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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 23, 2022

Gobi-Core Philippine Fund Reveals the State of Talent in Tech 2022 Report

23 November 2022, Manila: While the Philippine tech ecosystem remains resilient amid global economic headwinds, the country’s talent pool must grow in tandem to support the birth and…

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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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September 21, 2022

Allianz Malaysia joins Gobi Partners’ Malaysia-focused SuperSeed II Fund

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Sep 2022: Pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm, Gobi Partners announced the closing of its US$10 million Gobi SuperSeed II (Gobi SSII) Fund following the participation…

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August 17, 2022

Gobi Partners Appoints Gui Ee Leen as Human Resources Partner

Ee Leen alongside Gobi’s ASEAN Human Resources (HR) team will be responsible for the company’s HR strategy including recruitment and employee retention programmes with a focus on gender diversity and inclusivity; training and development plans; evaluating and improving the company’s employee value proposition; and ensuring a safe, ethical and fair workplace.

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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 30, 2022

Philippines’ Largest EdTech Startup Edukasyon.ph Closes Bridge Funding Round

Philippines’ largest EdTech startup Edukasyon.ph closes bridge funding round Edukasyon.ph, the largest EdTech startup in the Philippines, has raised a convertible note with backing from a number of…

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June 27, 2022

Deliveree Raises US$70 million Series C To Digitize Logistics In SEA

Deliveree is pleased to announce the closing of its USD 70 million Series C funding round led by Gobi Partners and SPIL Ventures with participation from existing investor…

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June 23, 2022

Ethis Group and Gobi Partners to debut Shariah-compliant US$20 million Seed Fund

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 June 2022 – Ethical investment and social finance platform operator, Ethis Group, having launched EthisX as part of its global expansion plan, continues to trail…

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June 20, 2022

Rider Takes Off With US$3.1 M Seed Round to Courier Pakistan Businesses Into 21st Century

YC-backed logistics start-up scoops seed round from the popular YC Demo Day as they seek to ramp up the logistics space in Pakistan and create an Amazon-like next-day…

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May 23, 2022

Maria Health Partners With Deel, the Largest Global Compliance and Payroll Platform to Provide Affordable Health Coverage to Philippine Remote Workers

Maria Health, the largest online health insurance marketplace in the Philippines, has partnered with Deel to provide access to affordable health insurance for companies hiring remote workers in…

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March 25, 2022

COLABS Raises US$3 Million Seed to Empower Entrepreneurs and Freelancers Through Its Spaces and Tech Platform Across Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (25 March 2022): COLABS, the Lahore-based startup that enables SMEs, entrepreneurs and freelancers to build and grow their businesses through its spaces and tech platform, has…

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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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June 5, 2022

Gobi Partners Sustainability Report COP 2021

Gobi Partners is proud to release our inaugural Sustainability Report, which chronicles our accomplishments and our ongoing efforts in promoting economic development, environmental restoration, and social equality &…

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May 31, 2022

Quickfire Pitches and Fireside Chat With Wilson Beh

In what is potentially Malaysia’s venture capital first, Gobi Partners alongside payments infrastructure platform, Stripe held a quickfire 1-minute pitching session for entrepreneurs at the recently held Co-Networking…

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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 25, 2022

Eureka AI Partners with CKDelta, a Member of CK Hutchison Holdings, to Deliver Market Intelligence at Scale

Through the partnership, Eureka and CKDelta will bring enterprises intelligence to serve their customers better. Eureka, an enterprise software company focused on applying AI to large scale data…

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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 21, 2022

Gobi Partners and Ozora Yatrapaktaja Launch First US$10 Million Seed Fund for Women Startups in Indonesia

Gobi Partners and Ozora Yatrapaktaja are partnering together to launch a US$10 million seed fund for women startups in Indonesia, called the Ratu Nusa Fund.

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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 28, 2022

2021: A Year in Review

2021 marked the awakening of exciting new markets in Asia like the Philippines, Pakistan and Malaysia, with Gobi portfolio companies reaping the benefits of accelerated digitization. Gobi startups…

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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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December 20, 2021

Download: Asia Gender-Smart Investing Forum 2021 Report

Private-sector industry leaders from around Asia came together for the inaugural Asia Gender-Smart Investing Forum 2021, presented by Gobi Partners and co-organized with UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia program funded…

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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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November 5, 2021

Unlock Growth and Potential Through Gender Smart Investing

Bangkok, Thailand – Private sector industry leaders from around Asia came together for the Asia Gender-Smart Investing Forum, presented by Gobi Partners and co-organized with UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia programme funded by the European Union. Gender-smart investing…

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November 2, 2021

20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Kay-Mok Ku

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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October 27, 2021

Gobi Partners Appoints Paul Ark as Partner and Head of ESG

Bangkok, OCTOBER 27 2021 – Gobi Partners, the most interconnected Pan-Asian venture capital firm with US$1.2 billion in assets under management, has appointed Paul Ark as Partner and Head…

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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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August 30, 2021

DeliverEat joins the AirAsia family in ASEAN’s super app race

How Gobi’s Dealmaking Value-add Was Instrumental in Delivering Another Superseed Success Story Food delivery startup DeliverEat’s recent acquisition by Teleport, the logistics arm of regional brand AirAsia, is…

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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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July 1, 2020

Airlift expands into grocery delivery business

Today, Airlift is announcing our $10m Series A-1 financing led by new partners and with strong participation from existing investors, increasing our total investment to date to $24.1m…

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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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November 4, 2019

MyGiving Champions a Global Giving Movement in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 November 2019 – It was a fascinating Monday morning filled with insightful presentations and a panel discussion from a diverse range of NGOs, businesses and…

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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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