10 unicorns in 5 years: Startup Trends in Southeast Asia

10 unicorns in 5 years: Startup Trends in Southeast Asia
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The market value of Southeast Asia's unicorns is rapidly growing with a 2018 Bain and Company report finding they have a combined market value of US$34 billion. Fundraising in the region has also stepped up with 35 venture capital funds raising over US$4 billion.

With a VC fund and accelerator programs, the Accelerating Asia team has the latest insider information on the Southeast Asia startup space. Come down to HAX San Francisco to talk with Accelerating Asia on trends, growth areas, high-potential startups and venture capital in Southeast Asia.

Ten high-growth, high-impact startups from 7 different countries will also be live pitching. These startups cover a diversity of industries including fintech, logistics, content creation, HR and big data and have an aggregate monthly revenue of more than S$100,000.

Pitches will feature BeamandGo, a payment and digital market place used by more than 200k migrant workers to control how their remittances are spent by families back home; Loop from Bangladesh, a marketplace for full truckload freight that allows shippers to book, track and pay for shipments and DeafTawk, an online sign language interpretation service that serves the global deaf community.


530PM Arrival & Registration

545PM - 615PM Introduction to the Southeast Asia startup ecosystem by Accelerating Asia Co-Founder, Craig Bristol-Dixon and Venture Partner Mark Ikauniks

615PM - 645PM 3 minute pitches from 10 startups including:

  • BeamAndGo (Philippines)
  • Datanest (Indonesia)
  • DeafTawk (Pakistan)
  • Klaud9 (Singapore)
  • Loop (Bangladesh)
  • Medlink (Vietnam)
  • Panalyt (Singapore)
  • TalentTribe (Singapore)
  • Web2Ship (Malaysia)
  • Zantrik (Bangladesh)

645PM - 730PM Networking

730PM Home sweet home


Accelerating Asia is a regional network of startup programs and an early-stage venture capital fund. As Singapore's only independent startup accelerator, Accelerating Asia works with high-impact and high-potential startups from all sectors to take them to the next level. At the core of what we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are humanity's greatest catalysts for positive change.


Does it cost anything to attend?

Nope. This event is free for the Accelerating Asia community of investors, mentors, entrepreneurs and ecosystem partners. We also welcome people who are interested in our startups or the work we’re doing to come and join us. Simply reserve a spot via eventbrite and present a ticket on the day of the event.


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