Singapore sees visit from third cohort of International Growth Programme tech companies

Tech Nation, October 11, 2022 4 min read

The third cohort of the Tech Nation International Growth Programme for Southeast Asia spent the week in Singapore to meet potential business partners, government agencies and experts on the ground accelerating their expansion plans for the Southeast Asia region.

This comes as the cohort has spent the last four months online learning about the opportunities and challenges for their business in the region, as well as developing go-to-market strategies, building up connections and relationships with mentors, investors and potential buyers and partners.

In Singapore the companies attended sessions with the UK government on the benefits of the UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement as well as with the Singaporean government on the country’s digitalisation efforts from IMDA, and opportunities in the ecosystem from Singapore EDB. Tech Nation hosted a showcase for all companies to pitch their technology solutions to a group of investors and corporate partners from across Southeast Asia. The Tech Nation programme supported the companies in arranging 1-2-1 meetings while in-market with the likes of ST Engineering, NUS, Antler and Heineken.

Tony Lowe, COO at Oxbotica said the highlight of the visit was ‘the seamless introduction to a highly qualified network of representatives from local and UK government, industry, regulators and investors – which has already generated opportunities’.

The visit also received local press coverage highlighting the interest by the UK tech sector in Singapore and helping to put our cohort on the map.

The International Growth Programme 3.0 cohort

The UK tech companies that joined us on the visit included: (Brighton) is a cloud platform for fast and sustainable management of your information security, data privacy and other compliance work.

Beacon (Leeds)

Beacon’s Click Fraud Protection detects bots across paid search and social, and blocks bots on Meta, Instagram, Google Ads and Microsoft Ads. Beacon is currently reducing ad waste by up to 60% for our customers, meaning that they get massively better value and return from their ad spend. Beacon’s Veracity SaaS platform detects and prevents bots in other sectors including financial services, commerce, and insurance.

Goldilock (Cannock)

Any Internet-connected device and network element is vulnerable to compromise. Goldilock TruAirgap™ delivers unbreachable security through instant disconnect without using the internet. Available as a hardware platform or cloud-based SaaS, data and networks are physically isolated or made available on demand. Access controls are secure, convenient, and simple for users and IT teams, yet remain hidden from attacker visibility. By leveraging non-IP based methods, risk of compromise is exponentially reduced, so data and networks are isolated or accessed conveniently on-demand.

Cognitiv+ (London)

Cognitiv+ is the artificial intelligence platform that empowers businesses and law firms with deeper insights into their legal data. Cognitiv+ extracts data from contracts, policies and legislation and provides actionable knowledge for your company.

Coincover (Cardiff)

Cryptocurrency ownership is growing fast and becoming more mainstream, however to many it still feels like a risky investment. Coincover is changing this by creating the easiest way to protect and manage digital currency anywhere in the world.

Coincover is the first and only service to guarantee digital funds will not be lost or stolen. By combining insurance with the latest security features, we significantly reduce risk and make digital currency investments simple, safe, and secure for retail and business customers.

Robin AI (London)

Robin AI makes contracts simple using a combination of proprietary software and machine learning to re-imagine how contracts are drafted, negotiated and used. What makes Robin AI unique in the world of legal technology is that they understand and appreciate the capabilities of AI. Comprehending even simple contracts is sometimes difficult, so they pair their AI tool with expert legal professionals that validate the work of their technology. They call it AI+.

Oxbotica (Oxford)

Oxbotica, is a global leader in autonomous vehicle software for businesses and is on a mission to make the Earth move, unleashing the benefits of self-driving technology to every person and every organisation on the planet. It offers a suite of products – Oxbotica Driver, Cloud, and MetaDriver, which are enabling its vision of Universal Autonomy: the ability of any vehicle, of any size, in any location to operate autonomously – safely and sustainably.

Michelle McCarthy of ISMS.Online pitching at our showcase

This visit and the work Tech Nation does supporting UK tech companies to derrick and accelerate their growth into the Asia Pacific is part of the UK government’s Digital Trade Network.

If you or your company are in Singapore from 2-4 November, Singapore Fintech Festival is back in-person with over 60,000 participants from over 160 countries! Organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore  in collaboration with The Association of Banks in Singapore, Tech Nation is a proud partner, so do reach out to us on if you are interested in attending or finding out more of what is going on that week.

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