A WaveMaker is a disruptor, a catalyst for change.

We invest in a broad range of technology-driven companies in the US and Southeast Asia. The start-ups we invest in are Wavemakers. They are the catalysts for change.

We like businesses that address huge market opportunities and create real value in a differentiated and defensible way. This means solving truly relevant problems, disrupting the status quo and/or creating fresh, addictive delight.

We strive to be good Partners on their journey. We're happy to be their investor and their sounding board, their cheerleader and their sparring partner, their drinking buddy but not their babysitter. We’re also just as happy to get out of their way.

We firmly believe in the power of numbers and networks and it shows in how we invest.

We take a portfolio-building approach to early stage (Seed-Series A) investing. We believe that early stage investments are largely unpredictable and binary. That’s why we don’t mind making more bets than most other VCs. We will usually start with a $100K-$500K check and follow on until $1M.

We also take a co-investment approach. We will lead rounds when we feel we are in the best position to do so, but we usually like to bring in co-investors who can add value. Otherwise, we are comfortable to just join a syndicate and help out whenever we are asked.

The combination of portfolio building and co-investment has enabled us to invest over 130 companies and co-invest over 120 early stage investors. These form a powerful network which supports pattern recognition, diligence, co-investment, customer acquisition and corporate development.



Nix Nolledo

Nix Nolledo

Venture Partner

Nix Nolledo focuses primarily on the group’s activities in the Philippines. Nix is a technology entrepreneur who has businesses in the mobile, e-commerce, and digital media spaces. He has ownership and sits on the board of a number of consumer technology companies in the Philippines, including, Xurpas, and

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Jennifer Wilde Anderson

Jennifer Wilde Anderson

Vice President

Jennifer Anderson is an integral member of the team at Wavemaker partnering with leadership to develop and implement growth strategies and manage key firm relationships. She oversees the firm’s operations, marketing strategy and events. Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School.

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Aditya Kumar

Aditya Kumar


Aditya Kumar focuses primarily on the group’s activities in Singapore. Prior to joining Wavemaker, Adi worked at Wealth-X, a global ultra high net worth prospecting, intelligence and wealth due diligence firm. He also spent stints interning at ABN Amro Bank and Citibank in the Compliance and Private Wealth divisions.

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Lisa Riedmiller

Lisa Riedmiller

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Riedmiller is Chief Financial Officer for Wavemaker Partners. She has over 24 years of venture capital fund accounting, investor relations and fund administration experience. Lisa successfully built her specialized venture capital accounting services business to target the niche market of smaller and developing funds by offering her clients high level financial support without the burden of full-time overhead.

    Mave Marcos

    Mave Marcos

    Operations Coordinator

    Mave Marcos works out of the Wavemaker Partners' office in Santa Monica, CA. She provides support for the Managing Partners and other staff. She is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor's in Sociology and is currently enrolled in the University of Southern California's Annenberg Graduate School of Communication.

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    Wavemaker Partners (USA)

    Wavemaker Partners III
    Wavemaker Partners II (formerly Siemer Ventures II)

    Wavemaker Pacific (SE Asia)

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    Wavemaker Labs*

    *Approved Technology Incubator under the National Research Foundation (NRF) with effectively S$25M given 5.6x leverage under the Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS), 100% Singapore, 12 portfolio companies

    We’ve enhanced our network further with the entry of our Asian practice, Wavemaker Pacific, into the DFJ Global Network. With 15 member funds across 4 continents, we are able to provide our Asia-based founders with truly global access, insight and scale.

    • DFJ Network

    DFJ Global Network is a robust venture collective bringing together experienced investors and innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe to share strategies, source opportunities, and create greater value.

    Started in 1990, DFJ Global Network has since grown into a self-governed organization of independent venture funds on four continents who cooperate on investment diligence, marketing intelligence, corporate relationships and co-investments. All member funds are independent and raise their own capital and manage their own investment decisions.


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