We wouldn’t be exaggerating if we said 2021 was a year that reset expectations about Asia. Even amid two waves of the pandemic, there was ample evidence of resilience and growth throughout the region.
For instance, fundraising in Southeast Asia for the first 9 months stood at $17.8 billion – more than double the $8.6 billion raised in 2020. In terms of unicorns, at 21, there have been more this year than in the last half decade.
It wasn’t just Southeast Asia firing on all cylinders – India has minted 34 unicorns just this year.
And so, as 2021 winds down to a close, DealStreetAsia brings you a series of webinars on themes and topics that are likely to resonate through 2022 and beyond. While the subjects and sectors vary, the dominant theme remains constant: the strategies that will sustain the momentum and pace of change through the rest of this decade.
How BNPL has unleashed the potential of the emerging Asian consumer
Thursday, November 11, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm Singapore time
Hear Grab Financial Group’s Chris Yeo; Pine Labs’s Dheeraj Chowdhry and Smartkarma’s Angus Mackintosh on how to sustain the massive growth of Buy Now Pay Later; the role it has played in expanding financial inclusiveness across Asia and how to mitigate the risks associated with the payment model. Sponsored by Grab Financial Group.
Building healthcare solutions for a post-pandemic India
Monday, November 15, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 pm Singapore time (11:30 am – 12:30 pm India Standard Time)
Get insights into building a truly holistic and sustainable healthcare model for developing markets and their traditionally underserved populations — one that includes but goes far beyond health insurance. Hear how a collaborative approach is helping startups in emerging markets like India reach and serve a wider audience. The panel will include practitioners and investors for whom healthcare is a priority. Sponsored by Kenko Health.
How frictionless dealmaking is creating a level playing field for mid-sized firms
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 am Singapore time
Technology based solutions and virtual dealmaking have served as a great equaliser for mid-sized firms. Hear firms discuss their best practices in deploying tech based solutions to expedite dealmaking, leaving them more time to focus on strategy. Sponsored by Ontra.
The circle of trust – Unlocking the full lifetime value of today’s digital consumers
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 am Singapore time
With ecommerce among the fastest growing categories across the region, and with direct-to-consumer and social commerce models catching on, what are some of the ways in which ecommerce firms – veterans as well as relative newcomers – can retain a hard won audience, and realise their full potential as customers? And what do they stand to lose if they don’t succeed in doing this? Sponsored by Forter.
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