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One of the coolest features of Echelon Asia Summit 2019 (23rd to 24th May) is our annual startup to investor in-attendance matchmaking programme, Echelon Connect.

Over the past years, 15 per cent of startups raised follow-on funding after Echelon Connect. This is your chance to score that 15 minutes 1-1 discussion with Southeast Asia’s most active and influential investors.

Here’s the complete list of investors who will be attending Echelon Connect 2019 (Alphabetical Order):

ACE Capital

ACE Capital was created as a tech focused venture capital firm, headquartered in Taiwan, primarily focused on investments into Seed and Early stage companies, mostly in North and Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Seed to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past Investments include: REWork, SpaceX, Neuron, Ninjavan and many more

Agaeti Ventures

Agaeti Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on Pre-Series A and Series A technology-enabled startups with a primary focus on Indonesia or with an expansion focus into Indonesia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  Indonesia, expanding to Indonesia
  • Stage: Pre Series A to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Health, Education, Agriculture, Logistics, Travel & Leisure, e-Sports, Proptech, Fintech

Past investments include: CoHIVE, Warung Pintar, Pathao, BrideStory and many more

Aviva Ventures

Aviva Ventures is a corporate venture capital fund that invests in startups in the Insurtech space, Healthtech and Fintech that has opportunities that can shape the future of insurance.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Insurance, Health, Fintech

Past investments include: Swingvy, Acre, Owlstone Medical and many more

Asia Summit Capital

With more than 20 portfolios in South East Asia, Asia Summit Capital is a private equity & venture capital firm dedicated to investing in growth companies.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Seed to Series A (at least MVP ready)
  • Industry/Vertical: eSports & Gaming, Influencer-based MarTech, Artificial Intelligence, MedTech, Frontier Technologies

Find out more about Asia Summit Capital here.

Betatron

Betatron is a network of Investors, Entrepreneurs, Startups and Mentors focused on empowering founders. Through this platform, they provide funding, hands-on support, and unprecedented network access to drive business outcomes.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Seed to Pre Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any
  • Additional Criteria: Excludes hardware startups

Burda Principal Investments

Burda Principal Investments (BPI), a division of Hubert Burda Media, provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Series A and later
  • Industry/Vertical: B2C

Past investments include: Zilingo, Carsome, Priceza and many more

C31 Ventures

C31 Ventures is CapitaLand’s corporate venture fund set up to build real estate of the future. It invests in technology startups that complement CapitaLand’s real estate business and provide the Group with new strategic capabilities.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Proptech, Retail Tech

Past investments include: Chope and many more

Captii Ventures

Captii Ventures is a multi-stage investor in Southeast Asian start-ups. They invest in marketplace enablers that deliver mobile/e-commerce innovation and ventures that build mobile-first media platforms. They have a preferred focus on cloud and handset-app delivered application, and also for start-ups that have better solutions for age-old enterprise problems.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Seed onwards
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, B2B and Enterprise

Past investments include: AVANA, bfab, PouchNation and many more

Centicorn Ventures

We subscribe to the philosophy of “for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs”. With more than 30 years of experience as entrepreneurs across the partners, we look for and partner high impact founders who have a strong vision to be game changers in the future through their businesses.

Interested to meet/invest startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage:All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Enterprise software/SAAS, F&B, Travel

Find out more about Centicorn Ventures:

Cerana Capital

Cerana Capital is an investment firm based in Singapore, with a focus on early-stage and Series A companies in the Southeast Asian region.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Early Stage and Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Agtech, Foodtech, Fintech, Real Estate

Past investments include: Agrome IQ and many more

Chailease Holding

Chailease Holding, an investment holding company, provides various leasing and financing services to SMEs and individuals in Taiwan, China, ASEAN countries, and internationally. We are looking for investment opportunities in Fintech/Insurtech companies as well as business cooperation opportunities in Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Series A or Series B
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, Insurtech

Cradle Fund

An agency under the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia, Cradle Fund provides early stage funding to innovative and aspiring entrepreneurs

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia, primary focus on Malaysia
  • Stage: Seed to Pre Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Digital, Hardware, Software

Past investments include: Dropee, WOBB, ParkEasy, TagLA and many more

CreedCap Asia Advisors

CreedCap Asia Advisors is a leading advisor to startups and SMEs in India. Through its advisory business, it has successfully raised capital for Housing.com, Bounceshare.com, Niki.ai, Geist.in etc. It also makes principal investments and manages multiple Indian family offices to invest in the Indian ecosystem Some of its network investments include Bounce (Bike-Share), Instarem (FinTech), FreshWorld (Retail), Option3.io (AI – SaaS), DriveU (Transportation), Geist (Beer Brand)

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any with a Southeast Asia focus
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Healthcare, Enterprise, SaaS, Mobility, Consumer products

Decacorn Capital

Decacorn Capital is a cross-border venture funding initiative, which invests in game changing start-ups enabled by innovative use of technology and led by high-caliber, passionate founders who are out there with the mission to either create a true delight or solve a real problem. The firm has an exit, by way of IPO of Snap Inc., and it has invested in other Silicon Valley tech unicorns.

