One of the most important reasons for startups to participate in TOP100 is to get a chance to meet, and pitch too, local investors in the given country.

Through years of operating events, covering the news and growing the ecosystem, e27 knows the who’s-who of investors in Southeast Asia. We are going to be bringing them along with us as we travel across Asia searching for the region’s best startups.

Let’s meet the first 27 investment firms that will join us at TOP100.

The 27 Investors — and their e27 profile description

Alpha JWC

Alpha JWC Ventures is a venture capital firm with a strong Indonesia focus which invests in both early- to growth-stage high technology companies. They are sector-agnostic, as they strive to back extraordinary founders as a value-added partner to build great companies. Their Team has a strong track record in investing in many exciting technology companies.

AURA Capital

Aura Group consists of a group of global financial services businesses specialising in corporate advisory, funds management and principal investments with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore.

Aviva Ventures

Aviva Ventures is a corporate venture capital fund investing £100m by 2020. We look for opportunities that can shape the future of insurance.

BANSEA

BANSEA was establised in 2001 by a group of Singapore-based angel investors. BANSEA has network connections to angel groups in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as close links to groups in Europe and the US. Their members have investment experience spanning multiple sectors and a track record in building successful companies.

Beacon VC

Founded in 2016, Beacon VC is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital fund of Kasikornbank PLC (SET: KBANK), a leading commercial bank in Thailand with highest mobile penetration and largest SME base.

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With initial fund of THB 1 billion, Beacon VC focuses on strategic investments in early to growth-stage technology startups covering not only financial technology (fintech) but also consumer lifestyle and deep technology sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise IT.

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.

C31 Ventures leverages CapitaLand’s significant asset base and extensive global market network in integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes, to offer startups the opportunity to validate their innovation.

Captii Ventures

Captii Ventures is a multi-stage investor in Southeast Asian start-ups.

It invests in marketplace enablers that deliver mobile/e-commerce innovation and ventures that build mobile-first media platforms. It likes cloud and handset-app delivered application, and also look for start-ups that have better solutions for age-old enterprise problems.

Coffee VC

They believe capital never comes first. At Coffee Ventures, they put foundations first. They partner up with founders to iterate product-market fit, brush up UX, assemble teams while fostering discipline in corporate governance and cybersecurity.

Their portfolio startups have preferential access to their war chest of verified resources including product development, UX research, security compliance, legal audit, supply chain management, entry into global markets, and follow-on funding syndications.

Crowdo

Crowdo is a regional financial technology (fintech) company offering a full portfolio of crowdfunding solutions including equity crowdfunding and peer-to-business (p2b) lending.

Launched in 2013, Crowdo is one of the region’s longest running and largest crowdfunding platforms with over 17,000 members (2015 Q3) with offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta.

CyberAgent Ventures

CyberAgent Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Tokyo. It has a presence in South Korea, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and invests in startups in those countries.

CyberAgent is expanding its business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century. We aim greatly influence consumers and individuals, while at the same time, being a venture company, continue making significant growth.

Decacorn Capital

Decacorn Capital curates technology-led, game changing businesses, from around the world, having a clear path to monetisation and run by high caliber passionate founders with a mission to create a true delight or solve a real problem.

For our shareholders, we provide a front row seat in this exciting journey, inside the amazing world of technology enabled disruptive ideas that are changing for good the way we live, work and play on this planet.

DeClout Ventures

DeClout Ventures (“DCV”) is the corporate venture fund of DeClout Investments (“DCI”), a corporate venture arm that focuses on scaling start-ups that a share a strategic alignment with the DeClout group.

DCV leverages on DeClout Limited’s expertise in business network building, scaling regionally (South East Asia and emerging markets), building competent executive teams and exit planning.

DTAC Accelerate

Total Access Communication Public Company Limited or DTAC is one of the leading telecommunication service providers in Thailand.

DTAC Accelerate is the accelerator arm of this organisation.

