After the many postponements, Wild Digital SEA 2020 is finally happening! Ready for a wholesome virtual conference experience? We’re super excited to make this online edition as amazing as the past years’ events!
As Co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group, Patrick Grove is recognised as one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Asia Pacific region. Over the last thirteen years, he founded and took five companies from start-up to IPO, selling one of those companies, iProperty Group in a transaction valued in excess of US$534m. The iProperty Group sale was one of the largest internet exits in ASEAN history.
Patrick is also Co-Founder of Instahome, a leading home rental platform in Malaysia, Co-Founder and Director of iCar Asia, ASEAN’s No. 1 network of digital automotive portals; Co-Founder of Frontier Digital Ventures, a leading operator of online classifieds in frontier markets; and Co-Founder and Non Executive Director of Rev Asia Berhad, one of Southeast Asia's most dynamic digital media groups.
Over the last decade, Patrick has been independently and widely recognised with numerous international awards, including: Global Leader of Tomorrow and New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum; Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore; Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Business.
Fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, Nuseir Yassin attended Harvard University on a full scholarship where he graduated in 2014 with degrees in economics. Later, he started Nas Daily — a Facebook page documenting his travels and experiences around the world. In 4 years, he garnered an international audience of over 30 million followers in 197 countries across all platforms.
Now, he is the Founder and CEO of Nas Daily Pte. Ltd., a media company based in Singapore with global operations. Nas Daily Pte. Ltd. specializes in social media content that is engaging, effective, and meaningful. In addition to producing content for clients, the team aims to teach people how to create videos effectively through the Nas Academy.
At the end of the day, Nas means people in Arabic, and people are at the center of everything they do.
Nas Daily was founded with a single mission: To become a force for good. We are telling stories from around the world to tens of millions of individuals. It's a lot of fun, and we believe what we are doing matters. With Nas Studios, we're creating videos that leave impact; and with Nas Academy, we are building the world's best creator school. We have presence across the globe in every country. Today with 40 team members, our videos have reached 3.2% of the world’s population, 9+ billion views and 30+ million followers across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. And we're not stopping any time soon.
Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm. Beyond investing in Silicon Valley, 500 has set up more than a dozen funds in emerging markets, providing seed capital and growth programs to countries in the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Since 2010, the firm has invested in over 2,200 startups in 70+ countries, in line with its goal of developing an inclusive and globally connected innovation economy.
With the firm, Khailee has led 180+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grab, Carousell, and other regional champions. Prior to this, he was the founder of Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Malaysia’s largest online media company, Says.com (acquired by Media Prima).
As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer landscapes, Khailee and 500 Startups specialize in discovering patterns of economic opportunity and investing in the 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.
AirAsia.com is ASEAN's fastest growing super app offering consumers travel and lifestyle products on a single platform. AirAsia.com leverages its digital ecosystem of 75 million users and over 15 products lines across travel, lifestyle, e-commerce and content to offer its consumers a personalised and seamless experience, powered by data and technology, so that now everyone can enjoy more than flights on AirAsia.com
At Sendbird, we are building the most scalable and powerful chat API in the world. We have customers from over 150 countries around the world serving a truly wide-range of use cases across communities, marketplaces, on-demand services, games, and e-commerce.
We're a Y Combinator alumnus (W16) and have raised over $120M from leading investors including Shasta Ventures, August Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, and FundersClub.
Catherine is the Chief Food Officer of Gojek Group. She joined Gojek in 2017 and leads the company’s food delivery platform, with a focus on developing innovative strategies and products to meet consumer demand, while empowering micro, small and medium enterprises across the region. Under her leadership, GoFood has grown to become the largest app-based food delivery service in Southeast Asia today, based on the total number of orders.
In March 2019, Catherine was invited by the United Nations (UN) to speak on how Gojek empowers women entrepreneurs, during the annual meeting for the organization’s Commission on the Status of Women. She has also been named to Prestige Indonesia’s “40 under 40: The Indonesian Vanguard of 2020” list, which recognizes rising young personalities who are helping Indonesia remain a matchless agency of change and growth in these unprecedented times.
Catherine joined Gojek from Alfacart (PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya), where she was responsible for the overall business as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Catherine played a key role in building Zalora Indonesia as Managing Director and Co-Founder. Earlier in her career, Catherine gained experience with the world’s top consulting firm McKinsey & Company as Senior Associate, and with Innosight as a venture leader.
In 2014, Catherine received her Bachelor of Business in Banking & Finance from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Surina Shukri brings two decades of experience working across a diverse range of companies including global multinationals, middle market companies as well as early stage startups across the financial services, natural resources and technology sectors. She spent the bulk of her professional career in the United States, including 17 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co, as Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Management for Middle Market Banking and Chief of Staff to the CEO and Executive Director in Natural Resources Investment Banking. She left JPMorgan Chase in 2018 to start SheNovation Ventures, where she advised fintech and blockchain startups on growth strategy and capital raising and consulted business leaders on culture change and transformation.
