There’s a buzz in Singapore as top investors descend to attend DEALSTREETASIA‘s inaugural Asia PE-VC Summit.
The day-long event is set to be an unrivalled global meeting place for top investors who are discovering and funding companies in some of Asia’s fastest growing economies. And what better place to discuss it than at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in Singapore, one of the world’s financial hubs.
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We are sure that you have been reading the insightful interviews with top speakers across both publications. And that was just the trailer to the main event, which promises to be different from most other conferences.
Some of the biggest LPs, GPs and CEOs of PE and VC backed companies will be attending for exclusive exchange of ideas and top quality networking opportunities. They will not just discuss what is happening, but what is likely to happen a year down the line.
From India to Vietnam, innovative companies are changing lives. And investors are helping them scale, and be more ambitious with their goal of becoming leading companies in their segments. And yet, there is a sense of caution.
“Right now people are not as quick to commit, people are absolutely more cautious. If you ask them why they are more cautious they are not able to give you a very clear reason. They think why should they not wait, interest rates have gone up, people are more nervous. Few of my LPs said had you come in September or October, there was a fear of missing out. Now there is a fear of getting in. They don’t want to go in early,” said Deepak Shahdadpuri, Founder and Managing Director, DSG Consumer Partners, which is raising a new $35 million fund, in a chat with DEALSTREETASIA.
And yet, everyone agrees on the scale of opportunities in the region. And that has made this a great time to talk about the way forward after years of depressed equity markets that are now beginning to rise again.
For instance, Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s largest lender, will talk about the disruption that fintech companies are bringing to traditional banking. Attendees will have the chance to hear firsthand from luminaries such as Mark Mobius, iconic investor and Executive Chairman, Franklin Templeton Investments, Terence Lee of KKR & Co.,Thomas Tsao of Gobi Partners, Andy Ho of Vina Capital, Abrar Husain of Elixir Capital, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, Josephine Price of Anthem Asia, Shirley Crystal Chua of Golden Equator Capital among several others who collectively bring sharp insights, deep knowledge and sound wisdom about the market, with proven track record of success as investors in the growing ecosystems.
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The event goes beyond listening to top investors. It is also about understanding a whole new generation of companies that are disrupting the way people live. From food to fintech, investors are discovering companies unlike anything we have ever seen before. Some of them will go on to become the next Google and Microsoft, and on the way they will disrupt traditional means of doing business. In addition, governments are getting serious about the ecosystem.
“In the last 12 months, the Singapore government has really woken up and stepped up its game. So between the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s regulatory sandbox, the Infocomm Development Authority putting money into fintech startups, and several other grants being made available, there are a lot of experimentation that is going to happen. And the one thing that Singapore can do uniquely is involve the public sector. And if you get national projects to happen with public sector participation that can catapult you,” said Gupta, in a chat with DEALSTREETASIA.
Whether you are an investor looking for deeper insights into the Southeast Asia region to identify and invest in the next big winner in Singapore, or the founder of a company in Vietnam that seeks find the right investor to scale to the next level, this conference is not to be missed.
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If you are wondering if Indonesia can deliver on its promising potential, or if private equity is poised to make a major comeback in the region, hear it at the conference from investors who are the top of their game, and among the most respected in Asia. This conference will throw up ideas and networking opportunities that can prove to be a gamechanger for you.
“A lot of Asians, Indian, Chinese, working in Sillicon Valley have brought back to Asia some of those ideas and concepts that they have seen happening in California. There is a whole generation of young people who believe they can start their own businesses, and governments around the world are encouraging entrepreneurship, lots of startups are being encouraged by groups who specialise in helping new entrepreneurs,” said Mobius in an interaction with DEALSTREETASIA.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the most comprehensive gathering of PE and VC professionals in one of the hottest investment destinations in the world. In case you have not been able to register online, there will be DSA operations team at the venue who can help you check-in on the spot. We hope you enjoy the conference, make new friends, and boldly chart new paths.