Wavemaker Partners

Wavemaker Partners

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Headquarters Location

Singapore, Singapore


Wavemaker Partners was established in 2003, and is a well known VC. The fund is located in Singapore, Asia. The main office of this VC is situated in Singapore.

This VC was founded by David Siemer, Eric Manlunas, Paul Santos. Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides Wavemaker Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Tech Coast Angels, Y Combinator, DFJ and 132 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Draper Associates, Double M Partners, Canyon Creek Capital, the total number of co-investors is 154. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by 500 Startups, Tech Coast Angels, Sequoia Capital India, as well as 142 other investors.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Wavemaker Partners is 5-10 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 2 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2016. In 2017, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. In comparison with other funds, Wavemaker Partners makes 20 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries. DigitalGlobe, MINDBODY, SHIFT are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Software, Enterprise Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 24 more areas of investment. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

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: wavemaker.vc; User name format in descending order of probability: first

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

95.7% 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]

22.6% 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]

3.1 years

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

0.39 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Tech Coast Angels, Y Combinator, DFJ

Funds Investing in Following

500 Startups, Tech Coast Angels, Sequoia Capital India

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