ASIA PE-VC SUMMIT 2019

17-18 September

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

 

In 2018, we had more than 6oo attendees from 30+ countries at the summit.

Among these were 200+ LPs and GPs, arguably the biggest names in SE Asia and India.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Write to us at dsaevents@dealstreetasia.com 

Speakers

Tan Hooi Ling

Co-founder, Grab

Patrick Cao

President, Tokopedia

Hans Tung

Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Brahmal Vasudevan

Founder and CEO, Creador

Cyrus Driver

Managing Director and Head of PE in Asia, Partners Group

Ralph Keitel

Regional Lead for PE funds in East Asia and Pacific, IFC (World Bank)

Iesan Tsai

Head of Asia, Hermes GPE

Jeffrey Perlman

Managing Director & Head of Southeast Asia, Warburg Pincus

Rebekah Woo

Managing Director, Fosun

Sunil Mishra

Partner, Adams Street Partners

Syed Yasir Arafat Syed Abd Kadir

CEO, Ekuinas

Bert Kwan

Managing Director, Northstar Group

Low Han Seng

Executive Director, UOB Alternative Investment Management

Helen Wong

Partner, Qiming VC

Kabir Narang

Partner and Co-Head (Asia), B Capital

Nick Nash

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Asia Partners

Thomas Tsao

Founding Partner, Gobi Partners

Willson Cuaca

Co-founder and Managing Partner, East Ventures

Dave Richards

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Capria Ventures

Aireen Omar

Deputy Group CEO, Digital Transformation & Corporate Services, AirAsia

Tak Wai Chung

Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, EQT Partners

Sae Min Ahn

Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures

Wai San Loke

Managing Director, Novo Tellus Capital Partners

Minette B. Navarrete

President, Kickstart Ventures

Paul Srivorakul

CEO, aCommerce Group

Hussain Elius

CEO and Co-founder, Pathao

Edith Yeung

Partner, Proof of Capital

Deepak Shahdadpuri

Founder and Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners

Steve Leonard

Founding CEO, SGInnovate

Xiang Qian Lin

Group President and CEO, Esco Group; Managing Partner, Esco Ventures

Shashank Dixit

Founder and CEO, Deskera

Sarah Chen

Chief Strategy Officer, Bloxed; Founding Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

Donald Lacey
COO and MD, Ping An Global Voyager
Eddy Chan

Founding Partner, Intudo Ventures

Ellen Li

Managing Director and Head of Asia, Investor Development Group, Actis

Tai Lin

Managing Director, Proterra Investment Partners

Chris Yeo

Head, Grab Ventures

Paul Ark

Managing Director, CVC, Digital Ventures

Nikhil Kapur

Partner, STRIVE

Roshni Mahtani

Group CEO and Founder, theAsianparent.com

Aaron Tan

Founder and CEO, Carro

Benny Chen
Founder and Managing Partner, BAce Capital
Andrey Terebenin
Managing Partner, Sistema Capital Asia (India)
Jeremy Tan
Co-founder and GP, Tin Men Capital
Michael Lints

Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Ben Crilly

Director, Borrelli Walsh

Ashish Saboo

Managing Director and Chief Representative of Indonesia, General Atlantic

Nigel Lee

Operating Partner, Apis Partners

Muneeb Maayr

Founder, Bykea

LPs / Institutional Investors

Fill in the form to apply.
Complimentary
  • Family office, foundation or similar organization.
  • Ticket distribution is at our own discretion.

Women Executives

Fill in the form to apply.
Complimentary
  • Limited to 50 free tickets.
  • Ticket distribution is at our own discretion.

Startups

Fill in the form to apply.
Complimentary
  • Limited to 25 free tickets.
  • Ticket distribution is at our own discretion.


Agenda

  • Day 1 - 17 Sept
  • Day 2 - 18 Sept

 

Private equity, LP perspectives, GP narratives, founder stories, country and sector focus tracks, keynote sessions and fireside chats.


 
Limited Partner perspectives: In two-panel tracks, we intend to explore the changing role of LPs and the consequent changes in the LP-GP dynamics. 

