24 - 25 July, 2024
Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia On The Rise

24 – 25 July 2024
Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Embark on a groundbreaking journey of innovation at the inaugural Tech in Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, where cutting-edge ideas converge to ignite, connect, and elevate Malaysia’s tech landscape.

Malaysia On The Rise

24 – 25 July 2024


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Experience the pinnacle of Southeast Asian tech

Malaysia is emerging as a key player on the regional tech and startup stage. The Tech in Asia Conference Kuala Lumpur offers a platform for startups, founders, investors, and business leaders from Southeast Asia to come together, fostering connections and exchanging insights on the untapped potential that Malaysia holds.

Join us as we explore what lies ahead for the ecosystem.


The pinnacle of Southeast Asian tech

Embark on a groundbreaking journey of innovation at the inaugural Tech in Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, where cutting-edge ideas converge to ignite, connect, and elevate Malaysia’s tech landscape.

Expect startups, founders, investors, and business leaders from Southeast Asia to come together, fostering connections and exchanging insights on the untapped potential that Malaysia holds.

Join us as we explore what lies ahead for the ecosystem.

What to expect

Tech in Asia Conference is our annual flagship event, providing high-impact learning and networking opportunities to Asia’s tech and startup community. Over the last twelve years, TIA Conference has been hosted in Singapore, Jakarta, Tokyo, and Bangalore..

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Companies You Will Meet

It was such a vibrant and positive environment over the last 2 days. Totally enjoyed TIA Conference.

Joyce Ng

Partner, IGlobe

Kudos to Tech in Asia for hosting an insightful event teeming with industry leaders and groundbreaking ideas. 👏

Mansi Baheti

Ops and Community Executive, Draper Startup House

An electrifying day at Tech in Asia Conference. I want to extend my gratitude to Tech in Asia for organizing such an impactful event. Your dedication to fostering the tech ecosystem is truly commendable.

Muftia Oktavialih

Vice President, MAPID

Attended panels by Microsoft for Startups, Grab, BCG X, venture capitals, investors and startups, connected with global like-minded founders and starters… ending the day very inspired! 💪

Sara Tan

Co-founder and CEO, NovaLearn.org

Big thanks to Tech in Asia for organizing an amazing tech event. My co-founder and I were super impressed. Looking forward to next year's big event.

Sheji Ho

CEO and co-founder, HD

A big thanks to Tech in Asia for having us at your prestigious event 🤝

Jussi Salovaara

Managing Partner, Co-Founder at Antler

What attendees have said

What to expect at Tech in Asia Conference

Main Stage

Thought-provoking discussions and exclusive interviews with established and emerging brands.

Networking Night

Connect with a vibrant mix of industry experts, innovators, and like-minded professionals.

Investor Hour

1-1 networking mixers for founders or investors to explore opportunities and get advice.

Startup Factory

Meet 40 of the region’s emerging tech innovators on our exhibition floor.

Startup Arena

Startups battle it out in front of top-tier expert judges as they compete for global visibility.

Main Stage

Tech in Asia Conference will feature hundreds of speakers and panelists, all sharing exclusive insights and behind-closed-doors content. Attendees can expect a diverse range of perspectives through engaging panels, thought-provoking keynotes, skill-building workshops, and exclusive interviews with both established and emerging brands spanning various industries.

Networking Night

Connect with a vibrant gathering of industry experts, innovators, and like-minded professionals. This unique opportunity provides a relaxed and social environment to foster deeper connections and build lasting professional relationships.

Investor Hour

Meet your next investor! Take part in a series of rapid, purpose-driven conversations that could be the game-changer for your startup or investment portfolio – networking has never been this immersive or exciting.

Startup Factory

A carefully selected collection of 80 of Southeast Asia’s freshest startups will be sharing their ideas and products from the heart of our exhibition floor.

Startup Arena

Watch startups battle it out in front of top-tier expert judges and a live studio audience. Competing for global visibility, prizes, equity free prize money, and media coverage.

Featured sessions
from past Tech in Asia Conference

Experience the highlights of the Tech in Asia Conference 2023 by reliving all the insightful sessions through recorded content.

The 1% Mindset: Building generational companies

Shailendra Singh

Managing Director, Peak XV

Maria Li

COO, Tech in Asia (Moderator)

How Southeast Asia has emerged as a bright spot in the tech world

Nicholas Nash

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Asia Partners

AI: How companies can adapt, adopt, and advance

Michael Smith Jr.

Micorsoft ASEAN Startup Leader, Microsoft

Suthen Thomas Paradatheth

Group Chief Technology Officer, Grab

Abby Zhang

Principal Venture Architect, BCG X

Shin Wee Chuang

CEO, Pand.ai (Moderator)

Southeast Asia at the crossroads

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Global

Tech in Asia Conference 2024 Speakers

Tech in Asia Conference 2024 Partners

SEA Marks the Spot:
The 2023 Tech in Asia Conference Report

What does Southeast Asia have going for it amid the economic uncertainty and funding winter? Find out in the 2023 Tech in Asia Conference Report.

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Here are some participating companies who you can meet:

Teddy Oetomo

President, Bukalapak

Teddy Oetomo is the President of Bukalapak; a role he has held since 2020. He oversees the corporate secretary, corporate finance, consumer satisfaction management and investment at Bukalapak.

Prior to joining Bukalapak, Teddy spent three years as Head of Intermediary Business at Schroders Indonesia. Before that, he had a spell at Credit Suisse Indonesia as Head of Equity Research from 2006-2014.

