Newsletter | November 2021


30 November 2021


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Newsletter | November 2021
HEADLINE NEWS
2021: A Groundbreaking Year for Philippine Startups
The Philippine startup scene is thriving, and the best is yet to come. The Gobi-Core Philippine Startup Ecosystem Report is required reading for global investors.
The Philippine Venture Scene Heats Up
Gobi-Core added Flowerstore to its portfolio, while Maria Health announced a pre-A round led by the country’s largest insurer. Maria Health and Kumu spoke to TechNode Global about the Philippine venture scene while Gobi-Core partner Carlo Delantar and Kumu founder Rexy Dorado appeared on Beyond Virtual‘s Philippine panel.
Zarya, Trellis, Udhaar Book & Savyour join Gobi Pakistan
Fatima Gobi Ventures participated in funding rounds of new investees Zarya, Trellis, Udhaar Book, and Savyour, capping another successful month for Gobi in Pakistan.
Airwallex valuation hits $5.5B
Airwallex’ recent $100 million round resulted in the Hong Kong/Melbourne fintech’s valuation rising further to $5.5 billion.
MyCloudFulfillment Series B
The Thai order fullfillment startup raised US$7.4 million from JWD Group and SCB 10X to support warehouse & service improvement & regional expansion.
TOP STORIES
Spotlighting Gender-Smart Investing
Gobi’s JJ Erpaiboon spoke to Astro Awani about how businesses can apply gender smart investing and create a more equitable world for all.
Gobi’s Efforts Pay Off in Malaysia
TechInAsia spoke to Gobi founding partner Thomas G. Tsao and highlighted Carsome, EasyParcel and Aerodyne in reviewing Malaysia’s startup ecosystem.
Gobi Makes Global List of Women-Friendly Investors
Gobi advisor Shannon Kalayanamitr spoke TechInAsia in conjunction with Gobi making the tech site’s list of women-friendly investors.
PROFILES
20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Mok
November’s first 20 Questions features Kay-Mok Ku, Managing Partner of Gobi Partners ASEAN, who has been with Gobi since 2010.
In the Spotlight: Gobi-Core’s Carlo
Gobi-Core partner Carlo Delantar appeared on CNN, Hustleshare and Clubhouse to share key findings from the Philippine Ecosystem Report 2021.
20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Dan
November’s second 20 Questions features Dan Chong, Managing Director of Gobi ASEAN. Dan has been with Gobi since 2018.
UPCOMING EVENTS
3 – 4 December 2021
She Loves Tech Final

The culminating final round of the competition will be held during the She Loves Tech Global Conference, and will also serve as an investor demo day, allowing startups to pitch to investors directly for funding. Startups have the opportunity to win up to US$50,000 investment and cash prizes.
PAST EVENTS
9 – 12 November 2021
Wild Digital SEA Conference

Gobi Founding Partner Thomas G. Tsao and Catcha Group founder Patrick Grove sat down to Wild Digital‘s opening keynote fireside chat: “Entrepreneurs vs VCs: Truths Laid Bare”. Catcha Group is an investor in Gobi-backed Carsome.
2 – 3 November 2021
Asia Gender-Smart Investing Forum

Co-organized by Gobi and UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia program, the forum provided leaders with guidance and good practices to advance women’s economic empowerment and cultivate women in leadership roles, whilst participants discussed strategies to unlock the potential in human capital and translate it into opportunities for boosted economic growth and innovation.
FEATURED CAREERS
Great Bay Bio Group Is Looking for Talents
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Great Bay Bio (GBB) is a high-tech enterprise dedicated to applying artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies in bioprocessing, ultimately solving numerous pain points of the biopharmaceutical industry, including high failure rates, long development timeline and high costs. To view the list of openings, click (HERE)
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