Fatfish Internet Group is a Southeast Asian and Australian based Internet venture investment firm. Fatfish is the first of its kind to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Fatfish partners with entrepreneurs to facilitate building Internet ventures with the potential to scale globally trough its unique “Seed-to-Exit” approach.
The company has a significant pipeline of opportunities at various stages of development, particularly in South East Asia, one of the fastest emerging growth markets.
About Fatfish Internet Group
Fatfish Internet Group Ltd (‘FFG’) is a Southeast Asian and Australian based Internet venture investment firm. FFG partners with entrepreneurs to help them build and grow Internet businesses via a co-entrepreneurship model.
FFG’s co-entrepreneurship model seeks an active involvement from seed funding stage to exit stage of its investee companies. In parallel FFG seeks to provide a collection of resources and expertise to support entrepreneurs in important areas such as business strategy, staffing, product development and exit strategy. This unique “seed-to-exit” approach makes FFG a strategic corporate partner that provides the funding, resources and invaluable networks to hasten the growth of promising technology businesses.
FFG was founded in 2011 in Singapore at the famed “Block 71” startups cluster by a team of co-founders that are serial entrepreneurs. All have successful track records in the Internet industry. FFG has dual headquarters located in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia. FFG also operates 2 regional “launch-pad” offices in Malaysia and Indonesia. FFG is publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with its trading symbol “FFG”. The Company has been listed since July 2014 and is the first specialist Internet venture investment firm to be traded on the ASX.
Portfolio.Fatfish operates through two business divisions – the Digital Incubator Division is a digital incubator focused on mobile and social commerce technologies while the Direct Ventures Division is the growth stage ventures builder.
Fatfish Internet Group’s (FFG) investment operation involves two business divisions, namely as follow:
Digital Incubator Division
FFG’s subsidiary Fatfish Medialab in Singapore operates an accelerator specializing in mobile and cloud technology. Fatfish Mediallab has been appointed as an official partner of the i.jam funding scheme of the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). The I.jam funding programme allows a co-investment partnership between FFG and MDA that sees investment of up to SGD250,000 of seed funding into early stage startup in exchange for minority equity position.
Besides funding Fatfish Medialab actively provides support to startups in the various business operation areas such as engineering, marketing and finance etc.
Venture Capital Division
FFG’s Venture Capital division invests into more mature startup (typically pre Series A or Series A round) across Asia and Australia. In Malaysia FFG’s subsidiary Fatfish Ventures Sdn Bhd has been appointed as a co-investment partner of Cradle, an early stage technology funding agency under the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia. FFG regularly co-invests with other venture capital firms in the region and continuously seeks to foster close business relationship with its peers in the regional venture investment space.
FFG’s main proposition as a value-enhancing investor is its ability to assist the startups it invests in by making available to the startups its resources and network in the tech eco-system across the geographical markets it operates in, especially in the Southeast Asia region – one of the fastest growth markets in the world.
FFG currently operates 4 offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Melbourne. Each of the FFG’s offices is staffed with key personnel that are equipped to assist companies to roll out their business objectives in the in-country market .