Category: Blog Posts

[As Seen on e27] From Classroom to Boardrooms: How we landed our first deal as student VCs

This article shares our journey as student investment analysts, leading to our first real investment decision. This article first appears on e27. Link to the original article here. Written by Protege Ventures analysts Arjun Kumar & Joanna Teo We’ve all heard stories about inspiring young people who dared to dream big with a deep motivation to…

Press Release: Protégé Ventures Bets on ZOLO to Transform Southeast Asia’s Food Sector with a Pre-Seed Investment

The investment in ZOLO, an AI-powered B2B software, marks the conclusion of Protégé Ventures (PV) Fund I – which has made a total of 11 strategic investments since its inception in 2017. Singapore, 28 February 2024 – Protégé Ventures (PV), Singapore’s only student-led venture capital fund and the first such fund in Southeast Asia, has…

Introducing our 2023/2024 team!

In this blog post, we’re excited to introduce you to the latest members of Protégé Ventures, as they join our team in the new academic year. Join us in getting to know these talented individuals, their backgrounds, aspirations, and the unique qualities they bring to our evolving team. These new members are the driving force…

Press Release: Protégé Ventures Launches S$500,000 Fund II to Fuel Early-Stage Technology Start-ups Led by Student Founders

SINGAPORE, 11 September 2023: Protégé Ventures (PV), a student-run venture fund programme set up by the Singapore Management University Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SMU IIE), has launched the Marina & David Su Protégé Ventures Fund II.   (Left to Right) Sherwin Ng, Managing Partner of Protégé Ventures, Anaanya Bijay, Managing Partner of Protégé Ventures, Prof Lim Sun…