About Us

    • Cradle Seed Ventures Fund 1 (CSVF1)
    • Cradle Seed Ventures (CSV) is the venture capital arm of Malaysia’s premier early stage financier and influencer, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd.

    • CSV manages an early stage venture fund based out of Malaysia and is always on the lookout for start-ups with high growth potential, led by passionate founders with high levels of enthusiasm.

    • CSV is delighted to be part of this new dawn of excitement in the start-up world, both in Malaysia and globally.

    • CSV mandated investments will be in the technology sector with specific focus on selected verticals. CSV has the added strength of being able to leverage on Cradle’s long experience in supporting early stage start-ups, understanding the funding and operational needs of a start-up and also be a supportive partner when they scale in the Malaysian market and to foreign shores.

  • Investment Mandate
    • Investment Size

    • Targeted investment size is between RM1mil and RM3mil per company.

    • Investment Structure

      • CSV Fund 1 (CSVF1) will invest through equity participation for minority equity stakes at reasonable valuations in the companies.

    • Technology Vertical Focus

      • Internet and Mobile Technology/ Business
      • Software and Enterprise Solutions
      • Engineering and Hardware
    • Funding Areas

      • Our funding areas would be aligned with Malaysia’s National Key Economic Areas (NKEA).
        The primary areas of focus would include the following:
        • Financial services
        • Tourism
        • Business Services
        • Electronics and Electrical
        • Wholesale & Retail
        • Education
        • Healthcare
        • Communications Content
          and Infrastructure
      • Secondary areas would include the following:
        • Oil, Gas and Energy
        • Agriculture
        • Palm Oil & Rubber
    • Geographical Focus

        • A minimum of 70%
        • of the fund will be focused in funding Malaysian companies.
        • A maximum of 30%
        • of the fund will be used to fund foreign companies.
    • Stage Focus

      • CSVF1 will invest in early stage companies that exhibit a clear path of growth and profitability. Early stage companies in this case will cover the following stages:

        • PRE-SERIES A
        • Pre-commercialisation stage to Early Commercialisation stage
        • SERIES A
        • Commercialisation and Early Growth
        • BEYOND
        • Growth