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DeClout Investments


DeClout Investments

Incorporated in December 2016, DeClout Investments is the corporate venture arm of DeClout.

Through DeClout Investments, we seek to identify and exploit synergies between our new ventures and the Group’s existing businesses to drive further growth for DeClout. As a whole, investments undertaken by DeClout Investments will provide the Group access to new technologies, new markets, new acquisition targets and/or to access new resources that are beneficial to both our operations and bottom-line.

 

DeClout Ventures

Investment Focus

DeClout Ventures, the first venture fund under the umbrella of DeClout Investments, is a joint venture with the National Research Foundation (NRF), a body that sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise. Its mandate is to co-invest alongside NRF in promising Singapore technology companies that are synergistic and complementary to DeClout’s portfolio of companies under the Early Stage Venture Fund III (ESVFIII).

The investments will be made on a 1:1 matching basis and up to a total quantum of $10 million each from DeClout and NRF. Under the ESVFIII, DeClout Ventures’ investment focus will be on disruptive start-ups in the digital economy, including start-ups in the big data analytics, smart logistics, cyber security and financial technology (fintech) space.

Key Investment Criteria

  • Incorporated in Singapore with core function like R&D and the management team is to be based in Singapore
  • Less than 5 years from their date of incorporation AND
  • Not generated more than S$5 million in annual revenue

What We Offer

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Seed/Series A Investment Funding

Seed or Series A funding that is crucial to product development and a start-up’s sustainability.

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Market Access

Beyond capital, we add value to companies by providing access to markets within our global reach and access to know-how in the form of technology and operational expertise based on our entrepreneurial lessons that will accelerate the growth of start-ups.

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Vast Eco-System

Be plugged into DeClout’s vast IT eco-system of customers, suppliers, investors and internal corporate resources that instantly opens up a world of possibilities and opportunities.

Investment Committee Members

Read the press release here, and relevant news clippings on Straits Times and Business Times.