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After starting his career in Indonesian automotive conglomerate Astra, businessman Kiwi Aliwarga left the country in 1998 to establish United Machinery in Myanmar with business partner Daw Marlar Win. The United Machinery Group (UMG) is now one of Myanmar's biggest conglomerates. Its original core business, ranging from distribution of generators and other heavy machinery, has been transformed and expanded to include media, leisure and F&B.The venture capital arm UMG Idealab seeks and supports innovative business ideas from the region to bring back to Myanmar. Through UMG Idealab, Aliwarga is exploring various new technologies including passenger-carrying drone taxis. He recently co-founded FROGS in Indonesia with former aircraft engineer Asro Nasiri.

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments is a $1bn fund investing in innovative startups with solutions aimed at decarbonizing the oil and gas sectors and transportation, as well as those that recycle and store CO2 and reduce related emissions.Members of the organization are big players of the oil and gas industry representing more than 30% of global operated oil and gas production. These companies include Shell, Total, BP, Chevron, CNPC, Petrobras, Repsol, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Occidental and Saudi Aramco. 

Mubadala was founded in 2017 and was directly listed as a Public Joint Stock Company, merging the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).Mubadala is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with approximately $299bn assets under management and operations across 50 countries. Mubadala owns the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), a firm acting as an investment vehicle in high technology sectors.

Dharmash Mistry is non-executive director of the British Business Bank and the BBC. He is also a partner at LGT Lightstone, Balderton Capital and Lakestar. As an experienced venture capitalist and entrepreneur Mistry has raised and managed investment funds totaling $1bn. He is a board member and one of the early investors of unicorns like Revolut and Glovo.Mistry is the former MD of Ascential plc, formerly EMAP, B2B media business specializing in exhibitions and information services and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). He was also the chair and co-founder of Blow Ltd, an on-demand beauty services provider in the UK. Mistry also previously held non-executive director roles in companies like Dixons Retail and Hargreaves Lansdown.

Based in UK, Will Neale is a prolific angel and early-stage investor with interests in over a dozen startups from the pre-seed to Series B stages. The tech consultant had previously worked as a manager at Accenture for six years.In 2006, Neale founded mobile payments and processing startup Fonix Mobile. He also created Grabyo, a cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform in 2013. 

José Neves is best known as the CEO and co-founder of fashion unicorn Farfetch, one of Portugal's most successful startups to date. London-based Neves is also a non-executive director at the British Fashion Council. He has set up his own foundation to spend two-thirds of Farfetch's profits on innovation projects. As an angel investor, he has so far invested in two startups: Portuguese fintech StudentFinance and fashion platform where he is also an advisor.

UK-based Portuguese unicorn Farfetch is a global omni-channel marketplace for luxury fashion, ranging from established brands to cult and emerging designers. Entrepreneur José Neves started the company in 2007 to enable small designers and fashion retailers to become global players through a single online marketplace. Farfetch participated in the 2019 seed investment round for Didimo, a Portuguese 3D digital twin animation production startup based in Porto.

Adjie Wicaksana graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He also holds a master's in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. Wicaksana is active in the Social Organization Center for Innovation and Community Development, the Indonesian Youth Student Association in the United States (Permias) Los Angeles and the Global Shapers Community - World Economic Forum. He is also a facilitator, specializing in business financial management, for BEKRAF's (Indonesia's Creative Economy Agency) Creative SME Finance Class Training Series. Wicaksana started Halofina with Eko Pratomo in 2017.

Founded in 1907 and currently headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, US, United Parcel Service (UPS) is the world's largest package and document delivery company in revenue and volume. It is also a global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. In 2018, the company generated US$71.8bn in revenue and had a net income of about US$4.8bn with 481,000 employees. It invests in transportation-related companies.

United Fund was founded in 2015 to provide Zhejiang's SME businesses with support in financing, business collaborations, operations and management. It now manages total of assets worth RMB 3bn.

Co-founder of investment and consultancy firm SYSTEMIQ Jeremy Oppenheim invests individually in early-stage cleantech and agritech ventures. He used to be a senior partner at global consultancy McKinsey, where he worked extensively with multilateral development banks, the United Nations and developing nations' governments to set up resource-sustainability projects. From 2013-14, Oppenheim was the program director of the New Climate Economy project, an initiative of the Global Commission on Economy and Climate that identified practical actions and policy options to maximize opportunities associated with climate change. The experience helped propel him into cleantech and agtech investing.

Established in 2017 in the UK, Firstminute Capital's investments are founders-driven, rather than by investment sectors. The early-stage venture capital firm has already invested in 32 companies in the US, UK, mainland Europe and Israel. In mid-2018, it raised its first fund of US$100m from 30 unicorns. Recent investments include in the Series A round of tax reclaim company Wevat, in peer-to-peer (P2P) fiat to crypto exchange platform Ramp's pre-seed round and in the seed round of cannabis e-commerce site Miss Grass. 

Founded in Shanghai in May 2015, CICC Zhide specializes in investment consultation, equity investment and management. The company is a subsidiary of CICC Capital that was established in 1995. The China International Capital Corporation (CICC) is China's first joint venture bank, with its HQ in Beijing. CICC was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2015.

Established in 2015, Isomer Capital is a London-based VC that mainly invests in European technology startups from pre-seed to Series B rounds. It invests across multiple sectors and currently has 30 startups in its portfolio, including prominent companies Deliveroo and Codacy.  Isomer has managed two exits to date: Codeship and Accelerated Dynamics. Its most recent investments include the seed round of quantum ML technology GTN and the Series A round of Proxiclick, a cloud-based tourism management system.

Xie graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 with a master’s in Computer Science. Upon graduation, he was invited by famous angel investor Hadi Partovi to join startup project Fivestars, which would become the leading customer loyalty solutions provider in the United States. In 2015, Xie returned to China and adapted the Fivestars model to his own startup, Zaihui. Within just one week of his return, Zaihui raised millions of dollars from top Chinese investors.

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