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January 31, 2024

2023: A Year in Review

In the face of a challenging 2023, Gobi Partners strategically navigated the global economic landscape, adapting to uncertainties by prioritising survival and sustainability. Focused inward, we honed in…

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December 7, 2023

Bitsmedia raises US$20 million in Series A Funding led by CMIA, Gobi Partners and Bintang Capital Partners

Singapore, 7 Dec 2023 – Bitsmedia, the creator of the widely popular Muslim lifestyle application (app), Muslim Pro, has successfully secured US$20 million in its Series A funding…

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November 30, 2023

Vircle: Pioneering Family Finance and Financial Literacy for Children

Financial literacy is becoming increasingly important, especially in the digital age, so it is essential to teach children good financial habits from a young age. Enter Vircle, Malaysia’s…

Thought Leadership
November 27, 2023

Ejen2u: Turning Entrepreneurial Dreams into Reality

In today’s dynamic business landscape, navigating the intricate labyrinth of growth is a challenging journey. Ejen2u stands out as a key navigator for aspiring entrepreneurs in this fast-paced…

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November 23, 2023

BoomGrow: The Farm of Tomorrow

The concept of food sustainability has evolved beyond mere rhetoric; it has become a lifestyle as we progressively adopt eco-conscious choices and embrace sustainable living. As the escalating…

Thought Leadership
November 16, 2023

Kiddocare: Malaysia’s Answer to Modern Parenting

In the whirlwind of modern life, parents often find themselves in a constant juggle between work and childcare. The quest for a trustworthy babysitter or daycare centre can…

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November 14, 2023

ERTH: Turning Trash into Treasure

In an age when our electronic gadgets become obsolete faster than you can say “upgrade,” the world is grappling with an alarming environmental crisis – electronic waste or…

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November 8, 2023

Care Concierge: Transforming Senior Care for a Brighter Future

We are often so engrossed in the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives that it is easy to overlook the essential needs of our senior loved ones….

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November 6, 2023

Gobi Dana Impak: A Path to Prosperity and Resilience for Malaysia

In an era where economic competitiveness and societal well-being are inseparable, Gobi Dana Impak Ventures (GDIV) Fund shines as a beacon of transformation in Malaysia. This dynamic initiative,…

Thought Leadership
October 31, 2023

Vircle Receives Venture Capital Injection in Its Mission to Financially Empower School Children Nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 October 2023: Vircle, a Malaysian neobanking service provider with a mission to help parents raise money-smart kids, has successfully secured venture capital (VC) funding for…

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October 13, 2023

Part 2: 11 Gobi Companies to Watch in 2023, according to Forbes

Asia, a continent brimming with diverse cultures and traditions, has become a thriving epicentre for groundbreaking startups. Within this dynamic landscape, Gobi companies are making significant strides in…

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October 10, 2023

Gobi Partners Invests in Ejen2u’s Mission to Empower Entrepreneurs Nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 October 2023: Asia-focused venture capital firm, Gobi Partners continues its commitment to empowering local entrepreneurs by becoming the lead investor in Ejen2u’s Pre-Series A funding…

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October 2, 2023

Gobi Partners Join BoomGrow’s Journey to Revolutionise Precision Farming in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 October 2023: Asia-focused venture capital firm, Gobi Partners is doubling down on its commitment to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)-friendly investments through its latest strategic…

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September 29, 2023

Part 1: 11 Gobi Companies to Watch in 2023, according to Forbes

Venturing into the startup world is not just about chasing profits and making heads turn but leaving an indelible mark and inspiring others to follow suit. Prestigious organisations…

Thought Leadership
September 27, 2023

Kiddocare Secures Strategic Investments in Pre-Series A Round: Powering Malaysia’s Caregiving Revolution

Kuala Lumpur, 27 September 2023 – Malaysia’s pioneering on-demand caregiving platform, Kiddocare is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of its Pre-Series A round. The round included strategic investments…

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September 19, 2023

Twin Towers Ventures and Gobi Partners Sign MoU to Catalyse Sustainable Innovation in Asia Pacific Region

SINGAPORE, 19 September 2023 – Twin Towers Ventures (TTV) the investment arm of PETRONAS Ventures, and Asia-focused venture capital firm, Gobi Partners have entered into a Memorandum of…

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September 11, 2023

Gobi Partners Bolster Commitment to Sustainability with Investment in ERTH, an Electronic Waste Recycling Leader

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 September 2023: Asian-focused venture capital firm, Gobi Partners announced a strategic investment in Electronic Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH), a local leader in electronic waste (commonly…

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August 23, 2023

Gobi Partners Onboards Southeast Asia’s Largest Integrated Recommerce Platform, CompAsia

23 August 2023, Kuala Lumpur: Pan-Asian venture capital firm, Gobi Partners (Gobi), has taken on the lead investor role in the Series A funding round of Southeast Asia’s…

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August 3, 2023

Gobi Partners Debuts HealthTech Investments in the Greater Bay Area and Malaysia, Bolstering HealthTech Portfolio to US$11.8 million in Greater Bay ASEAN

Kuala Lumpur, 3 August 2023 – As a leading pan-Asian venture capital firm, Gobi Partners reached a new milestone by making simultaneous investments in the Greater Bay Area…

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July 27, 2023

Going Beyond Capital: GUIDE To Nurture Resilient Startups

Over the past 10 years, the majority of SEA venture capital investment, amounting to nine dollars out of every 10, has been directed towards the tech-enabled sector. Without…

Thought Leadership
June 29, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Pioneering Sustainability with Deliveree

As the world grapples with the pressing need for sustainability, businesses are increasingly aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Among the standout companies…

