Ardent Capital is a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits throughout Southeast Asia and globally. We bring together all the key elements required to create great companies: Team, Strategy, Operations, Marketing, Technology, Capital, and Passion. We are thrilled and privileged to be participating in a technology revolution sweeping the region.
Ardent Capital makes early stage investments in technology companies across Southeast Asia, with a preference towards transactional commerce and advertising businesses. We believe that being a great VC goes well beyond making smart investment decisions. It means adding the operational knowledge, resources and commitment to ensure that each of our portfolio companies reaches its maximum potential.
We believe that our collective years in the region operating in every major geography give us an unfair advantage when it comes to local knowledge, human resource network and best practices. Our focus markets are Thailand (our main office is in Bangkok), Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Ardent Labs takes promising eCommerce business ideas, tests them and if successful, matches them with talented entrepreneurs and funding from Ardent Capital. Ardent Labs provides each business idea the infrastructure support required, from operations and technology to sales and marketing, to test and validate product/market fit.
Ardent Labs also leverages aCommerce, an Ardent portfolio company, to provide full back-end logistics including warehousing, picking and packing, payment gateways and customer service. It is a key competitive advantage for Labs and reduces the time to market for eCommerce companies from months to weeks.
Ardent Capital invests in Shopline, a Hong Kong-based startup, in its US$1.2M seed round
Ardent Capital funded storage startup Spaceship caters to SMEs
Ardent Capital backed Whatsnew Group acquire Moxy, a online lifestyle store based in Bangkok
Ardent Capital raises US$12.5M; soon to enter Indonesia
Indonesia's Boundary Breaking Delivery App, Major Brands Partner with aCommerce & E-Commerce Gender Usage Insights.
July- August, 2014
Eat Pray Shop- Our 5 Learnings from Our Indonesian Case Study, Chinese Brands Partner with aCommerce and more
May- June, 2014
Singapore Signs HP, aCommerce Expands Channel Management & Exclusive Look at E-Commerce in the Philippines
March- April, 2014
Philippines Expansion, Groupon Doubles Volume to aCommerce and TH Signs Country's Largest Telco
January- February, 2014
E-Commerce During Bangkok's Shutdown, Signing Groupon & MAP, LINE Mobile Case Study
Happy Holidays! A Big Year for E-Commerce in Asia 2013
December 16, 2013
Ardent Capital featured in Nikkei.com
July 23, 2013
Reeza Zarook from Anything.lk discusses eCommerce in Sri Lanka
July 19, 2013
Our case for a Southeast Asia regional strategy
July 19, 2013
Ardent Capital Launches aCommerce, Aims To Break eCommerce Bottleneck
July 15, 2013
Understanding the Thailand startup ecosystem
May 29, 2013
Ardent Capital announces investments from US and Japanese partners
April 5, 2013
Burufly gets funding from Walden International, Batavia Incubator
February 13, 2013
Ardent invests in Singaporean media company e27 to support regional expansion
December 11, 2012
Dialog buys into Ardent Capital’s Anything.lk at US$6.1M valuation
February 29, 2012
Admax Network gets acquired by Komli Media
June 27, 2011
Ensogo gets acquired by LivingSocial