Xora Innovation is a deep tech focused investment platform of Temasek. The National Research Foundation of Singapore is also a (minority) investor. We invest in early-stage opportunities, typically in the Seed and Series A rounds, and later rounds (via our parent company). We are not limited by sector or geography, but we do align with priorities of strategic interest to Singapore and pursue opportunities that possess a strong linkage with the Singapore science & technology ecosystem. Leveraging the Temasek global network of investors and operating companies, we are active partners to ambitious founders building the next generation of world-changing companies.
Our team possesses strong technical domain expertise in both physical and life sciences and are steeped in early-stage deep tech investing and venture building. We are global citizens with business experience in major markets.
DIR. CORP. DEVELOPMENT
FONG SAIK HAY
JOHNATHAN NG, PhD
DICKSON THIAN, PhD
Xora is supported by a nimble board with significant global, early stage deep tech investing experience.
GOH YEW LIN (Chair)
LOW TECK SENG
Since 2008, the NRF has launched several direct invest and fund of funds vehicles, jumpstarting the early stage investor scene in Singapore. Temasek has a long history as a limited partner and direct investor in global deep tech venture capital funds as well as science commercialization vehicles operating in top tier innovation ecosystems around the globe. The NRF & Temasek came together to establish Xora Innovation, in order to:
leverage SG science & technology
establish a proprietary deep tech investment pipeline
strengthen the competitive edge of their existing portfolio companies
facilitate co-investment across existing deep tech investment platforms