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We invest seed capital and time in promising scalable startups. Our team of dedicated startup experts empower founders worldwide with our strengths in marketing, strategy, and access to global industry networks from our headquarters in the heart of Asia – Hong Kong.

We also help startups with next round growth, further fund raising and new market expansion. Having all built a series of businesses, our team is well placed to help entrepreneurs succeed.

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Every three months we hold a ‘Pitch Day’, where budding startups pitch their businesses to a panel of Nest specialists. Over a period of three months, selected companies receive up to US$200,000 in return for equity, which typically ranges from two to ten percent.

In addition to capital, startups obtain a weekly strategy meeting, an experienced mentor from an industry-relevant external corporate, and a weekly management event with the other startup founders throughout our eco-system. Nest aims to remove many of the administrative elements surrounding building a company by providing in-house legal, accounting, HR support and assistance with company structure and documentation.

The programme culminates in a ‘Demo Day’ where startups pitch their businesses in front of an audience of over 150 professional investors. Finally, the startups are offered a listing on our equity crowd-funding platform Investable.

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We invest in people first and ideas second. We invest in founders that have the power and passion to deliver. Here is what founders we invest in think about us as we see this as a two-way partnership.

Nest’s typical investments are in early seed or startup phase companies. Ideally you have a product and a customer but this is not vital. The startups are generally built around a disruptive concept and have the ability to scale rapidly. They can be from anywhere in the world and we aim to power these startups up via our base in Hong Kong, China. Founders Video Thumbnail



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Are you an entrepreneur with an exceptional startup, looking to make your mark in Asia? Take your business to the NEST level and apply to NEST’s next Pitch Day via Angel List. Applications close on Monday 5 October at midnight.

how it works

You’ll have 10 minutes to present your business to the NEST team before moving into 20 minutes Q&A.

If we like your pitch, and want to invest, we’ll provide you and your business with up to US$200,000 in capital as well as hands-on mentorship, marketing, legal, and accounting support.

Please note that Pitch Day is not open to the public.

what type of companies can apply?

Our target investments are typically seed or startup phase companies. They generally have a disruptive concept, are headquartered in Asia and have rapid scalable growth projections.

how to apply

To apply, follow the link below to our application form on Angel List. We review every application but only invite the entrepreneurs with the idea that we feel best fits within our ecosystem to present on our pitch day. Remember to tell us lots about yourself as well as your business idea – we’re investing in you too!




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