Monk’s Hill Ventures

Founded 2014
Founders Kuo-Yi Lim Peng T. Ong Stefan Jung


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Total investments 29
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 4.14
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Travel
  • FinTech

In 2014 was created Monku2019s Hill Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Asia in Singapore. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Singapore.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Scalable Capital, Ninja Van, Horangi. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, Transportation. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Singapore. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 42 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Monku2019s Hill Ventures, startups are often financed by SOSV, East Ventures, AppWorks. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, SOSV, Wavemaker Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MindWorks Ventures, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures, Kickstart Ventures.

The current fund was established by Kuo-Yi Lim, Peng T. Ong. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Rainforest Life

$20M07 Sep 2021 Singapore, Singapore


Digital Entertainment
$3M29 Jul 2021 Singapore, Singapore


$14M21 Jul 2021 Indonesia, Dki Jakarta


Information Technology
$1M24 Mar 2021 Singapore, Singapore


$5M23 Feb 2021 Singapore, Singapore

Bot MD

Artificial Intelligence
Emerging Markets
Health Care
$5M03 Feb 2021 United States, Palo Alto


Artificial Intelligence
Language Learning
Mobile Apps
$15M11 Jan 2021 United States, San Francisco

Electric Vehicle
$3M16 Oct 2020 Singapore, Singapore


Business/Productivity Software
Human Resources
Information Services (B2C)
$2M13 Oct 2020 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

– CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced $2.6m in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform.
– This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures.
– The company, founded in 2015 by Charles Lee and Harley Trung, who previously worked as software engineers, pivoted from offline to online in early 2020 to bring high-quality technical training to everyone, everywhere.
– After switching to a fully online learning program, the company recorded 100% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) growth in fully online enrollment, it said in a statement.

E-commerce aggregator Rainforest raises $20M just months after its last funding

– Rainforest, an e-commerce aggregator, raised $20m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures and joined by Nordstar, Insignia Venture Partners, January Capital, Crossbeam Venture Partners, Amasia and Lo & Behold Group.
– The company plans to triple its brand portfolio by the end of this year.


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