JFDI-Innov8 graduate FetchFans raises 567K
July 10, 2012 by Gwendolyn Regina T
While we know that a few graduates of the concluded JFDI-Innov8 bootcamp class of 2012 has had investment offers, it is social media marketing company FetchFans who has definitively announced follow-on funding of SGD 720K (USD 567K).
Led by investors Lawrence Seah and Yeo Choon Leong, the funds raised by the company will go towards new operation hires, marketing, sales and channel expansion in Asia Pacific and the US. Apart from their Singapore-based headquarters, FetchFans already has offices in the US (Florida and Michigan) and Australia (Sydney and Melbourne).
JFDI is a technology startup accelerator program in Singapore in the likes of US’ TechStars and YCombinator. Its first batch of participants hailed from 10 countries and demoed 11 prototypes after 100 days of the bootcamp. Prior to attending the JFDI-Innov8 bootcamp, FetchFans also previously pitched at DEMO Spring 2011 in California.
Clients of FetchFans include brands in the real estate and US multifamily housing sector: Keller Williams Realty International, Berkshire Property Advisors, Fairfield Residential. Singapore-based media company, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is also a customer, enabling FetchFans to work with popular magazine titles such as Her World, Men’s Health and Golf Digest across five Asian countries.
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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