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UOB Venture

UOB Venture

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Headquarters Location

Singapore, Singapore


UOB Venture was established in 1991, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in Asia, Singapore. The main office of this VC is situated in Singapore.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 9 key employees of this fund in our database.

When UOB Venture invests, the average start-up valuation is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund typically enters into less than 2 deals annually. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are most common for this fund. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2010. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 6 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. UOB Venture is involved in 3 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 2 other locations. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Artificial Intelligence, Internet. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 13 more industries for this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 2 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Lu.com, HunterOn, Appier are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 5-6 participants. Aside from UOB Venture, start-ups are often funded by Enspire Capital, Venrock, Safeguard Scientifics and 13 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Enspire Capital, Safeguard Scientifics, Bahrain Middle East Bank, overall with 11 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Enspire Capital, WI Harper Group, Safeguard Scientifics, out of 5 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: uobvm.com.sg; User name format in descending order of probability: first last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

18.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.15 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Enspire Capital, Venrock, Safeguard Scientifics

Funds Investing in Following

Enspire Capital, WI Harper Group, Safeguard Scientifics

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