Pakistan Is Primed for Success
September was a banner month for Fatima Gobi Ventures (FGV) and Gobi’s Taqwatech portfolio in Pakistan: investees TAG (now valued at US$100 million) and Truck It In raised new rounds, while FGV added a new investee (edtech Maqsad) and new LP (U.K.’s CDC Group).
HK Unicorns Eye Massive Listings, ValuationsPrenetics heads for a US$1.7 billion SPAC listing, Amber eyes a U.S. IPO, and Airwallex‘s valuation hits US$4 billion.
UK’s CDC Group Joins Gobi LP Stable
Impact investing champion CDC Group is Fatima Gobi’s newest limited partner in Pakistan, adding to Gobi’s ESG focus.
Welcome Aboard, PolicyStreet!
Gobi backed PolicyStreet‘s US$6 million Series A round, adding co-founder Winnie Chua to its pool of women founders.
Eureka to Establish Tech HQ in Abu Dhabi
Indonesia’s Eureka partnered with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, and will establish a HQ in the city.
How Gobi’s Full Stack Approach Helped Create Malaysia’s First Unicorn
Thomas and Carsome CEO Eric Cheng talk to TechNode Global about their lasting partnership. After meeting Tsao and Cheng, Malaysia’s Science, Technology & Innovation Minister is targeting five more unicorns.
Gobi Female Founders Challenge Gender-Tech Narratives
AVANA’s Soh Yienyee, Lynk’s Peggy Choi, and GoWork’s Vanessa Hendriadi Li talk to Tech in Asia about advancing gender diversity in Asia’s startup scene.
20 Years, 20 Questions: Getting Candid with Tom
Gobi Founding Partner Thomas G. Tsao gets up close and personal in the run-up to Gobi’s 20th Anniversary in 2022.
Tony Tung: Torchbearer for Game Changers
Gobi Managing Director (Hong Kong) Tony Tung shares how Gobi changes the startup game in an interview with CUHK.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS…
Allklear Scores US$1.3M Gobi-led Round
Hong Kong foodtech Allklear sealed a US$1.3 million pre-A round led by Gobi and fomer Miss HK Lisa-Marie Tse, who joined Allklear as chief brand officer.
2-3 November 2021
Asia Gender-Smart Investing Forum
Presented by Gobi Partners and co-organized with UN Women, the forum will demonstrate the business case for ESG and gender smart investing, detail the tools and frameworks available, and share learnings and insights from successful industry leaders across Asia in creating more gender-inclusive businesses. Register (HERE)