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Catalyst UK and Singapore based iAxil, the venture accelerator arm of Asian
conglomerate Ascendas, have joined forces in a unique European/Asian
The co-venture will support and assist both European based companies
wishing to access the Asian market, and Asian based companies seeking to
penetrate European markets.
The partnership offers companies an inside track into each market. It will
develop contacts, carry out due diligence on potential partners/customers and
negotiate deals.
Richard Turner of Catalyst Venture Partners forged the deal said:
‘This is such an exciting time in the development of east/west trading
relationships. I am delighted that we can offer our portfolio and other
companies access to such a high quality partner in the East’.
Tay Li Ling, Senior Vice President of iAxil, commenting on the partnership,
‘Catalyst have such an excellent understanding of technology companies and
European markets I am delighted that we can offer this service to our
About iAxil (www.iaxil.net)
iAxil, is a one-stop centre providing a total solution to help entrepreneurs
launch and grow their ventures. Leveraging on more than 10 years of
experience, they have grown into one of the region’s leading venture
accelerator centres offering entrepreneurs and start-up companies access to
venture capital, business planning, financial modelling, market intelligence,
deal structuring, recruitment of talent, branding, access to international
markets and quick start-up space. They also provide consultancy services to
help corporate and government clients to establish, develop and run
incubators and incubation programmes.
iAxil was founded in 1994 and to date has helped more than 185 start-up
companies. Some of the successful start-up companies include Sinomem

Technology Ltd (listed on the Singapore Exchange), Pharmesis International
Ltd (listed on Singapore Exchange) Cassis International, Triangle
Technologies, Lightspeed Technology and InfoTalk Corporation.
About Catalyst Venture Partners (www.catvp.com)
Catalyst Venture Partners are a corporate finance and fast growth advisory
firm specialising in the environmental technology, healthcare, software and
media. Since its foundation in 2000 Catalyst has worked with over 50 start-up
and early stage companies. We work with ambitious and entrepreneurial led
companies who are at the early and expansion stage of their development.
We help companies: recruit key staff; find investor directors, develop growth
strategies and raise funding. We focus on companies seeking to raise equity
between £500,000 and £5 million.
For further information please contact: Richard J Turner, T: +44 (0)
1225331498, Email: rjt@catvp.com!