Asia PE-VC Summit 2022

27 & 28 September 2022

Sofitel Singapore City Centre

In our 7th year now, the annual summit has drawn over 4,000 attendees from 50+ countries.

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

Speakers

Cyrus Driver

Managing Director
Partners Group

Kenneth Cheong

Managing Director
Baring Private Equity Asia Pte Ltd (BPEA)

Huai Fong Chew

Regional Lead, East Asia & the Pacific Funds
IFC

Michael Liu

Managing Director
Portfolio Advisors

Dr. Thomas Lanyi

Head Southeast Asia
CDH Investment Advisory Private Limited

Jenny Lee

Managing Partner
GGV Capital

Bert Kwan

Head of Private Equity
Silverhorn

Darius Pandole

MD & CEO,
Private Equity & Equity AIFs
JM Financial Limited

Nainesh Jaisingh

Founding Partner & CEO Affirma Capital

Rishika Chandan

Managing Director
Venturi Partners

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner
Adams Street Partners

Ronnie Screwvala

Co-founder & Chairperson
upGrad

Visa Kannan

Partner
Saison Capital

Kerry Goh

Founder, CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Kamet Capital

Nick Nash

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Asia Partners

Jessica Huang Pouleur

General Partner
Openspace Ventures

Pui Yan Leung

Partner
Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Kabir Narang

Founding General Partner
B Capital Group

Pinn Lawjindakul

Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Andrea Campagnoli

Partner
Bain & Company

Dave Richards

Managing Partner
Capria Ventures

Vadim Shpak

Operating Managing Director
Vickers Venture Partners

Melissa Guzy

Managing Partner
Arbor Ventures

Sutapa Amornvivat

Founding CEO
SCB Abacus

Harshet Lunani

Founder and CEO
Qoala

Sui Ling Cheah

Operating Partner
Wavemaker Partners

Roderick Purwana

Managing Partner
East Ventures

Ganesh Rengaswamy

Co-founder & Managing Partner Quona Capital

Cristina Ventura

General Partner & Chief Catalyst Officer
White Star Capital

Anup Jain

Managing Partner
Orios Venture Partners

Nikhil Kapur

Partner
Grayscale

Dr Jeremy Loh (Ph. D)

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Genesis Alternative Ventures

Dmitry Levit

Founder & General Partner Cento Ventures

Jason Sambanju

Partner, CEO & Founder Foundation PE

Avina Sugiarto

Partner
East Ventures

Caroline Wee

Investment Partner, Asia Circulate Capital

Shilpa Kulkarni

Founder and Managing Partner Panthera Growth Partners

Sarah Chen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Beyond The Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women)

Chik Wai Chiew

CEO and Executive Director Heritas Capital

Sunil Thakur

Partner
Quadria Capital

Anupum Khaitan

Executive Director
Capital Square Partners

Seamon Chan

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Palm Drive Capital

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Yat Siu

Co-Founder and Chairman
Animoca Brands

Helen Wong

Managing Partner
AC Ventures

Yinglan Tan

CEO & Founding
Managing Partner
Insignia Ventures Partners

Mahesh Joshi

Head, Private Equity
Investment Asia
BlueOrchard Finance

Vishal Harnal

Managing Partner
500 Global

Wei Jian Tor

Managing Director
EQT Private Equity

Justin Ferrier

Managing Partner, Private Credit
Navis Capital Partners

Smita Aggarwal

Global Investments Advisor
Flourish Ventures

Moderators

Michelle Teo 

Managing Editor
DealStreetAsia

Andi Haswidi

Head of ASEAN Research
DealStreetAsia

Kristie Neo

Senior Writer
DealStreetAsia

Aastha Maheshwari

Correspondent, Indonesia
DealStreetAsia

Tabita Diela

Correspondent, Indonesia​
DealStreetAsia

Deepshikha Monga

Editor
DealStreetAsia

Joji Philip

Founder & Editor-in-Chief
DealStreetAsia

Eudora Wang

Senior Reporter, Hong Kong
DealStreetAsia

Paramita Chatterjee

Editor
DealStreetAsia

Ngoc Nguyen

Vietnam Correspondent
DealStreetAsia

Angus Mackintosh

Consulting Editor
DealStreetAsia

Amala Balakrishner

Writer
DealStreetAsia

Agenda

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HOW IS PRIVATE EQUITY IN ASIA RIDING THE DOWNCYCLE?

2021 was a record fundraising year for private equity (PE) firms globally and Asia was no exception. But global market volatility, rising geopolitical risks, and growth and inflation concerns have characterised much of 2022 so far.

