In recent years, there have been similarities in the trajectories of tech companies and ecosystems in Southeast Asia, India, and China. Cross-regional business practices and collaborations are not only prevalent, but have also become a key strategy for regional enterprises that seek a higher degree of internationalization.
Cross-border investments stemming from China, in particular, have attracted major interest from many high-growth tech companies in Southeast Asia and India. Undeniably, tech giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, and ByteDance, as well as Chinese venture capital (VC) firms like Qiming Venture Partners and ZhenFund, have taken the lead in penetrating other Asian ecosystems. Moreover, it’s hard to miss that there is a significant amount of Chinese capital behind some of Southeast Asia’s unicorns, including Grab, Gojek, Lazada, and Tokopedia.
Given this context, many questions have arisen within the VC circles of Southeast Asia and India. Which tech companies are more likely to attract the attention of Chinese investors? What opportunities and challenges do Chinese investors face when selecting overseas targets? Are Chinese investment firms simply observing the market? What will be their next move, and when will they make it? These are matters that Chinese VCs are also eager to discuss.
Concurrently, VCs based in Southeast Asia and India have their own takes on these trends. Will the growth of Chinese capital pose new challenges, or will it lead to mutual gains? At what point are we now?
We at KrASIA believe these are topics of interest for many Southeast Asian and Indian VCs, as well for entrepreneurs. Therefore, we are launching Venture Matters TV to provide insights about Chinese investment patterns to our audience in Southeast Asia and India.
With our new vertical, KrASIA hopes to foster connections between the tech scenes of different regions, cultivate cross-border investment, and contribute to the rapid growth of startup ecosystems across Asia.
First Session: Ondine Capital, Founding Partner – Randolph Hsu
Date: 21 May 2020, Thursday
Time: 19:00-19:30 (GMT +8)
We welcome everyone from any ecosystem to join the conversation! Register for the event here and we will send you the live stream link 2 days before the event.
1. Investment approach and logic: Differences between China and Southeast Asia
2. Penetrating the Southeast Asian ecosystem as a Chinese VC
3. The experience of successful portfolio companies
4. Post-pandemic opportunities: Suggestions for startups and entrepreneurs
About Ondine Capital – Fountaining Innovation
Ondine Capital engages in venture capital type investment activities in both:
Greater China Area – focusing on startups with advanced technology, with elements of artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G technology.
Southeast Asia – focusing on startups with consumer technology, in the fields of retail, education, logistic, and technology, media, and telecom (TMT).
Representative portfolio companies include: Carsome, Snapask, Ematic Solutions, Hiscene.
We at KrASIA are always looking to bring our audience valuable content and insights. If you have any feedback for Venture Matters or want to join VM TV as a speaker, please contact email@example.com.