At Golden Gate Ventures, we aim to create sustainable long-term returns for investors with a lasting, positive impact for all of our stakeholders. As one of the earliest VC funds in Southeast Asia, we have not only invested into companies fuelling the region’s growth, but also helped build communities and ecosystems in the markets that we operate in. Our long-term view allows us to take a collaborative, open approach to managing our various stakeholders - portfolio companies, investors, peers, employees and other players in the ecosystem.
Empower the Audacious (through Human and Financial Capital)
To be the No. 1 digital VC for entrepreneurs in emerging ecosystems
We are committed to investing responsibly. We will integrate ESG risks and opportunities at all stages of the fund lifecycle, from LP onboarding, to investing, harvesting and exiting. We are certain that the assessment and management of ESG considerations will lead to better decisions throughout the firm and ultimately superior financial performance.
We are committed to fostering impact. We understand the importance of investing in communities and giving back to the ecosystem. We will drive impact by investing in companies and supporting initiatives that are in line with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are committed to measuring and quantifying our impact. We recognise that only with an appropriate measurement and assessment framework can we truly assess our impact. We are aligned with international standards adopted by leading stakeholders in the space, while acknowledging that various stakeholders are at various stages of growth and may require more support to implement and adopt ESG considerations.
We believe that ESG is a powerful tool for a transformative investor, and giving appropriate, formal consideration to ESG topics is an important catalyst for creating value for our firm, our portfolio companies and the Southeast Asian ecosystem at large, allowing us to not only mitigate ESG risks, but also act on ESG opportunities.
As long-term investors, investing responsibly has been an integral part of our DNA and allowed us to not only generate superior financial returns, but also create lasting positive impact for all of our stakeholders.
We aim to integrate ESG risks and opportunities at all stages of the fund lifecycle, from LP onboarding, to investing, harvesting and exiting. We are certain that the assessment and management of ESG considerations will lead to better decisions throughout the firm and ultimately superior financial performance.
We work with LPs that are committed to creating lasting positive impact.
We integrate ESG considerations throughout the investment process from screening to exit.
We invest in companies that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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As one of the earliest VC funds in the region, since 2011, we have helped to build and shape ecosystems and communities from the ground up.
We help build ecosystems in key markets that we operate in.
We support initiatives that give back to the ecosystems we operate in.
Golden Gate Ventures understand the importance of investing in communities and giving back to the ecosystem. Over the last several years, Golden Gate Ventures has supported several initiatives with the long term goal of creating lasting social impact.
Asean Digital Skills Vision (World Economic Forum) which is pioneering a collective pledge on training digital skills for ASEAN regulators, ASEAN SME workers, ASEAN students, as well as broader ASEAN citizens. As part of the program Golden Gate Ventures invests in a Vietnam and Indonesian scholarship.
Our corporate culture strives to create lasting impact for our team.
We believe that our employees are our strongest asset and as a company we strive to lead by example. These are some initiatives we have implemented internally:
We strongly believe that innovation is sparked when people from different backgrounds see different solutions to the same problem.
The Billion Dollar Fund for Women was created to mobilise capital to invest in women-founded companies within the next decade. Golden Gate Ventures Pledged US$ 10,000,000 to this initiative. A total of over 70 funds from six continents and over 25 countries have so far pledged to deploy capital towards women-founded, equating to a total of $1 billion.
Providing diverse candidates for recruitment - When Golden Gate Ventures supports a portfolio with their talent search, we make sure to include a diverse pool of candidates, and at least one woman in the pool.
Fast Track Female-Founders Programme. What it means: If it is a woman-led company, the deal is automatically accelerated to partner level, instead of having to go through the usual analyst-associate-partner hierarchy. This ensures that female founders are given sufficient consideration at the highest level in the firm.