We provide venture capital funding of up to $100,000 for high-growth startups in their early stages.
$25k - $100k
Amount we invest per startup
Maximum equity we take
Mentors & Advisors
Perks & Free Services
Who Should Apply
Your startup should be working on a solution that is addressing a clear problem in the market. Your product should solve this problem significantly better than existing solutions that are already in the market.
Large Market Size
Your solution should be solving a problem for a large-enough market. The bigger the market, the better — a market size of at least 10 million people or $100 million in potential revenue is ideal.
You should have 'proof' that people want what you're offering in the market by having early traction. The best form of early traction is some paying customers for your solution.
We prioritize startups with strong teams that have strong entrepreneurial backgrounds and technical know-how. Your team must demonstrate that you're capable of leading your startup to realizing it's long-term vision.
Startups must meet the following criteria to qualify.
Less than $250k
Previous funding raised
Less than 5
Equity owned by founders
2 or more
How it Works
Step 1 Submit Your Pitch
The first step is to submit your pitch to us. You can submit your pitch deck by creating a company profile on BEAMSTART after logging in.
Step 2 Evaluation + Call
Our team will then evaluate your company. If your startup is shortlisted, you will be notified to schedule a call with our team within 14 working days.
Step 3 Paperwork + Funding
If your startup is selected for funding, our team will guide you throughout the process of signing the due-diligence and paperwork process, and receiving your funds.
If you're a BEAMSTART member:
If you're NOT a BEAMSTART member:
* Members' applications will receive a response within 14 days if shortlisted.
* Members' applications are also automatically distributed to all investors in our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't have a pitch deck, can I still apply?
Unfortunately not. Submitting a pitch deck is the minimum requirements for us to understand your business better.
How is the funding amount determined?
We typically invest anywhere between USD $25,000 up to $100,000 per startup. The amount invested (and equity allocated) would heavily depend on your startup and the country you're based in.
I have not gotten a response, did I get rejected?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only notify applicants if their startups have been shortlisted.
If you feel that there might have been a mistake, feel free to reach out to us via our contact page.
What's the difference between applying as a 'member' vs a 'visitor'?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we currently focus on prioritizing submissions by members before visitors.
Applications submitted by members will receive a response wihtin 14 days if shortlisted, while non-member applications will receive a response within 4 - 8 weeks if shortlisted.
Members' submissions are also automatically distributed to all investors within our community to increase the likelihood of them being able to raise capital for their venture.
If my startup is selected, do I need to incorporate another company?
This would depend on where your startup is currently incorporated.
In most cases, we will require you to incorporate your company either in Singapore or Malaysia.
What companies are not eligible?
Our funding program is for technology startups only. This means we do not support "traditional / brick-and-mortar" businesses such as restaurants, digital agencies, software development houses, trading, manufacturing, and skilled services.
We generally prefer startups in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), SaaS, Mobile Geo-Mapping, Marketplaces, among others (not limited to these only).
What countries are startups eligible to apply?
Our funding program is open to startups of all countries.
However, we do prefer companies from the following countries: Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and India.
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