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Newsletter | March 2022
March 31, 2022
Gobi Partners Leads US$6 M Series A Round for Kicks Crew
Los Angeles and Hong Kong-based sneaker and apparel platform, Kicks Crew sees potential in expanding into the untapped Southeast Asian athletic footwear markets.
Amber Group Raises US$200 M in Temasek-Led Round at US$3 B Valuation
The Singapore-based liquidity provider and trading infrastructure firm’s valuation has tripled in less than a year.
COLABS Raises US$3 M Seed Funding to Power Expansion Across Pakistan
The round was led by Indus Valley Capital, Zayn Capital, and Fatima Gobi Ventures, making it the first time that these three leading Pakistan-focused VCs are investing together in a startup.
Juliet Zhu is now both CFO and President at Carsome
Southeast Asia’s largest car e-commerce platform, Carsome appointed Juliet Zhu as Group President while retaining her current role as the Group Chief Financial Officer.
Carsome Partners With Public Bank to Strengthen Financing Capabilities
This partnership brings Carsome closer to its goal of creating an end-to-end integrated online used vehicle ecosystem.
Gobi Partners Bullish on China’s AI, Metaverse, FinTech and Sustainability Segments
Gobi Managing Partner Chibo Tang sees a future in digital space where people will work and play.
Malaysia’s MRANTI Calls for Tighter Collaboration Within the Innovation Ecosystem
Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) recommends a ‘bridge’ between research and commercialization for Malaysia to realize its ambition to be an innovative nation by 2030.
Challenges and Opportunities of Self-driving Robotaxis in China
Techwire Asia speaks to AutoX’s founder and chief executive, Xiao Jianxiong on the hurdles of getting Robotaxis running in cities across China.
Technode Global: Banking on Fintech in Southeast Asia
Large, youthful consumer markets with low traditional banking penetration such as Indonesia and the Philippines are the hottest markets when it comes to fintech.
Gobi’s Thomas G. Tsao Speaks on the Silver Linings of a Global Pandemic
A global pandemic might just be the start of a golden age of impact investing which changes the course of human history for the better.
Gobi-Core Team Recognized by Esquire as Most Influential People in Startup Ecosystem
Co-founders and partners Jason Gaisano, Carlo Delantar, Ken Ngo featured in Esquire Magazine’s list of Most Influential People in the Philippine Startup Scene.
Podcaster Chris Yeh gets up close and personal with Thomas G. Tsao
Tom speaks candidly on growing up as a first-generation American and how that experience helps shapes his views and direction as a VC now.
12 April 2022
FoundersHK is hosting a fireside chat with Managing Partner Chibo Tang and Edith Yeung (Race Capital) to advise on fundraising, pitching, and company building for founders.
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