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As Co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the APAC region. He founded and took 5 companies from startup to IPO, recently selling iProperty Group for US$534m, making it one of the largest internet exits in ASEAN history.
He is Co-Founder and Chairman of iflix, the leading SVoD service for emerging markets; Co-Founder and Director of iCar Asia, ASEAN’s No. 1 network of digital automotive portals; and Co-Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, a leading operator of online classifieds in frontier markets.
Patrick has received numerous international awards, including: Global Leader of Tomorrow and New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum; Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Business.
Established in 2004 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Catcha Group is Southeast Asia’s leading internet group which builds and invests in disruptive internet companies across emerging markets globally. The Group’s historical focus has been in online classifieds, new media and OTT, where it has successfully taken 5 companies from startup to IPO and created over US$2.0bn+ worth of value. Today, the Group holds over 60 investments, either directly or indirectly, as sole, majority or minority shareholders.
Helen Wong is a Partner at Qiming Ventures, focusing on its internet and consumer practice. She is responsible for the investments in Mobike (bike sharing), Ruhann (influencer ecommerce), Luojisiwei (audio platform), Afu (skincare brand) and serves on the boards of Bingobox (unmanned convenience store), Akulaku (consumer financing in SE Asia), Lagou (online recruitment), Xuebajun (online K12 education), and Helijia (on demand beauty services) and Linqu (crowdsourced delivery).
Helen is a long-time venture capitalist and had spent 15 years at GGV Capital and Venture TDF. She was an early investor in Tudou, which listed successfully on the NASDAQ and subsequently merged with Youku (NYSE: YOKU) at over $1 billion valuation. She was also involved in the investment of Alibaba, Hurray (acquired by Shanda), RYB early learning and Buchang (603858). She is a Kauffman Fellow and is a member of the VC class at CEIBS. She received degrees from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, INSEAD, and Oxford University.
Founded in 2006, Qiming is a leading China venture capital firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In 2016, Qiming raised its first US fund, and set up Qiming’s US office in Seattle. Currently Qiming manages six US Dollar funds and five RMB funds in China with US$4 billion assets under management.
Qiming strives to be the investor of choice for top entrepreneurs in China. Since our debut, we have backed over 240 young, fast-growing and innovative companies across China in the internet and consumer ("Intersumer"), healthcare, information technology and clean technology sectors. Over 40 of them are already listed on NYSE, NASDAQ, HKEx, Gretai Securities Market, Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Shenzhen Stock Exchange or achieved exit through M&A. There are also more than 20 portfolio companies that have been recognized as unicorns in the industry. And many of our portfolio companies are today’s most influential brands in their respective sectors, including Xiaomi, Dianping, iTutorGroup, Mogujie, Meitu (HK 01357), Bilibili (BILI), Tigermed (SZ 300347), Gan & Lee, Zai Lab (ZLAB), Hexing (SH 603556), CSD (SH 603903), Tellgen (SZ 300642), AmoyDx (SZ 300685), Berry Genomics (SZ 000710), HyperStrong, We Doctor Group, Face++, UBTech, Mobike and JingChi.Qiming consistently ranks among the top venture firms in terms of returns to its investors.
Khailee Ng loves creating tech startups. As an entrepreneur, he has founded an e-commerce site, Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and media company Says.com (acquired by Catcha Group). Khailee is Managing Partner of Silicon Valley's most active seed venture capital firm. The firm has done over 1,800 investments in 60 countries, of which he has led 120+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grabtaxi, Carousell, Bukalapak and other regional champions.
As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer behaviour, Khailee and 500 Startups specialize in looking for patterns of business opportunity and investing in entrepreneurs who will realize them. His investment activity and industry opinions are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, and Fortune, and the 500 Startups portfolio of companies have collectively raised over $10Billion USD.
500 Startups is an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai in 2010. The fund admitted a first "class" of twelve startups to its incubator office in Mountain View, California in February 2011. They expanded to a second class of 21 in June 2011 and a third class of 34 in October 2011.
