Here is a list of venture capital firms with a presence in Singapore that are actively investing in startups. While venture capital and private equity firms appear similar in their objectives — to make money through means like a company’s sale or IPO — they possess very different mindsets. This list doesn’t contain private equity firms. Read more
Patai (trophy in hand) flanked by the judges.
Builk is the winner of this year’s Echelon Launchpad. The Thai startup is a professional social network for the construction industry that doubles as a construction management web app.
Ten startups each had their turn in the cauldron at Echelon 2012′s pitch competition. Definitely a highlight among attendees, the Launchpad had put startups under the intense spotlight as they pitch and try to impress both the sophisticated crowd and inscrutable judges.
During Builk’s pitch, principal and co-founder Patai Padungtin shared that 1,400 construction firms have already registered with Builk since their launch in 2010.
(Read: Builk walks where few tech startups tread: Changing the construction industry)
He also revealed that they plan to expand to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia, and add new modules to Builk, such as the ability to collect pre-construction information from contractors. Read more
Singapore-based iGlobe Partners has participated in a US$12 million Series-B financing round in Unity Technologies, it was announced yesterday. The company has developed a 3D game development platform and counts Cartoon Network, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, and NASA among its users. Read more
From over 1800 VC firms from over 30 nations that have invested in two or more technology companies in the past five years, Red Herring chose 200 of these firms as finalists for the Red Herring 100 Global VCs award. From this 200, we now have the top 100 and Singapore VC iGlobe Partners is one of them. Read more