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Velocity Ventures' programme also presents an opportunity for corporates in the travel & hospitality sector to establish an outsourced corporate VC unit via a managed pool of capital

06 July 2023

Southeast Asia’s leading travel and hospitality tech investor Velocity Ventures launched a subscription-based corporate partners programme (CPP), connecting corporates with thousands of startups for co-investment in innovative tech solutions.

Velocity Ventures launches the subscription-based Corporate Partners Program to connect travel companies with innovative tech solutions

06 July 2023

Velocity Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on Southeast Asia’s travel and hospitality sectors, has introduced the Corporate Partners Program (CPP) to connect established companies with innovative startups.

Velocity Ventures rallies travel and hospitality industry to recalibrate and strengthen “heartware” to address sector-specific pain points

06 July 2023

Velocity Ventures, Southeast Asia’s leading travel and hospitality tech investor has announced a subscription-based Corporate Partners Program (CPP) so that corporates in the travel and hospitality sector can tap into 1,000s of start-ups to identify and co-invest in innovative tech solutions.

Work-life harmony: Thriving in a new normal where boundaries are blurred

26 Jan 2023

The shift to digital workspaces and virtual offices was accelerated by the pandemic lockdowns where work-from-home was mandatory for a vast majority of the global workforce. This has led to many in the labor force seeking flexibility to “work from anywhere” and a growing reluctance to return to a 9-5 work day at the office.

How tourism can forge a path to net zero

6 Dec 2022

It’s time for tourism businesses to shift investment and financing towards decarbonising our planet’s future.

CarbonClick eyes Asia expansion after investment from Velocity Ventures

14 Nov 2022

CarbonClick has targeted Asia for expansion after receiving an investment from Velocity Ventures, a hospitality and travel-focused venture capital firm based in Singapore. Founded in New Zealand, the enviro-tech company made is a name for itself by providing transparency for carbon offset programs in the aviation, travel and airport sectors.

Velocity Ventures Picks CarbonClick to Raise The Bar on Carbon Offsets

13 Nov 2022

Singapore-based hospitality & travel-focused venture capital firm Velocity Ventures has announced its latest investment with New Zealand enviro-tech company CarbonClick.

Funds will be used to boost CarbonClick’s expansion into Asia with a regional office in Singapore scheduled to open in 2023. Priorities are to help travellers across Asia to understand the right way to approach carbon offsetting

Velocity Ventures invests in CarbonClick that makes carbon offset simple for businesses

11 Nov 2022

Singapore-based hospitality & travel-focused VC firm Velocity Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in New Zealand’s enviro-tech company CarbonClick.

The startup will use the funds to boost its expansion into Asia, with a regional office in Singapore scheduled to open in 2023.

Velocity Ventures invests in Hyper to launch an unmanned pizza kitchen

5 Oct 2022

Singapore-based capital firm Velocity Ventures has invested in Hyper Food Robotics to roll out autonomous  robotic  pizza kitchens next year.

Velocity Ventures adds three new startups to portfolio

7 Dec 2021
Velocity Ventures, has announced three new investments in travel and food and beverage (F&B) tech early-stage startups: Hong Kong-based travel booking platform TripGuru, Malaysia-based F&B procurement and inventory management platform Food Market Hub, and Singapore-based F&B consolidated feedback and review platform Tablevibe.

Malaysia's Food Market Hub raises $8.5m from SEA Frontier Fund, Go-Ventures, others

2 Dec 2021
The round was led by Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm AC Ventures (through Malaysia’s Penjana Kapital fund) and further participated in by returning investors Go Ventures, SIG Ventures and 500 Global, new investors East Ventures, Velocity Ventures and Capital Code, as well as other angel investors.

Ex-Google execs’ SaaS startup bags $1.5m in seed round

30 Nov 2021
Tablevibe, a Singapore-based startup focused on gathering customer data and driving direct sales for restaurants, raised US$1.5 million in a seed round led by VC firm Global Founders Capital.

Can a hospitality and travel VC fund save the industry in Southeast Asia?

27 July 2021
With the world still reeling from the effects of the pandemic and a slower-than-expected global vaccination roll-out, the travel and hospitality industry continues to flounder. While there have been many attempts to fix the problem, we focused in on how Velocity Ventures, a hospitality & travel-focused venture capital firm based in Singapore, is aiming to build a venture capital fund dedicated to hospitality and travel startups.

[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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