Finding the right investor for your startup is essential in the fundraising process. Prior to any pitch, you need to do your homework and identify investors who typically invest in startups in your vertical, geography, or stage of growth.

For those of you intending to pitch at Tech in Asia Singapore 2017’s Startup-Investor Speed Dating, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Just a couple of weeks ago, we featured four out of 60 participating investors. Today, we’re unveiling five more!

Learn more about the profile of startups these investors are looking to invest in, and what they want to hear in your pitch!

NSI Ventures


Preferred investment size (in USD): 1 Million – 5 Million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Fintech, Hardware, Health, Marketplaces & Platforms, Recognition Tech, Science, Software as a Service (SaaS)
Portfolio companies: GoJek, Redmart, Zimplistic, ConnexionAsia

What is one advice you would give to a startup pitching to you?
Metrics are important to us, so be sure to include them in your pitch deck.

Venturra Capital


Preferred investment size (in USD):1 Million – 5 Million
Countries of interest: SEA
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Logistics & Transportation, Marketplaces & Platforms, Real Estate
Portfolio companies: Carro, Fabelio, Kaodim, KFit, Zilingo

What is one advice you would give to a startup pitching to you?
Prior to any pitch, please do your research about the investor you’re talking to. Understand their investment strategies & preferences, so that you don’t waste any time during the meeting.

Golden Equator Capital

Preferred investment size (in USD): 1 Million – 5 Million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, E-Commerce, Fintech, Marketplaces & Platforms
Portfolio companies: Fastacash, Waach, Eunoia, Stash

What is one advice you would give to a startup pitching to you?
Tell us the problem that you are trying to solve, and why you can address it better than your competitors out there. Also, what is it that makes your business defensible? Prove this by showing us your traction so far.

Global Founders Capital


Preferred investment size (in USD): 50K – 100 Million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Fintech, Food Tech, Health, Logistics & Transportation, Marketplaces & Platforms, Sharing Economy, Travel
Portfolio companies: Bridestory, Qlapa, Traveloka

What is one advice you would give to a startup pitching to you?
Be driven and precise. Know your numbers and market size well too. Lastly, be truthful.

Nullabor


Preferred investment size (in USD): 50K – 500K
Countries of interest: SEA, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Education, Fintech, Health, Investments, Logistics & Transportation
Portfolio companies: Acudeen, easyship, Clubvivre

What is one advice you would give to a startup pitching to you?
Convince that you can create a sustainable competitive advantage. We are less interested in on-demand services, and first world/Singapore-focused solutions.

Bring your A-game this May 17 & 18

We’ve covered how to effectively nail your business pitch, as well as the 5 pitching mistakes to avoid. And now, you’ve had a glimpse into the minds of these investors. It’s time to apply all these and bring your A-game to Tech in Asia Singapore 2017 this May 17 and 18!

We’ve already begun accepting pre-registrations for our signature Startup-Investor Speed Dating segment. To register, you need to have either a Startup Pass or Exhibitor pass. If you haven’t gotten yours, you’re not too late to the party!

Apply this promo code (tiasg15) to save 15 percent on your conference pass – only valid until April 7, 2359 (GMT +8). Tickets start at USD297 for a Startup Pass (before discount).

The 15 percent discount promotion applies to Bootstrap Alley applications too! Each startup exhibition package costs USD597 before discount and comes with a 1-day booth and 2 passes. Sign up here and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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