Wavemaker Partners invests in a broad range of technology-driven companies in the US and Southeast Asia. The start-ups they invest in are catalysts for change. The firm likes businesses that address huge market opportunities and create real value in a differentiated and defensible way. This means solving truly relevant problems, disrupting the status quo and/or creating fresh, addictive delight.
Wavemaker takes a portfolio-building approach to early stage (Seed-Series A) investing. They bridge the "post-angel and pre-venture" gap, which was a challenging phase they themselves experienced back in their startup operating days. They will usually start with a $100K-$500K cheque and follow on until $1M.
The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled Wavemaker to invest in over 130 companies and co-invest with over 120 early stage investors. The firm has a powerful network which supports pattern recognition, due diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.
Over a third of Wavemaker's collective portfolio have either been fully realised (full exit) or partially realised (partial exit). Notable investments include: DigitalGlobe (Earth imaging and information company, NYSE: DGI), EAT Club (food tech company), GushCloud (web and mobile advertising), Internet America Inc (OTCMKTS: GEEK), Luxola (e-commerce), Ringadoc (virtual patient communication software company acquired by Practice Fusion) and Technorati.
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