Grabbing the next Grab & GoJek: Tech Investing in Southeast Asia
With the health situation of COVID-19, many of our alumni in Hong Kong are temporarily working from home, or supporting their children’s learning from home. In this context, the Stanford Club of Hong Kong is planning a series of online-only speaker events to facilitate alumni to continue connecting, learning and engaging with one another online.
To kickoff the series, the Club is delighted to welcome Eddy Chan and John Kaaiohelo as speakers to share their insights on why the world is excited about investing in the Southeast Asian tech scene, and where the next Grab or GoJek may come from.
Eddy Chan is the founding partner of Intudo Ventures, an “Indonesia-only” venture capital firm that has raised 2 funds managing US$70M since 2017. John Kaaiohelo is the CEO and CIO of BOD Tech Ventures, whose assets include some of Myanmar’s leading tech companies in logistics, online travel, food delivery and fintech.
We hope alumni who are interested in technology, investing and the future of Southeast Asia will join us online.
Date: Friday, 6 March, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Lunch Etiquette: Lunch not included due to online nature. You are most welcomed to eat while videoconferencing in.
RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.
Event Contact: Andrew Kwan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the Speakers
Eddy Chan is a founding partner of “Indonesia-only” independent venture capital firm Intudo Ventures. He is a founder and venture investor, with expertise in founding and operating companies, venture investing, business development/partnerships, capital raising, recruiting and deal structuring.
He has invested in and advised startups in Indonesia, Silicon Valley and North Asia since the late 1990s, including PayPal, SpaceX, Palantir Technologies, Getaround, Branch International, SEA Ltd., Xendit, Kargo, TaniHub and BeliMobilGue, invested in venture funds including Founders Fund, founded and operated venture-backed technology companies with operations in Silicon Valley and Asia, practiced corporate/M&A/private equity/venture capital law in Silicon Valley and Asia at Morrison & Foerster LLP and represented companies as an investment banker.
Eddy holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Global Law Scholar, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business.
John Kaaiohelo is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of BOD Tech Ventures, a tech holding company whose assets include Myanmar’s largest logistics company, largest online travel agency, largest food delivery platform, largest bus ticketing platform, and largest B2B fintech wallet; Cambodia’s largest bus ticketing platform; and Bangladesh’s first cloud kitchen. Prior to BOD Tech Ventures, John worked in public equities, corporate venture capital, and corporate M&A. He is currently a Social Enterprise Fellow at raISE, the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise.
John is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and earned his A.B. summa cum laude in History from Princeton University, and his A.M. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University, where he was named a Graduate Prize Fellow.