Become a Startup Scout
Singapore City

Join the pursuit of innovation in Singapore City as a VC startup scout. Discover next-gen startups, sharpen your business acumen and become a crucial player in the modern business landscape. Seize this unique opportunity today.


Singapore City has a vibrant startup and venture capital (VC) ecosystem. It is renowned for its tech startups, and is also known as the "Silicon Valley" of Asia due to the high number of tech companies here. The city-state boasts of a robust infrastructure, government support, strategic location, and a healthy business environment, making it a preferred destination for startups and venture capitalists.

Among the well-known successful startups from Singapore City is Grab, which started as a ride-hailing app and later expanded into finance and food delivery. Another example is Sea Group, a leading global consumer internet company that operates three platforms across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services. Both these companies have achieved the unicorn status, which refers to startups valued at over $1 billion.

Famed investors from Singapore City include Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of Facebook, who is now a partner at B Capital Group. There's also Jenny Lee, managing partner of GGV Capital, who is known for her investments in the world's leading technology companies.

The government of Singapore City has also been very supportive of the startup ecosystem. The government-backed company, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), works to systematically grow the tech startup ecosystem in Singapore and beyond. Government-led initiatives, like the launch of SGInnovate, aim at helping entrepreneurial scientists build Deep Tech startups. Other programs include Startup SG, a government initiative that provides entrepreneurs with a launch pad and a platform to connect and build trust with a network of mentors, investors and other entrepreneurs.

The startup and VC ecosystem in Singapore City is highly diverse. It is home to startups in various sectors like fin-tech, health-tech, e-commerce, and digital media. There is also a thriving co-working space culture, fostering innovation and collaboration. The city continues to attract global talent due to its strategic location, with its pro-business policies, strong governance, and economic stability adding to its allure.

As a Scout, You Can...


Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Join as a Scout at Your University

Available Programs

Startup Investor?

We are excited to offer investors dealflow opportunities from individuals, startups, and innovations in Singapore City. Join us today to explore a variety of potential investments!

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Do you interview founders &ย startups? Take your conversation insights to the next level by scouting your favourite podcast guests.

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Co-Working Space Organiser

Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHDย student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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