Webinar | 29 July 2021
Is VC funding for women founders getting any better?


Webinar | 29 July 2021
Is VC funding for women founders getting any better?

The idea

While Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem is booming, it is now impossible to ignore the under-representation of women in the space.

Only 1 out of 5 startups were founded by women in the region. Companies led by women accounted for a mere $1.4 billion out of the total $8.6 billion raised by startups in the region last year. These and many more sobering statistics were revealed in our Data Vantage ‘Women in Startups: Southeast Asia Edition’ report earlier this year.

A similar scenario is playing out globally with Crunchbase recording a decline in funding to all-women founding teams (down to 2.4%), and even to teams with women in a co-founder role (down to 10.3% in 2021). Globally and across the region, all-male teams and founders account for a lion’s share of VC money.

DealStreetAsia has put together a high-powered panel to discuss ways to fix this situation including Martha Sazon, President & CEO, GCash; Rosaline Chow-Koo, Founder & CEO, CXA Group; Roshni Mahtani, Group CEO and Founder, TheAsianParent; and Gail Wong, Angel Investor/Founder, Her Capital.

They will address why the funding gaps exist; the particular challenges that women leaders face, as well as tap into their own experiences on how some of these obstacles may be surmounted.

Sign up to attend and you will receive our ‘Women in Startups: Southeast Asia Edition’ report, which highlights one of the most pressing issues facing the startup ecosystem in Asia today.

Speakers

Rosaline Chow Koo

Founder and CEO
CXA

Roshni Mahtani

Group CEO and Founder
TheAsianParent

Martha Sazon

President & CEO
MYNT

Gail Wong

Angel Investor/Founder
Her Capital

Webinar sponsor

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Through 2020, our monthly editorially-led webinar series has brought together speakers from the likes of Sequoia Capital, Innoven Capital and Vertex Ventures, with our May event attracting 1,000+ registrants from 20+ countries. 2020 also saw DealStreetAsia hosting 2 sponsored webinars with over 500 registrants. The engaged audience stayed for 59 minutes on average. We will share with the sponsor, the names and company details from the  registration.

Get In Touch

Contact Us

Wilfred Wong

wilfred@dealstreetasia.com

+65 9159 2337

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.