Walden International Invests S$2 Million In Brandtology
April 27, 2009 by Gwendolyn Regina T
International venture capital firm, Walden International today announced its first investment using Seed Ventures IV Pte. Ltd, a S$20 million (approximately US$13.3 million) venture fund as the vehicle. This was set up under the Singapore National Research Foundation’s (“NRF”) Early Stage Venture Funding Scheme. This S$2million (approximately US$1.33 million) investment in Brandtology Pte Ltd is Walden’s first under this new fund.
Brandtology provides business and brand online intelligence services round the clock from its 24×7 Command Centres. Manned by trained specialists, Brandtology enables organizations around the globe to make timely and informed strategic decisions. Brandtology’s Digital Conversation Management System (DCMS) is powered by an intelligent opinion mining and ticket-processing system which aids organizations in listening to online digital conversations generated from blogs, forums, micro-blogs, news sites and other social medium. Brandtology serves a multitude of industries and public sectors in functions where online intelligence matters. Brandtology’s proprietary technologies, coupled with proven processes and trained specialists, enable clients to improve their brand equity, to increase revenue and to gain competitive edge. For more information, please visit www.brandtology.com.
About Walden International
WI is a leading international venture capital firm that provides investors access to cross-border, IT opportunities with the advantage of an unrivalled pan-Asia network since 1987. The firm’s funds total over US$1.9 billion in committed capital. WI’s investments include Creative Technology (SGX: CREAF SP), Mindtree Consulting (BSE: MTCLIN), SINA (NASDAQ: SINA), Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (NYSE.SMI and HKSE: 0981.HK), and WebEx (acquired by Cisco). Over the past 20 years, WI has been an active player in the Singapore venture capital scene and has invested in approximately 60 Singapore companies. For more information, please visit www.waldenintl.com.
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Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Gwendolyn Regina T