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113 Somerset Rd
Singapore, 238165, SGP
San Francisco, USA
780 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA, 94110


Founding Partner
Founding Partner
Founding Partner


Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures is a seed fund investing in early stage internet startups in Southeast Asia. Their investment activities bring Silicon Valley best practices to startups in Southeast Asia. Their portfolio focuses on companies that address foundational needs, including: e-commerce, payments, and mobile services.

The General Partners are serial entrepreneurs with decades of Silicon Valley experience. Their LP network includes founders and early employees from Paypal, Yelp, Mint, and Sony Entertainment TV. Their portfolio includes the online grocer, Bessemer’s backed, and Indonesia’s mobile payments company

Golden Gate Venture was founded by Vinnie Lauria and Battle Ventures co-founder Jeffrey Paine. i/o Ventures co-founder Paul Bragiel represents Golden Gate Ventures in Silicon Valley.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Nitrous.IO 3/2014Series A$6.65M8
Cinnamon 2/2014Seed$1.47M4
Bilna 1/2014Venture Round5
Coda Payments 12/2013Series A$2.3M5
Carousell 11/2013Seed$800k5
Lenddo 10/2013Series B$6M4
Noonswoon 9/2013Seed$400k5
RedMart 7/2013Series A4
Ayannah 6/2013Angel$1M2
Nitrous.IO 4/2013Seed$1M8
Tradegecko 12/2012Seed$650k2
Coda Payments 2012Seed$900k2



  1. Cloud Development Platform Nitrous.IO Closes $6.65M Series A Round Led By Bessemer To Make Enterprise Push ( [edit]
  2. Japanese mobile developer Cinnamon raises $1.5 million, launching new photo app ( [edit]
  3., Indonesia’s baby products e-commerce store raises funding ( [edit]
  4. Singapore-based Coda Payments raises $2.3M from several Japanese firms ( [edit]
  5. Marketplace App Carousell Raises $800K Seed Round Led By Rakuten ( [edit]
  6. Lenddo continues to grow as a social-network based lending platform for emerging markets, raises an additional US$6 million ( [edit]
  7. Dating app Noonswoon is swooning over Southeast Asia with $400K funding ( [edit]
  8. Online Grocery Store Redmart Raises Series A Round To Stay Put In Singapore ( [edit]
  9. Filipino Gift-remittance Startup Ayannah Gets $1M Angel Round ( [edit]
  10. Action.IO Becomes Nitrous.IO, Raises $1M For Its Development Tools ( [edit]
  11. TradeGecko raises 650k ( [edit]
  12. Coda Payments Raises Funding from Venture Lab ( [edit]
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