SaeMin Ahn is the Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures, the venture capital arm of Rakuten, Inc., a leader in internet services and global innovation headquartered in Japan. He is responsible for leading and evaluating investments, conducting due diligence, and analyzing deal structure.
Since Rakuten Venture’s launch in 2013, SaeMin has been managing its $200 million Global Investment Fund and the billion Japan Fund focusing on empowering the start-up ecosystem to positively affect Internet services globally. Leading investments to date include Carousell, Visenze, PocketMath, SendAnywhere, Algorithmia, and Epic!.
Prior to joining Rakuten Ventures in 2016, SaeMin was with Google for 5 years managing Sales and Business Development for Asia. SaeMin holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Broadcasting and Journalism from Sogang University and currently lives in Singapore.
Rakuten is one of the world's leading internet companies and Rakuten Ventures is its venture capital arm. Focused on empowering the startup ecosystem to positively affect internet services globally, Rakuten Ventures manages a US$ 200 million Global Investment Fund and a ¥ 10 billion Japan Fund. Originally launched in 2013, its Global Investment Fund counts Carousell, Visenze, PocketMath, SendAnywhere, Algorithmia, and Epic! among its investment portfolio. Rakuten Ventures is run out of Singapore by Managing Partner SaeMin Ahn, Investment Manager Hogil Doh, and Principal Adit Swarup.
Rebecca is head of origination, capital markets relationships, business development and client relationships in Asia. Rebecca has had 20 years of capital markets experience. Rebecca was Managing Director, APAC for Nasdaq (2000-2012), Co-Head of Client & Issuer Marketing for Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (2012-2013) and Executive Director, APAC Origination for Deutsche Bank AG (2013-2016). Rebecca is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and is currently based in Hong Kong covering the region.
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Fadzarudin Shah Anuar, 29, was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. He moved to London in 2004 where he graduated with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. In 2010, Fadza co-founded FashionValet with his partner, Vivy Yusof, with the mission of elevating the local fashion industry. FashionValet is an online fashion and beauty store offering the best Southeast Asian designers. The online shopping site hosts more than 500 curated Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean brands, and ships parcels daily to customers all over the world. Now a multi-million dollar company with 150 employees has offices and warehouses in Malaysia, Jakarta and Singapore.
Since their start six years ago, FashionValet has grown its online presence and attracted customers from all over Southeast Asia as well as Australia, UK and the Middle East. As of 2015 last year, FashionValet expanded its physical reach by launching three retail stores - in Bangsar, KL and Singapore. The third and most recent location opened recently in October 2016 in Pavilion, the heart of KL. As the CEO, Fadza has taken FashionValet through three rounds of funding from Bursa Malaysia-listed MyEG, San Francisco-based VC Elixir Capital and Japan's largest online fashion portal, Zozotown. He also leads the company's strategic planning and business development.
He has been awarded one of Augustman Men of The Year in 2015. FashionValet has received awards from MATRADE which include the youth ‘Anugerah Peneraju Eksport’ and from #MYCYBERSALE as the top exporter for its annual 2016 campaign.
Fadza actively speaks about his experiences in universities and entrepreneurship events. He has also given talks on entrepreneurship and e-commerce at industry events such as the Kuala Lumpur International Trade Fair organized by MATRADE.
He married his co-founder Vivy Yusof in 2012 and have two beautiful children, Daniel and Mariam.
FashionValet founded in 2010, is an online fashion and beauty store offering the best Southeast Asian designers. The online shopping site hosts more than 500 curated Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean brands, and ships parcels daily to customers all over the world. It offers a wide range of ready-to-wear garments for women, men, kids, accessories and handbags, from chic classics to edgy statement pieces. Now a multi-million-dollar company with 150 employees, FashionValet has offices and warehouses in Malaysia, Jakarta and Singapore. FashionValet has grown its online presence and attracted customers from all over Southeast Asia as well as Australia, UK and the Middle East. FashionValet expanded its physical reach by launching its first retail store in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur in Dec 2015, followed by in Singapore in May 2016. The third and most recent location opened in October 2016 in Pavilion, the heart of KL. Proud to carry the best of Malaysia’s home-grown brands and designers, FashionValet continues to strive to bring the hottest names in Asia!
