At TNB Aura, we are investing in and helping to build the future of Southeast Asia.

As a thesis-led, high-conviction venture capital firm,

We believe uncommon results are borne from uncommon inputs.

We believe that bigger bets on fewer investments allow for impact that
pushes boundaries,

And it requires a curious mix of dreamers, scientists and contrarians.

At TNB Aura, we call it Uncommon Chemistry.

Uncommon Approach


We look for founders who want to be part of a new era of future-defining growth in Southeast Asia. They are the visionaries who want to tackle our region’s biggest challenges and make a difference in the lives of The Next Billion.


Great ideas are a synthesis of science and passion. Our methodology is thesis-led and data-driven, allowing us to take an outbound approach. We utilise pattern recognition and deep local expertise to uncover winning business models tailored for our region.


We believe that opportunities in SEA are wide but shallow. This allows us to pick the winning models and canvass the market to back the best of the best. So when we’re in, we’re all in.

Partners In

More than investors, we’re partners in it for the long haul. We want to make every startup institutional-ready, and we are prepared to equip them with the right tools to become iconic businesses. Our goal? To be the best 'second' cheque in the region.

Our latest
News & Insights


Did you know that in Southeast Asia, the unbanked and underbanked population amounts to ~200M and ~100M respectively? #Vietnam ranks 2nd among the top 10 unbanked nations globally, with ~70% of the population remaining unbanked and underbanked. Our recent investment shows that GIMO (YC W22) is one of the first movers in Vietnam, adopting and promoting earned wage access model (“EWA”) or on-demand pay.


Indonesia, renowned as a traditional agrarian nation, has seen a large digital transformation in recent years as the sector continues to play a critical role in the country's economy. TNB AURA's latest AgriTech investments in AgriAku and Eratani demonstrate the key success factors establishing a gateway to the fragmented market in Indonesia - Read more in our latest Perspectives edition.


Indonesian social commerce platform Super raised $70 million in a Series C funding round led by U.S. based investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA), according to an announcement on Thursday. The startup, which serves serves tier-2 and tier-3 cities and Indonesian rural areas, also has the round supported by additional investment from Insignia Ventures Partners, SoftBank Ventures Asia, DST Global Partners, Amasia, B Capital, TNB Aura, the Chairman of Bain Capital Stephen Pagliuca, the Former General Partner of Kleiner Perkins Eric Feng’s Goldhouse, and Xendit CEO Moses Lo.


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