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.
As part of a global financial institution which focuses on providing insurance and asset management, Allianz Indonesia constantly transforms itself to always be the most admired company whenever Indonesians need protection. Besides providing solid financial protection, Allianz Indonesia continuously innovates to deliver excellent customer experiences.
In the era of digital disruption, Allianz Indonesia realizes that fast and easy service is an absolute requirement to win the hearts of customers and business partners. This implied Allianz Indonesia to establish strategic business partnership with digital start-ups, such as GO-JEK, Halodoc, and high potential unicorns to bring insurance inclusiveness and more accessible to everyone through advanced products and services. All of the customer touch points have been transformed to cater to todays’ customer needs, such as:
In the future, Allianz Indonesia will continue to develop various digital solutions to simplify and provide convenience for both customers and business partners.
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.
Miroslav Hlavac (Majra) is the Chief Marketing & Strategy officer in Indonesia at global consumer finance company Home Credit. Majra has more than 17 years of international experience in Financial services sector. Started his career in Citibank Czech Republic, later moved to UK to work for Citi/Egg, he was part of the founding team to build Equa bank in Czech and for the last 7 years worked with Home Credit in Czech, India and most recently Indonesia.
Majra has diverse career portfolio ranging from operations, project management, vendor management and most recently as Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. He is lifelong learner with passion for brand, people, leadership, customer experience, social media and technology.
We are a leading international multi-channel provider of consumer finance. As a tech-based financing company, we provide seamless, reliable and secure financing experience. We continue to innovate our products and services to bring our customers closer to the things that matter in their lives. From smartphones, electronics, TV, laptop, furniture, fashion to car accessories – we’ve got our customers covered! Our embedded presence can be found in multiple Point-of-Sales, online and offline.
Home Credit Indonesia was established in 2013. Starting from Jakarta, our business expanded not only to Greater Jakarta area, but also to other cities, both big and small. As of January 2019, we have expanded to more than 140 cities across Indonesia, covering 90% of Indonesia’s urban population. At Home Credit Indonesia, we aim to work collaboratively with a goal to achieve one important mission: changing the way the world shops.
Pradeep is a seasoned Big Data and AI professional. He has more than 15 years of experience in this domain and has a proven track record of helping organizations to transform through the application of Big Data and AI technologies.
Currently, Pradeep leads the Big Data and AI Solutions at Alibaba Cloud across APAC. In this role, he consults clients to be more data-driven and realize the value of data by the practical application of Big Data and AI technologies.
Before joining Alibaba, Pradeep was Advanced Analytics and AI Architect with Microsoft where he spearheaded the creation of Advanced Analytics and AI strategy for focus customers.
Pradeep holds a Masters Degree in Analytics from NYU Stern and an MBA from Strathclyde Business School. He is an also a distinguished speaker and has given various talks on the topics on Big Data and AI.
John Lim serves as a Vice President at Pegasus Tech Ventures and helps manage investments and operations. He also manages operations of Startup World Cup, a platform that creates innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world.
Previously, John worked at a government organization, providing international business development support for SMEs. He has also worked at a startup, in finance and fundraising roles.
John holds a B.S. in Finance from Washington University in St.Louis.
Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in exceptional emerging technology companies around the world. Pegasus offers a unique Venture Capital-as-a-Service (VCaaS) model for global corporations that wish to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. Leveraging its extensive global network, the firm vets investment opportunities for its corporate partners, manages the investments, and connects portfolio companies to its ecosystem of global corporate partners to accelerate growth. Pegasus is stage agnostic and invests into diverse domains, such as IT, Healthcare, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics, Big Data, Quantum Computing, FinTech, and other Next Generation Technologies.
Pegasus also founded and sponsors Startup World Cup, one of the biggest and richest startup competitions in the world. Startup World Cup extends to over 50 countries across six continents, with a Grand Finale in Silicon Valley featuring a $1 Million investment prize.
Alan Hellawell has been intimately involved in the Asian internet and e-commerce space since 1995. He has served both in key operational roles at archetypal companies such as Netscape Communications and Lucent Technologies, and more recently at Sea Group, Southeast Asia’s first NYSE-listed internet company.
