We invest to shape the future economic pillars of Singapore
As a leading Singapore-based global investor, EDBI invests in high growth technology sectors that shape the future economic pillars of Singapore. Since 1991, we have been supporting our portfolio companies’ growth in Asia and globally through our extensive network, resources and experience.
We are committed to achieve long-term shareholder value and attract future leaders and tech innovators to Singapore, thereby anchoring new capabilities, creating employment opportunities, and building a resilient economy.
Our Core Values
Unite and Work Together
Strive for Excellence
Respect Each Other's Views
Our Focal Sectors
We help strengthen Singapore’s capabilities through investments in innovative companies across six focal sectors:
Creating value and empowering
companies to build sustainable legacies
At EDBI, we strive to unlock our companies’ potential, accelerate growth globally and advocate positive impact for a better world. Being a strategic partner also means helping our companies on their growth trajectory and enhancing value for their successes.
Through our value creation efforts and expansive network, we offer opportunities for:
The EDBI Journey
EDBI was established in 1991 under the name of EDB Investments (EDBInv) to support high growth companies and industry sectors that can contribute to the growth of Singapore’s economy. In the early 2000s saw EDBInv catalyse the creation of a new biomedical industry with the formation of Bio*One Capital, EDB’s dedicated Biomedical Sciences Investment Fund. To adapt to new disruptive trends, EDBInv then restructured to the new EDBI to become an active global venture investor. This set the stage for investing into areas like digitalisation, deep tech and building new capabilities in Singapore.
To stay ahead of the competition, we have to constantly innovate and enhance the Singapore product. EDB Investments Pte Ltd (EDBInv) is another vehicle to make Singapore more attractive for high value-added technology industries. The setting up of a separate company, EDBInv, to undertake such equity investments demonstrates to potential investors that we are committed to developing industries in Singapore.
Former EDBInv Chairman (June 1991 to October 2001)
Manufacturing as a strategic growth driver for Singapore
Formation of EDB Investments(EDBinv)
Pioneers projects in the electronics and chemical clusters
Implements regional platform projects and supports promising local enterprises in regionalization
2000 - 2008
Firing up the dual engines of growth
Focus shifts to R&D
Seeds growth in the biomedical industry
Ventures into areas like visual effects and photonics
2009 - 2020
Growing Singapore’s future economic pillars
Set-up of Silicon Valley office
Formation of EDBI and restructuring of EDBinv
Strategic focus on clusters in information and Communications Technology, Healthcare, Emerging Technology and the Strategic Growth Programme
Emphasis on value creation support for portfolio companies
Partnerships with funds and corporates
Set-up of Shanghai office
Set-up of Southeast Asia office