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Networking is essential for every startup. Through the Speed Dating segment, Tech in Asia Singapore 2018 provides the platform for startups to pitch directly to keen investors. By equipping you with the resources at the right place and time, here’s your opportunity to tap on an extensive network of over 50 participating investors. Below are eight of them startups can look forward to pitch to this May 15 and 16.

1) Big Basin Capital

A venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Big Basin Capital invests in early-stage startups. Their past investments spread across a wide variety of sectors, such as e-commerce for women’s accessories, HR for Small-to-Medium Enterprises, education on mobile, big data analytics & visualization, mobile game publishing, and more.

Preferred investment size: US$500K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, USA, rest of the world
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Food Tech, Sharing Economy, Software as a Service (SaaS), Space

2) PT Indonusa Dwitama

Indonusa Dwitama


PT Indonusa Dwitama has a vision to process available natural resources and human resources efficiently, innovatively and responsibly for the society at large. The company engages in both the management and development of investment portfolios including mining exploration and exploitation, financial services, multimedia interactive & information technology and trading operation in Indonesia.

Preferred investment size: US$50K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Marketplaces & Platforms, Security, Software as a Service (SaaS)

3) Burda Principal Investments

The team behind Burda Principal Investments (BPI) aims to create long-term capital gains free from limitations arising from fund structures and holding periods. BPI provides long-term growth equity for fast-growing digital technology and media companies. The firm leverages on Burda’s capital as well as brands and sector expertise, particularly in business expansion, internationalization and localization.

Preferred investment size: US$1 million – US$10 million
Countries of interest: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, USA, Southeast Asia, Australia
Verticals of interest: E-Commerce, Fintech, General Internet, Marketplaces & Platforms, Sharing Economy

4) Global Brain Singapore

Global Brain Singapore not only invests in startups, but also supports them. With strong connections across Japan, APAC and America, startups under their wing are able to enter overseas markets through partnerships across borders. In addition, hands-on support is provided in areas such as business development, recruitment and marketing.

Preferred investment size: US$1 million – US$3 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Singapore
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce, Fintech, Sharing Economy, Software as a Service (SaaS)

5) Mandiri Capital Indonesia

In the rapidly evolving fintech arena, Mandiri Capital Indonesia serves an important role of connecting investors and entrepreneurs. Operated by Bank Mandiri, the company leverages on their deep financial expertise and large network of merchants and customers to help fintech startups scale quickly. With the aim to create positive disruptions in the fintech sector, the company provides smart money for entrepreneurs in the accelerating ecosystem to expand into international markets.

Preferred investment size: US$500K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Singapore
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Software as a Service (SaaS)

6) Quest Ventures

Quest Ventures



Quest Ventures serves companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. With deep and extensive networks stretching across China and Southeast Asia, the company has over 150 clients where their portfolio operates in. In order to drive digital commerce across the region, the company backs early-stage companies and is often the first investment cheque these companies receive.

Preferred investment size: US$50K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, E-Commerce, General Internet, Investments, Marketplaces & Platforms

7) Startia Asia

Startia invests in companies working to cultivate new businesses with original ideas and innovative technologies, and supports the growth of companies by leveraging their array of management assets, such as client base and IT solutions capabilities. By forming a capital relationship with such companies, Startia aims to trigger innovation within its own firm, thereby generating new corporate value.

Preferred investment size: US$200K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Cloud Computing, Developer Tools, Enterprise Solution, Logistics & Transportation, Software as a Service (SaaS)

8) Wincubator / Wilo

Set up in Berlin, Wilo supports selected startups as well as new and established companies that are developing new digital solutions and technologies for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future. Wilo’s digitalization strategy and digital transformation guides Wincubator to search for innovative and digital business models.

Preferred investment size: US$500K – US$1 million
Countries of interest: Global
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, Clean Tech, Water Innovation / Smart Water

Keen to impress these investors at TIA Singapore 2018?

We’ve done the groundwork for you, and to meet our 50 participating investors, all you need to do is to register for Speed Dating. A curation process will take place to ensure startups are compatible with investors’ criteria before a meeting is set.

Before applying for Speed Dating, you’ll first need your conference passes. Tickets are now going at 15 percent off (code: tiasg15), till this Sunday, 15 April. Grab yours today simply by clicking on the button below. Hurry, as prices increase next week!

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