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.
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.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com
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.
Pranoti Nagarkar Israni is the Founder and co-Chief Executive Officer at Zimplistic Inventions. In 2008, Pranoti quit her job and started working on the first Rotimatic prototype, investing all her personal savings and time to make her dream a reality. Eight years, eleven iterations, and thirty-seven patents later, Pranoti invented the first ever fully automated kitchen robot --Rotimatic. After successfully launching in six markets, Pranoti now spearheads the scaling of Zimplistic Inventions. She is also involved in the technology, design and innovation which is continuously evolving.
Zimplistic Inventions believes that technology needs to be used to the best of its ability to make healthy food accessible to everyone. Indians have been making rotis, a healthy staple, by hand for ages. Now, we have invented the world’s first IoT and AI enabled roti making kitchen robot that measures, kneads, rolls, cooks and puffs flatbreads in just 90 seconds--Rotimatic. Our mission is to make kitchens autonomous through innovative solutions that cater to the 21st century lifestyle, where families can collectively cook. We are pioneers in the kitchen robotics space and want to positively transform the daily life of individuals through a careful balance of technology, tradition and a human touch.
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.
Nicole leads the local business team that partners closely with businesses and agencies, helping them get more value out of Facebook's solutions. Tan was most recently Managing Director of J.Walter Thompson (JWT) Malaysia and carries 20 years of industry experience in the FMCG, tech, automotive sectors. Throughout her career, her teams and projects gained industry accolades from the locally acclaimed Kancils and international awards such as Spikes, Clio, D&AD & Effies. In addition to her experience leading the Malaysia team, she previously served in account leadership roles for JWT in China.
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Dr Jasmine Begum, Director of Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs for Malaysia and New Markets. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Jasmine has held this role since 2010, where she oversees corporate affairs and government and policy engagement as well as philanthropies for Microsoft businesses in Malaysia and the emerging markets.
Jasmine joined Microsoft with over 20 years of award-winning experience that uniquely straddles both legal/policy engagement and communications, that included leadership and regional stints at companies such as Dell Malaysia, the United Nations Development Program, the Malay Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as having been a corporate litigator.
Jasmine has broad educational qualifications having completed a double law degree at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur. Jasmine then pursued post-graduate studies in both Law and Communications in the UK, before completing her PhD in Law, Business, and Human Rights.
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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.
Ashley Koh is SVP and GM of Send at MatchMove Pay, one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next-generation banking. She oversees and manages the operations of MatchMove’s B2C and B2B money transfer business.
Prior to joining MatchMove, Ashley was Chief Operating Officer of M-DAQ Pte Ltd, a foreign exchange start-up that was majority acquired by Ant Financial. Ashley started her career in New York with JP Morgan in their e-FX sales and trading team, before joining the world’s largest fund manager BlackRock to build up the company’s e-FX trading platform.
Ashley holds a Master of Business Administration from the Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore.
MatchMove is 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. Our platform empowers B2B businesses and their customers to Spend both online and offline easily and safely, via instantly issued prepaid cards on major card networks. Our Send capabilities include 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.
We enable global companies to digitally transform their businesses by offering a comprehensive suite of Spend, Send, LendTM services on a single platform.
Our platform is certified PCI-DSS compliant and is completely designed in Amazon Web Services secure cloud servers and protected by Trend Micro’s Deep Security.
MatchMove is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and authorized by leading card networks to issue virtual and physical cards directly to users in approved jurisdictions, or anywhere else in the world with partner banks.
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.
Mark Britt has dedicated his career to building agile, disruptive digital companies in emerging markets.
Leading global technology and media companies in Asia Pacific, he recognised an opportunity to transform the entertainment landscape in emerging markets which were in many ways fragmented and inconsistent in infrastructure development and largely neglected by global influences and players. In 2014, he co-founded iflix to redefine entertainment for the next billion people.
Prior to founding iflix, Mark served as CEO of Nine Entertainment Co’s digital arm Mi9, where he was responsible for the company’s SVOD investments and portfolio of start up ventures.
Mark is also the Founding Director of NGO Conscious Capitalism, an organisation directed at improving structural motivations for corporate performance in Australia and was named one of ‘Asia’s Five Biggest Influencers in Media and Telecommunications’, by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Mark holds a diploma in Law from LPAB.
