By employing sector-specific expertise to invest in visionary founders

Why Invest In Hospitality & Travel?

At Velocity Ventures, we employ sector-specific strategic expertise with institutional financial discipline to partner visionary founders through COVID-19.

Out of 11 unicorns in the region are produced from the sector

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Of the GDP in the region contributed by the sector

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Of the total employment in the region contributed by the sector

Hospitality & Travel start-ups in Southeast Asia

We invest in two key themes emerging from COVID-19

While COVID-19 has significantly impacted the Travel & Hospitality sector in Southeast Asia, we believe the pandemic will have a catalytic effect that will create two key areas of investment: Innovation and Opportunity

Innovation

We scale tech-enabled Travel & Hospitality start-ups that enable the transformation and rapid digitalization of the sector post COVID-19.

Opportunity

Support larger Travel and Hospitality growth stage start-ups impacted by COVID-19 to get back on the growth track.

Meet the team

Our team has a diverse skillset with 13 decades of relevant Hospitality, Travel and Investment experience.

A. Patrick Imbardelli
Founder & Chairman

Nicholas Cocks
Founder & Managing Partner

Jean-Pierre Sedaghat
Partner

Our Collective Experience

50+

Deals across Venture Capital, Private Equity, M&A & IPOs

US $3.8b+

In transaction and investment portfolio experience

84%

Internal Rate of Return (IRR)  within the Travel & Hospitality sector

Corporate Partners

Start-ups benefit from our network of renowned corporate partners in the Hospitality & Travel sector who invest alongside us & provide mentoring and piloting opportunities.

Our Track Record

We are actively growing our portfolio, which currently includes investments in the Food & Beverage and Accommodation sectors in Southeast Asia region.

Building the Ecosystem

We work closely with  government bodies and accelerator programs in the Hospitality & Travel sector in Southeast Asia to build, develop and protect the start-up ecosystem.

“Nick finds the perfect balance between being hands on with the business by providing his vast experience and knowledge on certain matters and allowing me as the founder to make decisions. Having him on my board has often proven invaluable as he helps me navigate through difficult and challenging situations.”

Rayner Loi

Founder, Lumitics

News & Insights

Velocity Ventures to raise US$20mn to help travel & hospitality businesses in Singapore & Southeast Asia to digitalise and return to growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events

International Travel In 2021 – What Does A Restart Look Like?
Webinar | Wednesday, 16 December 2020

If you are the founder of a Hospitality & Travel start-up in Southeast Asia, get in touch with us.

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Singapore 208344

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