Past investments include: Propine Capital, Affable and many more

elev8.vc

elev8.vc is a Singapore based VC Fund that looks at promising early-stage enterprise companies who develop incredible new technologies and have ambitious commercial goals.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Early stage
  • Industry/Vertical: Deep tech, B2B, Autonomous Vehicles, Communications, Medtech, IoT, AI

Everstone Capital

The Everstone Group is a leading private equity and real estate investment firm focused on supporting the growth aspirations of entrepreneurs, corporations and asset owners across India and Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: B2C, Healthcare, B2B
  • Additional Criteria: Excludes Marketplaces, P2P Lending, Hardware

Fusion Capital Partners

Fusion Capital Partners is early-stage venture capital platform, combining a mix of financial & operational expertise, and a unique understanding of digital assets.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, 3D Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 tech

Gobi Partners

Founded in 2002, Gobi Partners is a venture capital firm with its headquarters and incubation center in Shanghai, additional offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tianjin, as well as Singapore. A leading investor in early stage digital media and technology companies in China, Gobi manages 12 funds with over US$1.1 billion under management. Since its establishment, Gobi has funded over 250 startups, ranging from early to traction stage companies to unicorns and continues to invest actively in the region.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: APAC to the Middle East
  • Stage: Seed, Early Stage and Later Stage
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past Investments include: ViSenze, Edukasyon.ph, Maria Health, Eko and many more

Latest news: Gobi Partners-Core Capital JV invests in Filipino startups MariaHealth, Edukasyon

Golden Equator Capital

Golden Equator Capital is a Singapore-based fund management company that invests in innovative technology companies across Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Series A and above
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past investments include: ohmyhome, Vault Dragon, Glints, Paktor and many more

Latest news: Golden Equator Group of Singapore raises US$18M led by Taizo Son

Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures is a seed fund investing in early stage internet startups in Southeast Asia. Their investment activities bring Silicon Valley best practices to startups in Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam
  • Stage: Seed to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: B2C, B2B2C, B2B

Past investments include: Carousell, Carro, MoneySmart, GRANA and many more

GREE Ventures

GREE Ventures is a venture capital firm that originally started as a new business for GREE, a driving force behind innovation in Japan’s mobile Internet services. It invests in Japan as well as emerging markets such as Southeast Asia and India to support entrepreneurs who seek to solve issues in the world through technology.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Singapore, Indonesia, India
  • Stage: Seed
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any
  • Additional criteria: Excluding startups in the gaming and biotech/medtech industry

Past investments includes: Saleswhale, Vouch Insurtech, Healint and many more

Latest News: Innovation Factory, GREE Ventures launch SKALA accelerator programme in Indonesia

Haitao Capital

Haitao Capital is the first China-macro driven early stage venture fund. They are interested in companies that are trying to get into the China market. They are interested in early stage/seed stage tech startups with hardware or software based products.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any countries
  • Stage: Early/Seed
  • Industry/Vertical: Software or hardware

Idinvest Partners

Idinvest Partners, with offices in Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai and a presence in Singapore is a global player in technology investment. Idinvest manages about €9 Bn venture capital, private debt and funds of funds. Since 2018, Idinvest has joined forces with Eurazeo Group to build a European champion in the financing of non-listed companies. To date Idinvest support 200+  entrepreneurs in the US, EU, China, Asean.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia, China
  • Stage: Post Series A

Industry/Vertical: Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Big Data, Energy, Internet of Things, Logistics/Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Maritime, Marketplace, Robotics, Smart Cities, Software as a Service, Transportation

Incubate Fund

Incubate Fund is the largest and best known seed to early stage focused venture capital fund in Japan.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia, Japan, United States and India
  • Stage: Seed
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any
  • Additional criteria: Founder must be proficient in English

Past investments include: StayAbode, Hostel Hunting, Schoo and many more

Indonusa Dwitama

Indonusa Dwitama is an investment holding company that engages in organizing and developing a broad portfolio of investments in Indonesia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam
  • Stage: Seed and Series A
  • Industry/Verticals: Adtech, e-Commerce and Human Resources tech (HR)

