LoginSign Up
Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures is a venture capital firm founded by Vinnie Lauria, Jeffrey Paine, and Paul Bragiel. The company has offices in Singapore and San Francisco and invests in early-stage internet related companies.

History

In late 2011, Vinnie Lauria, Jeffrey Paine, and Paul Bragiel launched a $10 million venture capital fund to invest in early-stage technology companies in Southeast Asia. The initial fund drew commitments from angel investors in Silicon Valley and Asia, especially Japan. In addition to making investments, Golden Gate Ventures hosts events such as SuperHappyDevHouse, WalkAbout Singapore, FailCon Singapore, Founders in the Bay, Social Innovation Camp Asia (Kuala Lumpur) and OpenCoffee Club-Singapore. Golden Gate Venture investors include Dave McClure (500 Startups), Aaron Patzer (Mint.com), Russel Simmons (Yelp.com) and Darius Cheung (tenCube.com). In 2015, Golden Gate Ventures launched a $50 million second fund when it initially closed on $35 million in capital from investors including Temasek and Eduardo Saverin. In 2016, the company closed on its $60 million fund, surpassing the original target of $50 million. Investors included Korea’s Hanwha Life Insurance, Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank, and Germany’s Hubert Burda Media.

Investment Philosophy

The firm invests in early-stage start-ups that already have launched products and validated market traction in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition to these areas, the partners invest in companies where they can add value. As of end 2013, the firm has invested in over 15 companies. Golden Gate Ventures' investments span consumer Internet, mobile, infrastructure and Software as a Service. The firm has been accredited as a Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) incubator by Singapore’s National Research Foundation since March 2012. A notable investment of the firm, RedMart, closed US$5.4M in funding, from Facebook.com co-founder, Eduardo Saverin.

Timeline

Currently, no events have been added to this timeline yet.
Be the first one to add some.

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Jeffrey Paine

Co-founder

Paul Bragiel

Co-founder

Vinnie Lauria

Co-founder

Further reading

Author
Title
Link
Type

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Alodokter

Angellist

Appota

Aptoide

Ayannah (Sendah)

Carousell

Carro

Cinnamon

ClaimDi

Coda Payments

Duitpintar

Flowaccount.com

Gadjian

GoQuo

Grana

HipVan

Homage

Indoproc

Indotrading

Jojonomic

Laku6

Lenddo

Nitrous.io

Noonswoon

SHOW ALL (37)

References