Building water technology
leaders in Singapore
for global markets


Experienced Water Tech Investors Joining Forces

ripple2wave is a Singapore based incubator building emerging water technology leaders to serve global markets.

We are a joint venture between Singaporean VFT Ventures and Swiss-Canadian based Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized Cleantech Investor with a twenty-year investment history. Part of this history has been a unique traction in the water space including successful exits to major industry players (SUEZ, XYLEM and BASF). Meanwhile, VFT successfully commercialised technologies from A*Star through Zweec Analytics.

ripple2wave is supported by Enterprise Singapore and PUB creating a unique eco-system for emerging water technology startups.


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Dr. Helge Daebel

Managing Director
15 years of leading the water practice at Emerald Technology Ventures. Exits include Optimatics (acquired by SUEZ), Pure Technologies (acquired by Xylem) and inge water technologies (acquired by BASF). PhD in environmental engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and MSc Civil Engineering (KIT, Germany).
Chai Meng
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Yeo Chai Meng

Chai Meng bring deep engineering and startup experience to ripple2wave. He also drives ZWEEC’s operational development and growth as its Deputy CEO. He has spearheaded projects over the last 20 years in the semiconductor, electro-optics and aerospace industries and has been involved in several engineering company start-ups. Mr Yeo holds a Master of Science (Material Science) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Dr. Catherine Yue

Associate Director
Experienced engineer in the utilities industry. Skilled in membrane separation, water quality, wastewater treatment and recycling technology. PhD (Environmental Engineering) National University of Singapore.
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Woo Sze Ming

Associate Director
10 years of startup experience as a Founder and CEO, generating recurring SaaS revenue and profit with limited capital. Won several business and technology awards in Singapore and China. Mentor to several students, entrepreneurs and SMEs. Bachelor Business Management, Singapore Management University.

We are located at

67 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-10
Singapore 139950

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