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Golden Gate Ventures

Southeast Asia Incubator & Seed Fund, founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs & investors

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Singapore General Hospital Outram Road Singapore
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Golden Gate Ventures is an incubator and seed fund based in Singapore with direct ties to Silicon Valley. Our incubation program brings Silicon Valley best practices to startups in Asia. Our investment team and mentor network has operational experience at companies including Yelp, Mint, Paypal, and Facebook. We invest in internet startups and great entrepreneurs around Southeast Asia.


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    Vinnie Lauria
    Founding Partner

    Vinnie Lauria co-founded Lefora (acquired by CrowdGather, Inc.), a forum hosting service for over 100,000 communities on the web. Vinnie started the SVNewTech meetup in '06, critiquing and reviewing hundreds of startups. Vinnie has spent the past year mentoring startups across Southeast Asia.

    Earlier in his career, Vinnie spent four years within IBM, helping to shape how they were approaching social software for the enterprise.

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    Paul Bragiel
    Founding Partner

    Paul Bragiel is the co-founder of multiple successful ventures, including i/o Ventures, an early stage startup program in Silicon Valley. Under i/o Ventures, Paul has incubated 11 companies helping 8 access additional investment, and 3 have been acquired. Paul is an investor/advisor to 20+ companies. Paul has a strong background as a liaison for companies looking to establish operations in multiple countries.

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    Jeffrey Paine
    Founding Partner

    Jeff spent the first eight years of his career in early stage venture and private equity in the US, North and South Asia. He co-founded a China market entry advisory firm which was then merged with a China mid-market private equity firm and subsequently co-founded Generation Origin, a venture advisory firm based in Palo Alto (advised by the legendary Pitch Johnson). Jeff is a Singapore native and full-time mentor at Golden Gate Ventures.


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    RHT Law Taylor Wessing