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Enspire Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders CHAY Kwong Soon


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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 1.52
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Security
  • E-Commerce
  • Digital Media

Enspire Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1997. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Singapore. The venture was found in Asia in Singapore.

The current fund was established by CHAY Kwong Soon. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Enspire Capital performs on 10 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2010. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Enspire Capital, startups are often financed by UOB Venture, Quest Venture Partners, FLOODGATE. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are UOB Venture, Plug and Play, Safeguard Scientifics. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by UOB Venture, Safeguard Scientifics, Bahrain Middle East Bank.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FiscalNote,, Centec Networks. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Artificial Intelligence, Security. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
Visual Search
$20M19 Feb 2019 Singapore, Singapore


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$1M29 Jan 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
$20M25 Nov 2016 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China


Enterprise Software
$685K07 Nov 2016 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
Visual Search
$10M16 Sep 2016 Central


Cloud Data Services
Cyber Security
Information Technology
01 Aug 2016 Palo Alto, California, United States


Business Intelligence
07 Jul 2016 San Francisco, California, United States


Video Games
$2M10 May 2016 Oakland, California, United States

The Bouqs Company

$12M03 Feb 2016 Los Angeles, California, United States


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