Innoven Capital is Asia’s leading venture debt and lending platform providing debt capital to high growth innovative ventures primarily backed by venture capital firms. Innoven Capital is a joint venture between Temasek and UOB. Currently, the platform is active across India, China and South East Asia while continuing to expand to other high growth economies in the region.
InnoVen Capital is Asia’s leading venture lending firm with offices in India, Southeast Asia and China.
In India, InnoVen Capital is positioned as the first and largest venture debt provider to venture capital backed start-ups in India across stages of growth and sectors. The Company has a credit rating of ‘IND AA-’ for its term borrowing and ‘IND A1+’ for its commercial paper issuances.
InnoVen Southeast Asia was established in July 2015 in Singapore and is the largest venture debt provider to start-up and growth stage companies in the region. Portfolio companies have used Innoven venture loans to extend cash runway and accelerate growth while minimizing equity dilution.
InnoVen Capital China was established in April 2017 and supports the growth of leading companies of the next generation in greater China area. Specifically, InnoVen China focuses on lending to high-growth start-ups after their series A funding..InnoVen China dedicates itself to offer entrepreneurs more financing options and to support their enterprise development, without diluting equity or mortgaging assets.
Entrepreneurship requires risk takers across various capacities. The most important ingredient is the entrepreneur. Risk capital comes second and a strong venture capital investor can become a powerful catalyst to help entrepreneurs transform their ideas into a valuable business.
Venture debt is the next logical layer of risk capital and can be a great supplement to venture capital. It can be an attractive way for entrepreneurs to finance their business with less dilution than equity while providing a way to extend the cash flow runway between equity rounds. The cash buffer can be used by companies to power growth, build out the platform, make key hires, spend on marketing or finance their working capital needs. Companies have also used venture debt to finance acquisitions and global expansion as well.
For venture capital investors, the value proposition of venture debt is that it helps to leverage equity capital in order to increase valuations between equity rounds, reduce dilution, and enhance investor returns.
Overall, venture debt is a form of flexible capital which works in tandem with entrepreneurs and investors to help improve the ability of the company to increase enterprise value.