SEEDS Capital

Promising deep technology startups can work with SEEDS Capital and our co-investment partners for funding, expertise and network support. Partner Enterprise Singapore to grow your startup today.

 

About

As the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, SEEDS Capital supports the growth of promising Singapore-based startups. We co-invest with independent investors in innovative startups with strong intellectual content and global market potential.

We partner startups to commercialise and expand globally by leveraging the expertise and strategic networks of our co-investment partners, in areas such as technology translation, commercialisation and market expansion.

Currently, we work with more than 500 deep tech startups, and over 40 incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms. We focus on startups in nascent and strategic industries such as Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME), Health & Biomedical Sciences (HBMS), and Urban Sustainability & Solutions (USS). We also look at to other emerging technologies such as Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, and Agri-tech.

As one of the entities appointed to manage funds under Startup SG Equity, we invest in startups with the following criteria:

General tech Deep tech

Investment cap for each startup

S$2M from SEEDS Capital

S$4M from SEEDS Capital

Co-investment ratio
(SEEDS Capital: co-investor)

7:3 up to the first S$250K from SEEDS Capital;

1:1 thereafter, up to S$2M

7:3 up to the first S$500K from SEEDS Capital;

1:1 thereafter, up to S$4M

 

Our Co-Investment Approaches

We co-invest through two approaches:

With appointed co-investment partners in strategic, nascent industries

  • Partners are appointed through Calls-For-Proposals (CFPs).
  • We will launch new CFPs from time to time. As part of new CFPs, we will also hold public briefing sessions and share detailed specifications.
  • Past calls were focused on the AME, HBMS and USS sectors.

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With other third party co-investors into startups in all industries

  • Startups may approach SEEDS Capital for co-investments with third-party co-investors.
  • We will assess the eligibility of co-investors and startups.
  • Startups in all industries across Fintech to Space Technologies are welcome to apply.
  • Deals will be presented to and evaluated by our Investment Committee comprising experienced industry & investment executives.

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For Co-investors

As our aim is to catalyse private sector investments in eligible Singapore-based startups, you will be assessed based on your alignment to the Startup SG Equity co-investment scheme objectives and the ability to value-add to startups.

(i) Appointed partners

We will publicly release information on the next call for new co-investment partner applications. You will be evaluated on multiple criteria, including a strong management team, experience or track record in the relevant domains and ability to value-add to startups in specific emerging industry(s).

Find out more about our appointed partners at Startup SG Equity. Interested investors may contact us at seeds@enterprisesg.gov.sg.

(ii) For all other third-party co-investors

Interested co-investors should provide the following information:

  • Ability to contribute to the startup’s growth strategies
  • Management experience, relevant business contacts and/or necessary technical expertise that can value-add to the startup
  • Proposed investment quantum, which should be at least S$50,000
  • Demonstrate independence and hold no prior interest (e.g. not hold shares in the investee prior to the co-investment for new investments)

Interested parties may contact us at seeds@enterprisesg.gov.sg.

 

For Startups

Through co-investments, we support the growth of innovative startups with strong intellectual content and global market potential.

Startups seeking funding must fulfil the following criteria:

  • A Singapore-based company with core activities carried out here
  • Startup should not be a subsidiary or joint-venture
  • Incorporated as a private limited company for less than five years
  • Paid-up capital of at least S$50,000
  • Prove substantial innovative and intellectual content for its products and/or services and applications
  • High-growth potential with clear scalability for the international market

Other considerations include:

  • Identified a ready, independent third-party investor(s).
  • Business must not be involved in the following business activities: gambling, tobacco-related products, or any other activities which are in violation of law, or against public interest.

Find out more under Startup SG Equity.

For co-investment with appointed partners in specified domains

  • Companies should apply directly to appointed partners to assess their investment case. Refer to Startup SG Equity.
  • Appointed partners will submit the prospective co-investment to SEEDS Capital for further evaluation.

For co-investment with non-appointed partners in all domains

    Submit application to SEEDS Capital at seeds@enterprisesg.gov.sg, with the following documents:

    • A two-page executive summary
    • Supporting documents for a first-level assessment would include:
      • Business plan
      • Financial statements or management accounts
      • Business ACRA
      • Background of potential co-investor (if available)
 
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