Gobi Launches an Event in Kuala Lumpur to Bridge Northeast and Southeast Asia Startup Scene

presenting Crouching Panda, Hidden Tapir

By Contributor on Mon Apr 16 2018

Gobi Partners, one of the leading venture capitalists founded in China with a strong presence in both China and Southeast Asia, is hosting an event in Kuala Lumpur on April 26 to build the bridges between Northeast and Southeast Asia startup scene.

The event, co-organized by Gobi, GS Shop, MAVCAP and GwG (Grow with GS), dubbed Crouching Panda, Hidden Tapir, will be held at Le Meridien Hotel in the capital city of Malaysia.

The VC conference held in the morning features an exclusive investment forum with invited leading institutional investors and corporates to examine the ASEAN venture capital landscape.

The GwG event will follow in the afternoon. Co-hosted by Gobi Partners and MAVCAP, there will be lively panel discussions and presentations by growth-stage companies to underline influential thought leaders and industry experts who are adopting the latest market and technology trends to their advantage.

The event will close with startup presentations showcasing some of the most innovative companies in Asia.

Attending this event would be distinguished guests, YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar, Secretary General, Treasury of Malaysia and Chairman of GEM, YBhg. Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, Chairman of MAVCAP and Young hoon Park, Senior EVP – Future Strategy Division GS Shop.

Featured Startups include, 36Kr, China’s biztech media blog unicorn, with founder and CEO Liu Chengcheng attending; Lungman Idris, AVANA; Yuki He, LIVE.ME; Kevin Johan Wong, ORIGAMI LABS; Steven Zhao, SANDBOX VR; Nikki Kinioch, SIMPLYGIVING; and more.

MERANTI INVESTMENT FORUM

8:00am – 1:00pm

8:00 – 9:00: Registration – light breakfast and coffee

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome by YBhg. Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, Chairman of MAVCAP

9:15 – 9:30: Welcome by Younghoon Park, Senior EVP – Future Strategy Division GS Shop

9:30 – 9:45: Opening remarks by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Secretary General, Treasury of Malaysia and Chairman of GEM

10:00 – 11:00: LP Panel

11:00 – 11:45: Introduction to ASEAN VC Landscape by DealStreetAsia and Gobi Partners

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

GROW WITH GS ( GWG)

CO-HOSTED BY GOBI PARTNERS AND MAVCAP

1:15pm – 9:00pm

1:15 – 2:00: Presentations by Growth-Stage Companies

2:05 – 2:50: Corporate Venture Capital Panel

2:55 – 3:40: Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:30: Market Trends Panel

4:35 – 5:20: Technology Panel

5:25 – 6:10: Early- stage VC Panel

6:15 – 7:15: Startup Showcase

7:20 – 9:00: Networking Session and Refreshments