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Established in 1990, JAFCO Asia is a private equity and venture capital firm with US$650m assets under management. It has offices in Singapore, Taipei, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai. Its parent company, JAFCO Co., Ltd., is Japan's largest venture capital firm. JAFCO Asia has invested in more than 480 companies, 110 of which have been publicly listed. 

Backed by Israeli-Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, Apoletto Asia is managed by Russia’s DST Global, a VC firm that funds late-stage internet startups.

Among the first private equity firms to invest in Asia, TPG Capital Asia is the regional investment arm of US private equity firm TPG Capital. With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mumbai and Singapore, it currently has about $9.9bn in assets under management.

SoftBank Ventures Asia, founded in 2000, is a subsidiary of SoftBank Korea and part of the SoftBank Group. It is SoftBank’s early stage venture arm, with a geographical focus in Asia, the US, Europe and Israel. It was previously known as SoftBank Ventures Korea.SoftBank Ventures Asia links early-stage startups with SoftBank’s wider network of partners and businesses, which include Yahoo Japan and Alibaba (both of which SoftBank has stakes in), components manufacturers ARM and nVidia, and Indonesian e-commerce platform Tokopedia, which SoftBank has invested in. Outside of its focus areas of AI, robotics and IoT, SoftBank Ventures has invested in companies like sports analytics company bepro11, telehealth service Alodokter, and property rental management Mamikos.

Lynx Asia is an investment advisory firm based in Singapore. Its investments cover a broad range of industries, from retail and real estate to energy and manufacturing.

Accelerating Asia focuses on Asian startups for its three-month intensive acceleration program. The Singapore-based investor was founded in 2018 and focuses on diversity investments, with 40% of its portfolio companies being led by women.The firm invests up to S$200,000 in participating pre-Series A startups. All of the program’s startups receive S$50,000–75,000 with an additional investment of up to S$150,000 for top performing companies.To date, the early-stage VC has invested in 25 startups. Recent investments in 2020 include stakes in Bangladeshi mobility platform Shuttle and Indonesian startups KaryaKarsa and MyBrand.

With currently over $21bn of AUM, Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) was started in Hong Kong in 1997 by Jean Eric Salata, as the regional Asian PE investment arm of UK-based Baring Private Equity Partners. With $300m in its first fund, it focused on riding China’s economic rise spurred by the country’s market liberalization. In 2000, Salata led a management buyout of BPEA and continues to head the firm today as CEO and Founding Partner. BPEA has invested in more than 100 companies, across healthcare, logistics, IT services, media, education, financial services and retail. It is one of the largest independent PE firms in Asia and has eight offices across the continent.With offices in China, India, Japan, Australia, and Singapore, it currently has around 43 portfolio companies, almost all Asia-based, across multiple business segments in tech and non-tech startups, especially in bricks-and-mortar education establishments. It also makes acquisitions, including most recently of US outsourcing services company Virtusa in February 2021.Other recent investments include in the June 2021 $85m Series C round of Portuguese home physiotherapy tech solution SWORD Health, the world’s fastest-growing musculoskeletal solution, and in the November 2020 $198m Series D round of Chinese computer coding for kids edtech Codemao. 

Indonesia’s most popular OTA, Traveloka is an easy-to-use source of cheap regional flights and accommodation for the fast-rising Indonesian and Southeast Asian middle class.

Founded in 2013, Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (AAIC) is a Japanese VC that invests in developing nations in Africa. Based in Singapore, the Japanese investment team are also involved in consultancy work. To date, AAIC has invested in eight companies. Investments during 2020 include two Egyptian startups: mobile teleradiology medtech Rology’s $860,000 seed funding in September and mental health medtech platform Shezlong’s Series A round in June.

Pick up ecommerce deliveries at your convenience with PopBox Asia’s smart lockers in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Global citizen Mariano Kostelec is an Argentinian native who has lived in Asia and Europe. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Management from King’s College London, Kostelec moved to Asia to work at Groupon China (GaoPeng) and Wimbu China. He then moved to Portugal to launch Uniplaces with friends Miguel Amaro and Ben Grech. He is a member of the Entrepreneur Organization in Lisbon and of the Sandbox Network and has appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. 

Veteran banker Adrian Asharyanto Gunadi graduated in Accounting from the University of Indonesia and later obtained an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University. Adrian started his banking career at Citibank in 1998. He was then based at the Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, UAE, managing global Islamic finance product structuring for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), South Asia and Southeast Asia. He specialized in Islamic banking for over eight years at Permata Bank and Bank Muamalat in Indonesia until 2015, when he left to co-found Investree.

Sean Liao has founded three software development centers in Asia, including Rocket Internet China. He is currently CEO of Imaginato, a technology development company that he founded. Sean is based in China.

Chen Haokai has a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in integrated circuit design from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before co-founding SmartAHC in 2014, he worked as an executive at Marvell Asia, a global supplier of semiconductor solutions.

With a degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, a master’s in sociology from Columbia and an MBA from Georgetown University, Wang is the former chief marketing officer of Google Asia. He has also worked at McKinsey & Co., P&G, and Yahoo.

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