V-Key, a mobile security startup founded by serial entrepreneur Eddie Chau, announced today that it has raised USD 4M in Series A funding from IPV Capital, an early-growth VC fund based in Beijing, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.
The investment will be used to grow the company’s R&D capabilities and expand its global sales and support operations in the United States and Asia Pacific. It currently has offices in Singapore, China, and the US. Read more
Eddie Chau, a successful serial entrepreneur that has founded and sold two startups, eCop and Brandtology, has started his third company, which is called V-Key, learnt SGE in an exclusive email interview with the team.
Based in Singapore, the company will provide patent-pending technology that makes mobile apps and smart phones secure even in the event of a cyberattack.
The founding team possesses a combination of deep startup and corporate experience, as well as technical expertise.
Eddie serves as the (non-executive) chairman of the new company, while Ben Mah joins the team as CEO and Joseph Gan as CTO.
Ben was formally the General Manager of eCop and the business development director for Asia-Pacific at Oracle. He was also a regional director for enterprise company Encentuate, founded by Ong Peng Tsin, a successful Singaporean entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Read more
Efforts made by Singapore government to nurture the nation’s entrepreneurship scene have finally rippled down to the private sector.
With the extension of the National Research Foundation’s Technology Incubator Scheme (NRF-TIS), eight new incubator-funds have emerged last year. Among them is TNF Ventures (TNFV), which held an official launch last Friday.
The fund is founded by several veterans, consisting of a good mix of entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives and venture capitalists, mostly in the IT industry. Read more
The last Developer Garage Meetup is happening in December. Darius Cheung of tenCube and Eddie Chau of Brandtology, who brought their startups to great heights, will speak during the session. This is especially poignant as the unstable global economic climate looms.
When: Friday, 2nd December 2011
Where: Yellow Pages Building, 1 Lor 2 Toa Payoh Level 5 Singapore 319637 (Map)
RSVP in their FB page event.
This Thursday, the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is organizing a Luncheon with Jojo Flores of Plug and Play Tech Center, Eddie Chau of Brandtology, and Shirley Wong of BT Frontline. This is an excellent opportunity to network and share your ideas with some of the leaders in the entrepreneurship scene. Read more