Past Investments include: Orori and Qontak

Latest News: Singapore cross-border payments startup Wallex raises Pre-Series A funding from BEENEXT

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group focuses on private enterprises and infrastructure in emerging markets.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: e-Logistics, Education, Healthcare, Enterprise Services

Past investments include: Coursera, Bizongo, RedDoorz and many more

JN Capital & Growth Advisory

JN Capital & Growth Advisory focuses on advisory and consulting services to help SMEs grow and scale their business in-country and cross-borders.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Education, Health, Media/Social, Lifestyle, Smart Mobility, Fintech
  • Additional Criteria: Focusing on AR/VR, AI/ML, Data Analytics

Jungle Ventures

Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based Venture Capital Firm that invests in and helps build tech category leaders from Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Pre Series A to B
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, Cybersecurity, AI, Logistics, Data Management and Software oriented

Past investments include: RedDoorz, FinAccel, Tookitaki, smartkarma and iflix and many more

KK Fund

KK Fund is a venture capital fund to invest in seed stage internet and mobile startups across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Seed and Pre Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, Logistics, Entertainment, Platforms

Past investments includes: ZmyHome, PolicyStreet, Hostel Hunting, GIZTIX and more.

MassMutual Ventures

MassMutual Ventures helps companies navigate early growth and achieve significant enterprise value over time. They are a member of a large US-based financial service firm, MassMutual Life Insurance Company, one with broad and deep expertise in insurance, asset management, retirement, cybersecurity, data science, and IT infrastructure. They also help their portfolio companies’ access global expertise from their operating executive colleagues.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech, Healthtech and Enterprise sectors

Past investments include: RedDoorz, FinAccel, Tookitaki, smartkarma and iflix and many more

Monk’s Hill Ventures

Monk’s Hill Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in technology startups that take advantage of the fast growing Asian markets.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: Seed, Series A and Series B
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past Investments include: KKday, ELSA, Horangi Cybersecurity, Saleswhale and many more

Latest news: Healthtech company Jio Health raises US$5M Series A funding from Monk’s Hill Ventures

Nullabor

With a long term mandate that is both sector and stage agnostic, Nullabor invests in businesses able to create substantial  and sustainable competitive advantages. All seek to solve fundamental challenges in Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any countries
  • Stage: Seed to Series B

Industry/Vertical:  Education, agritech, nutrition/health related. petcare

OOCTANE

OOCTANE is a venture capital firm by Cambodians for Cambodia. OOCTANE is looking to invest in technology startups focused on the logistics, e-commerce, real estate and financial-services verticals.

The fund is chaired by Oknha SEAR Rithy, Chairman of the WorldBridge Group.
Interested to meet/invest startups:

  • Country: Companies who are looking to enter or expand into the Greater Mekong Subregion (e.g. Cambodia)
  • Stage: Early (pre-seed/seed/Series A)
  • Industry/Vertical: Logistics/mobility, ecommerce, fintech (esp. payments sector), propTech

Find out more about OOCTANE.

Protégé Ventures

New Singapore-based venture fund Protégé Ventures has two distinct characteristics: it is run by students and only invests in startups with at least one student co-founder.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Early
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any
  • Additional Criteria: Startup must be student run or have a co founder that has graduated in the last 5 years

Qualgro Venture Capital

Qualgro is an ASEAN-focused fund supported by large Asian conglomerates, that invests into internet and technology-based businesses, across Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand
  • Stage: Series A and B
  • Industry/Vertical: B2B and B2B2C
  • Additional Criteria: Preference for Medtech, SaaS, Data (Analytics, AI/ML) for SMEs and Enterprise

Past investments include: PatSnap, Appier, Wavecell and many more

Rakuten Inc.

Rakuten provides various Internet Services such as marketplace and Fintech Services in Japan and internationally, serving users worldwide through businesses based in 30 countries and regions with more than 1.3billion service users. We also invest in early-stage technology start-ups all over the world.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Post Series A (have raised Series A funding)
  • Industry/Vertical: B2B, B2B2C in e-commerce, travel, retail and food tech

ReadyVentures

ReadyVentures is a boutique, early-stage investment company that seeks to support promising young entrepreneurs grow their companies in Singapore and the region by investing capital and leveraging the extensive regional business experience and contacts of the founders.  

