The Hive is a fund and co-creation studio that collaborates with entrepreneurs and corporations to create and launch startups that leverage data, AI, blockchain and deep tech to drive disruption and new market opportunities.
Our team works alongside founders to propel startups through early stages of their growth and reduce product and technology risks, improve product-market fit and enhance sales repeatability.
The Hive has collaborated with several corporations including GE, Dell/EMC, eBay and McKesson to co-create startups. In some cases, The Hive partners with corporations to build new companies with a specific market focus, giving them time to market differentiate against their competitors.
The Hive Southeast Asia is primarily a early stage VC partner under Dana Penjana Nasional, a $1.2 billion Malaysia Government initiative to digitalise and recover Malaysia economy.
Under Dana Penjana Nasional mandate, The Hive Southeast Asia provides early stage funding (Pre-Seed to Pre-Series A) of between RM500,000 to RM5 million with follow-on participation and help syndicating future rounds of financing with venture capitalists and strategic partners.
The Hive hosts an innovation ecosystem and thought leadership forum called The Hive Think Tank that brings together entrepreneurs, corporations, and thought leaders.
The Hive Think Tank is the largest community of AI and data innovators in the San Francisco Bay Area with a content platform and an event platform with over 11K members and regular events of 100-800 people in attendance every two weeks.
Corporations are looking to significantly reduce the cycle times for innovation by complementing their internal innovation efforts with external and open innovation.
For corporations, The Hive’s innovative model provides early access to cutting edge products and technologies neeeded to shape the products to meet their needs. On the other hand, startups benefit by having corporations as co-innovation partners who drive product-market fit.
We always welcome entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses and products.
We primarily focus on Southeast Asia startups or foreign startups with a strong presence in the region.
We are sector agnostic but we predominantly invest in tech and tech-adjacent startups.
We primarily invest in early-stage startups raising from Co-Creation/ Seed up to Pre-Series A round.