​Introduction to Expara

Expara is Singapore’s pioneer and leader in incubation, early-stage venture capital, entrepreneurship, VC and innovation training, mentorship and advisory work. Expara provides both investment and services to the enterprise ecosystem.
Douglas Abrams, the company’s founder and CEO is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, angel investor and educator who has been investing, venturing, and teaching in Singapore since 2000. Expara works closely with start-up companies, SMEs and key players in both the public and private sector in the local enterprise ecosystem. Expara has offices in Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Expara I4 Philosophy
  • Invest in innovation
  • Incubate and mentor our companies
  • Invest in our companies
  • Impact as an integral part of our approach

Investment business

  • Expara IDM Ventures – 2007-2012
  • Extream Ventures – 2008-2013 (joint venture fund with Upstream)
  • Expara IDM Ventures II – 2012-now
  • Expara Ventures III 2015

Services business

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Workshops
  • Mentorship and advisory services
  • Innovation challenges
  • Incubation
  • Deal syndication