Alan most recently served as Sea’s Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibilities for key partnerships, in-bound and outbound investment and M&A, investor relations and other areas. Sea operates Southeast Asia’s largest e-commerce platform (Shopee), and the region’s largest gaming business (Garena) and payments platform (AirPay.) Alan has worked regularly with management across other leading global platforms such as Tencent, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Paypal; in addition to the region’s leading PE, VC and investment banking firms. Alan prior to this managed Deutsche Bank's Asia TMT research group for 11 years. Alan supported many of China's largest internet companies from their early, private stages through IPO and beyond. He maintains long running “CxO-level” relationships with dozens of leading names in the space; including Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Vipshop, Grab, GO-JEK, Tokopedia, Traveloka and JD.com.
He commonly forged C-suite relationships well prior to a company’s IPO; when he can render advice around strategy, positioning and basic messaging to the aspiring entrepreneur. Alan published many key thought-leading pieces on the China internet space as an analyst, from two 100+ page reports on the China cloud opportunity, to a 50-page deep-dive review of digital ad exchanges in China. Alan has throughout helped cultivate the careers of many of the industry’s leading sell-side analysts and buy-side investors.
Alpha JWC Ventures is a Southeast Asia venture capital firm with an Indonesia+ angle and a focused value-add approach.
Who we are:
We take a long-term perspective to create a positive social impact when we partner with entrepreneurs in line with our capital partners of high-quality institutional investors in Asia, US and Europe. If you are in Indonesia, think of us as your local partner with the hands-on experience and international network to build and scale your business. If you are from outside of Indonesia, think of us as your trusted partner with deep local network and on-the-ground know-how to enter Indonesia successfully.
Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he led deal sourcing and deal execution across Southeast Asia for a regional VC fund. He started his career in London, where he cut his teeth in consulting, private equity, and angel investing. Dimi graduated from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
After being a business development veteran in Asia Pacific region for two decades, Andy Li has a strong determination to empower banks to transform financial services landscape with artificial intelligence and big data things to better serve their customers. That is a start of Silot in March 2017.
Andy has a fruitful experience in global expansion sector for listed Internet giant firms. He was Baidu Global Payment’s former Deputy General Manager and Baidu’s regional representative in Southeast Asia. Besides, he once held significant positions at Kingsoft, Changyou.com and Sea Group (formerly known as Garena).
Founded in 2017, Silot is an award-winning FinTech company based in Southeast Asia.
Our headquarter is located in Singapore, with offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, and Jakarta.
Silot specializes in using cutting-edge artificial intelligence and knowledge graph technology to work with banks around Southeast Asia, radically transforming these institutions to be smarter and more efficient.
Our solutions go beyond task automation or rote processing. We aim to empower banks with unprecedented discovery and decision-making ability using AI that can learn, with the ultimate goal of helping banks transcend into a new era of intelligent banking.
Zoran Vasiljev is the Chief Executive Officer at Apigate the next generation Application Programming Interface ( ecosystem provider With over 20 years of international management and operational experience in the Technology, Media and Telecom sector, his expertise lies in strategy business development, business operational models, marketing, customer experience, M&A, cost efficiency improvements, project management and implementation During his career, he has led extensive consulting, operational and management projects in the EU, MENA and APAC regions.
Prior to joining Apigate he held leadership roles with Axiata Digital, StarHub Arthur D Little, Value Partners and Peppers Rogers Group An esteemed and regular speaker at international conferences, Zoran also serves on a CEO mentorship program where he coaches leaders in business and life.
Originally conceptualized as an in house operating unit supporting Axiata’s core telecommunication business, Apigate has evolved into a new breed Application Programming Interface(API) platform that connects businesses to a world class ecosystem and customers from around the globe. With a reach of 3.5 billion customers, over 110 Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and more than 300 connected merchants, Apigate enables connectivity and monetization with one seamless integration. Combining the innovative insights of a telco group and the technology of an award wining open source middleware, Apigate unlocks new streams of revenue for MNOs while connecting digital merchants to the right customers at the right time.
Netcore Solutions is a global Marketing Technology company that offers solutions to help brands and enterprises in customer acquisition, engagement, and retention. The first and leading Marketing Automation, Analytics and AI/ ML solutions provider in India, Netcore was established in 1997 by Rajesh Jain, an Internet pioneer. Netcore’s product suite includes Smartech and Pepipost. Smartech is an AI-powered growth marketing platform. Pepipost is an API based Email delivery platform.
