Founded in 2016, Beacon VC is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital fund of Kasikornbank PLC (SET: KBANK), a leading commercial bank in Thailand with highest mobile penetration and largest SME base. With initial fund of $30 million, Beacon VC focuses on strategic investments in early to growth-stage technology startups covering not only financial technology (fintech) but also consumer lifestyle and deep technology sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise IT. In 2018, Beacon VC expands its fund size to $85 million.
Our Value Proposition.
Unmatched leadership in mobile banking application with over 8 million users nationwide in Thailand
No.1 market share by value and main bank status in SME market in Thailand
Solid in-house technology and digital capabilities to get actual work done with startups
Financial Technology, Customer Engagement, Deep Technology
Early (post-revenue) to growth stage
Frequently Asked Questions.
1) Can Beacon VC invest in a pre-launch or pre-revenue startup?
Unfortunately we invest only in post-revenue companies with at least a year of track record and outstanding growth rate, typically those looking to dominate the local market or expand into a new market. The Southeast Asia ecosystem is developing rapidly and there are a number of angel investors and microfunds that can help financing very early-stage companies. 2) Can Beacon VC invest in companies outside Thailand and Southeast Asia?
Our fund does not have geography limitation as long as the investment provides a strong strategic value to our business and vice versa to the target company. Priorities are given to companies based in or looking to expand to Thailand and Southeast Asia. 3) What is Beacon VC’s investment range?
Our cheque size is generally from $500,000 up to $2,500,000 in each deal. However, we are also flexible on case by case basis. 4) How should I connect and pitch to Beacon VC?
We highly recommend getting a warm introduction from either a founder or an investor in our network. Alternatively, you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, but kindly note that that we may not be able to reply to every inquiry. 5) Is Beacon VC open to new partnership opportunities?
We always welcome partnership opportunities with various stakeholders in the ecosystem, particularly in Asia region. Public sector, corporations, investors and accelerators are always welcome to reach out to us.