  • Will the macro-environment impact private equity in Asia?
  • What effect is record dry powder having on the industry?
  • Should fund managers be doing anything differently?
  • What is the exit outlook for private equity investments?


THE LP VIEW: BACKING EMERGING MARKET AND FIRST-TIME MANAGERS IN ADVERSE TIMES

The global economic uncertainty and a shift in focus towards sustainable growth are widely expected to impact the fundraising prospects for new vehicles, especially those focused on emerging markets or launched by first-time managers.

There were 79 SE Asia-focused venture capital funds in the market to raise $7.6 billion as of December 2021, per DealStreetAsia data. In terms of PE fundraising, a total of 34 SE Asia-focused funds were raising $6.87 billion at the same time.

  • As Asia continues to present key growth opportunities, how are dynamics between LPs and GPs evolving?
  • In the current environment, how should emerging managers approach LPs?
  • Will the going be tougher for first-time fund managers raising debut vehicles?
  • Will operating across different cycles prove to be an advantage?


THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BALANCING VALUE VS VALUE IN IMPACT INVESTING

Investing with the intent of combining profit with purpose is no longer only the domain of development finance institutions or philanthropic organisations.

While the global market for impact investments was estimated at around $2.3 trillion in 2020, East and Southeast Asia have emerged among the fastest-growing regions for such investments.  With major global institutional LPs pushing for ESG and impact mandates and larger PE players raising dedicated ESG vehicles, the market is ripe for impact investing moving beyond token investments.

  • How does investing with purpose drive better returns?
  • Even as allocation to the sector grows, where are the sectors that can do with more capital?
  • The importance of due diligence and measuring the impact outcome: How evolved is that process?
  • How do managers and LPs respond to “impact washing”?


THE RISE OF FAMILY OFFICES IN ASIA'S ALT ASSET LANDSCAPE 

The private markets are seeing the rise of a serious investor class – the family office.

With the emerging macroeconomic concerns around high inflation, central bank liquidity and rising interest rates, family offices are re-assessing their allocations towards private equity. Alternatives represent about 35% of all asset allocations by APAC family offices, with PE remaining a core focus.

  • What’s driving the rise of family offices’ allocation to private markets?
  • How do they change the investment landscape and what does this mean for PE firms?
  • What new perspectives and insights do they bring to the table?
  • Which are the markets within Asia that family offices will increase their allocations to? Is there a capital shift from China to the rest of Asia?


DEMOCRATISING ACCESS TO PRIVATE MARKETS 

Private markets are looking at widening their investor base and tapping a new pool of capital by allowing access to accredited individual investors. Several private exchanges have sprung up to facilitate these transactions, and provide a liquidity option for investors.

Tokenisation – the digitisation of an asset using blockchain and smart contract technology – too is becoming a fast-growing avenue for PE majors to secure capital from the hitherto untapped market. This panel will explore threads such as:-

  • The opportunities, and demand-and-supply dynamics behind expanding access to high-returning private markets
  • The opportunities and challenges for private exchanges
  • The outlook and depth of the secondary market on private exchanges
  • The longer-term outlook for tokenisation in fundraising.


FUNDRAISING GAINS MOMENTUM IN INDIA DESPITE SLOWDOWN FEARS

LPs committed a whopping $6.25 billion across 41 India-dedicated funds in the first six months of 2022.

While this is the highest in the last four years, the key question is how long will it take for them to actually deploy the amount as the startup ecosystem signals a slowdown in dealmaking.

A part of the capital committed is reflective of sentiments in 2021 and maybe earlier this year. However, things have suddenly changed now.

  • How does the road look ahead in terms of investment opportunities and exits amidst fears of global economic slowdown?
  • Will the current environment lead to a tempering of valuations in 2022 and beyond?
  • The tepid IPO market and its impact on late-stage funding activity.
  • Are the days of frenetic unicorn rounds over?


SPECIALIST HEALTHCARE-FOCUSED FUNDS COME INTO SPOTLIGHT 

As India gradually limps out of the COVID crisis, investors are getting ready with dedicated healthcare funds to cash in on the huge unmet demand for healthcare services.

The sector saw total funding of over $7 billion as of last year. Currently, there are over 8,500 healthcare startups, of which more than 900 are funded. Going forward, the number is only expected to go up with opportunities emerging in all spheres like hospitals, delivery services, pharma and life sciences, med tech, associated healthcare services, consumer healthcare and health tech.

