ADB Ventures matches promising technology startups with commercial opportunities across developing Asia

The ADB Ventures Labs Process

1. assess

Work with leading corporate innovation platforms to identify problems that, if solved, could generate a lot of commercial demand from large corporations and utilities across Asia while having significant development impact.

2. source

Identify solutions in ADB Ventures’ portfolio.

Partner with leading accelerator and ecosystem platforms to identify other startups with potential solutions. 

3. match

Match supply with demand, uncovering opportunities for ADB Ventures to support and invest in scale-ups.

Anchor corporate Innovation partner

2019-2020 Highlights

Building Energy Challenge

The Building Energy Challenge matched startups with real estate developers to improve the climate impact of real estate development in Southeast Asia.

Fintech Challenge Vietnam

The Fintech Challenge Vietnam matched startups with Vietnam’s commercial banks to address financial inclusion and improve access to finance for women business owners. 


The Future Food Asia Platform accelerates open innovation in AgriTech and FoodTech across Asia Pacific, with the goal to catalyze and align an ecosystem to cope with the challenges of food.

imagine h2o asia​

Imagine H2O Asia accelerates early-stage solutions to build resilience against future water scarcity and accelerate progress towards achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in South and Southeast Asia.

Travel Lab Asia

Travel Lab Asia matched startups with large hospitality groups to improve the climate impact of hotels and resorts in South and Southeast Asia.