SG Innovate


At SGInnovate, we launch, prove and scale Deep Tech products borne out of science research Our Mission: To help entrepreneurial scientists build Deep Tech startups. Our Purpose: The world has hard problems to solve, and hard-tech answers are needed. We help entrepreneurs who want to solve hard problems build companies.



AI/ML, Healthcare, Blockchain


Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed


Asia, North America


Singapore, Indonesia, US


Steve Leonard, CEO

Mr Steve Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experience, having played key roles in building several global companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services. Although born in the US, Mr Leonard considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years. In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate Ð a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government Ð Mr Leonard has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds Ôdeep-techÕ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Mr LeonardÕs team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore. Prior to his role as the CEO of SGInnovate, Mr Leonard served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a government statutory board under the purview of SingaporeÕs Ministry of Communications and Information. In that role, he had executive responsibility at the national level for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore. Mr Leonard serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore. Mr Leonard also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost), a global leader in e-commerce logistics; and AsiaSat, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed commercial operator of communication spacecraft.

Tong Hsien-Hui, Head of Ventures