Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that empowers audacious founders across 3 continents. Founded in 2011, Golden Gate Ventures combines the knowledge and experience of Silicon Valley with the passion and experience in emerging startup ecosystems, establishing local roots with global reach. For over a decade, the firm’s role is not just to fund founders as investors, but to nurture vibrant startup ecosystems with sustained growth. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in Indonesia and Vietnam, Golden Gate Ventures has invested in over 90 companies across our portfolio.
Our Mission is to Empower the Audacious, through Human and Financial Capital.
We believe in empowering founders who are risk-takers, who dare to challenge the norms, and who leverage technology to change the way the world works
Our team and networks hail from different cultures, disciplines and experiences. We are a mix of former founders, marketers, heavy metal drummers, yoga instructors, martial artists, and financiers.
We focus on Southeast Asia - and have invested deeply across Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. We have also invested in startups around the world expanding to Southeast Asia.
Startups addressing technological opportunities that arise out of the growing consumer class in Southeast Asia, which includes everything from consumer apps to B2B SaaS services.
We invest heavily in machine learning tools to explore markets, uncover trends and gather market intelligence to identify next big bets.
Preferably through an introduction - from a founder in our portfolio to an investor in our network. Or find us at an event and give us your best 60-second pitch.
We’ve been pitched in elevators, escalators, and even taxi queues!
We’re very selective on the founders we invest in (we have a lower acceptance rate than Harvard). As a founder in the portfolio, you’ll be plugged into a network of other founders across different stages through chat groups, online webinars, portfolio dinners, yearly summits, and business development trips to other countries.
With investments across more than seven countries, we have local partners in each country, from fellow CEOs to LPs to corporate investors. We co-invest with local investors to tap local expertise and help open new networks.
We’ve built a deep global network from Southeast Asia to Silicon Valley with corporates, governments and conglomerates. Our Partners hail from across three continents with a rich global network open to our portfolio.
Many of the firm’s partners have founded their own startups, including in Silicon Valley. Our advice comes from decades of experience and data-driven insights. We’re constantly learning from our portfolio and share learnings and best practices with all our founders.
We know you’re raising money to hire great talent and we help source that talent for you. Our events plug us into great communities, our brand helps senior executives confide in us that they’re looking to make a jump, and our newsletters help us promote your needs to thousands of potential hires.