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Golden Equator Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Daren Tan Grace Chiong Shirley Crystal Chua


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 2.14
Lead investments 6
Exits 4
Key employees 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Apps
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate

Golden Equator Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Singapore. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Singapore.

The fund was created by Daren Tan, Grace Chiong, Shirley Crystal Chua. Besides them, we counted 11 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Golden Equator Capital, startups are often financed by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Vertex Ventures, Spring SEEDS Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Majuven, Korea Investment Partners, Gobi Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Openspace Ventures, Fresco Capital, tryb Group.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Singapore. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, Payments. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline 17 Media, Ohmyhome,

The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Golden Equator Capital performs on 6 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Business Development
Financial Services
$6M17 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Pop Meals (previously dahmakan)

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$18M27 Feb 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gushcloud International

$11M18 Sep 2019 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Information Technology
Real Estate
$2M05 Sep 2019 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Property Management
Real Estate
$2M19 Sep 2018 Singapore, Central, Singapore


$27M16 Aug 2017 Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

17 Media

Photo Sharing
Real Time
Social Media
Video Streaming
$40M02 Aug 2017 New Taipei, Taiwan

Vault Dragon

$1M20 Feb 2017 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Human Resources
Online Portals
$1M05 Sep 2016 Singapore, Central, Singapore
Revenue-based financing startup Jenfi raises $6.3M to focus on high-growth Southeast Asian companies

– Jenfi, a Singapore-based startup, raised $6.3m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures and joined by Korea Investment Partners, Golden Equator Capital, 8VC, ICU Ventures and Taurus Ventures.
– The company previously raised $25m in debt financing from San Francisco-based Arc Labs.
– Jenfi works primarily with “digital-native” companies, including SaaS providers and e-commerce sellers.
– It claims that the average Jenfi customer experienced compounded sales growth of about 26.5% over three months, 60% over six months and 156% over 12 months.


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