What We Do

We provide more than just financial capital

Velocity Ventures is a venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia. The firm invest in visionary entrepreneurs who are reshaping the Hospitality & Travel sector, with a focus on tech-enabled companies across Accommodation, Food & Beverage, Retail & Experiences, Travel Services and Transportation sub-sectors.

Hospitality & Travel in Southeast Asia is built on strong fundamentals.

The role of Hospitality & Travel in SEA

  • 4 of 11 unicorns come from Southeast Asia
  • Travel & Tourism accounts for 12.1% of GDP & 13.3% of employment in the region
  • Hospitality & Travel was the fastest growing sector in Southeast Asia (+7%) pre-COVID
  • Approx. 5000 – 6000, diverse Hospitality & Travel startups in the region

Growing demand & spending power in SEA

  • Growing middle class emerging in Southeast Asia
  • Higher spending power leading to increased demand for Travel, F&B and new experiences

Opportunity for digitalisation in the sector

  • Highest rate of mobile travel bookings globally (60%)
  • Mobile penetration (56%)

Key Investment Themes Emerging from COVID-19

Innovation

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

High Growth

Regionally Scalable

Tech Enabled

Transformative

Opportunity

Helping proven businesses from Series A & above, currently impacted by COVID-19 to return to growth. They tend to have:

Existing Brand Equity

Consistent Growth

Established Margins

Larger Teams

“All VCs have cash to invest, but we feel that it’s the time and expertise we invest that creates the most value for our portfolio companies. Our entrepreneurial experience allows us to help with all the growing pains our portfolio companies have to overcome”.

Jonathon Cocks
Founder & Operating Partner

Our Value Add

We provide our portfolio companies with the deep sector-specific full spectrum of support and assistance.

Hands-On Approach

From setting up the company to providing extensive insights through our team’s sector-specific expertise, we strive to support you every step of the way.

Extensive Network

We partner with established corporates & veterans within Southeast Asia’s Hospitality & Travel industry to enable you to build a strong network within the community.

Enabling Growth

Through connections with relevant partners & industry players, we help structure future fund raises to give founders like you the best chance of closing the next round.

Collaborative Work Environment

We provide office space free of charge for the first 12 months – including internet, meeting rooms and great coffee!

Our Approach

We follow a proprietary, data-led approach to evaluate potential investments based on:

Business Opportunity

Team 

Strategic Portfolio Fit

Product

Capital Efficiency

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

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+65 6297 5361

33 Maude Road
#02-01 YTC Building
Singapore 208344

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