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.
iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Tanzania.
Mr. Alain Lam is a Managing Director and the Head of Technology and Media in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets department, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2016, Mr. Lam was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley responsible for the origination and execution of equity and equity-linked financings for issuers in the telecom, media, technology, and renewable sectors in Asia Pacific.
Mr. Lam joined Morgan Stanley in 1997 and worked in Morgan Stanley's offices in New York, Menlo Park, and London before relocating to Hong Kong in 2006. Over the course of his 18 years with Morgan Stanley, Mr. Lam covered many of the most prominent technology companies globally, executing over 140 transactions with aggregate deal value of over US$60Bn.
Mr. Lam graduated with a MEng degree from the University of Oxford in 1997. Mr. Lam is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Credit Suisse is a global-leading financial group which provides premier financial services to the clients in 50+ countries through 48,200 employees and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1856. Credit Suisse’s divisions include the Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets. Credit Suisse has won a number of awards for its advisory work across Asia-Pacific and within the Technology, Media & Telecom (“TMT”) sector, including Best Asian TMT House for six consecutive years from 2012 to 2017 from The Asset.
Khairil is the Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Digital Services (ADS) where he leads the company’s investments and operations in digital businesses. He oversees Axiata Digital’s companies and investments focusing on digital financial services, advertising technology, platforms and digital ventures.
Previously, Khairil was the Group Chief Marketing and Operations Officer for Axiata Group Berhad, a role he assumed since joining Axiata in 2012. Khairil also sits on multiple boards of Axiata Digital’s portfolio, such as 11Street, BIMA, and the Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (ADIF). He is also a Member of the Industry Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia's Paynet.
Khairil joined Axiata from Bain & Company, Inc., a leading global management consultancy where he was a Partner. He was with Bain for more than 15 years and worked out of various offices in the firm, including San Francisco, Munich, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai. He has built a strong track record of helping his clients in telecoms and other industries achieve major improvements to their strategic positions and operational performance. In 2008, Khairil returned to Southeast Asia to help Bain grow its telecoms practice in the region based out of Singapore.
Before Bain, Khairil was an operations consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, Management Consulting Services and also had stints running tech start-ups. Khairil holds a BA, MA (Engineering) and MEng from the University of Cambridge, U.K. as well as an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Michael Lints graduated from The Hague University of Applied Science in Management and Information Science and worked briefly as a project manager for ING Group. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in right after and he went co-founding an IT business specialising in Microsoft environments and IT project management.
He was the former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch’s small and medium-size enterprise to help them with capital financing and strategy.
TM Lee is the Co-Founder of CoinGecko, a market analytics platform for cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. Since founding CoinGecko in 2014, TM Lee has closely followed the development of crypto-economics and the real-world utilization of blockchain technology. Apart from that, TM Lee is a contributing author of two books on the topic of digital currencies published by Elsevier - Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion Volume 1. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Psychology from Purdue University.
CoinGecko is a market analytics platform for cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. Our goal is to serve the blockchain industry as a data provider. We are based out of Malaysia & Singapore and was founded by TM Lee and Bobby Ong in 2014.
While most platforms and tools in the industry are focused solely on trading data. Our goal is to provide a 360-degree overview of cryptocurrencies beyond financial data.
CoinGecko lists all publicly traded cryptocurrencies and evaluate the tokens based on key aspects such as market capitalization, liquidity, community strength, developer activity, and public interest.
Over the years, CoinGecko has grown to become one of the World's largest cryptocurrency websites. Data from CoinGecko has been used and cited by various research papers from renowned universities such as Singapore Management University, Humboldt Berlin University, and Western Canada University; and our data has been featured on a multitude of industry media outlets such as Bloomberg, Forbes, The Guardian, and more.
Our goal for CoinGecko is to be the most reliable and comprehensive data provider in the upcoming open financial market.
Mellissa is currently the Head of GetResponse Malaysia, an email marketing and marketing automation SaaS platform for small and large businesses. Mellissa is very well versed in utilizing different platforms and tools to strategize, plan and execute high impact, scalable, ROI-driven digital campaigns and communications for audiences throughout Asia Pacific, through her previous experiences as the GM of Marketing for KFIT, Country Manager of KakaoTalk Malaysia, and VP of Operations at Rocket Internet Malaysia.
