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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 $1.9 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 SEA sits under the umbrella of InnoVen Capital Group, Asia’s leading venture debt platform and a joint venture between Seviora Holdings Pte Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings) and United Overseas Bank Group. Since 2016, InnoVen Capital Group pioneered the concept of venture debt in Southeast Asia, and have now become the only venture debt provider with a Pan-Asia presence. InnoVen Capital Group has deployed over US$1.2 billion across more than 560 debt transactions to over 300 portfolio companies in APAC, and its portfolio companies have successfully raised over US$45 billion in equity from investors.
UOB Venture Management (UOBVM) invests in growing companies in Southeast Asia and China, 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.
The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.