Direct equity & revenue based investments in emerging startups.
We Invest Quick, and Early.
Don't be afraid to pitch us if you have an idea not reflected in our portfolio.
Yes, we are 100% actively investing 😈 and often the first check-in at early stages.
Follow on & late-stage
We follow on with additional investment to selected startups and help founders raise late-stage capital by helping prepare their data rooms, pitch decks, create a network of late-stage strategic investors, and making sure they have the proper metrics to kill their fundraise.
We're a generalist VC and have funded early-stage startups that touch nearly every sector.
We invest with the check size of $50k - $100K unless we've worked with the founder before.
We are thrilled to be the first check into your company! But, because of our small check size, we can not put the majority of the money in your round.
If you already have a lead, we will evaluate the terms of the round that are already there and decide if we want to invest alongside the lead.
There will be a process: 1) sending application, 2) interview call, 3) selection.
Most of the time, founders can expect to receive a response from us between 5 to 7 days after having a call with us.
No, we use our energy and resource coaching our own portfolio companies.
At this time we exclusively invest in companies based in Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia.
We do about 60 investments a year!
We love data! If you have numbers that demonstrate traction such as your overall user base and its growth rate or your monthly revenue run-rate and its growth rate. If you have also previously created successful companies or projects, do mention them as well. Don't forget to address what problem you are digging into.
PS. We love well designed products, if you have the link to your work product add that as well.
We invest in companies based on a startup's product, business model and the founders who lead these companies. We are not a diversity fund! However we believe diversity brings different thoughts and creativity into the company. We give additional points during the evaluation process if the startup has a mixture of gender, color, and culture.
We do not invest in pharmaceutical, theoreticals, art/film projects or medical device companies, solar panels, MLM Schemes (Reverse Pyramids or Normal Pyramids), land, restaurants / physical retail or traditional brick and mortar small businesses.
Also, we do not invest if at least one of the co-founder is not in or from Asia, and if the product/service is in an ideation phase.
Many teams we talk to have already launched their products and already have the beginnings of a revenue model, although this is optional
It's never too early to start a conversation with us. Often, we meet founders right when they are starting out, and then we invest later once we see progress.
Yes! If you are building anything of value it needs to be a full time commitment.
We love companies that have built at least a minimum viable product (MVP).
We rarely take board seats unless the company asks!