In today’s edition of “Active Investors of the week”, we have Quest Ventures, Investible, Velocity Ventures as our top three most active investors in our e27 Connect Program. The following are some details on who these investors are and what are their investment criterias:
Based in: Singapore
Straight from Quest Ventures: Quest Ventures is a top venture capital fund in Asia. Its portfolio of 90+ venture-backed companies operate in more than 150 cities across Asia, creating employment and advancement opportunities for more than 4,400 employees, while its Enterprise and ESG efforts directly impact thousands more.
Investment range: USD 50K – USD 2M
Stages: Angel / Pre Seed, Seed, Pre-Series A / Bridge, Series A
Verticals: Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, Marketplaces, Entertainment
e27 Admin / Investment Partner: Michelle Ng is Senior Associate at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. She is responsible for key markets in Southeast Asia and emerging Asia.
Prior to this, Michelle was at the Action Community for Entrepreneurship – Singapore’s national entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, where she built a connected ecosystem with 20 cities. Michelle is also an Executive Member at Social Impact Catalyst.
Portfolio News: Also happening in June, Quest Ventures’ Vietnam Global Innovation will be accelerating the 3rd batch of startups into Vietnam’s top cities. Vietnam companies interested in co-innovate and partner with the most innovative tech startups from Singapore are welcome to connect at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In July, Quest Ventures is rolling out a Venture Capital Accelerated course. Venture Capital Accelerated is a fast-track part-time program to introduce the fundamentals of venture capital for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Don’t miss this!
Based in: Australia
Straight from Investible: Investible is an early-stage investment group that provides high-potential founders with the financial, human and intellectual capital needed to scale. With offices in Sydney and Singapore, and an established club network of active investors (“Club Investible”) around the world, Investible is one of the most prolific seed investors in the region.
Investment range: USD 200K – USD 1M
Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Pre-Series A
Verticals: Industry-agnostic (ex biotech)
e27 Admin / Investment Partner: Vice President of Investor Relations for Investible is Reena Sharma, based in Singapore. She works across the firm’s capital raising efforts, deal origination in Southeast Asia, and engages the Club Investible network around the globe for co-investment in the next generation of game-changing startups. Reena is also responsible for developing ecosystem partnerships, playing a key role for the Australia-based business in Southeast Asia.
Based in: Singapore
Straight from Velocity Ventures: At Velocity Ventures, we invest in visionary entrepreneurs who are reshaping the Travel & Hospitality sector in Southeast Asia. We focus on Seed to Series A stage growth companies across the Transportation, Travel Retail, Accommodation, Food & Beverage, and Shopping & Entertainment sub-sectors.
Investment range: Not specified
Stages: Seed, Pre-Series A / Bridge, Series A, Series B
Verticals: Digital solutions, AI
e27 Admin / Investment Partner: Founder and Chairman of Velocity Ventures Singapore is A. Patrick Imbardelli, an internationally respected business leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the hotel industry. He has received many honors and accolades for his corporate achievements and involvement in the community. Patrick now runs a private investment company from Singapore and Sydney, as well as serving as an advisor for organizations in the US and Asia.
Portfolio News: Velocity Ventures announces first close of its USD20 million Hospitality and Travel Fund. Velocity Ventures is the first Hospitality & Travel sector-focused venture capital based in Singapore, focusing on investing in Seed to Series A tech-enabled companies in the Southeast Asia Hospitality & Travel technology industry, across the verticals of Travel Services, Transportation, Accommodation, Food & Beverage and Retail & Experiences.
We wish you all the best in your fundraising journey and hope our e27 Connect Program will assist you to secure quality conversations with the top investors in Southeast Asia in the quest to attain your fundraising goals. Find out more about how it works here. If you are a startup looking to fundraise, sign up here now for a free trial to get connected with the abovementioned investors. If you are an investor looking to get listed on our platform, here is how you can join our Connect Program!
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