Organized by TechinAsia.com, Startup Asia is a 2-day conference organized for entrepreneurs, investors, media, and people across the Asian tech community.
Co-Founder and Managing Director SEA,
Stefan is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Rocket Internet in South East Asia. Stefan started with Rocket Internet in India before coming to SEA to start the offices and becoming initial co-founder of amongst other Zalora, Lazada and OfficeFab.
He previously worked as strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen and Bain & Company in Stockholm, where he focused on private equity investments.
Taobao International Business
Daphne is responsible for managing Taobao Marketplace’s business development and marketing strategies in markets outside of Mainland China such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. She has more than 10 years of experience in Internet marketing and e-commerce, and has a strong track record of e-banking and payment product development, business development, and online business operation management.
Managing Director, Online Sales,
Aliza recently joined Twitter to build and run the medium and small business markets across the APAC region. Previously she spent 5 years at Google, as Managing Director, Commerce and Wallet and Managing Director of the Online Sales Group, where she led the team’s strategy and growth in Asia Pacific. She also worked closely with the Economic Development Board to create a major presence for Google in Singapore.
Founder and Group CEO,
MOL Global Pte Ltd
Ganesh leads the two wholly owned subsidiaries of MOL Global, namely MOL AccessPortal Berhad (“MOL”), a global online payment service provider and Friendster Inc. (“Friendster”), the world’s pioneer social network. He co-founded and built MOL from scratch to become one of the biggest online payment service providers in Asia with annual revenues of over USD200Million. MOL today has over 680,000 physical payment channels across 80 countries worldwide and handles over 5,000,000 transactions a month.
Mr. Minh Le is the Chairman and CEO of VNG Corporation, a leading internet and social media company in Vietnam. Established in 2004, VNG has grown from a 5-person startup to a well-respected domestic company running online portal, social networking site, and entertainment products such as music, games, and videos. Its E-commerce platform has approximately 20 million Vietnamese subscribers.
Darius Cheung is currently co-founder and CEO of BillPin. Previously he was cofounder and CEO of tenCube, a Singapore-based mobile security company that was acquired by McAfee Inc.
Nobuaki Kitagawa is the Managing Director for CyberAgent Ventures and the CEO of CyberAgent Ventures China, responsible for all of the company’s investments in Mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Korea. Since joining to CyberAgent Ventures in 2006, Nobuaki has
led international expansion of the Japan-based VC firm from no investment outside Japan then to more than 40 overseas investments including Tudou.com (Mainland China), iPartment (Taiwan), Vatgia (Vietnam), Tokopedia (Indonesia) and Kakao Corp (Korea). Prior to CyberAgent Ventures he also had 11 years’ experience in the telecom industry working for Japan’s NTT DoCoMo.
Group President and CEO,
Vertex Venture Holdings
Kee Lock leads the team at Vertex Venture Holdings, a wholly-owned and wholly-sponsored subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and is engaged with driving its efforts toward investing in emerging companies and leading venture capital funds throughout Greater Asia and the U.S. Kee Lock has nearly three decades of experience as an investor (Walden International, Transpac Capital), entrepreneur (MediaRing, BioSensors), and operational executive (NatSteel, Beaver Computer Corp, Intraco).
Registration and networking
Coffee Chat: Startup Opportunities in Southeast Asia
Coffee Chat: Twitter in Southeast Asia
Coffee Chat: Demystifying Taiwan’s Startup Scene
Coffee Chat: Rakuten Branches Out to Asia
Coffee Chat: Kakao’s Growth From Startup to a Giant Mobile Platform
Sharing Session: An Introduction to Korea’s Startup Ecosystem
Lunch Track: Technology Commercialisation Opportunities For Startups
Coffee Chat: Startup Management: Prioritizing and Scaling
Coffee Chat: Why Revenue Matters: The Ookbee Story
Coffee Chat: What Rakuten Taught Me After We Got Acquired
Sharing Session: An Introduction to Vietnam’s Startup Ecosystem
Discussion Panel: Women in startups: Why we need them, and why YOU should care.
Startup Arena Group 1: List of competing startups will only be unveiled at the conference.
Coffee Chat: Rocket Internet on Building Companies in Southeast Asia
Coffee Chat: AirBnB’s Plans in Southeast Asia
Coffee Chat: Gunning for IPO: The PropertyGuru Story
Discussion Panel: The Asia Startup Wave
Discussion Panel: Mobile Gaming in Southeast Asia
Sharing Session: An Introduction to Indonesia’s Startup Ecosystem
Sharing Session: An Introduction to Thailand’s Startup Ecosystem
Coffee Chat: The Nuffnang Founders’ Story and The Lessons They Learned
Coffee Chat: How E-Commerce King Taobao Is Expanding Out of China
Coffee Chat: The MOL Startup Story
Coffee Chat: The MetroDeal Story: Building a Company With $18 Million Annual Revenue at Age 26
Startup Arena Group 2: List of competing startups will only be unveiled at the conference
Sharing Session: 10 Shocking Truths about Silicon Valley – Lessons from 100 Startup Founders
Prize presentation and closing remarks