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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.
Albert joined Burda in 2017 and heads Burda Principal Investments' Singapore office. Previously he was at GREE Ventures from 2014 to 2017, where he led the fund's investment team in Southeast Asia and India as Principal while working closely with many of its portfolio companies including Kudo, Berrybenka, and Bukalapak. Prior to this, he served as a Director at Lazada Group, Southeast Asia’s largest ecommerce retailer, helping build the company’s Marketplace business across the region. Other professional experience includes co-founding an online menswear company in the US called AlbertMing Inc. and spending 5 years as a consultant at Monitor Group across the US and Asia. He completed his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley and studied at the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in economics and systems engineering. He currently sits on the board of Priceza, Zilingo, and Carsome.
Burda Principal Investments (BPI), a division of Hubert Burda Media, provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies. Hubert Burda Media is one of Europe’s largest media and technology conglomerates with a strong investment track record in internet-centric businesses since 1998.
We have been partners for visionary entrepreneurs, leveraging Burda’s capital, brands and sector expertise, particularly in the areas of business expansion, internationalization and localization.
We are invested in a portfolio of highly successful consumer internet companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. In the past, Hubert Burda Media has invested in internet platforms such as Etsy, zooplus, HolidayCheck, or Xing AG.
A serial internet entrepreneur and investor based in Thailand, Paul Srivorakul is one of the founders and the Group CEO of aCommerce, a full service end-to-end ecommerce solutions provider that raised the largest Series A in Southeast Asia of USD$17M since its founding in May 2013. He is also the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Ardent Capital, an early stage private capital fund focused on Southeast Asia. In the past seven years, he has raised over $30 million from investors such as Softbank, IDG, Recruit, NTT Docomo, Sumitomo, Axiata, Sinarmas, and Siemer and exited three of his past internet ventures at an accumulative value of over $100 million.
aCommerce is a regional full-service ecommerce solutions provider, delivering customized ecommerce solutions for global brands and retailers such as L’Oreal, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Nestle, Lazada, MatahariMall, and LINE among others, and is on a mission to break the logistics bottleneck of Southeast Asia with technology. Founded in June 2013, aCommerce has offices and distribution centers in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The company provides end-to-end ecommerce solutions to bring brands and retailers into online retail, including performance marketing, channel management, platform design and development, content production, order fulfillment and warehousing, delivery and logistics, customer service, and call centers.
Mr. Thanasorn Jaidee is currently True Digital Park’s President, responsible for project planning, management, partnership development scheme and marketing. His vision is to lead True Digital Park to become the largest digital hub for Thailand and the region that provides a resourceful ecosystem for start-ups as well as a venue for those rising-star enterprises to compete with competency and sustainability. To support the national economic development, True Digital Park has sought cooperation from the public and private sectors together with multinational companies in the form of open innovation to innovate, inspire and succeed in the global trade arena.
· Global Tech Giants who aim set up their headquarters or subsidiaries, open labs or experience center in Thailand and work closely with startups on innovation topics
· Startups and Entrepreneurs focusing on IoT and Big Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, e-Commerce, Creative Content and Gaming, FinTech, EduTech, TravelTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and more
· Incubators and Accelerators who initiate dedicated programs and workshops to harness startup business and empower startup community at the regional level
· Investors and VCs who invest in high-potential startups and scale up the business
· Government’s One Stop Service to support corporates and startups and attract foreign investors to Thailand
Dr. Kid is a serial entrepreneur who, at the age of 19, developed and sold the first mobile stock trading application for the Stock Exchange of Thailand (now #1 stock trading app in the country) in 2005. In 2007, he started ITEUS - one of the first Healthcare IT consulting company in Thailand serving both public and private hospitals nationwide to adopt Health Information Technology and became Thailand’s first certified HL7 CDA specialist.
In 2011, he founded MCFIVA, a digital advertising agency which manages multi-million advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia. In 2013, D2C Inc (Japan) - NTT Docomo Group of companies acquired a sizable stake in MCFIVA and invested into the company to expand into SEA.
In 2016, he founded RISE - Corporate Innovation Accelerator to work with large conglomerates and governments in SEA to innovate faster through its unique accelerator and intrapreneur programs. RISE is now one of the largest accelerators in SEA with 600+ startups having graduated from the program and combined valuation of over $300 million.
Kid holds MS in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and MD from Mahidol University. He is also the former President of Digital Advertising Association Thailand and fellow and member of a number of professional associations in the US and Asia.
Kid is an avid marathon runner and globetrotter. He lives in Bangkok with his wife and a 3-year old daughter.
RISE, the first Corporate Accelerator in Thailand, is committed to developing corporate and startups to meet international standard by assisting in accelerating, solving problems, and unlocking corporate and startup potential in the fastest way possible.
RISE is operating under the concept “Accelerate Your Potential” by fulfilling every all-round knowhow with experts and networks to enhance business opportunities along with funds from Thai and foreign investors for Thai startups to grow by leaps and bounds on the basis of potency of RISE resources and business alliances with expertise in each and every industry.
