SE Asia in Spotlight: Of unicorns, mega exits and the big digital advantage

A keynote presentation by Nick Nash, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Asia Partners

A strong believer in the SE Asia growth story, former Sea Group president Nick Nash is the co-founder of Singapore-headquartered tech-focused private equity firm Asia Partners, which closed its debut vehicle at $384 million earlier this year.

The Harvard graduate spent more than a decade at General Atlantic as principal and head of Southeast Asia between 2002 and 2014 before moving to Sea Group, where he led the largest-ever SE Asian internet IPO, a $989-million offering on the NYSE in 2017.  He left Sea Group in December 2018 to launch Asia Partners that seeks to bridge the growth-stage funding gap by investing $20 million to $100 million into Southeast Asian tech startups. 

Nash believes that Southeast Asia has the potential to create over $400 billion of new technology sector equity value over the next decade. Asia Partners is betting on that potential with its debut technology fund, which has attracted strong investor appetite for fast-growing tech verticals such as e-commerce, payments, mobile apps and so on. The pandemic-induced accelerated digital adoption has only added to the overall opportunities landscape.

Asia Partners predicts SE Asia will see the rise of over 20 billion-dollar value tech companies by 2029, with at least half of these companies pursuing IPOs over the next decade. Join this data-led presentation to know more about the long-term potential and outlook for SE Asia.