Siemer Ventures

Siemer Ventures

A crossborder early stage VC firm dual headquartered in LA and Singapore that is focused on seed stage enterprise and deep technology startup opportunities

Wavemaker is a crossborder early stage VC firm dual headquartered in LA and Singapore that is focused on seed stage enterprise and deep technology startup opportunities. Founded 2003 in Singapore by David Siemer, Eric Manlunas, and Paul Santos, this venture capital firm invests in seed and early stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include Gudangada, The Bouqs Company, FloQast, Iterative Scopes, and Balloon. As of February 2020, Wavemaker Partners has made 388 investments. Their most recent investment was on Feb 10, 2020 with Gudangada. Wavemaker Partners has had 39 exits, the most notable of which include Phunware, Coins.ph, and SHIFT. The company has raised 8 funds, their latest being Wavemaker Partners SEA III. This fund was announced on Jun 10, 2019 and raised a total of $60M.

Timeline

2003

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
The Bouqs Company

The bouqs company is an online flower retailer which ships flowers direct to consumers from their direct farm partnerships in south america and california.

DigitalGlobe is a company that looks to provide commercial satellite imagery of Earth

Technorati is a San Francisco-based advertising company.

Phunware is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2009 by Alan Knitowski, Luan Dang and Alan Kane.

Surf Air is a Los Angeles-based company.

Viagogo is a London-based company founded by Eric Baker.

Squabbler is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Matt Bijur.

Frenzoo is a gaming company founded by Simon Newstead.

Youmail is an Irvine, California-based telecommunication company.

Xyleme delivers content management (authoring, publishing, delivery, and analytics) for learning and development.

SodaHead.com is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Jason Feffer.

Ad.ly is a social media company founded by Peter Philipp Wingsoe.

Gradient X is a company founded by Brian Baumgart.

Pie is an enterprise software company founded by Thijs Jacobs.

Uncovet is a company founded by Heather Lipner.

Sitestar is a Virginia-based web hosting service company founded by Eric Manlunas.

Coin-In is a company founded by Jason Seldon.

Optimal is a San Francisco-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Eric Manlunas

Managing Partner and Founder (US & SE Asia)

Adrian Vanzyl

Venture Partner

Buck Jordan

Managing Partner

David Siemer

Founder

Gavin Lee

Principal

Paul Santos

Managing Partner (SE Asia)

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Ackcio

Balloon

Bamboo Learning, Inc.

Fasal

Gudangada

HydroLeap

Iterative Scopes

Lynk

SalesCandy

Silent Eight

References

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