Early Stage Venture Fund (ESVF)

Early Stage Venture Fund (ESVF)

Grant Agency: Singapore Film Commission (SFC)

Official Site: https://www.imda.gov.sg/industry-development/programmes-and-grants/new-talent-feature-grant

Grant Description


  • Helps to invest in technology start-ups while they are in their early stages
  • Encourage large local enterprises to source for new and creative technologies and business models as part of their overall corporate strategy to improve their innovative capacity

These are the 4 companies providing venture capital funds:

  1. DeClout Limited

Focus is in the digital economy, including

  • Analysis of large sets of data
  • Smart logistics
  • Web security
  • Financial technology

2. Wilmar International Limited

Focus is in technologies that have a widespread disruptive impact in these areas:

  • Food
  • Human
  • Agriculture industry
  • Animal health
  • Industrial biotechnology

3. CapitaLand Limited

Focus is on start-ups focusing on innovations, in areas including:

  • Design and construction
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Sales and leasing,
  • Customer service
  • Workplace productivity
  • Solutions for smart living

4. YCH Group Pte Ltd

Focus is in logistics, in areas including:

  • Maximise use of capital and assets
  • 3D printing for production for on demand goods
  • Robotics
  • Analysis of big sets of data
  • Use of financial technology in the supply chain industry

Qualifying Criteria

  • Singapore Based Company
  • Start-up company
  • Company must be involved in innovation & technology

End Date of Grant

Tentatively none.