  • What is the outlook for specialist funds, specifically healthcare-oriented vehicles?
  • What are the challenges to deal sourcing and pipeline as these sectors are among hot bets for sector-agnostic funds as well?
  • How do fund managers guard themselves against sector-specific headwinds?
  • What are the new niches and opportunities that are driving healthcare-focused funds in a market like India?


TIME FOR PRIVATE CREDIT TO SHINE IN ASIA

While the private debt market currently in Asia is currently minuscule compared to global markets, and largely untapped, there is an anticipated demand for such non-bank, long-term financing for growth enterprises. Global PE majors have readied billions of dollars of private credit capital to deploy in the region. This panel will explore:

  • The top sectors and markets that will drive private credit growth in Asia.
  • A look into the regulatory landscape across top markets like India, China, SE Asia, and North Asia when it comes to private credit.
  • How is the risk-return profile evolving for private debt investors in Asia and what is the outlook ahead?
  • With a spate of bad loans turning mainstream banks wary in countries like India, will private credit emerge as a core financing tool by filling the gap left by lenders?
  • What is the scope and outlook for special situations and distressed debt financing?

EARLY-STAGE DEALS ARE STILL HOT AMID FUNDING WINTER 

The market for early-stage funding in Asia continues to hold strong at a time when broad economic gloom has taken the shine off IPOs and prolonged exit timelines for investors in mature startups.

Seed to Series A startups are still securing substantial funds from global and regional tech investors, who are doubling down on Asia as they seek to deploy in fast-growing markets and niches.

How will this continue to play out? Will the challenges at the later stages impact the younger startups? And, as more capital comes into the market, how do investors secure quality deals?


REINVESTING IN THE ECOSYSTEM: THE PLAY FOR FOUNDER SECONDARIES

As startup ecosystems in Southeast Asia mature, founders are turning to secondary markets for liquidity, even as investor demand for stakes in valuable late-stage companies grows.

Amid the volatility in public markets and uncertainties in IPO prospects, how is the market for founder secondaries shaping up? What is driving demand for such share sales? How is it spurring the continuous development of the startup sector in Southeast Asia?


BUILD LOCAL, THINK GLOBAL: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CROSS-BORDER SAAS IN SOUTH ASIA 

Risk capital investors are seizing on the big promise in the SaaS space as predictable revenue streams, service-led business models and rapid digitalisation make the companies among the most stable investments in the current environment.

At the same time, after establishing themselves abroad, SaaS companies on the continent are now seeing traction at home. The overall funding for Indian SaaS startups is expected to touch $6.5 billion this year, an increase of 62.5% from $4 billion in 2021.

How will this play out in the post-pandemic world? What does it take to build globally-competitive SaaS giants? How can both investors and the businesses find their niche?


CRYPTO'S BEEN ON A ROLLER COASTER BUT VCs REMAIN BULLISH 

Risk capital investors continue to bet on the long-term prospects of crypto and the broader Web3 industry, albeit cautiously, and amid growing regulatory scrutiny.

A growing tribe of VCs armed with substantial war chests are eyeing opportunities in the blockchain-based, decentralised ecosystem, as entrepreneurs in the sector in Southeast Asia are emerging as champions of the sector.

What are the fundamental trends that will see the sector ride out the volatility? What impact does increasing regulator attention have? Who will be the winners?


DRIVING DECARBONISATION: HOW THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM CAN TAKE THE LEAD 

The climate crisis is upon us, and there is little doubt that policymakers, entrepreneurs, and investors need to work toward Net Zero. So far, the lack of progress and concrete action has been disappointing. But it also means a meaningful opportunity for innovators and risk capital to step into the fray.What are the key innovations underway? What are the areas that are in most need of risk capital, and how do investors assess them? How else can the ecosystem prioritise sustainability?


THE FUTURE OF 'KIRANA TECH' IN INDIA AND SE ASIA

Kirana tech, the digitalisation of small brick-and-mortar retailers and corner shops, has transformed the retail landscape in emerging markets. B2B tech startups that have built their business models around digitising the retail supply chain have secured big-ticket funding as investors bet heavily on this space.

What’s next for the ‘kirana tech’ play in India and Southeast Asia? Are there opportunities left uncovered? How is the path to profitability shaping up for these B2B startups? As the scene matures, is consolidation ahead?


POST-PANDEMIC, HAS EDTECH IN INDIA FALLEN OUT OF FAVOUR?

After amassing hordes of capital in the wake of the pandemic in 2020, edtech startups are now staring at a funding winter and valuation correction. Those that have been impacted the most are the ones operating in the K-12 segment.

