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DescriptionSingTel's Venture Capital Arm


Initial Fund, 9/2010 $150M


71 Ayer Rajah Crescent
Singapore, 139951, SGP
San Francisco, USA
100 Marine Parkway
Suite #450
San Francisco, CA, 94065
Shanghai, CHN
Shanghai Times Square, Unit 1210
93 Huai Hai Zhong Road
Shanghai, 200021, CHN


Managing Director
Managing Director
Director, Investments


SingTel Innov8

SingTel Innov8 (Innov8) is set up by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) as a corporate venture company to invest in innovative technologies and solutions to create future growth engines for the Group. Innov8, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SingTel, has an initial fund size of S$200 million (roughly US $150 million).

Innov8 collaborates with leading innovators, developers, government agencies, R&D organizations as well as other equity providers around the region to promote innovation. It works closely with these partners to identify and explore new ideas and technologies, fund and support promising companies and provide access to markets that the SingTel Group operates in.

Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital content services and enablers to enhance customer experience.

Developers and innovators can leverage the scale and reach of the SingTel Group to access over 350 million customers across Asia and Africa. Innov8 allows developers and innovators to uncover the uniqueness of different markets and help them create better solutions for mass deployment. In return, the SingTel Group gains early access to new technologies, allowing it to enhance its customer proposition and make forays into new markets or segments.

Innov8 is part of the SingTel Group’s journey to transform itself from a traditional telecommunications provider to become a leading multimedia and ICT solutions provider.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Neura 4/2014Venture Round$2M6
Yodo1 12/2013Series B$11M4
Maker Studios 9/2013Series C$26M4
Fab 7/2013Series D$10M1
Tempo AI 6/2013Series A$10M10
TubeMogul 5/2013Series C$10M4
Yodo1 4/2013Series A$5M3
ShopSpot 2/2013Seed$628k2
Flocations 12/2012Seed$600k3
EverythingMe 11/2012Series C$25M5
Vuclip 11/2012Series D$13M3
Venuemob 11/2012Seed$450k1
121cast 11/2012Seed$250k2 10/2012Series A2
Bubbly 8/2012Series E$5M3
Ness Computing 8/2012Series B$15M2
General Mobile Corporation 6/2012Venture Round$5M3
NEXAGE 6/2012Series B$15M4 5/2012Seed$1.5M2
Ruckus Wireless 2/2012Series G$21.7M9
Tempo AI 12/2011Seed$2.5M12
JFDI.Asia 9/2011Venture Round$950k13
Sentilla 8/2011Series C$15M3
Dealised 6/2011Series A$6.5M2
Capella Photonics 4/2011Venture Round$20M2
Bubble Motion 3/2011Series A$10M3
Stream Media 2/2011Series A$1M2
Bubbly 1/2011Series D$10M4
Baynote 1/2011Series C$13M1
2359 Media 1/2011Series A$615k1



  1. SingTel Group sets up S$200 million corporate venture capital fund to drive innovation ( [edit]
  2. SingTel Innov8 profile ( [edit]
  3. Neura Secures $2M in Funding ( [edit]
  4. Cross-Cultural Mobile Games Publisher Yodo1 Raises $11M Led By GGV Capital ( [edit]
  5. Maker Studios Raises Another $26 Million From Canal+, Singtel, And Others To Grow Its Business Overseas ( [edit]
  6. Eyeing Potential Growth In Asia, Fab Raises $10M From Singaporean Telecom Giant SingTel ( [edit]
  7. Aiming To Become The ‘Valedictorian’ Of Smart Calendar Apps, Tempo Raises $10M ( [edit]
  8. TubeMogul Raises $10 Million for Asian Expansion ( [edit]
  9. Yodo1 Raises $5 Million From SingTel Innov8 ( [edit]
  10. Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $628,000 ( [edit]
  12. Announces a $25 Million Strategic Investment From Telefónica, SingTel Innov8, Mozilla and Existing Investors ( [edit]
  13. Vuclip Raises $13M in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  14. Venuemob Raises A$450K ( [edit]
  15. 121cast Raises $250K To Accelerate Development Of SoundGecko, A Personalized Audio Book For The Internet ( [edit]
  16. Secures Series A Funding from SingTel Innov8 for China and Asia Expansion ( [edit]
  17. Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO ( [edit]
  18. Ness Nabs $15M From AmEx And SingTel To Expand Data-Driven, Personalized Search To Other Verticals ( [edit]
  19. Cayman-based General Mobile Corporation Raises $5M in Funding ( [edit]
  20. Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By SingTel Innov8 ( [edit]
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  22. Ruckus Wireless Names Former Verizon and Ericsson Telecom Heavyweights to Its Board, Closes Mezzanine Round of $22 Million ( [edit]
  23. Aiming To Become The ‘Valedictorian’ Of Smart Calendar Apps, Tempo Raises $10M ( [edit]
  24. JFDI partners SingTel Innov8 to bring successful start-up acceleration programme to Asia Pacific ( [edit]
  25. Sentilla Raises $15 Million More: Green IT Rolls On ( [edit]
  26. Dealised Powers Group Buying Sites, Raises $6.5 Million ( [edit]
  27. Capella Intelligent Subsystems Closes $20 Million Investment ( [edit]
  28. Bubble Motion Raises $10M For Social Voice Blogging Service ( [edit]
  29. Stream Media Raises Series A Funding to Provide Global Payment Platform for Mobile In-App Transactions ( [edit]
  30. Bubble Motion Raises $10M For Social Voice Blogging Service ( [edit]
  31. Baynote Closes $13 Million Investment Led by SingTel Innov8 ( [edit]
  32. e27 ( [edit]
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