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Transforming Healthcare Delivery and Management in Asia

Ravindran Govindan
Managing Partner-Mercatus Capital
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Ravindran Govindan
Mercatus Capital Pte Ltd is a home-grown incubator and venture accelerator. Founded by successful serial entrepreneurs, Mercatus Group provides seed capital to startups and till now, has seeded and incubated more than 20 startups in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. Several of these startups already have launched new products after intense R&D, earned revenues, and been funded through a follow-up round of investments by Series A investors.

Not just a Fund Management Company

Mercatus Capital is very different from traditional fund management companies. We believe we are unique and have evolved to become Asia's premier Angel Investor and Incubator. Our strategy is to provide early stage support to promising entrepreneurs with ideas and technology that are disruptive and paradigm shifting. Beyond providing the seed funding, Mercatus undertakes an active incubation programme to groom the top management to adopt a global outlook and to prepare the companies to become major players in the global market place. Mercatus taps the collective business acumen of the High Net worth Individuals who provide the capital for the companies and who also take an active role in mentoring the companies.

Mentoring and Incubation Support

My fellow investors and I take an active interest in working with the companies especially in opening doors and helping them get access to new markets. Over the past 30 years I have been personally involved with over 100 companies and taken several taken several companies to IPO in Australia and Singapore. We put to good use the cumulative business experience and network of contacts of my fellow investors and I help our companies: raise additional capital; meet with major customers; negotiate large contracts including setting up Joint Ventures or Mergers and Acquisitions. We help the management of our portfolio companies to think global.

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