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Tapping into Indonesia’s US$24 billion crowdfunding pool, iGrow’s agribusiness platform aims to help poor farmers to transform underused arable land into sustainable profit-sharing organic micro-farms. organizes scattered guesthouse information onto a single platform, so users can easily find housing based on their needs.

Thanks to Bridestory’s engaging pinboard interface and trusted client referrals, couples can easily complete all their wedding-related shopping in a single online marketplace.

By translating intimidating financial jargon into plain language, this product comparison fintech helps improve access to financial products for Indonesians, many of them financially illiterate.

China’s most popular home services app (by user activity). Its ratings system adds transparency and motivates helpers to give their best.

Car owners get free advice on auto-related queries, book a mechanic and shop for nearest in-store deals at preferential rates – all in one app.

Online agency with offline stores providing screened, trained and experienced helpers; with agents to sort out the hiring and any possible issues. Quick and hassle-free.

The first to use digital technology to boost education standards in Indonesia, Ruangguru’s range of products enable students and teachers to produce better results.

Indonesia’s first unicorn, ride-hailing startup Gojek has merged with Tokopedia to compete against regional giants Grab and Sea Group to develop the best super-app.

Armed with Asian and European experience, Miguel Amaro co-founded Uniplaces in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nottingham, and took a course in Chinese Studies at East China Normal University. He obtained his master’s in Management, with a concentration in Global Entrepreneurship, from Babson Graduate School. Amaro also spent two months as an analyst at Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While developing Uniplaces, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Picvic Labs (France), Zhejiang University Innovation Institute (China) and Osram (United States). Amaro is currently part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. As an investor, to date, he has only invested in Portuguese healthy food service EatTasty and part funding the company's angel, pre-seed and seed rounds, with undisclosed investments. 

Portuguese state investment company PME Investimentos is the country's most prolific tech investor. Founded in 1989 as a joint stock company, SULPEDIP was under the supervision of the Bank of Portugal and changed its name to PME in 1998. The main aim is to help local SMEs to access funding and financial management services to develop and expand internationally. PME has invested in hundreds of startups, both tech and non-tech focused, across market verticals. It also manages several funds, including 200M that was launched in 2016 to focus on investments in Portugal-based startups. The co-investment fund of €200m prioritizes startups based in the Northern, Central, Alentejo, Lisbon and Algarve regions. The fund matches up to 100% of the private investors’ commitment, subject to a minimum investment of €500,000 and a maximum of €5m. Recent investments include petfood e-commerce Barkyn's €1.1m seed round, €4.2m Series A of made-to-order designer Platforme and a €650,000 contribution in the second phase of healthy food service EatTasty's €1.75m seed round. 

Founded in 2009, Whales Capital is a venture capital firm under Dazheng Group, one of China’s leading coffee making equipment supplier. Right now, Whales Capital manages three funds, including a cultural industries fund that it co-founded with Ximalaya.

Sierra Ventures is an American, private-owned venture capital firm founded in 1982. The company now manages a $1.5bn fund with a focus on domestic consumer solutions and advanced technology. It has helped more than 200 companies around the globe to grow, having raised more than $1.9bn in capital. Since 2006, it has been actively investing in India and China. 

Founded in October 2015, Pagoda Investment is a private equity firm focusing on TMT, consumer products, healthcare and education. Its key investors include Queensland Investment Corporation Limited, a Queensland-based Australian VC, and some European-based family funds as well as pension funds, with a total of RMB 5bn under management. 

Founded in 1972, Kleiner Perkins, formerly Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is one of the world’s largest venture capital firms.The firm has raised $10bn through 20 venture funds and four growth funds and has invested in over 850 companies worldwide. Its China advisory team was founded in 2007 with a fund of $360m. It has invested in many of China’s star enterprises, including one of the country’s largest e-commerce platform  

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