Gobi Partners was first established over 15 years ago to focus on home-grown innovation that was emerging from IT, TMT convergence, and the digital media revolution in China. In these 15 years, not only has the entire venture capital ecosystem made great strides forward, but we have also grown to be one of the leading early stage investors in IT in China. Today, Gobi manages eight funds, and has grown to seven offices across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Jakarta. We maintain our investment focus on early stage, IT and digital media companies in China and Southeast Asia. As a pioneer in this field, we believe that the key to success is a consistent investment philosophy: focusing on core competencies and staying ahead of the curve.
Ventures CyberAgent Inc is a venture capital fund from Japan, expanding its venture capital base in South East Asia with a projected capital of $ 15 million. Currently, CyberAgent Ventures in Vietnam has invested in local businesses including VNG, VMG, Vietnam Price, VGame, Baokim, CleverAds, Green Mobile, NhacCuaTui.com and ColorBox.
IDG Ventures is a global family of venture funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management. All of the funds were originally sole-source-funded by International Data Group. The first fund was created by IDG in 1996 and was located in San Francisco. The latest San Francisco fund, formed in 2007, accepted other institutional investors in addition to IDG, which remains a major investor.
Unitus Impact is a social venture capital firm headquartered in San Francisco, California, with regional offices in India and Cambodia. Unitus Impact engages in impact investing within Asia. According to Unitus Impact, its investments are intended to improve the livelihoods of the working poor while achieving market-rate commercial returns for its investors.To this end, Unitus primarily invests in companies engaging in supply chain or distribution platforms which aim to provide increase value to the poor.
In 1952, Dan Edelman planted the seed for a new kind of company – one that would redefine the role of public relations. Sixty-three years later, we continue to push the boundaries of what PR can do. Grounded by our core values and strengthened by our independence, we help clients communicate, engage and build relationships with their stakeholders.
Seedcom is the leading Retail Management Company that backs and inspires fast-growing, potential businesses by applying best practices in operation excellent and winning corporate cultures. Drive partnering companies successful at highest sustainable company valuation by committing to delivering good products/services and contributing to the better life of people.
Amun Capital is an international private investment and advisory firm with a key focus on CIS and South-East Asia. Investment professionals based in Hong Kong, Almaty, Moscow and London combine a unique pool of skill sets, vast experience and in-depth knowledge in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, legal and operational management and entrepreneurship. The Firm focuses on fast growing sectors and partners with entrepreneurs and like-minded investors to identify investment opportunities, utilize unique business know-how and its superior local network of relationships to ensure efficient business plan execution and successful exits. Commitment to bring value-add to its portfolio companies as well as implementation of international best-practice standards in corporate governance, transparency and professional management are the cornerstones of Amun Capital’s investment approach.
Captii Limited (Captii), formerly known as Unified Communications Holdings Limited, is an investment holding company listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange (Stock Code: U18). Captii's investments to-date are primarily concentrated on technology and telecoms businesses that operate under the brands Unifiedcomms (www.unifiedcomms.com) and GlobeOSS (www.globeoss.com). The Unifiedcomms business is currently organised into two business units: a mobile value-added-services business unit (VAS BU) that addresses mobile VAS solutions, systems and managed application services; and a mobile technology business unit (TECH BU) that addresses mobile messaging and signalling solutions, systems and managed services. GlobeOSS houses the operation support systems business unit (OSS BU) and represents Captii's investment in a business that addresses mobile telecoms operation support system solutions, systems and managed services.
Appota is the leading mobile platform provider for 3 segments trending in the Vietnamese mobile market: Game Publishing, Advertisement, and Payment. The company has more than 30 million users, and partners with over 15,000 developers, advertisers, merchants worldwide. Appota’s core values are a focus on talent development, passion, adaptability, thinking big, and learning from our mistakes. We seek to createsustainable success and uphold the integrity of Appota’s brand through these values, which have been shaped by our experiences, lessons, and challenges.
