Launchpad for Startups

Startups done right

Smart Money + World Class Mentoring for your startup.

Bluebox Ventures

Funding   |   Tax & Structures   |   Growth Hacking   |   Legal & IP   |   Mentors

We put our money where our mouth is, and our faith in you.


Starting Up

We invest our time and resources in you to understand the goals and motivation of your venture to formulate a start up plan that is comprehensive and investor friendly. Our mission is to create the best launchpad for your ventures.

Tax Efficient Structures

We devise strategies and structures to ensure that your startup is properly set up with a view to future tax and investment efficiencies. This includes incorporating or externalizing (flipping) your startup in a business friendly jurisdictions.

Growth Hacking

We work closely with several agencies which have a proven track record of generating the traction you need to deliver success for your ventures, employing  both traditional and digital marketing.


We represent and work with several Singapore Government Agencies, VCs, Incubators and Angel Investment Networks. We will get you geared up for pitching and assist in raising capital for your ventures.

Legal & Intellectual Property

Our legal advisors ensure that your startup is compliant with regulatory requirements. We also advise on subscription agreements, employee agreements, ESOPs, shareholder and intellectual property registration in Singapore.


Our in-house and on-demand experts are proven professionals who have a passion for startups. They are evangelists, champions and subject matter experts, bringing to you not only knowledge but a deep professional network.

We put our skin in the game.

Speak with one of our highly qualified advisors who will seek to understand your goals and objectives and present you with a value proposition if we are able to take on the engagement.

We only take on assignment which we are confident of making a positive contribution to.

Our engagement is structured with a win-win philosophy based on actual value generation for the client as we firmly believe that the best way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.

Tell us about your venture

Meet our Mentors

Our mentors have been there. They have started their own ventures, or worked with startups and had successful exits. They are either serial entrepreneurs or C-suite professionals who have lived and worked across multiple geographies and are passionate about startups. They will champion your cause, and give you invaluable direction and help you script your venture’s success story. They bring with them their global networks, and right credibility for your venture.

Naturally, each mentor can only assist a few startups and hence we are unable to guarantee their availability.

Jigar C Shah


Mr Shah is a seasoned dealmaker, finance and strategy leader with 20 years of proven track record in Private Equity, Investment Banking, Strategy Consulting and Executive Management across the USA, India and South East Asia.

Mr. Shah attended Nanyang Technological University for his B.Comp Engrg and has also completed the Chartered Accountancy (ACCA), Chartered Management Accountancy (CIMA) and Company Secretary (ICSA) qualifications from the UK and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification from the USA.

Mr. Shah speaks Mandarin and Malay along with Hindi, Gujarati and English.

Mahesh Subramaniam
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A design thinker, galleried fine art photographer, serial entrepreneur with over 2 decades experience in successfully launching and operating startups in USA and India in the areas of product design and web technologies; Studied at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and has a Master’s in Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA.

An advisory board member of the Silicon Valley Based Social Venture Nework’s India Chapter ( – The Social Venture Network was founded in 1987 as a platform to connect, inspire and support influential entrepreneurs who wanted to use business to create a values-driven and sustainable world.

Mahesh heads our Silicon Valley office and shuttles between SF and India.

Sandip Sarda


Focused on Telecommunications and Media convergence for the last fourteen years. Extensive understanding of IPTV/OTT/Social TV from both a business and technology perspective. Pioneer in the field of IPTV, having being involved in the earliest trials with BT.

Sandip has demonstrated continual achievement in the Telecommunications and Media market sector for over 20 years including personally building a successful Content Management company from start-up through achieving funding from private and institutional investors and the marketing and eventual trade sale of the business.

He also brings a significant set of relationships in the MEA and India with an in depth understanding of how to introduce business ideas in to these emerging markets.

A deep understanding of technology and its application to business process. Strong management and leadership skills with ability to provide direction and motivate professionals. Excellent communicator, with emphasis on building strong relationships.

Mr. Sarda is a graduate of the prestigious Kings College, UK and heads our UK and EMEA office.

Santanu Sengupta

Santanu Sengupta

Mr. Santanu Sengupta’s vast experience for long 22 years in Grindlays Bank, 15 years service in International Trade & Trade Finance & Advisory Service and 13 years in ICT 4D segment, last 5 years in Financial Inclusion and Payment Systems makes him one of the few global change agents as a speaker, writer presenter in all major emerging markets and Global financial conferences in the most sought after subjects on ICT, Egovernance, Financial Inclusion and now Payment Systems.

Across Asia, Africa & in some respects in Latin America his incisive thought leadership and sizing up opportunities in a gloomy global economy with hands on practical solutions makes him a visionary and a strategist for the most big-scale social entrepreneur development programs into national plans as he did very successfully and with innovation with BSNL, ICICI BANK in India from 2002-07 in digital inclusion and information dissemination.

Mr. Santanu has traveled the world and brings a wealth of real world experiences into his practice areas. He heads our Indochina, Africa and Latin America divisions.

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The world today has changed, and it has never been easier, and cheaper to start your own company and reach over 4.2 billion people today who access the internet. The rules of the commerce and traditional geographical boundaries are being redrawn. Bluebox Ventures will advise your startup on all aspects of turning it into a profitable enterprise. We will structure your business for maximum tax efficiency and access to funding, while plugging your startup into the Singapore, Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley startup ecosystems.

Please tell us a little more about your venture.

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