Netcore serves a strong base of 5000+ enterprises across industry verticals, like Thomas Cook, Go Air, Cleartrip, HDFC, Kotak, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, MakeMyTrip, Lenskart, Swiggy, Myntra, BabyChakra, Dream11, Reliance, Vodafone, ITC, OLA, Pfizer along with International brands PizzaHut Malaysia, Malindo Air, Philippine Airlines, Seek Asia, Tokopedia, Blibli, Standard Chartered, FCMB, GT Bank and many more. Netcore with its innovative marketing technology, delivers 8+ Billion emails & 3+ Billion SMSs a month, creating 11+ Billion Customer Connects monthly and handles 30+ Billion Events a month. Netcore is headquartered in Mumbai, India with offices in SEA, USA, MEA and an employee base of 500+.
Devin is mainly responsible for the investment of overseas startups in the SEA and India market, focusing on TMT, entertainment and consumer fields. Involved investment cases including Habby Network, HOLLA, Shoplazza, NewsBreak, etc.
GVC is a cross-border fund which is rooted in Shanghai, China and Silicon Valley, US. We do investments in Mobile internet industry, typically seeking Seed, PreA and A round projects. GVC has more than 30 portfolios in US, South Asia, India and China.
GVC was founded by Wei in 2016. With the comprehensive resources and investing ability, GVC became the first fund in China which particularly focuses on Go-overseas investment.
Ilya Kravtsov is the CEO and Co-Founder of the leading cashless payment and brand activation company in Asia for events and attractions (PouchNATION). Ilya Kravtsov is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology and is currently mentoring several tech startups in Indonesia as part of Plug and Play Silicon Valley accelerator. Previously in his career, Ilya Kravtsov was Head of Strategy for one of the largest Telcos in South East Asia (XL- Axiata) and also a management consultant in the technology space.
PouchNATION is a leading offline-to-online solution for events and recreational venues space in Asia with offices in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. PouchNATION provides clients across Asia with a simple, speedy, and secure way to manage crowds, process payments and collect data in an offline environment. In doing so PouchNATION uses its proprietary NFC technology that is most commonly recognizable by the NFC wristband form factor.
Ankit is the Director of Technology (APAC) at Branch, the leading cross-platform linking and attribution platform, unifying user experiences and powering cross-platform measurement for over 50,000 apps. He currently leads the partner success, support and sales engineering teams in APAC, and works closely with customers and partners to help drive the next wave of revolution in the mobile space.
Branch provides the leading cross-platform linking and attribution platform, offering solutions that unify user experience and measurement across devices and channels. Branch powers mobile links and cross-platform measurement to more than 3 billion monthly users across the globe, and is a trusted cross-platform marketing, engagement, and measurement solution for over 50,000 apps - including Tokopedia, BuzzFeed, Yelp, Bukalapak, and many more.
Mr Shailesh Naik is founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay (www.matchmove.com), one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next-generation banking.
MatchMove’s proprietary Banking Wallet OSTM enables 'Banking-as-a-Service' with Spend, Send, LendTM capabilities within any app. The operating system allows businesses and their customers to pay online and offline simply and securely, perform P2P domestic transfers, cross-border remittances, P2M and mass disbursements to global recipients. MatchMove platform further extends to Lend where credit scores are assigned based on customers’ spending and sending patterns to offer customized lending solutions.
MatchMove has been recognized with international awards for being a promising and innovative organization, as well as a preferred employer.
An entrepreneur with a successful track record in high-tech and new media sectors across China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia, Shailesh also made several successful investments in online entertainment and e-commerce companies across Asia and the US. He served on the iN2015 committees to develop Singapore’s new national IT master plan and is a Founding Investor in Aavishkaar, a Singapore-based social venture fund focused on start-ups in India and Southeast Asia.
Mr Xiao is RWDC's President for Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he spent 14 years in Capital Markets at major investment banks, including JP Morgan, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and ANZ. He was last Global Head of Commodities Trading, with experience trading in energy and agricultural products (derivatives and physical), exotic options, and correlation. He was also a Venture Partner with WI Harper, a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in the US and Greater China that was founded in 1993. Zhaotan holds a BSc from the London School of Economics.
Migo has built disruptive technology that radically drops the cost of distributing digital content to the mass market, unlocking a $150 billion global revenue opportunity. The company has invested tens of millions of dollars to develop an end-to-end solution with a cost structure 500x cheaper than existing technologies and extremely compelling unit-level economics.
Migo’s first product is sachet (pre-paid, small denomination) movies-to-go where consumers can download content via Migo Download Stations (MDS) hosted at convenient retail locations.
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