Startup Incubator Launches in Singapore, Invites Applicants

Golden Gate Ventures, a startup incubator and accelerator, just set up shop in Singapore and is calling on all interested startup companies to apply for Golden Gate’s acceleration or investment program.

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Golden Gate Ventures recently launched in Singapore and welcomes all startups who seek investment and mentoring. (Image: Golden Gate Ventures)

Startup companies will benefit from Golden Gate’s accomplished mentors, and they will learn the ropes on building up their companies, moving forward and sustaining their growth.

Golden Gate Ventures operates two tiers of investment.  Tier 1 is an accelerator program where you’ll work directly alongside a handful of other startups and 2 full-time mentors to launch your product and get it to market.  Tier 2 is a seed investment program for startups that already have a launched product and market traction.

Golden Gate’s founders are all experienced venture capitalists and Silicon Valley professionals:

Vinnie Lauria is co-founder of a forum-hosting service that was acquired by CrowdGather, Inc. He is keen on reviewing and mentoring startups and organizing Silicon Valley themed events in Asia. He continues to manage and mentor portfolio companies, travelling all around Asia.

Jeffrey Paine co-founded technology studio and startup incubator Battle Ventures. He also manages the Founder Institute in Asia, a technology company mentoring firm that has launched almost 500 companies around the world. Paine and Lauria will be the full-time mentors at Golden Gate.

Paul Bragiel is co-founder of i/o Ventures, an early stage startup program in Silicon Valley. He is an active investor and advisor in more than 20 companies. He is based in San Francisco and will be liaison to the Silicon Valley network.

Partners i/o Ventures and the Founder Institute round up the team — providing a vast network of capitalists, incubators and advisers for whichever startup company makes the cut at Golden Gate.

Now is definitely not the time for startups to snooze, because there’s a lot to be lost.