By employing sector-specific expertise to invest in visionary founders

Why Invest In Travel & Hospitality?

At Velocity Ventures, we employ sector-specific strategic expertise with institutional financial discipline to partner with visionary founders who are reshaping the travel and hospitality sector.

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


Of the GDP in the region contributed by the sector


Of the total employment in the region contributed by the sector

Hospitality & Travel startups in Southeast Asia

Our Key Investment Theme is Disruption and Innovation

Driving rapid technology adoption in Travel & Hospitality, by investing in startups, from Seed to Series A, that are:

High Growth

Tech Enabled

Regionally Scalable


Meet the team

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

A. Patrick Imbardelli

Nicholas Cocks

Jonathon Cocks

Bennett Lee

Our Collective Experience


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

US $3.8b+

In transaction and investment portfolio experience


Internal Rate of Return (IRR)  on early stage investments

Corporate Partners

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

Our Portfolio

We are actively growing our portfolio, which currently includes investments in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality 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 startup ecosystem.

“Working with Velocity Ventures has been a transformative experience. What truly sets them apart is their team. Unlike traditional venture capitalists, Jon, Nick, Bennett, and Patrick are seasoned entrepreneurs who deeply understand the challenges founders face and the critical balance between support and autonomy needed to truly scale a business. Their expertise and network in the travel-tech space within APAC are invaluable. Their conviction in our vision and team during the pandemic was instrumental, fuelling a 10x growth for TripGuru compared to pre-pandemic levels. Velocity Ventures is more than just an investor; they are a true partner in our success story.”

Sebastian Renzacci, CEO | Founder
Francesco Piccolo, CFO | Founder

News & Insights

With the evolution of innovation, it is important to stay informed and we provide insights of our sector.


We hold industry and informative events which explore innovation and disruption happening in Travel & Hospitality.

Past Events

Founders Unplugged: GTRIIP

Founders Unplugged: GTRIIP

We speak to Maxim Tint of GTRIIP to understand how his company has managed to plug the gaps in the hospitality industry in light of COVID-19 pandemic with GTRIIP's digital check-in platform.

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

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