We're one global team but we've got our own stories. Here's what makes us tick.
"Spending time in SEA is one of the most exciting parts of my role. Timing has a more important role to play in success than most people attribute, and the timing in SEA feels phenomenal: populous, fast-growing, young and tech-savvy economies; an increasing number of excellent entrepreneurs hungry to make a change; and many societal problems to be overcome. But it’s also a heterogeneous market with many challenges to scaling: Singapore is very different to Thailand, and even Jakarta is very different from the rest of Indonesia. Nothing ventured, nothing gained though, right?"
"The ability to be the “dam”: to bear the force of all the good and bad things that are happening in the business at the same time, and to know what parts to release from which “valve” so that the “villages” below thrive and grow instead of drowning in a deluge."
"It’s a great time to be in tech. The word has gone from being associated with bespectacled, lab-coat-wearing boffins to mainstream. Tech is an integral part of how we experience the world today; soon to call something out as “tech” or “tech-enabled” will be superfluous verbiage. And there’s so much more to come. I’m excited by the paradigm shifts that will be enabled in the guts of computing by trends like quantum, all the way through to feats of magic in how we will experience the world through augmented and virtual reality."
"Clarity of vision is impressive; passion and resilience to achieve it is infectious; and when coupled with an understanding of, or an ability to learn, the steps required is a clincher."
"I’m still waiting for my career trajectory to kick in like the fabled “hockey-stick” that I see in pitch decks 50 times a week. I’m a first-generation migrant. English is my second language. My parents moved me and my brother out of India when we were very young with the hope of providing us with a better future, and in doing so left behind a very comfortable life and their own excellent career trajectories. Their actions made my career trajectory probable. I am restless every day to make sure that their sacrifice was worthwhile."
"As with the companies we back, Square Peg is a young business that wants to have a massive positive impact in the world. We need to have a vision and a strategy, nurture an outstanding team, maintain a special culture, deliver an outstanding service, have happy customers, and raise capital to grow. There is more in common than not."
"All of it, but especially the concept of “doing deals.” I don’t do deals, I invest. Doing a deal is transactional; an investment is the start of a long-term relationship."
“When you’re on the motorway, you can’t overtake every car."
"How you see yourself, how others see you and objective reality are three different things – and one of those things probably doesn’t even exist!"
We’re excited to announce that we’ve raised our fifth generation of venture capital funds with US$550m to empower exceptional tech founders across Australia, Southeast Asia and Israel.
We are delighted to announce our investment in Timo - to help people stay on top of their finances in order to live their best possible
We have led StashAway’s Series C round of USD16 million to support the team’s mission to build the region’s leading wealth management platform.
We have led Q-CTRL’s USD15m Series A round. Q-CTRL provides software to analyse and control qubit decoherence.
We have led a USD55m round in Pluang, an Indonesian wealth-tech leader
Started the year scratching our heads - saying, “I don’t get this e-scooter stuff” & are ending it by closing our investment in Neuron Mobility.
We are excited to have led Doctor Anywhere’s USD27m Series B round, supporting its vision to improve healthcare outcomes across SEA
We’ve invested in Deputy’s US$81m Series B round alongside Institutional Venture Partners, Openview and Equity Venture Partners.
We have led a $40M round in Cialfo, a global edtech pioneering a new way for students and schools to undertake overseas tertiary education.