Investing in & building high potential deep tech startups | SGInnovate

SGInnovate is unparalleled in its leadership in supporting deep technology startups, companies developing technologies that will shape the future. As a company focusing on harnessing quantum physics to accelerate computation, we at Horizon Quantum Computing could not have hoped for a better partner on our journey, and are delighted to have SGInnovate as the lead investor in our seed round.- Joseph Fitzsimmons, Founder, Horizon Quantum Computing

We are extremely glad to have SGInnovate as a partner in the journey to build Portcast. We believe that both as an investor and as a community, SGInnovate has already proven to be a great asset for us – from hiring the right talent, access to potential customers and mentorship in the startup building process.- Nidhi Gupta, CEO, Portcast



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

Deep technology has innovative scientific research at its core. We define it as technology that is expressed in engineering and applied commercially. We target capable founders and startups using deep tech to address global problems. Many of the biggest challenges today cannot be solved by a single startup or product alone, hence we always want to work alongside founders and partners who have a collaborative and global mindset.

Our strategy is two-pronged – to build and invest.

Our Venture Building team focusses on early-stage deep tech startups in Singapore, where we leverage on our expertise and experience to help founders start and grow their businesses. Under Venture Building, we provide business building advice and work closely with the teams on areas such as fundraising, sales, strategy, branding and talent.

Our Venture Investing team focusses on scalable Singapore and overseas startups that address gaps within the Singapore deep tech landscape. Under Venture Investing, we focus on companies with proven technology and market traction, with the objective to speed up their internationalisation through collaboration with our overseas portfolio companies and tap into our global network of institutional investors who invest in the same sectors as we do.

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
    • Bronze in Most Impactful Category at the SGTech SG:D Techblazer Awards
    • MEDICI Top 21 – RegTech Awards: Winner
  • Fighting financial crime by solving complex AML / KYC problems using AI

    • 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

    • Bronze in Most Promising Category at the SGTech SG:D Techblazer Awards
  • 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

  • Full-service digital asset custody for institutions

  • Unlocking the true value of health data using Blockchain


  • 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

  • Developing next-generation hardware computing platforms for autonomous systems

  • Self-driving delivery robots for faster, smarter, cost-efficient local delivery


  • Empowering dental health with 3D technology

  • 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

Quantum Computing

  • High-performance computing IDEs at scale

  • Democratising quantum computing for the next deep tech breakthrough

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