Peng is an entrepreneur who invests in entrepreneurs. He does so primarily through his role as Managing Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures - a technology venture fund based in Southeast Asia that he co-founded. Peng was the co-founder and CTO of Match.com (acquired by IAC). After Match.com, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap, before being acquired and is now part of HP. After Interwoven, Peng founded Encentuate (acquired by IBM). The three businesses he started now generates annual revenues that total more than $1billion. Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel and YY.com. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation!. Peng earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Monk’s Hill Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests into high-growth, post-seed stage technology startups in Southeast Asia. With a mantra of “entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs”, its founding partners Peng T. Ong and Kuo-Yi Lim are seasoned entrepreneurs who have built and backed global companies in Silicon Valley and Asia. With offices in Singapore and Jakarta, Monk’s Hill Ventures invests in top entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to take advantage of the fast-growing Southeast Asian markets.
HelloGold Sdn Bhd (HelloGold) is a financial services blockchain platform for mass market consumers in emerging markets to save, borrow and send real assets, starting with gold. The firm is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Its first product, the HelloGold’s mobile app, lets customers buy physical investment-grade gold for a minimum of one Malaysian ringgit, as well as to store, sell, and transfer gold to other individuals. It’s the world’s first Shariah-compliant mobile application to buy gold online.
In January 2018, the Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) announced HelloGold as a winner of the TENxCLUB—an initiative under the Malaysian Ministry of Finance to recognise startups with the greatest potential.
Between 2017 and 2018, HelloGold received several awards, including the Most Innovative Islamic Product Award, TechMatch ASEAN, and Prominent in Wealth, Asset & Investment Management of the Year.
Jonathan Weins is the co-founder & CEO of dahmakan, a fully vertically integrated food delivery startup based in Malaysia and Thailand. dahmakan was the 1st Malaysian startup to be backed by Silicon Valley based Y Combinator, the famous startup accelerator in which Airbnb, Dropbox, Coinbase, Stripe and many other tech unicorns were founded. Jonathan was selected as Forbes 30under 30 for 2018 and has been featured in Handelsblatt - Europe's leading business newspaper-, Tatler, Augustman, Techcrunch and many more.
He is a Venture Partner in Pioneer Fund, the Silicon Valley based Y Combinator Alumni fund and a fast learning angel investor.
Prior to dahmakan, Jonathan was working with Rocket Internet in Hong Kong and various investment banks and strategy consultancies.
Jonathan believes that over the next 10-20 years, our society will undergo some of the biggest changes that have ever been witness in the entire history of mankind through advances in technology and in particular artificial intelligence. He is completely optimistic and excited for the future.
dahmakan was started with the vision to replace the billion dollar takeout market in Asia by making food delivery affordable and convenient for everyday. dahmakan combines the leading chefs in the industry and empowers them with automation and AI to achieve this vision. Currently serving 10s of thousand of customers each week in Malaysia and Thailand, it is expanding fast across Southeast Asia and will soon be available in all capitals. It was the 1st Malaysian startup ever backed by Y Combinator and investors include the former CEO of Nestle, Atami Capital, East Ventures, TA Capital and Asia Venture Group.
Learn more at www.dahmakan.com
Previously before starting Venturra, Stefan was a Partner at venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures and Founder & Managing Director of Rocket Internet Southeast Asia, where he co-founded amongst others Zalora and Lazada. His career started as strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. Studied at Copenhagen Business School, Tsinghua University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and London Business School.
Venturra is a Southeast Asia focused venture capital firm investing in early stage consumer technology-enabled internet businesses. Our firms primarily investment focus is in consumer internet companies that are ready to expand internationally, in sectors such as e-commerce, financial technology, marketplaces, healthcare and education amongst others.