Customers in 182 countries trust GetResponse, the world’s easiest email marketing platform. We offer a complete suite of simple-yet-powerful solutions, suitable for both small and large companies. The GetResponse email marketing and online campaign management platform helps marketers build targeted subscriber lists and send high-impact newsletters and follow-up campaigns. It offers marketing automation, responsive email design, hundreds of ready-to-use email templates, landing page creator, and detailed statistics.
We are also proud to be a spam-free solution, achieving a consistent deliverability rate of over 99%, the highest deliverability rate in the industry.
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/.
Francesca Chia is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoGet, a technology platform that connects businesses to trust and reliable part timers, called ‘GoGetters’. Francesca, age 29, is pushing boundaries in the technology industry and the traditional labour market of Malaysia. She brings with her insights on the future of work, how businesses will adjust models to suit new labour requirements and how empowerment is possible through technology innovation. Francesca graduated with a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and was inspired by social enterprises because they redefined traditional ways of doing business and running a non-profit.
Fred Chong is the founder and Group CEO of WebTVAsia, one of Asia’s fastest growing media entertainment companies with 15 offices across 11 countries since 2013. With diversified businesses in digital media, film, TV, artiste, events, marketing, training and technology, WebTVAsia's video network of 3,000 channels surpasses 20 billion minutes watch time monthly and reaches 180 million subscribers worldwide.
Fred is also an award-winning filmmaker and musician with recognition at film festivals in New York, Osaka, Busan and Beijing. He advocates innovation and commercialisation of intellectual properties as the key to success as a media entrepreneur and content creator. His biggest motivation is to build an ecosystem that launches a new generation of Asian creators to produce world-class content.
WebTVAsia is a multi award-winning media entertainment company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with diversified businesses across Film & TV, Music, Digital Media, Artiste Management, Events & Marketing. Founded by Group CEO Fred Chong, its rapid regional expansion of offices has reached Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. As a leading global partner of Google’s YouTube, Alibaba’s Youku-Tudou, Tencent and Toutiao, its premium video network of 3,000 channels breaks 20 billion minutes watch time monthly with over 170 million millennial subscribers. Most notable awards received include Tencent Content Partner of the Year 2017, Toutiao Golden Second Awards Best Short Form Comedy 2017, Dragons of Asia Awards Best Marketing Discipline 2015, Asia’s Best New Director at Osaka Asia Film Festival 2012, Highest Malaysian Chinese Film Box Office 2012 and Malaysian Music Awards Best Music Producer 2011. WebTVAsia also champions the Asian media entertainment ecosystem through its ground breaking WebTVAsia Awards, Viral Fest Asia and Rise of Asia Forum platforms that celebrate the best of Asian creators and content. It was granted the coveted YouTube-Certified Multi Channel Network status and recognised by the Malaysian Government as a leading MSC Status company making regional impact across Asia.
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.
Wan Sing, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of JustCo is a property and real estate veteran with over 15 years of experience. His experience and knowledge in the industry led to him launching JustCo in 2015, an innovative, flexible and collaborative concept of co-working spaces.
Fresh out from New York University, Wan Sing traded an attractive opportunity to work in Goldman Sachs New York to start his own finance firm in Boston.
After his stint in New York, Wan Sing joined the real estate division of his family business Sing Group in Malaysia for seven years, before taking on the role of Senior Associate Director with Mapletree Investments, the real estate arm of Temasek Holdings in Singapore for five years. With the entrepreneurial streak still running deep, Wan Sing leveraged on his expertise in real estate and finance and took the leap of faith to set up JustCo.
A driven and passionate individual, it is under Wan Sing’s leadership that JustCo has become a leading player in the market in just a short period of time. A visionary, he has plans to transform JustCo into a major player in Asia Pacific and beyond, and he believes in building a strong team to achieve this goal together.
JustCo is Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful premium co-working space provider, with the belief that working together, is working better. Founded in 2015, JustCo is continually challenging and redefining collaborative working, connecting vibrant and dynamic communities in open, conducive and creative work spaces.
