Golden Equator has announced the appointment of serial entrepreneur Taizo Son, founder of venture investor Mistletoe Inc, as its special advisor. The appointment forms a part of a larger partnership between Golden Equator and Mistletoe.
Golden Equator is a group of Singapore-founded companies with businesses covering finance, consultancy, and a technology and innovation business club. Mistletoe is a hybrid accelerator and incubator.
Golden Equator, together with Son, is planning to pursue transformational initiatives in six sectors: healthcare, education, financial, food, housing and fashion.
Son said, in a statement, “Mistletoe is intending to build a startup ecosystem with government agencies in Singapore for the Asia Pacific region, so our ethos is closely aligned with Golden Equator and Shirley’s around supporting the start-up ecosystem holistically. We can achieve this together by contributing to people development and education, curating connections and networks for entrepreneurs, and finding a new path to success for start-ups and businesses.”
The partnership is targeted at accelerating the growth of enterprises based in Singapore within Asian markets, as well as facilitating connections between relevant investors and government organisations, as well as entrepreneurs.
Most recently, in September 2017, Golden Equator signed an MoU with C&R Healthcare, appointed by City of Seoul BioHub and Korean Health Industry Development Institution (KHIDI) to provide a suite of services for healthcare firms looking to expand into Southeast Asia.
On 16 January 2018, Golden Equator will also be officially launching its curated technology and innovation business club, SPECTRUM, which claims to be the first-of-its-kind in the city-state.