Thought Leadership
June 27, 2023

iMotorbike Raises RM12mil in Series A Round, Paving the Way for Enhanced Preowned Motorcycles Trading in Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 June 2023: iMotorbike, Southeast Asia’s pioneer e-commerce platform for buying and selling preowned motorcycles, today announced that it has raised RM12 million (US$2.6 million) (US$1…

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June 22, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Embracing Best Practices in Talent Retention: Ee Leen Gui

Recognising the historical dominance of men in the venture capital and finance industries, Gobi Partners has made a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI). In the…

Thought Leadership
June 15, 2023

#ESGobi Month: Where We Are Now, and Where We Go From Here: Carlo Chen-Delantar 

On the heels of Gobi’s second sustainability report being launched, it’s become clear that venture capitalist (VC) firms need to gradually abandon the currently prevalent, linear “take, make,…

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June 7, 2023

Asia Gender-Smart Investing Workshop 2023 Report

Held across two days on 30 and 31 March 2023 by Gobi Partners in collaboration with UN Women, Asia Gender-Smart Investing Workshop (AGI Workshop 2023) brought together private…

Reports
June 6, 2023

Gobi Partners Sustainability Report 2022

We are excited to announce the release of our 2022 Sustainability Report, demonstrating Gobi Partners’ unwavering commitment to promoting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices and our dedication to aligning with the United Nations Global Compact’s corporate sustainability principles.

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May 25, 2023

Macau BEYOND Expo 2023: The Greater Bay Area Bridging Asia’s Innovation and Technology Ecosystem

BEYOND Expo 2023 is the largest technology expo hosted by the Macau Technology General Association and organized by Technode. The various events within and associated with the expo…

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May 5, 2023

Gobi Partners GBA: The Development Opportunities of Macau’s Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem

Dubbed the “Las Vegas of the East”, Macau has distinguished itself with its unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture, attracting tourists from around the world to come…

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April 27, 2023

TaqwaTech Thursdays: Breaking the cultural taboo with Udhaar Book

Nobody should miss out on precious family time because they were struggling to fill out a balance sheet. Seeing this happen year after year drove Fahad Kamr to create a…

Portfolio Companies
April 20, 2023

TaqwaTech Thursdays: Social selling made easy with Zarya

Fatima Gobi Ventures (FGV)‘ TaqwaTech initiative allows aspiring tech startups to drive innovation and growth in Muslim economies like Pakistan. One such startup is Zarya which has simplified…

Portfolio Companies
April 13, 2023

TaqwaTech Thursdays: No one goes hungry during Ramadan and Eid with Abhi

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of financial wellness company Abhi, Omair Ansari, aspires to make Eid Mubarak a joyous occasion for all, by enabling them to access advances on…

Portfolio Companies
April 6, 2023

TaqwaTech Thursdays: Celebrating Pakistan’s Most Promising Startups

As we welcome the arrival of spring, the burgeoning startup scene in Pakistan continues to flourish. The country achieved a remarkable 17% year-on-year increase in total venture funding,…

Thought Leadership
March 30, 2023

Gobi Celebrates Women’s Month with DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality Event

In light of Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 and this year’s theme: “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”, Gobi Partners and HSBC co-hosted a gathering on…

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March 29, 2023

Gobi Partners onboards Care Concierge to the Khazanah-backed Gobi Dana Impak Ventures fund

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 March 2023: Gobi Partners, the most interconnected Pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm with US$1.5 billion (RM6.5 billion) in assets under management has onboarded its first…

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March 21, 2023

Celebrating the Women of Gobi: An interview with AVANA Co-founder, Yienyee Soh

The tech industry has seen booming growth in the past few decades, creating demand for technical talents to fill in roles. However, it is clear that despite the…

Portfolio Companies
March 16, 2023

Celebrating the Women of Gobi: An interview with Travelio Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Christina Suriadjaja

As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, and with this year’s International Women’s Day theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality, Gobi Partners’ initiative to…

Portfolio Companies
March 9, 2023

International Women’s Day: Cindy Zhang on Diversity and Inclusion in Finance and Technology

My journey to venture capital (VC) and Gobi was quite serendipitous. I first moved to Hong Kong after working at a boutique investment bank in New York, and…

Thought Leadership
January 21, 2023

2022: A Year in Review

We are proud to share our key highlights and the global recognition of our strengths that will propel us to even greater heights in the decades to come.

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December 12, 2022

Gobi Partners Joins B20-G20’s One Global Women Empowerment  Platform to Accelerate Women Entrepreneurs

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Dec  2022: Leading pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm, Gobi Partners is proud to announce that it has become one of the first VC signatories to…

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December 8, 2022

Gobi Partners Appoints Carlo Chen-Delantar as New Head of ESG

MANILA, 8 Dec 2022: Gobi Partners, the most interconnected Pan-Asian venture capital (VC) firm with US$1.5 billion in assets under management, has appointed Carlo Chen-Delantar as its Head…

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December 1, 2022

The Investment Case for Diversity in Tech: JJ Erpaiboon

Every year on November 19, we often see corporations and organisations celebrating and commemorating the achievements of women entrepreneurs in conjunction with Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. We believe women…

Thought Leadership
November 23, 2022

Gobi-Core Philippine Fund Reveals the State of Talent in Tech 2022 Report

23 November 2022, Manila: While the Philippine tech ecosystem remains resilient amid global economic headwinds, the country’s talent pool must grow in tandem to support the birth and…

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November 22, 2022

Supporting Pakistan in Its Time of Need: Taraec Hussein

As early believers in Pakistan’s massive potential, our team at Fatima Gobi Ventures (FGV) – a joint venture company established in 2019 by Gobi Partners and Fatima Group,…

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