Founded in 2009, East Ventures is a Tokyo-headquartered investment firm with an office in Singapore and Indonesia, targeting early-stage technology companies.
EV Growth is a joint venture between East Ventures, SMDV and YJ Capital that focuses on providing growth capital to startups in Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia with an industry agnostic focus. The joint venture was started in March 2018.
Based in Taipei, AppWorks is the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia.
AppWorks launched its Taipei-based accelerator program in 2010 to help Greater Southeast Asian Internet startups optimize their products and business strategies. Every six months, AppWorks Accelerator recruits 30-40 promising startups working on AI, blockchain, and other rapidly growing verticals. With 328 startups and 925 founders in its alumni network to date, the AppWorks Ecosystem is the largest of its kind in Asia. All AppWorks startups collectively generate US$ 2.5B in annual revenues, provide 9,586 jobs and are valued at US$ 3.6B.
AppWorks also manages a total of US$61 million in VC funds, typically investing in seed to Series C companies.
The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO is expanding Techstars’ presence in the Middle East. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation. Pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, & beyond should apply, no matter your location.
Sequoia Capital Global Equities extends Sequoia Capital’s technology investing efforts into the public markets.
SCGE currently manages over $7 billion and invests in companies across the global technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, primarily focusing on software, internet, financial technology, and technology-enabled consumer businesses. The firm’s portfolio consists of concentrated, long-term investments in leading companies across the world. While the majority of the portfolio is comprised of public companies, SCGE also partners with entrepreneurs through late-stage private crossover investments, often investing alongside Sequoia Growth funds. The firm’s private portfolio includes emerging leaders in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Korea, and Israel. As these private companies become public, SCGE grows the partnership with additional investments at the IPO and beyond.
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Ben Franklin Technology Partners combines the best practices of early stage investing with a higher purpose – to lead the region’s technology community to new heights, creating jobs and transforming lives.
For over 30 years, Ben has been the leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors, investing over $170 million in more than 1,750 regional technology companies, many of which have gone on to become industry leaders. Ben Franklin has also launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization, and has seeded regional initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial community.
The SoftBank Group is a global technology player that aspires to drive the Information Revolution. The SoftBank Group is comprised of the holding company SoftBank Group Corp. and its global portfolio of companies, which includes advanced telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technology providers. In September 2016, Arm Holdings plc, the world's leading semiconductor IP company, joined the SoftBank Group. In May 2017, the SoftBank Vision Fund, which invests globally in the businesses and technologies that will enable the next stage of the Information Revolution, had its first major close with over USD 93 billion in committed capital.
Insight Partners is the most trusted scale-up firm in the software industry. Their team of industry-leading experts partner with companies to drive extraordinary success that is fueled by know-how, grit, and hands-on collaboration. Founded in 1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Across their people and their portfolio, they encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity.
Global Founders Capital Management GmbH is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, early, growth, emerging growth, mid venture and late ventures. The firm focuses on investing in the equity of young technology companies. It prefers to invest in internet, software, Fintech, e-commerce and wireless projects. The firm invests globally with a focus on Southeast Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Vietnam, Colombia, Europe, the United States, and China. The firm prefers to invest between €0.01 million ($0.01 million) and €10 million ($12.9 million). The firm invests between €0.1 million ($0.137 million) and €1 million ($1.38 million) during the seed stage, €1 million ($1.38 million) and €3 million ($4.14 million) during the early stage, and €3 million ($4.14 million) and €8 million ($11.03 million) during the growth stage. It prefers to be the lead investor and have a board seat in its portfolio companies. Global Founders Capital Management GmbH was founded in 2006 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It operates as a subsidiary of Rocket Internet AG.
A Rockstart Accelerator is an intensive startup program that helps entrepreneurs take their companies from early traction to the global market in 6 months.
It provides investment, office space, highly specialized knowledge, and access to a broad network of international mentors, partners and investors. During this program, the startups enroll in 30+ workshops on Lean Startup, Growth Strategies, Fundraising, Sales, PR & Marketing, Team & Personal development, Legal & Finance and more. After 100 days the entrepreneurs present their companies to investors, partners, entrepreneurs and industry journalists in Demo Day.
Finally, in a month-long program in Silicon Valley startups expand their international network and learn from the world’s leading tech scene.