2021: A Year in Review
In 2021, the Gobi portfolio raised $2.5 billion, almost doubling our number of unicorns to 9 (2021: 4 new unicorns) and saw 4 exits resulting in US$28 million returned to LPs. 34 startups joined Gobi, including the female-founded CloudEats, PolicyStreet and Udhaar Book.
Crowdo Raises US$5.9 M Pre-B to Drive ESG Financing Gobi co-led the round with Ivest Capital, with additional participation from SEEDS Capital and Impact Investment Exchange.
Fatima Gobi leads Inventhub’s Pre-Seed Round
Inventhub, a secure web-based collaboration platform for electronics product development, closed a pre-seed round led by existing investor Fatima Gobi.
Sandbox VR’s Incredible Comeback
The pandemic forced Sandbox VR to cut 80% of its workforce. Less than 2 years later, Sandbox VR plans to triple its global arcade footprint in a dramatic turnaround.
Aerodyne Takes Principal Stake in AI & Analytics Firm
By backing fellow Malaysian firm Synapse, Aerodyne plans to grow operations from 30 data scientists to 500 AI engineers and data scientists within 2-3 years.
PROFILES & PERSONALITIES
20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Jamaludin Bujang
January’s 20 Questions features Jamaludin Bujang, the Managing Director of Gobi Malaysia. JB joined Gobi in 2019, but has supported the firm’s efforts since 2014.
Two Gobi Founders Named Startup Leaders by ORIGIN
Aerodyne’s Kamarul Muhamed and Tier One’s Alodia Gosiengfiao won Startup Leader of the Year in TechNode 2021 ORIGIN Innovation Awards.