Partners

SILICON VALLEY

 

i/o ventures is a Silicon Valley incubator managed by partners from companies like MySpace and BitTorrent, and committed investor and mentor network of founders from companies like Mint, YouTube, Digg, Yelp, Mochi Media, Rackspace, TechCrunch, and VentureHacks.

Incubatees will be able to tap i/o Venture’s rich network of mentors for questions and guidance. Over 120 investors were present at a recent Demo Day and over 80% of i/o Ventures incubatees have received follow-on funding. Additionally, i/o Ventures will provide shared office space in San Francisco for any Golden Gate Ventures incubate traveling to Silicon Valley.

 

Founder Institute is a global university of startups and mentors provides an excellent pipeline for finding incubatees. Their large mentor network, over 700 CEOs and founders worldwide, is diversified around the globe and can assist with guidance, distribution, partnerships, and follow-on funding.

Mentors come from organizations such as Amazon, Deutsche Telekom, DivX, Evernote, Facebook, Google, GroupOn, HP, Innovation Works, JobsCentral, mig33, Yahoo, and Zynga. In Asia, classes are currently available in Singapore, Jakarta, and Hanoi, with dozens of graduating companies each semester.

 

500 Startups provides early-stage companies with funding ranging from $10K to $250K via seed investments, their startup accelerator program, and new micro-fund models like the Twilio Fund. With over 160 experienced startup mentors around the world, creative work space in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a vibrant community of startup founders, 500 Startups help their companies succeed in ways other venture firms do not. They are 500.

 

Partech_International

Partech International was founded in 1982 as an investment company specializing in international venture capital with offices in the US and in Europe. Partech focuses on Information Technology. Specific areas where they invest in include Internet & Digital media, Software, Components, Infrastructure and Enterprise Technologies. In each of these areas, Partech looks for companies with a disruptive approach and clear leadership potential.

 

Blueseed is a project backed by Peter Thiel to station a ship 12 nautical miles from the coast of San Francisco, in international waters. The location will allow startup entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to start or grow their company near Silicon Valley, without the need for a US work visa. The ship will be converted into a coworking and co-living space, and will have high-speed Internet access and daily transportation to the mainland via ferry boat. So far, over 1000 entrepreneurs from 60+ countries expressed interest in living on the ship.

 


ASIA

 

National Research Foundation, Singapore

The National Research Foundation (NRF) seeks to strengthen Singapore’s R&D capabilities, encourage greater innovation and nurture the growth of technology-based enterprises in Singapore. This will help Singapore to remain competitive and create high value jobs and prosperity for Singaporeans.

The National Research Foundation is under Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office. It was set up to coordinate the research of different agencies within the larger national framework in order to provide a coherent strategic overview and direction; to develop policies and plans to implement the five strategic thrusts for the national R&D agenda; and to implement national research, innovation and enterprise strategies approved by the RIEC, and to allocate funding to programmes that meet NRF’s strategic objectives.

 

The Hub is a global community with 32 Hubs, 5000 members, in 5 continents. A co-work environment for cross-sector collaboration, The Hub is also a curated events platform connecting people for change.

The Hub Singapore is where change goes to work, an environment designed to foster the creation and growth of enterprises that produce sustainable impact through collaboration. Members work at The Hub, attend and produce events, access funding and mentorship, source co-conspirators, find social networks, launch companies… Members enjoy working at the intersection of fields, are collaborative, and they work for purpose. They may be social entrepreneurs, web developers, impact investors, creatives, students, policy makers, sustainability ventures, professionals- anyone making a solution for a better world!

 

Crystal Horse

Crystal Horse invests in startup companies through 2 different channels – either via the Singapore iJam Reload scheme or privately. For startup companies that do not qualify for the iJam Reload incubation scheme, Crystal Horse will invest privately. At Crystal Horse, speed is of an important aspect and emphasis for us and we pride ourselves for being one of the fastest angel in Singapore. We are specifically looking for a startup that is not only innovative and scalable, but also have a strong and credible team behind it. We like coachable founders who are not only committed in what they are doing, but also possess a clear vision, passion and belief in what they are doing.

 

JFDI 100 Day Bootcamp

JFDI.Asia operates the longest-running, most successful seed accelerator program in South East Asia. It takes teams of entrepreneurs from idea to investment in 100 days, with greater than 60% success raising an average S$650,000 per team. We offer S$25k cash investment, over S$100k in technical facilities, office accommodation, intensive mentoring and an introduction to more than 100 active early-stage investors. Independent valuations prove that we increase the value of start-ups 4-10X in 100 days. Informally, we call it a ‘bootcamp’ because it is a life-changing intense experience, something like basic military training for entrepreneurs.

 

East Ventures

East Ventures Alpha was founded under the leadership of East Ventures. East Ventures is the first Venture Capital which invested in Indonesian startups and have been successful in doing so. In July 2011 East Ventures Alpha was formed with the main objective to better serve the needs of enterprises operating in the tech center, and to further promote the development of the IT industry in Indonesia. We’ve come together around a belief that startup culture is failing entrepreneurs— and we’ve made a commitment to change it and create a better ecosystem.

 

Incubate Fund is the largest and best known seed to early stage focused venture capital fund in Japan.  Incubate Fund (also known as ‘IF’) is run by four venture capitalists which specializes in Internet business, founded in 2010.  IF has an investment philosophy of “First round and Lead position”.  IF is also behind Incubate Camp of Japan, which is an incubator that discovers talented and ambitious entrepreneurs, to help them accelerate their growth.  Incubate Camp is a community that will continue to create new business.

 


Europe

Peak Capital (Netherlands)

Peak Capital is an independent Dutch investment company focused on seed and early stage companies in the telecom, media and technology sectors (TMT). Peak Capital was founded in 2007 and currently has two funds with a combined size of Euro 6 million: Peak Capital I , founded in 2007, focused exclusively on seed stage companies in the media and internet sectors. Peak Capital II, founded in 2009, focuses on seed and early stage companies in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors. Peak Capital II uses the TechnoPartner scheme.

 

DHG Communications

DHG Communications Network BV is an independent investment company with a no nonsense mentality. Founded by Rob de Heus and Thijs Gitmans, they’ve fifty years combined experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and investing. Besides providing capital, they bring in their personal experience and know how. They invest smart capital in The Netherlands, USA, Singapore, India and Israël. Besides Golden Gate Ventures, they work closely with investment funds like Peak Capital, 500 Startups, and YL Ventures.