Wavemaker Partners

Founded 2003
Founders David Siemer Eric Manlunas Paul Santos


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Total investments 428
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 303
Rounds per year 23.78
Lead investments 42
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 47
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


Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$3M22 Nov 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Maria Health

Health Care
16 Nov 2021 Taguig, Rizal, Philippines

MindX Technology

$3M15 Nov 2021 Hanoi, Vietnam

Go Zayaan

$2M30 Sep 2021 Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh


Cloud Infrastructure
Cyber Security
$15M06 Sep 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore


$3M24 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Parcel Perform

Supply Chain Management
$20M11 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Mobile Apps
Secondary Education
$1M28 Jul 2021 Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Home Health Care
Mobile Apps
Personal Health
$2M22 Jul 2021 Gurugram, Haryana, India
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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