressable media segments via Audience Platforms such as Google, Facebook, Ad-Exchanges, and so on, to drive Acquisition of Desirable business outcomes for the Enterprise.
Predator Digital is a domain-expert in all aspects of design, build and scaling of Enterprise Platform Marketing systems.. .
Founded in 2011, MeSixty is a mobile app company focused on revolutionizing the way people discover and interact with social media. MeSixty develops technologies that index geo-tagged social media and ranks it using our proprietary algorithm to deliver relevant content through its social media app “Chatworthy”.
MeSixty is headquartered in Brunei Darussalam as part of the BEDB iCentre initiative and funded by Accel-X Pte Ltd, a Singapore based venture capital fund.. .
They actively help companies with financing strategy, business development, customer introductions and management team development. Our goal is to invest at the earliest stages of a company fund raising efforts and to leverage our domain expertise in order to help companies get on the path toward profitability.
They leverage our network of angel investors, early stage funds and venture capital firms in order to meet the funding needs of our portfolio companies.. .
Qualvin Advisory is a contemporary provider of solutions to Director and CXO level executives. Offers services to professional investor relations and fund raising, operator of PE fund raising platform, operator of low cost digital due diligence workflow for small PE deals.
About Qualvin Advisory: (Qualvin) Qualvin was founded in June 2003 by Paul Zaman with the aim of helping the CEO/CFOs of a listed and privately owned companies. Qualvin has provided insights on investor relations best practices to over 50 listed companies in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
The initial aim was introducing best practice investor relations, that is successfully engaging institutional investors; formulating and executing value creating strategy; achieving a fair market level. Qualvin has provided insights on investor relations best practices to over 50 listed companies in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.
The core of this is: strategic thinking, milestone planning, KPI based supervision and control, risk management. This is also known as good corporate governance.
Qualvin offers extensive experience and proprietary tools in these areas. Qualvin works with your professional advisors, consultants and legal teams, to form a dynamic execution team to deliver results fast..
Isobar is a specialized infrastructure & technology investment company that strives to create lasting value for its investors, the companies in which it invests and society at large. The firm was founded with a wealth of entrepreneurial ideas about creating a world-class investment and advisory business built on a foundation of uncompromising commitment to excellence.
Isobar makes early stage technology and infrastructure investments across India, South East Asia, and the United States. Its early stage investments have grown into India’s largest fashion e-tailer, leading mobile payment network, fast growing realty platform, innovative smart city REIT, resource & logistics major.
Its primary focus areas include Tech (eComm, Mobile, FinTech, AI) & Infrastructure (Realty, Logistics, Resources). Through its various investment vehicles, Isobar manages USD 400M+ in assets and has access to 3000+ acres of strategic land parcels.
All of its investments reflect Isobar’s strong partnership culture, solid foundation of intellectual capital, commitment to exceptional performance and uncompromising integrity!. .
Castian Global is a boutique business consultancy practice that provides advice to some of the most innovative and emerging companies across the globe. We help companies and their teams launch, grow and thrive.
We are versatile collaboration specialists always ready to help those who are as passionate as we are about business.. .
Start Today Ventures
Start Today Ventures Is A Venture Fund Focusing On Fashion Businesses That Utilize Digital Innovations And Information Technology Our objective is to help entrepreneurs build innovative and resilient digital fashion companies. We look at investment opportunities across Asia, with a specific interest in Southeast Asia, since it is here where we can best offer our expertise and strength.
Start Today Ventures is supported by two investors, Start Today Co., Ltd, and Cento Ventures. Start Today is the operator of Japan’s largest and most innovative fashion e-commerce platform, Zozotown (TSE3092, JPY 1 Trillion in market capitalization as of November 2017).
Cento Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm specializing in emerging digital markets of Southeast Asia.. .
Epic Research Pte Ltd.
Epic Research Pte Ltd. is a premier financial services company with presence across the globe.
We have a strong team of Research Analysts and Mentors with a combined experience of over 30 Years in International Markets. We provide cutting-edge research and Investment advisory services with high conviction and accuracy.
Our proprietary Value investing methodology has helped retail and institutional investors beat the benchmark indexes. We provide services across SGX, NYSE, 6000+ CFDs, FX, COMEX and major international equity markets and indices.
Feel Free to Visit Us- http://www.epicresearch.global/ http://www.epicresearch.my/ http://www.epicresearch.sg/ http://www.epicresearch.ae/ http://www.epicresearch.co/. .
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