Singapore

GPCA’s Asia headquarters was established in Singapore in 2021, to represent leading fund and institutional investors based in Southeast Asia, and to build bridges among investors across global markets with Singapore as a key nexus.

Approximately one third of GPCA’s members have a presence in Singapore. GPCA engages members through quarterly Southeast Asia Member Meetings, which include open discussions on trends in the region and Q&A sessions with invited guests.

GPCA’s local Singapore team also publishes sector-and-strategy specific research and profiles regional investors in partnership with GPCA’s VC + Tech team.

Singapore Team

Southeast Asia Members Meeting

GPCA will be hosting a special Southeast Asia Members Meeting on March 23, 2022 at 9am SGT (March 22, 2022 at 9pm ET) via Zoom.

This members-only meeting will be an interactive discussion on the crisis in Ukraine, featuring H.E. Kateryna Zelenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, and Randal Phillips, Mintz Group Partner and Head of Asia and former CIA Chief of China Operations and Chief of Station Beijing. The Ambassador will discuss the current situation of how Ukraine is working with governments in the region and the economic impact in Ukraine and the broader crisis in her country. Randy will provide insights into the history of modern Russia-China relations, the status of US-China relations, and scenarios for how this can impact geostrategic relations, investment and economics. 

This discussion will be moderated by Steve Okun, GPCA Senior Advisor.

Register your interest in the meeting.

Singapore Research

Southeast Asia Quarterly Members Meeting

March 2, 2022

Best Practices on Diversity & Inclusion

Jennifer Choi (Managing Director for Industry Affairs, ILPA), Shuyin Tang (Partner, Patamar Capital and Co-Founder & CEO, Beacon Fund) and Trinnie So (Director of Compliance & Government & Public Affairs, Asia and APAC rep for Women@Teachers, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) shared their insights on best practices for Diversity & Inclusion.

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2022 Southeast Asia Startup Directory

February 22, 2022

GPCA presents the Southeast Asia Startup Directory, which features 192 startups that raised disclosed USD5m+ rounds in 2021. This is a marked increase from 2020, when 106 startups raised disclosed USD5m+ rounds.

This report highlights each company’s disclosed investors, sectors, and financing stages. The report also includes an analysis of the participation of corporate investors and government funding in backing startups, as well as the percentage of capital flowing to women-led startups.

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Southeast Asia Quarterly Members Meeting

December 14, 2021

LP Outlook: Committing Capital in Asia 2022

Rebecca Xu, Alicia Gregory, Pamela Fung and Saima Rehman shared an update on how their investment strategies have changed over 2021, and their outlook for 2022.

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Emerging Tech Trends in Southeast Asia: Foodtech, Fintech, Healthtech and Edtech 

November 9, 2021

According to data compiled by GPCA, technology deals accounted for 83% of private capital
deal value across all asset classes in 1H 2021 — inclusive of a broad range of businesses across consumer-focused digital services.

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Foodtech Spotlight: Nutrition Technologies

November 8, 2021

Founded in 2015, Nutrition Technologies‘ mission is to introduce insects into the global food supply chain by harnessing their potential as sustainable commodity ingredients for animal and plant nutrition. 

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Fintech Spotlight: Nium

November 8, 2021

Founded in 2014, Nium is leading embedded fintech company that provides banks, payment providers and businesses with access to global payment services via one API.

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Edtech Spotlight: Ruangguru

November 8, 2021

Founded in 2014, Ruangguru is a leading edtech platform in Indonesia, and growing quickly in Vietnam and Thailand. The firm manages virtual classroom services, online exam platforms, subscription learning videos and private tutoring marketplaces.

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Southeast Asia Quarterly Members Meeting

October 5, 2021

Ethan Koh shared insights from GPCA’s Tech Trends Report, presenting the latest trends in Southeast Asia across the edtech, fintech, healthtech and foodtech sectors.

Industry leaders Sanjay Gujral, T.J. Kono, Michael Octoman, and Hoda Abou-Jamra shared their perspectives on how they are implementing the ESG function in their particular context based in the region, and the increasing in-house focus on ESG in private capital.

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Southeast Asia Quarterly Members Meeting

July 1, 2021

Sandeep Naik, Sunil Mishra and Stephen Seelbach, Managing Director, Vista Equity Partners discussed how global technology trends are playing out in Southeast Asia, touching on some of the biggest tech bets in their portfolios.

Kai-Niklas Schneider, alongside Fumin Feng and Samantha Mok provided an overview of how GPCA members can engage with the SFIG, with a focus on green finance, sustainability, technology and innovation.

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