 

Session 1 - Are LPs increasingly entering the GP arena? 

With LPs stepping up their game with direct investments, co-investments and platform structures in Asia, the gaps between investors and GPs are narrowing to an extent. How is this playing out in the Asian markets? 

  • Sunil Mishra, Partner, Adams Street Partners
  • Ralph Keitel, Regional Lead for PE funds in East Asia and Pacific, IFC (World Bank)
  • Iesan Tsai, Head of Asia, Hermes GPE

 

Session 2 - The evolving LP-GP relationship dynamics as investment paradigms shift

This panel will explore some of the core, perceptible changes in the way LPs and GPs engage, given the changing context. 

  • Low Han Seng, CEO, UOBAIM
  • Dave Richards, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Capria Ventures
  • Wai San, Managing Director, Novo Tellus Capital Partners
  • Ellen Li, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Investor Development Group, Actis
 
Session 3 - Fireside Chat: Creating superior returns in Southeast Asia
with Creador Founder and CEO, Brahmal Vasudevan

In conversation with Ka Kay Lum (Writer, PE & VC, DealstreetAsia)

 

Session 4 - Fireside Chat: Perspectives on deal-making, fundraising, building & exiting businesses in India
With Sameer Sain, Co-founder and CEO, Everstone Group

In conversation with Joji Thomas Philip (Founder and Editor-in-Chief, DealstreetAsia)

 

Session 5 - Special situations investing in Asia – Is the time right for this opportunistic play? 

Special situations – covering a broad spectrum of play from M&A, public stocks, direct lending, stressed assets, distressed situations, refinancing, restructuring – is attracting a lot of interest in Asia. How does the risk-return profile work for this kind of investing?

 
Session 6 - Keynote Presentation: Southeast Asia needs growth capital firepower to build unicorns & drive mega listings - by Nick Nash, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Asia Partners
 
 
Session 7 - PEs enter VC territory to capture early deals in SE Asia

Southeast Asia’s growth story, fuelled by a growing middle class and a vibrant internet economy, has lured private equity investors. However, the region’s nascent startup ecosystem calls for a tweak to their investment strategy and the investors are not shying away from accommodating by cutting smaller checks. How will this strategy play out?  

  • Jeffrey Perlman, Managing Director & Head of Southeast Asia, Warburg Pincus
  • Tak Wai Chung, Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, EQT Partners
  • Bert Kwan, Managing Director, Northstar Group
  • Nigel Lee, Operating Partner, Apis Partners
  • Nick Nash, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Asia Partners (Moderator)

 

Session 8 - Keynote Chat: Executing the SuperApp strategy in Southeast Asia
with Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder, Grab 

In conversation with Henny Sender (Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times)
 
 
Session 9 - The GP Narrative: Flush with funds, are fund managers now facing the problem of plenty?

2018 saw record fundraising by Asia-focused vehicles. How are fund managers looking to deploy dry powder and keep the money from sitting idle? 

  • Cyrus Driver, Managing Director & Head of Private Equity in Asia, Partners Group
  • Ashish Saboo Managing Director and Head of Jakarta, General Atlantic
  • Syed Yasir Arafat Syed Abd Kadir, CEO, Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas)
  • Tai Lin, Managing Director, Proterra Investment Partners

 

 

Venture capital investment outlook & trends, fireside chats with unicorns, frontier markets, and future growth sectors


 

Session 1 – Founders’ perspective: Handling transition, scale, growth and investors expectations after raising large funding rounds

A panel of prominent founders who have raised large-ticket rounds. They will talk about the journey so far, how they broke that barrier and also the road ahead from now. 

  • Paul Srivorakul, Group CEO, aCommerce 
  • Shashank Dixit, CEO, Deskera
  • Roshni Mahtani, Founder & CEO, Tickled Media
  • Aaron Tan, Co-Founder & CEO, Carro

 

Session 2 - Investing into future unicorns and tapping growth drivers of tomorrow

In this panel, we move beyond today’s unicorn-spawning sectors such as consumer internet plays and fintech. We try to look at some sectors that might already be on the threshold of becoming the ‘next big thing.’ 

