We welcome entrepreneurs who share our vision. On a selective basis, we consider opportunities outside our main focus area.
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. We use bootstrapping wizardry to help startups get to working prototypes sooner, to manufacturing earlier and to market faster.
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
created a personal multipurpose electrical device with a solar power generator, storage battery, and many other functions –the Swiss army knife of electrical power for the deep 3rd world.
builds botanic monitoring devices to improve forests and agriculture in the tropics.
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.
develops an energy efficient apparatus to produce purified water from salt water or wells that have heavy metals or fluoride.
Stored Energy Systems
builds, tests and sells hybrid trash trucks based on compressed air energy storage (CAES) and hydraulics. The company is located in Syracuse, 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.
designs, fabricates, tests and sells highly accurate Raman spectrometers that provide diagnostic assays as well as bulk Raman results. The company is located in San Jose California and has steady engagements in a variety of customer applications.
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