Investments in & building high potential deep tech startups | SGInnovate

I see SGInnovate as a community—an awesome community—where you can get all the help that you need. They don’t just give you money, but they really work with you to help your company grow.- Vishram Mishra, Co-Founder & CEO of MicroSec

SGInnovate defines its key performance indicators around helping us succeed in the first place, and that places them at a very different level from a venture capital firm or an accelerator.- Dr Hossein Nejati, Co-Founder & CTO of KroniKare



Our investment philosophy is based on our belief that difficult problems can be solved using deep tech.

We define deep tech as any technology, or even any business model that has the potential to fundamentally change the way businesses or consumers operate, yet remains poorly understood and unaccepted by mainstream consumers and companies. As such, we are always looking for startups and founders who are using deep tech to solve global problems in industries where they have prior operational experience. The biggest problems facing corporations today cannot be solved by one startup alone, and so we also look for founders who have a collaborative and global mindset.

We manage two funds. The first focuses on early-stage Singapore startups where our participation as investors allows us to provide business building advice and work closely with them in areas such as use case and customer identification, talent recruiting, and strategic priorities.

The second looks to make investments in technology or business model gaps within the Singapore deep tech landscape. It focuses on later stage companies with proven technology and an established customer base, where we will come in to help assess market opportunities in the region.

Portfolio Companies

We are committed to your innovation being realised in market. We invest in promising deep tech startups from pre-seed through series A, primarily those built on Singapore-based IP.

Here are some of the companies:


AI in Financial Services

  • Predictive and preventive Risk & Compliance management

    • Won Global Fintech Hackcelerator at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2016
    • Won the National Infocomm Award for Most Innovative Product/Solution in 2016
    • Won the Grand Award at the Citi HK Fintech Challenge

    Makes sense of contracts and other data for financial institutions

AI in Operations

  • AI-driven predictive analytics for the logistics industry

  • Revolutionises on-premise ordering using data analytics

AI in Healthcare

  • Automatic, non-invasive chronic wound assessments within seconds

  • Democratises medical imaging using ML & portable ultrasound

  • Better stroke risk assessment using computer vision & computation fluid dynamics


    • Grand Prize winner at the Smart Dubai Office Blockchain Challenge in 2018
    • Winner in the Health category at the RFI Support Disruption for Good Challenge in 2018
    • Grand Prize winner at the IsDB Fintech Islamic Finance Challenge in 2018

    Digital Identity solutions for global development and financial inclusion

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Hyperpositioning radar for autonomous navigation in all conditions

  • Enables autonomous navigation of robots

  • Accurate and reliable LiDAR solutions for autonomous vehicles

  • Intelligent traffic technologies for safe driving


  • Cheaper and more accessible eye testing for glaucoma using VR

  • Develops medical devices in the surgical robotics sector

  • Customisable clear wires in braces for aesthetically pleasing smiles

  • World's first medical grade ECG wearable for continuous transmission to a cloud