London-based incubator Entrepreneur First launches Singapore edition, to house deep tech startups

January 20, 2016:   London-based investor and incubation programme Entrepreneur First (EF) has teamed up with Infocomm Investments (IIPL) to launch its Singapore edition. Co-founded by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck, EF operates on a model of investing in technical talent on a “pre-team, pre-idea” basis. The expansion into Singapore follows EF raising a £8.5 million ($12 million) fund aimed to scale up its programme – including backing and mentoring 200 founders per year. Investors in the fund include Encore Capital, Infocomm Investments (IIPL), and various angel investors including Robin Klein, formerly of Index Ventures, and Alex Chesterman, CEO of UK property portal Zoopla. In an interaction with TechCrunch, Bentinck said: ““Our focus is more and more on investing in deep tech startups and highly technical individuals.” She added, “Being able to raise £8.5 million to cover the next 3 years means that we’ll be able to fund…


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