She graduated from University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology dual degree program with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School and Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the lead agency in driving the digital economy in Malaysia. Our role is to build a vibrant digital economy and ensure that Malaysia plays a leading part in the global digital revolution. We are passionate about digital technology and its potential to transform the future of our nation and the world.
MDEC’s implementations and efforts are centred on building awareness on digital economy, creating credible talents for the industry, and encouraging digital technology adoption among the people (rakyat) and businesses. MDEC is also the agency entrusted to nurture the growth of the technology industry in Malaysia including the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
On the global front, MDEC is responsible to ensure that Malaysia plays an integral part in digital revolution around the world, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country.
Eric Cheng co-founded Carsome, Southeast Asia’s largest online used car trading platform in 2015. With his combined knowledge in accountancy, business development, digital marketing and strategy, he leads the overall strategic direction of the business across multiple verticals and expansion strategies. Carsome has since expanded from Malaysia into Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and currently transacts more than 40,000 cars annually totalling more than US$600 million in transacted value. Eric was previously an Account Director of Digital Media at Innity.
Carsome is Southeast Asia’s largest online used car trading platform with presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. It aims to digitalize the region’s used car industry by reshaping and elevating the car buying and selling experience. Carsome provides end-to-end solutions to consumers and used car dealers, from car inspection, ownership transfer to financing, promising a service that is trusted, convenient and fast. Carsome currently transacts more than 40,000 cars annually totalling more than US$600 million in transacted value. For more information, please visit www.carsome.com.
Eduard Fabian is the Chief Technology Officer/VP of Razer Fintech, a subsidiary of Razer Inc. Razer Fintech is a pioneering fintech player that includes in its suite of products Razer Merchant Services, a leading offline-to-online digital payment network in Southeast Asia as well Razer Pay, a rapidly growing e-wallet targeted at youths and millennials. Eduard is based in Singapore and his initial focus is on special Fintech projects.
Prior to joining Razer, Eduard was the Group Technology Head for United Overseas Bank. During his time in UOB, Eduard played a critical role in leading the design and build of UOB’s TMRW digital bank that has been successfully launched in Thailand and to be rolled out in other emerging Southeast Asian markets. Eduard brings with him over 20 years of global experience in leading technology teams in Asia, Europe and the US. He has spent the last 10 years driving business transformation and innovation in digital banking and insurance. He started his career in Financial Services with Citibank in Dublin, Ireland, where he helped build the Citi Innovation Lab and launched industry-leading digital banking products for corporates. Eduard moved from Dublin to Singapore to head up Citibank’s technology team for transaction banking across 17 Asian markets. Prior to that, Eduard worked in the software industry, including building one of the first cloud engineering teams in Oracle. Eduard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Backed by the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers synonymous with the youth and millennials, Razer Fintech is the financial technology arm of Razer Inc. Established in April 2018, Razer Fintech has grown to become one of the largest O2O (offline to online) digital payment networks in SEA and has processed over billions of dollars in total payment value. Razer Fintech operates two verticals, Razer Merchant Services (“RMS”) and Razer Pay.
Razer Merchant Services is a leading B2B (business-to-business) solution encompassing:
Paul Whiteway is Senior Director, APAC at Skyscanner. Based in the regional headquarters in Singapore, he is responsible for helping lead the company’s growth across APAC, he also heads up the Japan business based in Tokyo.
Paul has been working with Internet companies since the industry’s formation and is experienced at scaling businesses in both start-up and corporate environments. He was previously General Manager of the Internet Advertising Division for Yellow Pages Australia, VP for a telecommunications start-up in New York City and Business Manager for MSN in London. He has been working in Asia since 2007 where, amongst other roles, he held senior roles at Yahoo!, leading product, editorial and engineering teams across the region and was Chief Operating Officer for iProperty, based in Malaysia up till his appointment at Skyscanner in 2013. Paul is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD Singapore where he provides coaching and advice to students interested in entrepreneurship.
Southeast Asia has a vibrant, young and tech-savvy population, and the potential for us to become the Silicon Valley of Asia is immense! At Wild Digital, we aim to highlight the startups that are a part of our ecosystem, and provide them with the opportunity to present their billion-dollar ideas in front of leading investors, mentors, senior executives and media during our conference.
We have partnered exclusively with Startup World Cup to organise Startup Disruptor Arena — a highly-anticipated live pitching session where we've seen some of the region's most innovative startups battle it out.
Apply now to gain 2 x complimentary tickets to Wild Digital SEA 2020 this November, and stand a chance to win a USD1million investment fund!
To make our online conference experience even better for our attendees, we have launched an ALL NEW #STARTUPSHOWCASE initiative as a bonus feature for participating startups!
For the first time, startups may apply for complimentary virtual booths to highlight their product directly to the leading investors, mentors, senior executives and media that will be in attendance.
This initiative is available under our Startup Promo package and terms and conditions apply. Purchase the package at USD500, and we will give your team 3 General Admission tickets to the conference and your startup the chance to apply for a complimentary virtual booth.
Why Southeast Asia? Why is this amazing region so interesting? Why now? Where are the next 20 billion-dollar unicorns coming from?
Nick Nash | Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Asia Partners
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