Meet the investors participating in the Innovatif Plus Summit in Penang

For entrepreneurs who are fundraising to scale.


Syamil Faisal

5 Oct, 2019

Meet the investors participating in the Innovatif Plus Summit in Penang | BEAMSTART News

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When it comes to growing a business in SouthEast Asia, raising sufficient capital goes a very long way.

Aside from capital, having the right partners and investors is crucial when it comes to expanding effectively into new markets.

Below are some of the investors who will be participating in the Innovatif+ Summit taking place in Penang this 26th and 27th October this year.


1. Cocoon Ignite Ventures

Founded in 2016 in Hong Kong. It is a well- known B2B technology accelerator.

Cocoon Ignite Ventures aims to replace labor-intensive processes for an exponential scaling of services.

Its investment portfolio consists of Cafex, Shopline, Workpop, and 11 other companies.

Preferred investment size: $25,000 - $500, 000

They focused on investment in these verticals:

  • AI
  • Automation
  • Gig economy
  • Retail technology


2. TCG Capital

Established in 2003 by Eric Wong, TCG Capital is focusing on asset management and financial advisory.

It has 2 main divisions:

The firm's Celera division was formed in 2012 to consolidate the financial and technology sector businesses of TCG.

Its Vauban division has been engaged in real asset financing since 2011.


3. Gobi Partners

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, Gobi Partners are seeking early growth ventures.

It has 1.1 billion assets under management with 250 startups under its belt. Some ASEAN companies it’s funding are Aptoide, iPrice, Gowork, and Zoom.

Gobi Partners focuses on emerging and underserved markets.

The sectors they want to champion in are:

  • Women-founded startups
  • Taqwatech, innovation for the Muslim economy.

Its top funding stages:

Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C


4. Vertex Ventures Singapore

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India are part of the global Vertex Ventures network of funds.

Vertex oversees $700 million assets under management.

Its portfolio makes up over 40 companies which includes Grab, the highest growing car-hailing online company in SEA.

Investment preference: $10 million -$15 million for third and fourth funding round companies

Verticals preference: Consumer, enterprise, fin-tech.


5. Hatcher+

Headquartered in Singapore, Hatcher+ was founded in 2013.

Hatcher+ is a data-driven venture capital firm that uses AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities.

It has partnerships with leading accelerators and investors, worldwide.

Its portfolio of 98 companies have seen $125 million in funding.

Specialties: Finance, startups, venture capital, accelerators, fund management, machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence.


6. RHL Ventures

Based in Kuala Lumpur, RHL was founded in 2015.

Its portfolio of 12 companies, had seen 1 company exited and 1 company acquired.

RHL raised a $ 24 million fund on 17 April.

It focuses on startups and early-stage SMEs in any sector.

Investment preference: 10-30% equity preference, keep existing management.


7. Insignia

Based in Singapore, Insignia was founded in 2017.

It focuses on investment in early-stage venture and seed in SEA.

Insignia invested in over 15 companies such as Carro, Payfazz, and Janio.

Preferred investment size based on its average investment: $1 - 50 million

Verticals preference: B2B, fin-tech, e-commerce, tech.


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To find out more and get your passes for the Innovatif+ Summit, visit the official website here.

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