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November 30, 2023

Vircle: Pioneering Family Finance and Financial Literacy for Children

Financial literacy is becoming increasingly important, especially in the digital age, so it is essential to teach children good financial habits from a young age. Enter Vircle, Malaysia’s…

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November 27, 2023

Ejen2u: Turning Entrepreneurial Dreams into Reality

In today’s dynamic business landscape, navigating the intricate labyrinth of growth is a challenging journey. Ejen2u stands out as a key navigator for aspiring entrepreneurs in this fast-paced…

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November 23, 2023

BoomGrow: The Farm of Tomorrow

The concept of food sustainability has evolved beyond mere rhetoric; it has become a lifestyle as we progressively adopt eco-conscious choices and embrace sustainable living. As the escalating…

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November 16, 2023

Kiddocare: Malaysia’s Answer to Modern Parenting

In the whirlwind of modern life, parents often find themselves in a constant juggle between work and childcare. The quest for a trustworthy babysitter or daycare centre can…

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November 14, 2023

ERTH: Turning Trash into Treasure

In an age when our electronic gadgets become obsolete faster than you can say “upgrade,” the world is grappling with an alarming environmental crisis – electronic waste or…

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November 8, 2023

Care Concierge: Transforming Senior Care for a Brighter Future

We are often so engrossed in the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives that it is easy to overlook the essential needs of our senior loved ones….

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November 6, 2023

Gobi Dana Impak: A Path to Prosperity and Resilience for Malaysia

In an era where economic competitiveness and societal well-being are inseparable, Gobi Dana Impak Ventures (GDIV) Fund shines as a beacon of transformation in Malaysia. This dynamic initiative,…

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October 13, 2023

Part 2: 11 Gobi Companies to Watch in 2023, according to Forbes

Asia, a continent brimming with diverse cultures and traditions, has become a thriving epicentre for groundbreaking startups. Within this dynamic landscape, Gobi companies are making significant strides in…

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September 29, 2023

Part 1: 11 Gobi Companies to Watch in 2023, according to Forbes

Venturing into the startup world is not just about chasing profits and making heads turn but leaving an indelible mark and inspiring others to follow suit. Prestigious organisations…

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July 27, 2023

Going Beyond Capital: GUIDE To Nurture Resilient Startups

Over the past 10 years, the majority of SEA venture capital investment, amounting to nine dollars out of every 10, has been directed towards the tech-enabled sector. Without…

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June 29, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Pioneering Sustainability with Deliveree

As the world grapples with the pressing need for sustainability, businesses are increasingly aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Among the standout companies…

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June 22, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Embracing Best Practices in Talent Retention: Ee Leen Gui

Recognising the historical dominance of men in the venture capital and finance industries, Gobi Partners has made a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI). In the…

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June 15, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Where We Are Now, and Where We Go From Here: Carlo Chen-Delantar 

On the heels of Gobi’s second sustainability report being launched, it’s become clear that venture capitalist (VC) firms need to gradually abandon the currently prevalent, linear “take, make,…

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May 5, 2023

Gobi Partners GBA: The Development Opportunities of Macau’s Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem

Dubbed the “Las Vegas of the East”, Macau has distinguished itself with its unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture, attracting tourists from around the world to come…

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April 6, 2023

TaqwaTech Thursdays: Celebrating Pakistan’s Most Promising Startups

As we welcome the arrival of spring, the burgeoning startup scene in Pakistan continues to flourish. The country achieved a remarkable 17% year-on-year increase in total venture funding,…

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March 9, 2023

International Women’s Day: Cindy Zhang on Diversity and Inclusion in Finance and Technology

My journey to venture capital (VC) and Gobi was quite serendipitous. I first moved to Hong Kong after working at a boutique investment bank in New York, and…

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February 23, 2023

Gobi, The Big Picture: Supporting the Malaysian Tech Ecosystem

Here at Gobi Partners, it is our goal to support entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages, especially those in emerging and underserved markets.  Malaysia was certainly one…

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December 1, 2022

The Investment Case for Diversity in Tech: JJ Erpaiboon

Every year on November 19, we often see corporations and organisations celebrating and commemorating the achievements of women entrepreneurs in conjunction with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. We believe women…

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November 22, 2022

Supporting Pakistan in Its Time of Need: Taraec Hussein

As early believers in Pakistan’s massive potential, our team at Fatima Gobi Ventures (FGV) – a joint venture company established in 2019 by Gobi Partners and Fatima Group,…

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November 11, 2022

Investing in Southeast Asia: Vincent Low

Alibaba Cloud’s recognition of Gobi Partners at the recent AsiaStar 10×10 campaign speaks volumes about the impact we have made by providing crucial support and patient capital to…

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November 4, 2022

How VCs Can Help Push the Circular Economy: Carlo Delantar

As with everything else, finance effects change. But the question today is, how can we go beyond profit to amplify positive social impact in a post-pandemic world? That’s…

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July 29, 2022

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Margaret Srijaya

As we celebrate Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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June 17, 2022

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Carlo Delantar

As we celebrate Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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May 31, 2022

Putting on ESG Investment Lens in Regional Trade

Gobi Partners co-founder Thomas Tsao call for the need for an integrated Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment focus during his panel session at the recently held 25th…

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May 31, 2022

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Taraec Hussein

As we celebrate Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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April 11, 2022

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Paul Ark

As we celebrate Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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January 21, 2022

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Jamaludin Bujang

As we celebrate Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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November 25, 2021

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Dan Chong

As we approach Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, we will be sharing inside looks into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. This edition of 20…

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September 23, 2021

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Thomas G. Tsao

As we approach Gobi Partners’ 20th anniversary in 2022, here is an inside look into the workings of Gobi and its portfolio companies. First up is 20 Questions…

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July 6, 2020

Rise of the Anti-Sharing Economy – by Kay-Mok Ku

To see the future, one just needs to look at Japan. The land of the rising sun is also the land of falling prices. This is despite the…

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May 12, 2020

MICRO NOT MACRO – by Kay Mok Ku

I recently participated in a Southeast Asian investor panel organized by Momentum Works, where the main topic revolved around lessons learned from previous crises and how they can be…

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February 11, 2020

ROBOTS vs VIRUSES by Kay-Mok Ku

As we ushered in the New Year and braced ourselves for the coming “Corona Storm”, the startup community should never forget to turn adversity into opportunity. In fact,…

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November 15, 2019

Rise of Chocolonies by Kay-Mok Ku

Accompanied Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, on a business mission to Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. Ghana is also where the Jack Ma Foundation will…

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July 29, 2019

Africa: The Rise of the Lion King and Indomie by Kay-Mok Ku

We recently made our first investment into Africa, CleverHome. It was founded by a “seabound” (出海) Chinese entrepreneur, who started with selling building materials to Africa in 2015….

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June 27, 2019

The Future of Venture Capital by Kay-Mok Ku

In the past quarter century, we have witnessed two technological waves that drove venture investing: Commercialization of the militay Internet in the US in the 90s heralded the…

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June 4, 2020

The Three-Body Problem — by Kay-Mok Ku

Anyone who has attended classes at the Alibaba University will learn about its unique company culture of selecting a character from Louis Cha’s (金庸) martial arts novels as…

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