  • Steve Leonard, Founding CEO, SGInnovate (Moderator) 
  • Edith Yeung, Partner, Proof of Capital
  • Xiang Qian Lin, Group President & CEO, Esco Group; Managing Partner, Esco Ventures
  • Jeremy Tan, Co-founder & GP, Tin Men Capital
  • Donald E. Lacey Jr., Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

 

Session 3 - Asia's Emerging Markets – Is it worth the wait?

The IndoChina region – covering Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand – as well as other emerging markets like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Philippines have slowly emerged as a serious contender for venture and private equity capital, impact investment and cross-border deals thanks to the opening up of the economies coupled with suitable demographics and steady macro indicators.  Can these markets be Asia's next rising stars as they attempt to go digital, and talent that has left to work overseas returns? 

  • Hussain Elius, CEO & Co-Founder, Pathao
  • Muneeb Maayr, CEO, Bykea
  • Minette B. Navarrete, President, Kickstart Ventures
  • Thomas Tsao, Founding Partner, Managing Partner, Gobi Partners
  • Tuan Pham, Founder & CEO, Topica Edtech Group

 

Session 4 – The making of Indonesia’s top unicorns and the road ahead

Fireside chat with the region's prominent unicorns and tracing their journey.

  • Patrick Cao, President, Tokopedia
  • Willson Cuaca, Co-founder & Managing Partner, East Ventures (Moderator)
  • Jason Thompson, CEO, Ovo

 

Session 5 – Corporate Venture Capital is here to stay in Asia

Asian companies have attracted record investments from global corporate venture capital firms in 2018. What is the region's draw?

  • Aireen Omar, Deputy Group CEO, Digital Transformation & Corporate Services, AirAsia 
  • Sae Min Ahn, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures
  • Paul Ark, Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital, Digital Ventures
  • Chris Yeo, Head, Grab Ventures
  • Andrey Terebenin, Managing Partner, Sistema Asia Capital (India)
 
Session 6 - Fireside Chat: 2 billion reasons why India & SE Asia are the next big thing for investors 
with Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital 

In conversation with Ken Koyanagi (Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review)

 

Session 7 - Is Chinese money shifting direction to invest closer to home

Chinese venture capital firms and top internet companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) are increasingly looking closer to their geography to deploy growth capital and create potential new unicorns.

  • Rebekah Woo, Managing Director, Fosun
  • Helen Wong, Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
  • Benny Chen, Managing Partner, BAce Capital
  • Terrance Lok, Co-Founder & Partner, ZWC Ventures

 

Session 8- VC learnings from investing in SE Asia: What will they do differently with their next vehicles?

This panel will cover experiences of fund managers who are on to their second or third vehicles, their investment outlook, exit performance and shift in strategies for their new vehicles.

  • Michael Lints, Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Eddy Chan, Founding Partner, Intudo Ventures
  • Deepak Shahdadpuri, Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners
  • Nikhil Kapur, Partner, Strive 
  • Kabir Narang, Partner & Co-Head Asia, B Capital
  • Sarah Chen, Chief Strategy Officer, Bloxed; Founding Partner, The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (Moderator)

 

Closing Fireside Chat: Building HK's first unicorn & succeeding in China
With Steven Lam, Co-founder and CEO, GoGoVan

In conversation with Kristie Neo (Senior Writer, DealstreetAsia)


Sponsors & Partners


Venue

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

 

9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

(Enter via Peck Seah Street).

Tel. +(65) 6428 5041.

Please Note: Special room rates are available for attendees. Find the booking form here.

Accommodation is not included in the cost. All attendees are required to book their own accommodation individually.

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

 

9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

(Enter via Peck Seah Street).

Tel. +(65) 6428 5041.

Please Note: Special room rates are available for attendees. Find the booking form below.

Accommodation is not included in the cost. All attendees are required to book their own accommodation individually.


Tickets

Buy a DealstreetAsia subscription to avail 20-40% discount on existing prices