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Southeast Asia
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Travel, Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Rekanext

Rekanext is a distinctive venture capital firm backed by strong partners with deep experiences in digital technology, enterprise solution, manufacturing, real estate, fund management and the financial industry who have resolved to mentor early stage startups through their growth phases.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Agritech, SAAS Platforms, Digitisation of Traditional Businesses, Automotive, IOT/ M2M, Video Analytics/ Computer Vision

Rhapsody Ventures

Rhapsody Ventures is a cross-border technology strategy and venture investor.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Pre Seed to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Mobility (AI/Autonomous Driving/Sensors/Software Stack), Recycling and Batteries

SC Ventures

Standard Chartered has established a new business unit, SC Ventures, to lead digital innovation across the Group, invest in fintechs and other start-up companies, promote rapid testing and implementation of new business models.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Series B and above, with Series A by exception
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech

Skystar Capital

Skystar Capital is a fund that invests in technology startups in the Asia Pacific region, particularly Indonesia, at their early and growth stages.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Indonesia and startups looking to expand to Indonesia
  • Stage: Seed to Series B
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past investments include: Ekrut, Dekoruma, SweetEscape and many more

Latest News: Indonesian recruitment platform Ekrut raises pre-Series A funding round

Slava Orekhov (Angel Investor)

Slava can bring a lot of value to SaaS/Enterprise Software companies due to his background. He is also a passionate foodie who cares about the future of the planet and hence don’t hesitate to reach out to him if you’d like to talk about Agri or F&B ventures.

Interested to meet/invest startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: All/Any
  • Industry/Vertical: SaaS/Enterprise Software, Agritech, F&B Ventures

Find out more about Slava Orekhov:

Supply Chain Angels

Supply Chain Angels (SCAngels) is the corporate venture arm of YCH Group, Asia Pacific’s leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and solutions provider, supported by Y3 Technologies, a leading supply chain management information technology and services company.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  All/Any
  • Stage: Post Seed to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Logistics, Fintech, AI, Machine Learning

Past investments include: Tookotaki, Spaceship and many more

Teko Ventures

Teko Ventures is a Vietnam-based investment fund that invests across all investment stages in Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Vietnam and planning to expand to Vietnam
  • Stage: Seed and Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past Investments include: Tripi, POS365, VNPay, Umbala and many more

TH Capital

TH Capital is a Malaysian based venture capital firm with strong Southeast Asian connections.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:
From: Southeast Asia
Stage: Series A
Industry/Vertical: Insurtech, Fintech

Find out more about TH Capital here.

TRIVE Ventures

TRIVE Ventures focuses on specific strategies for go-to-market and branding to help Singapore-based startups help a global positioning and to embrace expansion to the regional markets.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Seed to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Deep Tech
  • Additional Criteria: Focusing on AI, Applied Blockchain, Science backed tech

Past investments include: Refash, NeuroTrend, Park N Parcel and many more

tryb Group

Tryb Group is a Singapore-based organization focused on fintech services in Southeast Asia. They operate like an umbrella company by taking stakes in promising businesses and buying up others via acquisitions.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: All/Any
  • Stage: Up to Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech
  • Additional Criteria: Focusing on AI, Applied Blockchain, Science backed tech

Venturra Discovery

Venturra Discovery is the seed investment arm of Venturra, a Southeast Asia focused VC firm investing in early stage high-growth businesses.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From:  Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines
  • Stage: Seed to Pre Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Fintech (supporting wallet/payments), Proptech, Insurance, Edutech, Healthtech

Quest Ventures

Quest Ventures is a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar
  • Stage: Seed to Early Stage
  • Industry/Vertical: All/Any

Past Investments include: Carro, Hapz, Ubersnap, Carousell and many more

Vickers Ventures

Vickers Venture Partners focus on venture capital investments in Asia and beyond. With presence in Shanghai, Singapore and California, the group manages 4 funds and proprietary capital to date.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Singapore, China, United States of America
  • Stage: Seed to Early Stage
  • Industry/Vertical: Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, ICT

Walden International

Walden International is the leading firm focused on cross-border investments – their integrated team is dedicated to helping you build the next industry leading companies.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Singapore
  • Stage: Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: AI, Fintech, Big Data, e-Commerce, Mobile and Internet

Past investments include: CLozette and ViSenze and many more

Wavemaker Partners

Wavemaker Partners invest in a broad range of technology-driven companies in the US and Southeast Asia.

Interested to meet/invest in startups:

  • From: Indonesia, Vietnam
  • Stage: Seed to Pre Series A
  • Industry/Vertical: Deep Tech, Enterprise (B2B), SaaS, Proptech, Fintech, Agriculture, Commerce Space

Past investments include: Saleswhale, ZUZU, igloohome and eFishery and many more.

Echelon Connect 2019 is only limited to Premium Ticket holders as well as TOP100 startups, want to get your Premium Ticket? Click here!

There is only 300 meeting slots available and registration starts 8th May when we send over the registration form to all current Premium Ticket holders and TOP100 startups!

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Editor’s Note: Article is being updated to reflect additional investors.