VNG Corporation is an enterprise serving more than 80% of Internet users in Vietnam. VNG’s products are constructed as an ecology on Internet, including online entertainment, news, social network products and platforms connected to online payment system. Among which are the No.1 mobile messaging app – Zalo and product group Zing – Zing MP3, Zing News, Zing me. VNG is also the largest game publisher and developer in Vietnam. VNG has currently more than 2000 employees working with the spirit “Embracing challenge” for the mission “Make the internet change Vietnamese lives”
Mekong Capital is a Vietnam-focused Private Equity firm, specializing in consumer driven businesses. Mekong Capital’s investee companies are typically among the fastest growing and market leading companies in Vietnam’s consumer-driven sectors such as retail, restaurants, consumer products and distribution. Mekong Capital invests in fast-growing companies, with ambitious expansion plans, and a strong commitment to building management teams that will apply best practices and successfully execute on those expansion plans. These companies are typically well-established companies in their sectors, but which typically operate in fragmented and fast growing markets which present attractive growth opportunities.
The Kusto Group is a Singapore private holding company with diversified investments in construction materials manufacturing, oil and gas production, energy, development, civil construction, venture/IT and agriculture. The Kusto Group takes a long-term approach to sustainable value creation, and as such is commited to developing national and international champions in every sector where we invest. From our headquarters in Singapore, the Kusto Group is present throughout SouthEast Asia including Vietnam, China, Thailand, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia and Canada.
Bizu Ventures is a venture capital fund for young people starting business in the field of information technology. B.V was established based on the funds from the Bizu Hotel system. B.V invests in ideas or information technology projects, especially the potential Internet and needs to be invested in the new formation
NSI Ventures makes investments in early-stage technology companies based in Southeast Asia. Our typical investments are at Round A or B stage, where revenue traction is building and capital is required to drive rapid growth. Our existing portfolio covers B2C and B2B technologies who are accessing local, regional and global markets. Headquartered in Singapore, NSI Ventures is part of the Northstar Group, a Southeast Asia private equity firm managing 5 funds with over $1.8bn in assets under management.
Apparently, FPT is working with Silicon Valley investors for the initiative but has yet to specify who. FPT would act as an investor and accelerator by providing cash, resources, as well as their wealth of technical and management experts. The only caveat is that FPT asks founders to commit at least five years to building a big company. But FPT guarantees that it will finalize every investment decision within four months of the submission date.
VI (Vietnam Investments) Group is a private equity firm that focuses on high growth businesses in Vietnam. VI Group was founded in 2006 by experienced operators, entrepreneurs and investors with a long standing interest and affiliation with Asia and Vietnam. VI Group provides early-stage and expansion capital to industry-leading companies and works with management to grow revenue and margins and improve operations, thus creating shareholder value. VI Group seeks to add value to portfolio companies through assisting with strategy development, recruiting, operations, bringing leading international partners as co-investors, financial restructuring and/or industry consolidation
500 Startups is a Silicon Valley venture capital seed fund & startup accelerator founded by former PayPal & Google alumni. We have ~$200M under management, and have invested in over 1,400 companies in more than 50 countries around the world. Some of our more successful companies include Credit Karma, Twilio, GrabTaxi, Ipsy, Udemy, TalkDesk, Intercom, ToutApp, and Mayvenn. Our largest exits to date are MakerBot ($400M by Stratasys), Wildfire ($350M by Google), and Viki ($200M by Rakuten). We run accelerator programs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley that emphasize design & user experience, distribution & customer acquisition, and lean startup practices & metrics. Our investment team is comprised of ~100 people who speak ~20 languages and operate in 18 different countries. Our team and mentors have had operational experience at companies such as: PayPal, Google, YouTube, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Twitter, Apple & Facebook.
Catcha Group is an international Internet group founded by entrepreneur Patrick Grove. The Group controls a number of publicly listed and private media, new media, online classifieds and e-commerce businesses, and is one of the largest investors in the digital sector in emerging markets, notably ASEAN. Catcha Group and its related entities have completed over 60 investments either directly or indirectly, as sole, majority or minority shareholders.
Inspire is a US$25 million partner-funded venture builder and investor with a broad Southeast Asian footprint in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Our Venture Labs Group is a venture builder that creates, launches, and operates businesses that solve real problems and fill unique value-chain gaps faced by Southeast Asia businesses and consumers. We develop in-house with our committed technology team and focus heavily on partnering with exceptional managers who are also astute local executors. Our Venture Capital Group invests in early stage and high growth businesses that are scaling proven, and sometimes novel, business models in the Southeast Asia markets with a strong emphasis on localization.