Global Network Brings Together Top Investors and Entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific for Virtual “Speed-dating”
16 investors and 16 entrepreneurs from around the Asia Pacific region participated in a round of virtual “speed-dating” meetings as part of MatchCAP, an investor network event hosted by Endeavor, a global network leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. MatchCAP, held on August 6, 2020, was co-organized by the Endeavor offices across Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam.
In attendance among investors were representatives from world-renowned investment firms such as Sequoia Capital, which recently announced commitments of $1.35 billion USD for two funds focused on India and Southeast Asia. Also present were firms that specialized in each local market. One such firm was Kickstart Ventures, which identifies as the most active Corporate Venture Capital firm in the Philippines.
On the other side of the virtual table were entrepreneurs pitching to seek funding for their businesses. These entrepreneurs are part of the Endeavor network, having already gone through the rigorous Endeavor selection process and vetted for their potential local, regional, or global scale and influence.
“It was a great line up of investors to speak to and [it was] well organised. I met the right and relevant investors for my business.” shared Jonathan Oh, Co-founder and CEO of Supplycart. Supplycart is a cloud-based procurement software from Malaysia and recently graduated from
Endeavor Malaysia’s Scale Up program.
A total of 94 meetings between investors and entrepreneurs took place over the 3-hour duration of MatchCAP.
A day before the event, entrepreneurs had the chance to attend a webinar hosted by Gunderson Detmer, the business law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley that is focused on global venture capital and emerging technology. Pitchbook has ranked Gunderson Detmer as the most active venture law firm globally for six consecutive years.
Gunderson’s participation stems from an existing relationship with the Endeavor network, having already established strong programs for Endeavor Entrepreneurs in offices across LATAM and North America.
Endeavor’s commitment to provide these value-adding services to the entrepreneurs in the network remains firm, as evidenced by the formation of a new APAC Partnerships Committee made up representatives from Endeavor Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam.