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Just as no man is an island, no business is a desert. Even fledgling startups need a leg up to flourish. Expanding your business network through partnerships and connections are one way to do so, but it’s easier said than done to succeed in the relationship department, especially between startups and investors. This is the list of top investors who attend Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017.

 

The Top Investors Attended Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017 Event

Venturra Capital

Venturra Capital prides itself as one of the biggest investors “in early stage consumer technology-enabled internet businesses.” The firm’s half a dozen partners include Stefan Jung, founder of vastly successful incubator Rocket Internet, and Rudy Ramawy, Google Indonesia’s first Country Director. Venturra Capital has made investments in digital startups including Kfit, Zilingo, and Carro.

Photo Courtesy venturra.com.

Photo Courtesy venturra.com.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 1 million – 5 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: AI, Fintech, Logistics & Transportation, Marketplaces & Platforms, Real estate

 

Golden Gate Ventures

Golden Gate Ventures isn’t named just for the eponymous bridge in San Francisco, in which Silicon Valley is also located. It also wants to bridge the gap between the Valley and Asia’s startup scene. Boasting of assets in both continents, the firm aims to help startups grab a foothold on the Asian market with tried-and-tested methods. Golden Gate Ventures has helped startups like Carousell and MoneySmart from the ground up.

Photo Courtesy goldengate.vc.

Photo Courtesy goldengate.vc.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 500K – 5 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, rest of Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: AI, Big Data, Crowdsourcing, Ecommerce, Fintech, Lifestyle, Logistics & Transportation, Marketplaces & Platforms, SaaS

 





Gobi Partners

With over 15 years of investment experience, Gobi Partners believes in investing in people, rather than startups. Throughout its long career, the firm has partnered with startups all across Asia like Travelio and Time Voyager.

Gobi Partners Closes First USD50 Million for Its Meranti ASEAN Growth Fund - Photo Courtesy yicaiglobal.com.

Gobi Partners Closes First USD50 Million for Its Meranti ASEAN Growth Fund – Photo Courtesy yicaiglobal.com.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 500K – 20 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, rest of Southeast Asia and the globe
Verticals of interest: Ad tech, Analytics, AI, Big Data, Investments, Productivity Software, Recognition Tech, Sharing Economy, SaaS, or any startup that shows good potential

 

Spaze Ventures

Much like a rocket ship, Spaze Ventures aims to launch their investments to the stars above. The Singapore-based incubator offers both seed capital and hands-on mentorship for its growing portfolio. They accept startups at the earliest stage possible, including pre-launch ideas. Their portfolio includes Practicle and Krib.

Image Courtesy Spaze.

Image Courtesy Spaze.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 50K – 500K
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Verticals of interest: Enterprise Solution, Fintech, General Internet, General Software, SaaS, or any startup that shows good potential

 

Golden Equator Capital

Golden Equator Capital believes in experience and sound strategy. Rather than sporadic fund injections, the firm prepares its startups for a long-term journey with their team of experienced professionals. They can tap emerging startups in the technology and development sectors like Glints, Vault Dragon, and M17 Entertainment.

Photo Courtesy Forbes Asia.

Photo Courtesy Forbes Asia.

Preferred investment size (in USD): 1 million – 5 million
Countries of interest: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: AI, Big Data, Ecommerce, Fintech, Marketplaces & Platforms

 

Quest Ventures

Spread throughout the ASEAN region, Quest Ventures helps scalable startups reach their full potential with their deep and extensive networks in China and Southeast Asia. The firm has already made investments in startups like Cloudzen, StyleTheory, and Eatsy.

James Tan, Managing Partner of Quest Ventures - Photo Courtesy e27.co.

James Tan, Managing Partner of Quest Ventures – Photo Courtesy e27.co.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 50K – 1 million
Countries of interest: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, rest of Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific
Verticals of interest: Adtech, Agriculture, Ecommerce, General Internet, Marketplaces & Platforms

 

Rakuten Ventures

Known globally as the Rakuten Group, Rakuten Ventures has spread its influence and efforts across the globe, particularly in the IT, fintech, and mobility sectors. With their conglomerate’s assets at hand, they are looking to grow early-stage startups into global competitors. Their massive portfolio includes multi-territorial startups like Lyft and Epic.

Saemin Ahn managing partner at Rakuten Ventures - Photo Courtesy TechInAsia.

Saemin Ahn managing partner at Rakuten Ventures – Photo Courtesy TechInAsia.

Preferred investment size (in US$): Up to 10 million
Countries of interest: Global
Verticals of interest: Adtech, AI, Big Data, Biotech, Cloud Computing, Developer Tools, Productivity Software [1]

 

East Ventures

With a firm belief in Indonesia’s economy growth, East Ventures is out to find its next unicorn in the country. Yes, next. The investing firm already has equity in Asian unicorns like Grab, Tokopedia, and Traveloka.