Dr Millar is Chief Strategic Development Officer for Ananda Development and his areas of responsibilities include new lines of business outside of residential real estate development and strategic level changes to optimise the core business of residential development. As part of this he developed the company’s innovation strategy. He is also responsible for investor relations and Ananda won the Stock Exchange of Thailand award for Investor Relations of the Year 2016.
Ananda Development Public Company Limited was founded in 1999 by founder and current CEO, Mr. Chanond Ruangkritya. Listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 2012, Ananda has been a leading real estate developer and has continued to develop its brands and its unique Urban Living Solutions, resulting in it becoming the leading developer of residential projects in close proximity to mass transit stations in Bangkok. Ananda achieved this success through its branded products such as "IDEO", first launched in 2007 and "IDEO MOBI" first launched in the first quarter of 2012. Its stylish, modern and high quality, yet affordable products have led Ananda to becoming one of the best-known property development brands in Bangkok.
Ananda has won multiple awards including consumer choice awards, international design awards and outstanding awards in Investor Relations. In 2017, Ananda has the highest value in condo launched, only five years after its IPO in December 2012. Going forward, Ananda will expand its commitment to innovation with new strategies based around Ananda being an UrbanTech company and will expand dramatically as Ananda reveals more of its strategy to transform innovation in the company.
Responsible for entire investment process for fintech funds and startups for Siam Commercial Bank. Project manager in strategic management consulting firm, AEC Advisory, focusing at Telecommunication sector. Worked in investment banking focusing on M&A advisory in South East Asia and IPO execution for more than 6 years.
Education: MBA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Economics, International program at Thammasat University.
Founded in 2016, Digital Ventures, a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank, is a company that promotes innovation in financial technology. Following the bank’s strategy to enter digital transformation, Digital Ventures aims to be a part in driving changes in the banking industry through investment, innovation and supporting Thai businesses to grow with SCB. Digital Ventures currently allocates up to US$50 million (1.75 billion baht) in capital for investment in financial technology. For more information, visit www.dv.co.th
James Yenbamroong is the founder and CEO of mu Space Corp, a company that develops advanced satellite and space travel services. The company designs and builds terrestrial digital infrastructure and plans to launch its own satellite in 2021. James has work background in satellite design, wireless technology, aerospace systems and energy exploration.
He had worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation in the US, where he led a project on Satellite and unmanned vehicle systems. James holds a bachelor degree in aerospace engineering and a master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
mu Space Corp was established in June 2017 by a group of successful tech entrepreneurs and professionals. The company delivers reliable satellite-based broadband, mobile and broadcasting solutions for telcos and businesses in Thailand.
In the coming years, mu Space plans to expand its service coverage across Asia-Pacific by launching into space a high throughput and low latency geosynchronous earth orbit satellite in 2020. It also plans to lead space tourism in the region.
mu Space provides a full suite of connectivity solutions designed to provide the broadest and fastest technologies for smart cities. By addressing the connectivity challenges faced today on infrastructure, energy and transportation, the company is improving the quality of life and enabling cities to become more sustainable for the future.
Digital Marketing Professional, Entrepreneur, Startup Enthusiast and Event Organizer, Bart has been living and working in Thailand since 2006. He is the founder of Bangkok Entrepreneurs and WebMob Digital.
Since early 2018, Bart is also on a new mission to launch The Great Room (a luxury brand of co-working spaces and serviced offices from Singapore) in Thailand. Bart also helps local and foreign companies and startups to do business in Thailand, find partners and raise funds.
About Bangkok Entrepreneurs:
Bangkok Entrepreneurs organizes networking events and Tech conferences in Bangkok since 2012.
WebMob is a Digital Agency providing Digital Marketing and Social Media training to Entrepreneurs, SMEs and universities.
About The Great Room:
The Great Room is an hospitality-inspired co-working space with an ambition to change the way you feel about work.
Meetham Naranong is currently an Executive Vice President of Digital Economy Promotion Agency or DEPA, a newly established government agency to drive the Digital Economy and Society policy toward Thailand 4.0. He is responsible for supporting and implementing related digital economy projects such as Smart city, Digital Transformation, Digital Startup etc via DEPA branches in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khonkaen and EEC. Before joining DEPA, Meetham worked at Software Park Thailand under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) for more than 12 years with the role to promote Thai software industry and spent another 2 years as a specialist at Electronics Transaction Development Agency (ETDA) where he ran the electronic transaction-focused promotion plan in Thailand.
Kaweewut is Team Lead of Express Solutions for PTT Group with the mission to build new business, so called New S-Curve, for the company. With his extensive background in Design Thinking from Stanford school, he is leading the effort to integrate “rapid prototyping” methodology into PTT. With his team, he also founded and is managing $45M Venture Capital fund for PTT with the goal to access innovative technology worldwide.
Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) was established on December 29, 1978, concurrently in the period of the second world crisis of petroleum shortages. Thus, PTT commenced its primary mission in expediting to procure adequate oil for domestic consumption. That was such a drive for PTT to seek additional indigenous petroleum reservoirs for the benefit of the country. As a result, Thailand has been able to increase energy security while reducing.