SEEDTANK 2018

SEEDtank is Singapore's spin of the popular US venture capitalist TV show - Sharktank.

Like Sharktank, SEEDtank is a platform where companies seek seed investments from venture capitalists to start, grow or save their companies.  

 

Unlike Sharktank, SEEDtank relies more on "Human factor".  The quality of the founding team, especially that of the CEO, is of paramount concern.  The CEO should possess the following traits:

  • candid, likeable & can connect with us

  • possesses solid experience in the space

  • possesses a do-or-die attitude

Held twice a month, startups pitch their concepts to judges in hopes of securing an investment.  Startups that are able to articulate the investment opportunity gets funded in cash and/or services.

 
 
Details:
  • Held every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.  Application to pitch is by appointment via this link ONLY.

  • Purpose is to check for readiness: 

    • if investee can match with Seed Ventures

    • if investee is mentally & emotionally ready to go on the funding journey.

    • if investee has the resources (time, manpower, seriousness etc).

  • Not a technical exercise to plough through documents and spreadsheets.

  • SV will point out shortfalls and provide advice

Guidelines on how to pitch.  Click here.

Instructions for Pitchers on pitching day.  Click here.

S1e11: 2 Succeeded 1 failed     22 JUN 18

APT F&B Holdings

APT F&B Holdings

APT is a gourmet concept seeking to improve kitchen operations for restaurants burdened with rising overheads. A sincere and coachable demeanour from the CEO won the approval of the panelists.

CS International Consultants

CS International Consultants

CSIC is a VR-photography service targeting businesses and consumers seeking to enhance their photography experience, "Matrix" style. Unfortunately, an overly-rich company valuation disallowed an offer to be extended.

Watch full episode here.

S1e10: 0 Succeeded 2 failed     8 JUN 18

Better Meals

Better Meals

BM is a B-to-C food-catering business that targets consumers seeking for the healthier option of home-cooked food. Unfortunately, the valuation was too rich and blocked the judges from making an offer.

Watch full episode here.

S1e9: 1 Succeeded 2 failed     25 May 18

Green Ka Ching

Green Ka Ching

GKC is an advertising business build on the back of a recycling initiative. The judges felt that it is too early to get involved.

Sports Trading AI

Sports Trading AI

STAI attempts to empower sports traders to beat the bookmakers by capitalising AI to identify winning trades. The judges couldn't see past the fact that a majority of the audience elected not to put their votes behind the concept.

Learsi

Learsi

Learsi is a manufacturer of foodstuff such as mushroom soups, sauces and biscuits. A majority of the audience and 2 judges voted for it. Well done Learsi!

Watch full episode here.

S1e8: 1 Succeeded 1 failed     11 May 18

Eezee

Eezee

Eezee is an E-commence shopping website targeting contractors and more. It provides an easier and more cost-effective means to procure supplies such as tools and other consumables. A majority of the audience gave it the thumbs up. Well done Logan!

Zigmaplus

Zigmaplus

Zigmaplus is a personalised shopping concierge service targeting consumers living in condo-clusters. Unfortunately, the panelists were unable to move past its rich valuation.

Watch full episode here.

S1e7: 2 Succeeded 0 failed     13 APR 18

Beam And Go

Beam And Go

BAG is a Fintech solution to Overseas Filipino Workers to address the issues of misused of remitted funds and that of financial inclusion. The judges and audience were sold.

Crux Labs

Crux Labs

Crux Labs is an ICT solution designed to improve client-retention and acquisition with better employee-client interconnectivity and productivity. Watch this space.

Watch full episode here.

S1e6: 1 Succeeded 3 failed     23 mar 18

DateFyx

DateFyx

DF's mission is to encourage more couples to go on date nights in order to improve relationships. However, the judges were concerned about repeat sales and accordingly, valuation.

HighBlood

HighBlood

HB is a dating app that allows one to filter candidates based on income, profession and more. However, an offer could not be put out to HB due to its lack of distribution and rich valuation.

TraderWave

TraderWave

A candid and succinct pitch by the CEO wowed the judges, venture partners and guests. Strong team, and a reasonable valuation. Nonetheless, a deal could not be reach due to user-acquisition concerns.

Reclinable Wheelchair

Reclinable Wheelchair

The only student-team from NYP wowed the judges with her innovative way to safely and quickly transport patients while reducing stress-injuries to nurses. Well done team Maestro!

Watch full episode here.

s1e5: 1 Succeeded 2 failed     9 mar 18

Superlilo

Superlilo

A charismatic and succinct pitch by the CEO wowed the judges. A deal was made to invest into SL to expand into the region.

GoKids

GoKids

No deal here. GK's catch-all marketplace for everything parents need for their kids seemed too ambitious for the judges, who felt that GK might be cutting their resources too thin.

Bountie

Bountie

B's ICO plan to game the industry is the first of its kind on the Tank. However, its novelty also proved to be a double-edged sword as ICO is still a new means to fund-raising.

Watch full episode here.

s1e4: 0 Succeeded 3 failed     23 FEB 18

Sim4Crew

Sim4Crew

S4C's universal SIM card service is a cost-effective solution for crew onboard. However, an unfathomable valuation rid the pitch of any hopes of securing an investment.

Gift-It-Forward

Gift-It-Forward

GIF held the highest chances of succeeding though the judges had concerns with the valuation. Nonetheless, an offer was issued but declined by the company.

Fanemation

Fanemation

A fun and innovative solution for event organisers to rally their crowds. But the judges were concerned about the lack of preparations done.

Watch full episode here.

s1e3: 3 Succeeded 1 failed     8 FEB 18

Seasons Floral

Seasons Floral

While they are experience in the Floral space, the presenters could not back their ask up with any proof-of-concept.

Never Run Out

Never Run Out

NRO was succinct in describing the Investment Opportunity. While the concept is pre-MVP/revenue, the judges felt it is worth a shot.

IQ Toys

IQ Toys

The CEO was shaky at first and struggled to present the business. Nonetheless, an impressive international distribution won her the judges' votes. Congrates!

Find Jobs

Find Jobs

FJ's presentation was the best one of the night. The CEO backed up his claims. They had distribution & revenue. Easy decision for the judges.

Watch full episode here.

s1e2: 1 Succeeded 2 failed     26 Jan 18

WeCare Global

WeCare Global

WG did not receive an investment due to a scattered pitch. The presenter had to read from a cue-card. Further, there were concerns about liabilities and defensibility.

Mighty Aim

Mighty Aim

The judges were concerned about the applicability of the solution in the real world. The fact that the CEO might spend time away from the business did not help.

Flying Chalks

Flying Chalks

The presenter impressed the judges with his succinct pitch. The investment opportunity was well articulated. Congratulations FC!

s1e1: 3 Succeeded 2 failed     12 Jan 18

Atribute Services

Atribute Services

AS' events-platform business that had proof-of-concept and a sensible revenue model won the judges over.

Crowd.Fun

Crowd.Fun

CF received an investment to jump-start its Kickstarter X CES concept that merges offline and online marketing and retail.

U Excellence

U Excellence

UE impressed the judges with his all-in attitude and sound business plan. The next Grab?

MK AUTOMOBILI

MK AUTOMOBILI

MKA did not receive an investment because of a lack of proof-of-concept. The judges were also concerned about legacy issues plaguing the company.

Circle 8

Circle 8

The judges were not able to move past the overly optimistic valuation applied by the company founders.

appointment of venture partners.       5 jan 18

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WeCare Global

WG did not receive an investment due to a scattered pitch. The presenter had to read from a cue-card. Further, there were concerns about liabilities and defensibility.