Venture Capital (VC)
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Startup Investment For Technology Startups in Malaysia & Southeast Asia

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About The NEXEA Venture Capital Program

Early Stage Startup Investment Funding For Technology Startups in Southeast Asia

The NEXEA Early Stage Venture Capital (VC) Program is for technology startups that have revenue and are ready to grow further.

We focus on delivering not only capital but also the best-in-class support via our exclusive and top-tier mentors, experts, and partners.

Our venture capital financing track record includes companies that grew 3-16X year on year, with more than 50% of our companies raising follow-on funding or exiting.

What is Venture Capital (VC)?

A venture capitalist or VC is an investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or supports small companies that wish to expand but do not have access to equities markets. Venture capitalists are willing to invest in such companies because they can earn a massive return on their investments if these companies turn out to be successful.


Venture capitalists look for a strong management team, a large potential market and a unique product or service with a strong competitive advantage. They also look for opportunities in industries that they are familiar with, and the chance to own a large stake of the company so that they can influence its direction.

VC Venture Capital & Angel Investor
Venture capitalists also experience major losses when their picks fail, but these investors are typically wealthy enough that they can afford to take the risks associated with funding young, unproven companies that appear to have a great idea and a great management team.

If you are looking for venture capital financing, you have come to the right place! Scroll down below to apply for venture capital financing.

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Venture Capital & Accelerator Startups

High Growth Tech Startups in Southeast Asia

VC & Accelerator Startup Funding Numbers

Investment Statistics of NEXEA Companies

35+

Startups Funded

30+

Top Investors & Mentors

>100M

Consolidated Revenue

>50%

Post Accelerator Funding

3X to 16X

Top Startups Yearly Growth

50K to 1M

Funding Range

VC Startup Fund & Accelerator Application Requirements

Startup Investment Guidelines For Companies Looking For Capital And Support

Startup funding is reserved for technology Startups that meet our Startup Fundamentals criteria. Below is a rough guideline for entrepreneurs to figure out if they are a good match. These are merely guidelines, so feel free to ask us if you are unsure.

As mentioned above, NEXEA not only offers startup funding in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, we also provide the best-in-class support via our exclusive and top-tier mentors, experts, and partners.

Problem

Your Startup should be solving a problem pain enough that people want to pay to solve it

Solution

Your Solution should be 10X better (figuratively) than the current best solution in the market to allow for disruption

Market Size

Your Startup should have the potential to scale to more than 100M in Revenues minimum in a span of 5 to 10 years

Monetisation

Your Startup should be able to produce and maintain a healthy gross profit in the long term

What We Are Not Looking For

Companies Outside of Southeast Asia

We only fund businesses within Southeast Asia, mainly in - Malaysia • Thailand • Indonesia • Vietnam • Philippines • Singapore

For the Accelerator Program, we only accept companies based in Malaysia.

Traditional Businesses or Short Term Project Funding

We do not fund businesses that are purely into restaurants, projects, retail, trading, industrial, or skilled services.
We are looking for Software as a Service, Marketplaces/Platforms (but not limited to those only). In general, we are looking for high growth businesses.

Apply For Venture Capital Funding

Startup Investment Application Process

Send us your Startup funding application via this form so that we can process your application as fast as possible. Our Startup Investment representatives will attend to your application and get back to you within a week via email. We will usually call for an initial meeting to understand more about your Startup and then meet again with Investors if you are ready for funding. We will then proceed to negotiations and to draft the term sheet and make the investment with the Investment Committee.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQ's on Venture Capital

Before investing, venture capitalists will look for the following in your business plan:

  • Founders. They focus on the founders, the management team, their work ethics and principles and the commitment of the founders towards their business. One of the key factors can also be whether the owners are open to constructive criticism. Are the founders passionate and experienced in what they do and so on. 
  • Market Opportunity. They will look at your business model and see whether there is a need for the product or service or not. How large is the market size and would it be worth investing in, in the long-run, what is the opportunity for growth, if any? 
  • Pitch Deck. How unique is your product or service from those that are similar in the market, are you well aware of your competitors, are your costing and revenue projections realistic and achievable? 
  • Future Plan. Venture capitalists will be concerned about how their money will benefit the business, what progress will the capital injected make to the business.

Some Companies focus their reach on Equity Financing, where they believe they can provide the best advice to the company by putting sweat equity into full utilisation.

Some Venture Capital would like to protect their investment in the startups by providing Debt Financing with the option of converting debt finance into equity at a later stage. We work with both approaches depending on each deal, but equity financing is common.

  • Great Competitive Products. Investors want to invest in great products and services with a competitive edge that is long-lasting as well as looking for products that are solutions to market problems that haven’t been solved yet or could be solved better.
  • Startup Team. Before investing, VCs will make sure they have sufficient information regarding the business owners and the team itself. Many investors consider the team behind a startup more important than the idea or the product. The investors will want to know that the team has the right set of skills, drive, experience, and temperament to grow the business.
  • Risk Assessment. Investors will take note of all potential risks such as any debt/loan pending, regulatory issues, issues regarding tax and law enforcement as well as a strong management team who knows the efficient use of the capital being invested.
  • Market Size. For VCs, a business will target a large, addressable market opportunity is important for grabbing VC investors' attention.

VCs benefit the entrepreneur not only with providing financial backing to the startup, they work hand in hand with the entrepreneur for the success of the startups. NEXEA’s approach is to pool like-minded investors to act as mentors for the startup’s entrepreneur.

Our focus is delivering not only capital but also the best-in-class support via our exclusive and top-tier mentors, experts, and partners to nurture and build your startup and grow it exponentially. Our technology partners include AWS, Microsoft for Startups, Google Cloud Platform as well as support from Cradle, MDEC and much more.

Apart from technology, grant and sponsors, our mentors are experts have expertise in the following areas: risk assurance experts, transactions experts, tax and assurance experts as well. availability of our panel of experts is subject to their approval on a case by case basis. Available to NEXEA funded companies only.

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