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Wavemaker Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders David Siemer Eric Manlunas Paul Santos


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Total investments 514
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 337
Rounds per year 27.05
Lead investments 47
Follow on index
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Exits 48
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile

In 2003 was created Wavemaker Partners, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Singapore. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Singapore.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Enterprise Software. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DigitalGlobe, MINDBODY, SHIFT.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Wavemaker Partners, startups are often financed by Tech Coast Angels, Y Combinator, DFJ. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Draper Associates, Double M Partners, Canyon Creek Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by 500 Startups, Tech Coast Angels, Sequoia Capital India.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Wavemaker Partners performs on 20 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Wavemaker Partners is 5-10 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by David Siemer, Eric Manlunas, Paul Santos. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Content Marketing
Digital Marketing
Information Technology
$1M08 Nov 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Food Delivery
$2M07 Oct 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


$2M08 Sep 2022 Makati, Manila, Philippines


Civil Engineering
E-Commerce Platforms
Industrial Engineering
Supply Chain Management
$7M05 Sep 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Medici Vietnam

Health Care
01 Sep 2022 Hanoi, Vietnam


Financial Services
$2M18 Jul 2022 Vietnam, Saint James, Jamaica


Cyber Security
$8M03 Jul 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Brand Marketing
Information Technology
$7M07 Jun 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Sales Automation
$6M31 May 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore
Malaysia-based Poladrone raises $4.29M seed round to protect crops

– Poladrone, a drone startup, raised $4.29m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Wavemaker Partners and joined by MTDC, ZB Capital Limited, and angel investors.
– The company plans to use the funding for hiring and to scale operations and to build more service centers in agricultural areas.

Portcast gets $3.2M to create more transparent and sustainable supply chains

– Portcast, a logistics operating system, raised $3.2m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Newtown Partners, with participation from Wavemaker Partners, TMV, Innoport and SGInnovate.
– Based in Singapore, Portcast serves clients in Asia and Europe.


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