FundedHere

FundedHere was founded in Singapore in 2015; it is the first Singapore home-grown crowdfunding platform that offers equity crowdfunding and lending-based crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding is a financing mechanism through which investors are investing into the start-ups in exchange of equity holdings.

Such share holdings will entitle them to future capital gains as well as dividends declared by the start-ups.

Global Brain

Global Brain (GB) is an early stage venture capital firm based in Tokyo, expanding its investment activities in the US and Asia.

Since 2001, GB has invested in about 30 companies selectively, provided full services and resources and achieved 7 IPOs and 7 M&As.

GB accelerates growth of portfolio companies in a long run by providing not only capital but also supports to build strategies, partnerships and a team to achieve their milestones.

Golden Equator Capital

Headquartered in Singapore, Golden Equator Capital empowers businesses through an experienced team of professionals. We hold a Capital Markets Services License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Our mission goes beyond facilitating the acceleration of our business partners – we are actively building our ecosystem to explore and innovate.

Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than 7 countries in Asia. The firm invests in internet & mobile startups across many sectors, including e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms.

The General Partners are serial entrepreneurs with decades of Silicon Valley experience. Their LP network includes founders and early employees from Paypal, Yelp, Mint, and Sony Entertainment TV.

GREE Ventures

At GREE Ventures, they focus is investing in early stage (pre-Series A and Series A) internet and mobile companies. They seek out companies with top notch management teams and strong market potential, which are not tied to strategic investments for GREE.

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They invest in Japan, Southeast Asia, and other geographies within Asia and seek companies which have the potential to scale across the region.

International Finance Corporation

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

They utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. They apply their financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.

Impiro

Early stage investments. Emphasis on South East Asia. Also active in Europe. Industry neutral. Interested in reasonable valuations with investment cheque sizes ranging from 10k USD – 300k USD to date.

Indogen Capital

Active Entrepreneurs and Leaders with vast experiences in various industries ready to assist you 24/7

Strong networks with other leading Venture Capitals and private Equities to bring you the necessary size of investments

Proven as Lead Investor to find other strategic partners for you to further accelerate your company’s growth

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Real business operators and a successful startups founder with real solutions for all your problems

Innovatube

They do pre-seed investment in Southeast Asia – based tech startups. They’re looking for the next big thing with Frontier Tech such as VR/AR, IoT, AI, Fintech and Blockcha.

Innovatube Group is a technology start-up incubator that operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. We are a passionate group who aims to make an impact in the current start-up scene.

Intres Capital Partners

Intres Capital Partners is a Malaysian-based Venture Capital firm formed through a Partnership of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), QuestMark Capital Management Sdn Bhd, and Teak Capital Sdn Bhd.

Intres Capital Partners is a Malaysian-based Venture Capital firm formed through a Partnership of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP), QuestMark Capital Management Sdn Bhd, and Teak Capital Sdn Bhd.

InVent by Intouch Holding

InVent, a Venture Capital project of the Intouch Group, is a corporate venture capital fund, with its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. It has an initial fund size of 250 million Baht.

InVent invests in products and services that are related to the Group’s business such as Mobile phone related businesses, Telecommunication and Infrastructure, IT related businesses, Cloud computing, internet applications, and digital media and contents.

Jungle Ventures

Jungle is a Singapore based venture firm that invests and helps build category leaders from Asia.

Jungle is reinventing how venture capital is done in Asia with its operations as a service model. Full-time partners at Jungle Ventures work with portfolio companies on marketing and design, product management, engineering and recruiting. These Operating Partners include executives with decades of deep operating experience at global startups such as Google, Facebook and leading tech category leaders in Asia.

KK Fund

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

Krungsri Finnovate

Krungsri Finnovate aims to be fully Strategic Investor who helps start-up grow to reach its goal through Krungsri RISE Accelerator and our support and synergy from our Bank’s valuable asset.