New venture fund launched - run by Singapore university students, for students

By | July 14th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government, Student Funds|

Entrepreneurship community Kairos Asean and the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) have launched a new venture fund run by university students for students.

Called Protege Ventures, it aims to give undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore-based universities a shot at “practical, real-life venture capital experience” in sourcing, analysing and investing in technology-enabled Asean […]

Singapore Creates S$1 Billion Innovation Fund to Drive Growth

By | April 27th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government|

Singapore is creating a S$1 billion ($718 million) fund to help innovative companies develop their businesses and expand overseas, part of the city state’s drive to boost economic growth.

The Makara Innovation Fund — a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and local private equity firm Makara Capital — will […]

Start Singapore: Fund to provide seed money

By | June 23rd, 2016|Singapore, Venture Capital|

A fintech fund called Dymon Asia Ventures has been set up to invest in areas such as asset management, remittances and foreign exchange.The fund will provide seed finance and growth capital for business expansion. Dymon did not disclose its fund size or the potential investment in each start-up. The norm for investment community is to […]

2 Singaport Management University alumni donate S$1 million for entrepreneurship fund

By | October 29th, 2015|Singapore|

Two Singapore Management University (SMU) alumni have donated S$1 million to set up a new entrepreneurship fund at the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB), marking the university’s largest gift by its alumni to date.

The two alumni are Mr Jeff Tung and Mr Benjamin Twoon, who graduated from LKCSB in 2013. Mr Tung […]

Singapore National Research Foundation launches S$40 million fund to grow local tech start-ups

By | September 24th, 2015|New Fund Announcement, Singapore, State or Government|

The National Research Foundation (NRF) launched a S$40 million fund for small, high-tech innovative companies in Singapore on Monday (Sep 21).

NRF’s third Early Stage Venture Fund was launched at Techventure 2015, a two-day platform for global technopreneurs and investors at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

The fund aims to speed up the growth […]

Singapore start-ups gain access to $120M more in funds

By | April 28th, 2014|Singapore|

The technology start-up scene in Singapore received another boost yesterday as the National Research Foundation (NRF) announced that it will work with six venture capital (VC) funds to make available S$120 million for young local firms. […]

Singularity University to launch $50 million venture fund to tackle the world’s ‘grand challenges’

By | January 27th, 2014|*Fund Types, New Fund Announcement, Singapore, Startup Fund|

Forward-looking startups will have a chance at $50 million later this year when Singularity University, an education center and accelerator based at Mountain View’s NASA Ames Research Center, launches its first venture fund.

The university will begin raising capital during the second quarter of 2014, according to managing director of new venture development Sandy Miller. The fund will […]