A sector-agnostic Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm based in Singapore

As a thesis-led, high-conviction venture capital firm, we use data-driven methodologies to identify and invest in select companies that are primed for the future and ready to change the very face of their categories.



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


In partnership with SVCA and the National University of Singapore, NUS Business School, #TNBAura presents the #StartupWars2023: Venture Capital Case Competition. Through a series of 2 rounds, students will tackle real-world challenges and gain first-hand mentorship from leading industry experts. Finalists will stand a chance to win up to S$10,000 in cash, coveted internship opportunities, exclusive office visits and special access to SVCA Annual Christmas Cocktail Reception with top investors in the region. Form teams of 2-3 and sign up now:


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.


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