Photo Courtesy thebridge.jp.

Photo Courtesy thebridge.jp.

Preferred investment size (in US$): Up to 1 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, Clean Tech, any startup that shows good potential

(Disclosure: East Ventures is an investor in Tech in Asia. See our ethics statement for more info).

 

Monk’s Hill Ventures

No one else knows how startups work better than entrepreneurs themselves. The team at Monk’s Hill Ventures is composed of seasoned entrepreneurs who rely on their years of experience to find and support up-and-coming startups in the technology sector. Their wide portfolio includes C88, Ninja Van, and Zipmatch.

Photo Courtesy startupshk.com.

Photo Courtesy startupshk.com.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 1 million to 5 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: Analytics, AI, Cloud Computing, Productivity Software, Social Networking & Communication, SaaS

 

Kejora Ventures

Besides just seed capital, Kejora Ventures offers more services than a startup can hope for – mentorship, training, networking, and accelerator programs. They believe in creating an empowering community between their startups. Kejora has made significant investments in startups like Qareer Group Asia, Y Digital Asia, and bDigital.

Photo Courtesy marketeer.co.th.

Photo Courtesy marketeer.co.th.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 1 million to 5 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: Analytics, AI, Big Data, Education, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Health, Media, Music & Entertainment, Real Estate, SaaS, Travel

 

Fenox Venture Capital

Operating out of various countries, Fenox is dedicated to bringing their startups to the global market. Their years of experience help connect future unicorns with larger corporations that may want to work with them. Their portfolio includes Terra Motors, Jibo, and Genius.

Photo Courtesy indepthnh.org.

Photo Courtesy indepthnh.org.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 50K to 1 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: AI, Big Data, Fintech, Health, SaaS, any startup that shows good potential

 

Alpha JWC Ventures

Alpha JWC Ventures is thoroughly entrenched in the Indonesian startup scene. With their experience in various fields like technology, finance, marketing, and law, the investing firm helps its portfolio achieve success in the Indonesian economy. Their portfolio includes Stoqo, Style Theory, and Carro.

Photo Courtesy Alpha JWC Ventures.

Photo Courtesy Alpha JWC Ventures.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 200K to 5 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, Analytics, AI, Big Data, Education, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Food Tech, Health, Investments, Logistics & Transportation, Marketplaces & Platforms, Recognition Tech, Security, Sharing Economy, Travel

 

Skystar Capital

Despite starting only in 2014, Skystar Capital is anything but inexperienced. The venture capital firm is only one arm of Skystar Ventures. Its bigger group includes an incubator program for early stage internet-based startups and a coworking space for entrepreneurs. Startups like Julo, Talenta, and Black Garlic are already part of the Skystar family.

William Eka, Associate Director Skystar Capital. (Photo Courtesy Kartika Adyani / Hitsss.com)

William Eka, Associate Director Skystar Capital. (Photo Courtesy Kartika Adyani / Hitsss.com)

Preferred investment size (in US$): 50K to 1 million
Countries of interest: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Singapore
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, Analytics, AI, Big Data, Biotech, Cloud Computing, Developer Tools, Education, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Health, Investments, Logistics & Transportation, Real Estate, Sharing Economy, SaaS, Travel

 

Wavemaker Partners

Wavemaker Partners bridges the gap between Western and Asian startup scenes with two headquarters in Singapore and Los Angeles. Rather than just approaching their startups as investors, the firm believes in helping them grow as entrepreneurs. Their investments include Zilingo, Red Dot Payment, and VideoAmp.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 200K to 1 million
Countries of interest: Asia
Verticals of interest: Agriculture, Analytics, AI, Education, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Hardware, Logistics & Transportation, SaaS

 

Queen’s Road Capital

Queen’s Road Capital’s verticals of interest is as vast as its passion to bring out the next big thing in ASEAN startups. The investing firm is committed to finding success stories in various emerging markets like media and entertainment. Their investments include Maingames, Tripping, and Get Your Guide.

Frederick "Fritz" Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese media and Internet industries for over a decade. - Photo Courtesy DLD Conference - DLD Media GmbH.

Frederick “Fritz” Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese media and Internet industries for over a decade. – Photo Courtesy DLD Conference – DLD Media GmbH.

Preferred investment size (in US$): 50K to 5 million
Countries of interest: China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and rest of Asia
Verticals of interest: Adtech, AI, Big Data, Ecommerce, Education, Enterprise Solution, Gaming, Health, Marketplaces & Platforms, Media, Music & Entertainment, Travel [2]

 

 

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[1] Taken from Top investors you’ll meet at Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017 written by Luigi Leonardo for TechInAsia.

[2] Taken from Eight more top investors to meet at Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017 written by Luigi Leonardo for TechInAsia.

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