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Armed with €7.2m in seed funding, award-winning Didimo is scaling-up to produce customized AI-powered facial doubles and avatars for diverse business sectors.

Atomian has developed a digital brain, replicating the human brain's cognitive capabilities, to extract data using natural language processing, and automate business operations.

Detecting 500,000 online piracy infringements monthly through AI, specifically image recognition, Red Points offers a speedy alternative to traditional legal action against counterfeiters across sectors.

AEInnova's energy harvesting and Industry 4.0 technologies help industries convert waste heat into electricity, saving costs and meeting increasingly strict environmental regulatory requirements.

With partnerships already secured with Google, Microsoft and Amazon, Acuilae is poised to introduce ethical decision-making in a big way to the AI community.

Renamed, DefinedCrowd has expanded into a marketplace for AI data, tools and models, with services for complex ML projects. NLP, computer vision focused. 

American financial services company Capital Group was established in 1931. As one of the world’s oldest investment management firms, it has over $2tn assets under management. Major known investments include arms and aerospace firm BAE Systems and British American Tobacco. In 1992, Capital Group established Capital Group Private Markets, which specializes in alternative private equity and venture capital investments. This organization has invested in companies like ride-hailing firms Gojek and Didi Chuxing, Philippines media conglomerate ABS-CBN, and more.

Since its founding in 1972, American venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has partnered with the founders of companies that now have an aggregate, public market value of over $1.4tn. Sequoia Capital acquired Indian venture capital firm Westbridge Capital Partners in 2006, and later became the foundation for Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital India focuses primarily in India and Southeast Asia. It has invested in many major tech companies in the region, including Indian edtech firm Byju’s, budget accommodation network OYO, and Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn Gojek. In 2019, it launched Surge, an accelerator program for early-stage startups in Southeast Asia and India.

The late-stage venture capital and growth equity firm founded and led by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner manages about $10bn in assets. Among its well-known investments are Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Xiaomi,, Spotify, Flipkart and AirBnB.DST Global was founded in 2009 as a means for Milner’s to continue investing at scale, by separately managing investment activities from the primary business. In 2012, Milner stepped down from to focus on DST Global, and DST Global eventually became fully independent from

American investment capital firm Farallon Capital Management was established in 1986. The company manages equity capital for institutions, including college endowments, charitable foundations and pension plans, and funds for high net worth individuals. While most of its investments are in risk arbitrage and debt restructuring, it has also invested in startups across different verticals, such as Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek and a host of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology companies.Farallon’s history with Indonesia began long before Gojek came into existence. In 2002, Farallon bought a controlling stake in Bank Central Asia (BCA), an Indonesian bank, during a time when investors avoided Indonesian banks that had been saddled with bad debt. With the controlling stake, Farallon installed a new bank chairman and reformed BCA. Over the next four years Farallon slowly divested in BCA and finally sold the remaining 4% stake in 2006 to earn a profit.

Formation Group aims to create a bridge between Silicon Valley and Asian technology companies. It currently has three offices, in the US, South Korea and Singapore. So far it only has six known portfolio companies, including ride-hailing firm Gojek, grocery shopping company Honestbee, and retail experience technology firm Memebox.

Launched in 2013, Japan’s Rakuten Capital is the corporate venture capital arm of conglomerate Rakuten. It manages a range of funds, such as the early-stage Rakuten Ventures, Rakuten Fintech Fund, and Rakuten Mobility Investments. Its portfolio covers a broad range of companies, including C2C e-commerce platform Carousell, ride-hailing unicorn Gojek, and video game vouchers platform CodaPay. Notable exits include the IPOs of US-based ride hailing company Lyft and image sharing site Pinterest.

American private equity firm Warburg Pincus was established in 1966 and has since invested more than $55bn in more than 750 companies in more than 40 countries around the world. So far, the company has raised 19 private equity funds with over $90bn in assets under management. Its investment portfolio can be divided geographically into Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Its Asian portfolio includes tech companies, real estate, healthcare and more verticals, with many Chinese companies featured on the list.

Allianz X is the venture capital arm of Allianz Group. Its investments primarily focus on insurance, healthcare and finance-related tech startups, such as American Well, BIMA (micro-insurance company) and Simplesurance. However, it recently made investments in Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek as well as the Drone Racing League, a startup that promotes drone racing as an emerging sport.

Astra International is an Indonesian conglomerate most famous for its automotive importing and related businesses, although it has subsidiaries in finance, agri-business and property as well. The holding company, PT Astra International Tbk., is listed in the Indonesian stock exchange. Its investments so far have been focused in Indonesia. Companies like Gojek, Sayurbox, and Halodoc have become part of Astra’s portfolio.

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