Edtech fell to eighth place in terms of fundraising in April-June 2022. It was the second most-funded vertical in Jan-March 2022. India's edtech startups raised $290.4 million in Q2, 80% lower than the $1.4 billion amassed in the preceding quarter, DealStreetAsia's proprietary data shows.

  • What does the future hold for edtech startups in India?
  • Does their business model need a reset?
  • What about startups that provide online higher education courses for working professionals?
  • What are the new opportunities and niches that will capture venture dollars?

Official Venue

9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

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BALLROOM
Wallich Ballroom

STAY IN SOFITEL
As the Official Venue for the summit, Sofitel Singapore City Centre is extending exclusive accommodation rates to all our summit participants. Only limited rooms available.

The Summit ticket cost does not include accommodation, except for the Hotel Bundle ticket. Participants of the summit will be required to make their own accommodation and logistic arrangements.

HOW TO GET THERE?

1) TRAIN / MRT
Take the green line and alight at Tanjong Pagar Station. Upon exit at the ticket gantry, proceed to Tanjong Pagar Centre’s glass elevators for direct access to the hotel on Level 5 or proceed to Exit A to arrive at the hotel’s arrival lobby located at Peck Seah Street.

2) PRIVATE VEHICLES / TAXI
Enter by the hotel driveway, situated near the entrance of Peck Seah Street.

3) LIMOUSINE SERVICE
Airport limousine transfers can be arranged from $150+/way. A $15 surcharge is applicable for bookings between 11pm and 7am. Advance bookings are encouraged.

4) PARKING FACILITY
Available at Guoco Tower Carpark B, at prevailing car park fees, surcharges may apply for selected dates. Click here for latest parking charges.

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About the Summit

In its seventh year now, Asia PE-VC Summit is where you’d want to be for the most well-rounded conference experience for the investment and startup community alike. So far, the annual summit has drawn over 4000 attendees from 50 plus countries, the majority of whom are senior executives.

Stay ahead of the curve as our topline sessions offer you exclusive insight into the next big opportunity. Build relationships with professionals at the top of their game as we make available to you our growing list of 600+ attendees. And, zero in on trends and sectoral bets in Asia’s constantly evolving markets against the pandemic backdrop.

Deep dive into current landscape and a functional roadmap for the year ahead

Get LP & GP perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for PE & VC firms in SE Asia, India and Greater China

Exploring the potential of spotlight countries in the region such as Indonesia & Vietnam

A chance to network with an audience of leaders in the investment & start-up community

Past Event Highlights

Indonesia PE-VC Summit 2022
Southeast Asia’s tech sector enters golden age with accelerated digital adoption

Indonesia PE-VC Summit 2022
SE Asia’s macro trends point to a long runway for growth in tech

Asia PE VC Summit 2021
Strong capital structures, liquidity and credit access key to navigate the crisis
Asia PE VC Summit 2021
The art and science of making PE investments during crisis times

Asia PE VC Summit 2020
The road ahead for Gojek

Asia PE-VC Summit 2019
Founders’ Perspective with Traveloka & Tokopedia

Asia PE VC Summit 2019
PEs enter VC territory to capture early deals in Southeast Asia

Asia PE-VC Summit 2019
Keynote chat with Grab’s
Tan Hooi Ling

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Cyrus Driver

Kenneth Cheong

Huai Fong Chew

Michael Liu

Dr. Thomas Lanyi

Jenny Lee

Bert Kwan

Darius Pandole

Nainesh Jaisingh

Rishika Chandan

Yar-Ping Soo

Visa Kannan

Kerry Goh

Nick Nash

Jessica Huang Pouleur

Pui Yan Leung

Kabir Narang

Pinn Lawjindakul

Andrea Campagnoli

Dave Richards

Vadim Shpak

Melissa Guzy

Sutapa Amornvivat

Harshet Lunani

Sui Ling Cheah

Roderick Purwana

Ganesh Rengaswamy

Cristina Ventura

Anup Jain

Nikhil Kapur

Dr Jeremy Loh (Ph. D)

Dmitry Levit

Jason Sambanju

Avina Sugiarto

Caroline Wee

Sarah Chen

Chik Wai Chiew

Anupum Khaitan

Seamon Chan

Helen Wong

Yinglan Tan

Mahesh Joshi

Vishal Harnal

Wei Jian Tor

Justin Ferrier

Smita Aggarwal

Michelle Teo

Andi Haswidi

Kristie Neo

Aastha Maheshwari

Tabita Diela

Deepshikha Monga

Joji Philip

Eudora Wang

Paramita Chatterjee

Ngoc Nguyen

Angus Mackintosh

Amala Balakrishner