The State of Early Stage Venture Funding in SE Asia

Feb 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Genius Central Singapore, 7-13 Amoy Street, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore, 049949

Join us on the evening of Monday, February 20th for a fireside chat with William Bao Bean, Cofounder and Managing Director of Orbit Startups and General Partner of SOSV, as we discuss the early stage fundraising landscape in SE Asia. Come for networking, food and drinks and an opportunity to engage with one of the most active early stage VC's in the world!

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

It's 2023 and with the year off to a fast start for many, we thought it would be perfect to have our first in-person event of the year discussing one of the most important and pertinent topics on the minds of founders and entrepreneurs: fundraising!

Joins us on Monday, February 20th at 6:30pm SGT at Genius Central Singapore as we host William Bao Bean, Cofounder and Managing Director of Orbit Startups and General Partner of SOSV for a discussion on the state of early stage venture funding in Southeast Asia and his perspective on the startup landscape in the region and what Orbit Startups is on the lookout for. As always, we will have an AMA style Q&A with William at the end of the event - so come prepared and ready to engage one of the most active early stage VC's in the world.

*Food & Beverage will be provided and is included in the cost of your ticket.*

About Orbit Startups

Orbit Startups is part of SOSV, a global venture capital fund with US$1.5 billion in assets under management (AUM) providing multi-stage investment to support founders’ big ideas. Orbit Startups is the world’s first and most active program focused on emerging and frontier markets. Orbit Startups program helps founders tap into an ecosystem of partners from multinational corporates to small businesses for sales and customer acquisition. Orbit Startups is an early backer of crypto-trading unicorn BitMEX, India's largest connected healthcare ecosystem Phable, and Africa's retail distribution platform MarketForce.

About SOSV

SOSV is a global, multi-stage venture capital firm that operates early stage startup development programs, notably HAX, IndieBio, and Orbit Startups. SOSV’s core mission is to fund visionary, deep tech founders who will have a profound impact in the areas of human and planetary health. 

As of April 2022, SOSV’s top 100 climate tech companies had a valuation of $11 billion with $3.85 billion raised, and SOSV's top 100 health startups had a valuation of $5.7 billion with $1 billion raised. SOSV is consistently ranked by Pitchbook as a top investor in both categories.

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  • William Bao Bean

    Orbit Startups / SOSV

    Cofounder & Managing Director / General Partner



Monday, February 20, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


Registration, Networking, F&B
Fireside Chat with William
More Networking and F&B


  • Curtis Bergh

    Startup Grind Singapore

    Chapter Director

  • Archit Joshi

    Chapter Co-Director

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