What sets JustCo apart from other co-working spaces is its large community where members can tap into to seek new connections and explore new business opportunities. Through interactions, participation and partnerships, there would be many opportunities amongst members to bring innovations and developments to greater heights. JustCo creates a powerful ecosystem where businesses of all sizes can harness the benefits of the network effect at JustCo, and to ultimately foster a community for the like-minded.
Members’ events are organized regularly to encourage and foster collaborations that will boost innovation and productivity. JustCo events are all-encompassing ranging from topics on finance, technology to lifestyle and fitness events where members wind down after a long day’s work.
Firmly positioned as the largest provider in Southeast Asia, JustCo is set to dominate Asia by way of entry into key strategic cities, with an aim to operate 100 centres in the region by end of 2020.
Danny Yeung, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder for Prenetics Group, a leading genetics-enabled digital health company headquarted in Hong Kong with offices in the U.K., SG, MY, TH, VN, and in PH. In just a little more than 3 years, Prenetics has grown to a team of 120+ and has raised more than US$50M in funding from the likes of Ping An & Alibaba, making it one of the most well-funded health technology startups globally.
Prior to Prenetics, Danny was Founding Partner at SXE Ventures having led multiple investments in genetic testing companies. Danny had also founded uBuyiBuy in 2010 which was acquired by Groupon. Prior to Danny leaving Groupon in early 2014, Danny served as CEO of Groupon East Asia leading a team of over 300 with annual revenues in excess of USD $130M. Danny’s entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 25 when he ventured into franchising Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan into USA. After exiting Hui Lau Shan, Danny successfully ventured into hospitality furniture and executed multi-million dollar projects with MGM City Center. Danny received his BS in MIS from the University of San Francisco. Danny’s life motto is “Play Hard, Work Harder”.
Prenetics is the leading genetics testing and digital health company in Southeast Asia that has rapidly expanded its footprint globally, with the most recently acquisition of Europe-based consumer genetics testing startup, DNAFit. At Prenetics, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with personalised, predictive, and preventive measures using the latest proven innovations in DNA and mobile technology.
With the strong support from trusted investors such as Alibaba and Ping An, Prenetics has been able to establish a dominant position through its work with forward-thinking insurers via exclusive B2B partnerships. Our growing list of client base includes well-known brands such as Prudential, AIA, HSBC Insurance, FWD, Muang Thai Life, and more.
We are on a mission to give everyone the power to be in control of their health. Learn more about what we do at www.prenetics.com
Cameron Priest is a Kiwi based in Singapore and the CEO and co-founder of TradeGecko.
Cameron grew up on a kiwifruit orchard in New Zealand. When he wasn’t feeding calves, he was building cars. Claiming from the age of 9 that he’d one day be the CEO of his own enterprise, Cameron set up several small scale businesses before establishing TradeGecko; born out of a friend’s battle to efficiently manage their supply chain.
Even though TradeGecko has scaled super quickly, Cameron remains highly involved in nurturing and growing every part of the Gecko family. When he’s not trying his hand at new adventure/water sports, he can be seen wandering from team to team in the TradeGecko office sporting a pair of loafers and an impressive beard.
We believe in making commerce easy for everyone. The world will be a better place when anyone, anywhere can create an innovative product and build a successful business, effortlessly. We want to make the operations side of scaling a business easy so that business owners can focus on what they're good at: creating and selling products. That is why we are on a mission: to create a commerce platform that enables millions of entrepreneurs to build the business of their dreams.
TradeGecko provides a powerful cloud-based commerce platform for growing companies. We are at the heart of our customers’ workflows. Our software runs the back office and provides vital operational information to other business-critical software systems while connecting with supply chain partners in real-time. We seamlessly manage complex workflows and scalability requirements. TradeGecko supports businesses that operate with multiple users, sales channels, warehouses, currencies and tax requirements, as well as CRM tools and integrations that are essential to business including accounting software, marketplaces, and many other tools.
We started the business to see millions of entrepreneurs bloom. We enable this growth by providing operational excellence, peace of mind, a best-in-class product and a team that evolves, adapts and grows with our customers, at every stage of their journey.
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