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Asia's first venture building company that injects funding, people resources and AI technologies in SMEs for scaling growth

Singapore, 09 July 2022 – High growth enterprises now can boost their business models by merging with a special purpose vehicle, backed by AI technologies, expertise and funding resources. This is part of the merge-grow-harvest model adopted by AIV50, the venture building arm of AI group, MyFinB and AI Investment Holding company, VSC Portfolio Investments (VSCPI) – that was set-up earlier this year.

The potential for AI investment returns is huge. McKinsey estimates that AI may deliver an additional economic output of around US$13 trillion by 2030, increasing global GDP by about 1.2 % annually. This will mainly come from substitution of labour by automation and increased innovation in products and services. Meanwhile, Accenture forecasts that by 2035, AI could double annual global economic growth rates. A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimates that global GDP may increase by up to 14 % (the equivalent of US$15.7 trillion) by 2030 as a result of the accelerating development and take-up of AI.

The Founder / Chairman of AIV50, Prof M Nazri explains, “We generate higher value by securitizing our fifty AI assets across five years and spin off a few of them each year to become profitable AI companies. These project companies are not only focused on commercial goals but also, the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

AIV50 lists out the general criteria to identify suitable SMEs, that include: (but not limited to):

  • Any industry group
  • Min annual revenue of USD$5m (current)
  • Potential for digital transformation / AI adoption
  • No shareholding dilution expected from the SMEs

According to AIV50, those that do not meet the revenue criteria, other factors may be considered: eg technology niche, quality of people, commercial traction, just to give a few examples.

“AIV50 was set up primarily to help entrepreneurs have better access to AI technologies and produce more “AIpreneurs” without having the need of any coding, programming or any capital expenditure. The ultimate goal is that we help to unlock the value of data in organizations using AI technologies through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), while streamlining human-machine collaboration as part of their digital transformation plans.” says Prof Nazri.

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