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.
Chin Chao brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the venture capital and venture debt industries, including entrepreneurship, company building, business operations and strategy.
Prior to joining Innoven in late 2015 as its first employee in SE Asia, Chin was most recently the Co-Managing Director of Sirius SME, a venture capital firm he co-founded in 2008. And prior to Sirius SME, Chin was a Managing Director of Venture TDF Singapore and Venture TDF China. Notable investments include AAC Acoustics, Alibaba, Baidu, Focus Media, Heptagon, Mediaring, Redback Networks and Savi Technologies.
During his time at Venture TDF in Singapore, Chin also co-founded the TechFinancing Centre, a joint-venture between KeppelTatLee Bank, Venture TDF and the Economic Development Board of Singapore. The TechFinancing Center provided innovative debt solutions to growth-oriented companies in Asia and served as Chin’s initial foray into the venture debt industry.
Chin received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and is the author of three publications on technology and business law.
Innoven Capital is Asia’s leading venture lending platform providing debt capital to high growth innovative ventures primarily backed by venture capital firms. Innoven Capital is a joint venture between Temasek Holdings and United Overseas Bank Group. Currently, the platform is active across South East Asia, India and China.
For more information please refer www.innovencapital.com and follow @InnovenCap_SG
Jeffrey Paine is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$175 million under management investing in over 45 companies since 2012.
Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 100 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for “Greatest Ecosystem Impact” Worldwide (Singapore).
He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Eunice is an Investment Associate at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a leading early-stage tech venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. She is based in Singapore and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and investment analysis and research. Eunice brings over eight years of experience in technology, law and real estate as a former startup founder and a lawyer.
Prior to joining MHV, Eunice was a lawyer at international law firm Mayer Brown advising multinational companies on intellectual property and technology matters, including data privacy and cybersecurity. She co-founded and exited two startups in the proptech and e-commerce spaces, Quikspaces and Munchbox respectively. Before MHV, Eunice was a lawyer at the international law firm Mayer Brown advising multinational companies on intellectual property and technology matters, including data privacy and cybersecurity. She is also a licensed real estate agent in Hong Kong.
Eunice holds dual degrees in Business Administration and Law from the University of Hong Kong.
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.
Zen joined Gobi in 2018. He analyzes potential investment opportunities in the ASEAN market and assists the team with managing existing portfolio companies. Prior to his career with Gobi, Zen worked at RHB Investment Bank in the Client Coverage Department. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Here's your chance to shine on a global stage and sell your pitch to leading investors from around the world! Startups in any tech-related sector — be it health, education, agriculture, mobility, retail, marketing, financial services, next-generation technologies, and more — at any stage are encouraged to apply to Startup Disruptor Arena.
This is not just an opportunity to gain funding, but an avenue to network with key industry players and showcase your startup to potential mentors and business partners.
In addition to the investment fund, the winner will also receive media exposure from journalists covering the event. If this sounds like you, submit your application today!
2 x Complimentary General Admission ticket to Wild Digital SEA 2020 once you submit a complete application
1 x All-access Premium ticket upgrade (worth USD800) if shortlisted to pitch on Wild Digital SEA 2020's Main Stage
Special discounted tickets for your partner(s) and team to Wild Digital SEA 2020
1 x Complimentary virtual booth to highlight your startup on Wild Digital SEA 2020's conference platform if you have been shortlisted to pitch
Profile your brand to some of the most influential entrepreneurs, investors and key players in the regional tech ecosystem
Presentation will be recorded and made available to the public following the conference
Companies headquartered in Southeast Asia.
Only founders or CEOs to present.
Startups in any tech-related sector and at any stage may apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.
16 October 2020. Extended until 23 October 2020.
We first introduced Startup Disruptor Arena (SDA) as part of the main stage program in 2017 and it has been a big hit at Wild Digital since then! The one-of-a-kind platform has showcased the region's most innovative and disruptive startups who could be the "next big thing", like StashAway, MoneyMatch, Kioson, RoundUp Analytics and CARE Concierge.
Since Wild Digital Indonesia 2019, we have taken it up a notch and given SDA a new face lift! In an exclusive partnership with Startup World Cup, the largest global startup pitch competition helmed by Pegasus Tech Ventures, the SEA regionals will be happening during Wild Digital SEA 2020 — from 3-6 November on our virtual Main Stage. The regional finalist will then go on to compete with 40+ other finalists at San Francisco for a grand investment prize of USD 1million.
Startup World Cup consists of a global series of startup conferences and pitch competitions that spread across 40+ countries organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a US Silicon Valley VC. Startups will first compete in regional events across Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, and regional finalists will go on to compete for the grand investment price in San Francisco!
The Startup World Cup Grand Finale has featured prominent figures from the entrepreneurship community, including Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple; Marc Randolph, Founder of Netflix; Reid Hoffman, Founding CEO of LinkedIn as well as top venture capital firms – Softbank, GE Ventures, 500 Startups, Techstar, Kleiner Perkins and more.