Newsletter | September 2021

13 September 2021

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Newsletter | September 2021
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, Valuations Prenetics 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.
11 of Gobi’s Companies Among Southeast Asia’s Top 50 Rising Women in Tech Check out the full list HERE. AVANA | Travelio | Populix | Aerodyne | Tier One | SuperAtom | GoWork | Nuren | Kumu | SimplyGiving | PolicyStreet
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.
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)
Airwallex, WeLab and OneDegree are hiring! Follow Gobi Partners on LinkedIn for monthly updates of job vacancies across our portfolio companies.
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