We welcome entrepreneurs who share our vision.
For new startups, we provide seed funding and/or hands-on mentoring and consultancy. We use bootstrapping wizardry to help startups get to working prototypes sooner, to manufacturing earlier and to market faster.
If your venture already has solid products and a growing customer base, we can provide licensing opportunities for the Southeast Asian market - resulting in a hassle-free bump to your bottom line. This region has twice the population of the USA and a $2T GDP. SWG has access to the capital, expertise, and professional networks needed to bring your product to this market. In addition to our usual focus areas (cleantech, optical systems, novel materials), we also seek licensing opportunities for innovative agribusiness and eco-friendly mining products.
Seed Stage Investments
Our typical seed investments are US$250-600k for very early-stage companies –sometimes before the company is even formed– through the seed funding round. We plan seed funding to last at least 12 months.
In Singapore we have a long-term partnership with the Singapore National Research Foundation. Small World Group Incubator (SWGI) operates under the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Technology Incubation Scheme.
The Incubator has funded a dozen companies with another dozen in the pipeline.
builds monitoring and control systems for facility energy and water usage. Hardware pushes data to the cloud where customers can view it and control energy use from a computer or mobile device.
focuses on a product that combines optics, hardware and software to bring a dramatic twist to target markets.
Green Line Innovations
partners with hardware startups to be their bridge to Asian-based high volume manufacturing. GLI’s experienced team from Fortune 500 companies reduces risk and lowers costs for startups.
Third Wave Power
aims to empower people around the world by improving lives and increasing productivity. By combining sustainable energy with innovative technology and features, the company creates portable power solutions that are essential for work and life, on or off the power grid. Third Wave Power’s renewable power solutions are used in field work, emergency back-up situations, outdoor environments and rural programs the world over, bringing power to people where it matters and is needed most.
is a Singapore-based company providing rapidly deployable and low-cost IoT (Internet-of-Things) networks in agriculture and smart cities. They combine sensor data with cloud-based analytics to augment decision-making and create actionable insights.
focuses on rugged mobile computing tablets for security and other vertical markets in countries like Bangladesh.
specializes in online behavior targeting. They connect consumers to relevant content and content creators looking to acquire new audiences.
is commercializing in the Water Universe using new innovative technology from MIT to purify Water. This technology includes a number of features that in specific areas out-performs traditional RO or ED.
specializes in aerial photography, video and mapping. Avetics has the ability to deploy from Singapore to the rest of the world.
is an advanced materials company focused on design and manufacture of nano-materials for optical systems and biological detection of pathogens without culturing. The first target is a rapid screening kit for Tuberculosis.
Smart Animal Husbandry Care (SAHC)
is a new Singapore Clean Tech startup company that provides systems for monitoring animal health in industrial scale agribusiness; client benefits include improved production as well as improved animal health.
Lean Care Solutions Corporation
specializes in healthcare analytics. LCS utilizes operations research modeling and business analytics to provide decision support tools, solving problems such as resource utilization, patient flow, scheduling and readmissions.
Stored Energy Solutions
designs, builds, tests and sells retrofitable regenerative hybrid transmissions for heavy commercial vehicles such as refuse trucks. The Technology is based on Compressed Nitrogen Energy Storage and hydraulics. The company is located in Anderson, Indiana and has a functional vehicle. During the first half of 2014 additional vehicles will be built and put into service to provide extensive field testing of the system.
is a software-as-a-service company that helps businesses better communicate with clients and employees, and more fully understand prospective customers. With our online voice portal, Go.FathomVoice; applications like SMS and Receptionist; and detailed, real-time Analytics on calls; our voice solutions make the phone relevant again.
is a Silicon Valley start-up delivering automated process monitoring solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. H2Optx technology includes our mPAT family of optical measurement solutions that can provide detailed data on small molecule material structures, composition and other important variables in seconds or minutes.
In addition to small molecules, the mPAT platform is also ideally suited to monitoring of biopharmaceuticals and can be used in the non-invasive characterization of cells in micro-well plates with application to stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
designs, builds and tests novel energy storage based on flywheels. The Spinlectrix design is radically different from previous approaches and allows for much higher performance at very low costs to meet the needs for grid level energy storage.
Later Stage Investments
Small World Capital invests in post-seed companies that have: filed patents and other IP; early prototypes or products; some customer feedback and sales. Typically we do not invest beyond Series B rounds.
designs and manufactures advanced molecular detection and imaging instruments. Their core technology–tunable lasers–provides significant advancement in medical diagnostics, security, military, and industrial or environmental monitoring.
designs and manufactures visible and near-IR optical components and systems based on their own designs for vertical cavity lasers (VCSELs). They reduce power consumption in handheld devices, improve the motion control sensors, and enhance office peripheral or vehicle/home networks.
is a place to discover and support the hottest early-stage companies and university innovations.
Small World Engineering currently works with non-profit institutes to create prototypes or field gear for biological applications: the monitoring of animals, plants, and ecosystems. Current partners include the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI
), the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Butler University
, Grace College