Srijay Ghosh is a Director at Temasek, focuses on investments in Technology, Media & Telecom sector and is responsible for sourcing & execution of new deals and management of various tech portfolio companies. Srijay started his career in the Silicon Valley working in the semiconductor sector before taking up investment banking roles in Deutsche Bank & Credit Suisse. He is a graduate from IIT and UC Berkeley in Engineering and received an MBA from INSEAD.
Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also former Chairman and currently Ambassador of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Dr. Chi also sits on the advisory panels of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the commercialization arm of A*Star and the National University of Singapore Division of Engineering and Technology Management. Based out of Shanghai, Dr. Chi heads Vickers Venture’s investments in Asia and has investments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, education, e-commerce, healthcare/wellness and financial services (including fintech).
Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.
Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.
Vickers Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and growth capital. The firm prefers to invest digital media, new-media, financial services innovations, healthcare, life science, communications, internet, mobile internet, clean energy and pharmaceutical businesses. It focuses on investments in China, South East Asia and USA.
The firm was founded by Finian Tan, Khalil Binebine, Jeffrey Chi, Damian Tan, and Linda Li in 2005 and has offices in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, San Diego, New York and San Francisco.
It seeks to invest between USD1 million (SGD1.42 million) and USD10 million (SGD14.27 million). The firm’s portfolio covers life sciences, technology, media, and telecommunications as well as consumer and financial services. Some of its clients include Baidu.com, Focus Media, Kongzhong Corp, Cambridge Real Estate Investment Trust, Sunfun Info Co., Asian Food Channel, UUCUN, TWG Tea, RTG Asia, and JJE as well as Samumed.
Mr. Eldridge is the CEO of LenddoEFL, world leader in identity verification and scoring technology using non-traditional data.
Mr. Eldridge started with Lenddo, an online lending platform, which he was the co-founder and CEO. After 4 years of lending, Lenddo opened its technologies to banks, lending institutions, utilities companies and credit card companies worldwide to reduce risk, increase portfolio size, improve
customer service and verify applicants. Then in October 2017, Lenddo and EFL merged with a shared goal of financial inclusion for 1 billion individuals & SMEs around the world.
Mr. Eldridge has more than 6 years of management consultancy experience with Renoir Consulting, operating across various industries and business functions in more than 8 countries. Since its inception in 2001, Mr Eldridge has been known as one of the pioneers in the outsourcing industry in the Philippines, having successfully ran two outsourcing companies in the form of Summersault and Infinit-O.
In addition, Mr. Eldridge is a director at the British Chamber and the European Chamber of Commerce Philippines. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from Warwick University in the United Kingdom.
LenddoEFL’s mission is to provide 1 billion people access to powerful financial products at a lower cost, faster and more conveniently. We use AI and advanced analytics to bring together the best sources of digital and behavioural data to help lenders in emerging markets confidently serve underbanked people and small businesses. To date, LenddoEFL has provided credit scoring, verification and insights products to 50+ financial institutions, serving 7 million people and lending $2 billion USD. Find more information at https://include1billion.com/.
Unlocking growth opportunities in Asia Pacific is what I do. With 3 generations in Asia, my Western roots and Eastern upbringing are catalysts for my passion- facilitating market entry and adoption for companies entering this complex landscape.
In 2005, I recognized mobile devices would change the digital landscape and shifted my focus to what was then a fledgling market. For the past 12 years my emphasis has continued to be on mobile internet, AdTech, and MarTech.
I am currently President & Managing Director at AppsFlyer; as the first global hire, I grew the business from new-comer to market leader in APAC, achieving 70% market share, triple digit revenue growth year on year, and building an amazing team of 80+ across 5 offices in the region.
I founded two start-ups, one that was acquired and the other that shut down (I know how to fail!). I’m also an active mentor, investor, industry thought leader, and public speaker.
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