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UOB has partnered with OurCrowd, a global venture investing platform, to provide access to funding for start-ups and investment opportunities in privately-owned companies and venture funds for accredited investors.
Rated the most active venture investor in Israel, OurCrowd has more than $1 billion of committed funding, and investments in hundreds of portfolio companies, and a wide array of venture funds. OurCrowd offers VC investment access to its global membership of individual accredited and institutional investors, family offices, and venture capital partners to invest alongside, at the same terms. Through our partnership, UOB clients can gain VC investment access to exclusive investment opportunities and start-ups can be considered for inclusion on OurCrowd’s VC platform.
With its executive management and experienced investment team, OurCrowd builds value for its portfolio companies throughout their lifecycles, providing mentorship, recruiting industry advisors, navigating follow-on rounds and creating growth opportunities through its network of multinational partnerships. OurCrowd also runs a Corporate Innovation Program that offers corporations exclusive access to across its investment platform, industry leading start-ups, innovation tech scouting, co-investments and assistance to set up an innovation outpost in Israel, hailed globally as the ‘Start-up Nation’.
InnoVen Capital is a joint venture between United Overseas Bank Group and Temasek Holdings to provide debt capital to high growth innovative ventures backed primarily by venture capital firms. From its offices in Singapore, Mumbai and Beijing, the firm covers opportunities in Southeast Asia, India and China. To date, InnoVen Capital has supported more than 200 start-ups with over US$500 million in financing.
InnoVen Capital’s venture debt financing is a complementary source of funding alongside equity capital. Under venture debt, the start-up can still accelerate its growth and extend its cash runway, while reducing equity dilution. In so doing, InnoVen Capital fills the gap in the ecosystem where venture stage companies have traditionally been unable to secure debt funding.
UOB Venture Management (UOBVM) invests in growing companies in China and Southeast Asia, working proactively with the management teams of the funded companies to create mutual value.
As an investor in the companies, UOBVM adds value by strengthening corporate governance and risk management while increasing the brand equity of portfolio companies. Often, UOBVM’s participation at board level allows it to contribute strategic inputs, financial advice, feedback on business models and future plans. Portfolio companies can leverage on UOBVM’s extensive network to expand overseas, build new collaborative relationships to grow their businesses further. Portfolio companies also receive assistance when planning for a listing on a stock exchange or exploring acquisitions by strategic partners.
CapBridge is a global private capital platform offering a range of private capital solutions to private, high-growth companies in Singapore and in the Bank’s key markets including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Through its investment syndication platform, CapBridge will match UOB’s clients with anchor investors and accredited co-investors, catalysing private capital as a source of funding and helping these companies to broaden their investor base further. UOB’s clients can also choose to list a portion of their equity on CapBridge’s affiliate 1exchange (1X), Singapore’s first and only regulated private securities exchange platform, of which Singapore Exchange Limited is a shareholder and strategic partner.
Founded in 2015, The FinLab is an innovation accelerator powered by United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate. Present in three countries – Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand – The FinLab helps businesses scale across ASEAN.
The FinLab Online, a newly launched platform, enables more businesses to tap on the knowledge, tools and resources from The FinLab’s regional network established over the years. Through the platform, startups and tech companies can become curated tech solution providers and market their solutions to SMEs, connect with regional partners and mentors and grow their business.