Media Coverage

[Podcast] Innovation in the Food Sector with Nicholas Cocks of Velocity Ventures and Hans Paul of Aigens

2 Sept 2021
This week’s episode of Funding & Disrupting presented by Oura Collective welcomes Nicholas Cocks, Founder & Managing Partner of Velocity Ventures & Hans Paul, Co-Founder & CEO of Aigens. Keith interviews the two guests to discuss and know more about their journey of funding and disrupting.

[Podcast] Travel Thursday: Velocity Ventures announce first close of USD20M hospitality and travel fund

1 July 2021
Velocity Ventures, a Singapore-based venture capital firm, aims to support the tourism and travel industry through its travel and hospitality fund. Nicholas Cocks, Managing Partner, Velocity Ventures, shares more about this and how the fund can help the hospitality and tourism sector.

F&B-focused Velocity Ventures announces first close of new fund

7 July 2021
Singapore’s Velocity Ventures, a travel- and hospitality-focused VC firm, announced the first close of its Velocity Hospitality and Travel Fund I, which aims to attract US$20 million in commitment.

Velocity Ventures to back distressed hospitality & travel startups with the new US$20M fund

30 June 2021
Velocity Hospitality and Travel Fund I has also announced its maiden investments in two startups: Aigens and Zuzu Hospitality

Velocity Ventures hits first close of $20m SE Asia-focused hospitality, travel fund

30 June 2021
Singapore-based Velocity Ventures has hit the first close of its $20m Southeast Asia-focused hospitality and travel fund, according to a statement.

Velocity Ventures closes first round of funds to focus on Covid-19 themed mandate

30 June 2021
The fund has a Covid-19 themed investment mandate, focusing on supporting distressed and disrupting seed and early growth stage hospitality and travel startups in South-east Asia.

Fixing food waste problem means less hungry people and a great economy

8 June 2021
“Food waste is a trillion-dollar problem. Generally, there’s an economic opportunity when you solve a big problem,” said Nicholas Cocks, MD of Velocity Ventures, a hospitality- and travel-focused VC firm and investor in Lumitics. “When there’s a big problem, investment money will naturally flow and I think we’ll certainly see it in the future.”

Covid-19: APAC travel takes hit, SEA startups will struggle for funding

18 Feb 2020
No one doubts the impact of Covid-19 will be felt in every sector, from airlines to hotels and startups. A report from Velocity Ventures, a VC fund based in Singapore, for example, anticipates a drop in funding of 25% for startups in South-east Asia. But all are keeping an eye on when recovery will kick in.

Additional Coverage


30 June 2021

Velocity Ventures announce first close of USD20m hospitality and travel fund

Velocity Ventures, a Singapore-based venture capital firm with a focus on technology within the hospitality and travel industry in Southeast Asia, is raising a $20 million fund.


2 July 2021

JetBlue backs Transparent and Accor backs Treebo: travel startup funding this week

Velocity Ventures, a hospitality and travel-focused venture capital firm based in Singapore, announces the initial closing of the first-ever venture capital fund dedicated to hospitality and travel startups.


13 Dec 2020

Helping buffet kitchens curb food waste by peeking into their bins

The tracker took about a year or so to develop and was officially launched last year. To date, we’ve raised about $1 million from Enterprise Singapore, Temasek Foundation, travel and hospitality venture capital fund Velocity Ventures, as well as a syndicate of hospitality industry veterans.

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