Started his career as a lecturer, he has cultivated more than 11 years of experience in the field of equity market and asset management. Other than that, Teddy hold seven publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Teddy holds Ph.D. in Economics and Bachelor of Economics with first class honors from University of Sydney.

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Dr. Janil Puthucheary

Senior Minister of State Ministry of Communications & Information

Dr. Janil Puthucheary concurrently holds the appointment of Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Health of Singapore. Dr. Janil Puthucheary became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 2011 and previously held appointments as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Education (2017 – 2018) and the Ministry of Transport (2018 – 2020).

Prior to politics, he was a Senior Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and Department Head for Paediatric Specialties in the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and was also an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Joseph El Am

General Manager MENA, StashAway

Joseph is the General Manager of StashAway MENA. He has held various roles in the Financial Services industry, most recently as the deputy General Manager at StashAway. Before that he handled the business development of the French-speaking African region of Temenos.

He started his career as an external auditor at PwC, focusing on the financial services sector. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Banking & Finance from the Lebanese American University and is a Certified Negotiator by INSEAD.

Michael Lints

Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Michael Lints has 20+ years of experience as a startup operator and investor. He is currently a partner at the Singapore-based VC Golden Gate Ventures. As a partner, he focuses on institutional fundraising. Michael supports the firm on portfolio-level priorities e.g., fundraising and capital allocation.

In 2000 Michael co-founded an IT-managed services startup in Europe that was acquired in 2006. He joined the Economic Development Board Rotterdam as Vice Chairman in 2007. In that role, he launched the Young Economic Development Board.

Michael is an active writer and a co-director of an award-winning social impact documentary called Broken Chains.

Hanno Stegmann

Managing Director & Partner, BCG X

Hanno Stegmann is a member of the leadership team of BCG X, Boston Consulting Group’s tech build and design unit. Combining BCG’s deep industry and functional expertise, BCG X brings together advanced tech knowledge and ambitious entrepreneurship to help organizations enable innovation at scale.

Hanno leads BCG X Ventures across Southeast Asia. In this role, he is dedicated to inventing, building, investing in, and launching category-changing businesses at startup speed together with the world’s most influential corporates. Over the last several years, Hanno launched more than ten new businesses in various industrial goods and consumer products companies that have created billion-dollar impact.

Nicholas Nash

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Asia Partners

Nicholas Nash is a co-founder of Asia Partners, a leading growth equity firm in Southeast Asia. Previously was the Group President of Sea Ltd. from 2014-2018. Led Sea’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SE), largest ever IPO of a Southeast Asian internet company.

Before that, he worked at General Atlantic for a decade and began his career with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Nash was a member of the WEF ASEAN Regional Strategy Group from 2017-18 and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2013-18.

He is a Kauffman Fellow, member of the Singapore chapter of YPO. On the boards of Ashoka University, U-Go University, Endeavor Indonesia and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the NUS.

Pinn Lawjindakul

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Pinn is a founding member of Lightspeed Southeast Asia, a global early-stage investment fund. Prior to Lightspeed, she was at Insignia Venture Partners and Tiger Global Management, where she focused on consumer and financial technology across SEA, India and China. She worked closely with Flipkart (sold to Walmart), Ola, Policybazaar, Hike, Games 24×7, Razorpay, Uxin (IPO exit).

Pinn started her career as a management consultant at Bain & Company and also founded Grab’s motorcycle-on-demand in Bangkok, Thailand. Pinn graduated from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania with a double degree in Psychology and Finance.

Adrian Li

Managing Partner & Founder, AC Ventures

Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at AC Ventures, formerly Convergence Ventures. ACV is an early stage Indonesia focused technology venture capital fund. ACV manages 5 funds with AUM of over US$500M and with a portfolio of over 120 businesses invested in the past 8 years. Investments led for the funds include, Payfazz, Koinworks, Julo, Stockbit, Xendit, Shipper, Ula, Edenfarm, Segari, Astro, Carsome, M17 and more. Previously, he co-founded several ventures in China and Indonesia.

Adrian graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and MA in Economics. He obtained his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is currently enrolled in the Tsinghua OBOR EMBA program. He is a Kauffman Fellow in Class 21.

Eddie Thai

General Partner, Ascend Vietnam Ventures

Eddie Thai is general partner of AVV, an early-stage VC firm on a mission to help exceptional teams in Vietnam and elsewhere in building iconic companies. He is particularly on the lookout for breakthrough approaches in fintech, edtech, and enterprise SaaS. Eddie also continues to steward 500 Globa’s Vietnam-focused fund, for which he led more than 30 investments including Axie Infinity (a16z-backed NFT gaming unicorn), ApplyBoard (Fidelity-backed edtech unicorn), Trusting Social (Sequoia-backed fintech centaur), and Base.vn (enterprise SaaS; acquired).

He received degrees from Harvard and Yale, and serves in advisory roles with the World Bank (Vietnam 2045 project), UNICEF Vietnam, and the UNDP (business integrity project).

Divya Gokulnath

Co-Founder, BYJU’S

Divya Gokulnath is a visionary education entrepreneur, co-founder of BYJU’S – The Learning App, and a strong advocate of equitable and accessible learning. Under her leadership, BYJU’S has transformed the way students learn, impacting over 150 million learners worldwide, and becoming the world’s largest edtech company valued at $22 billion. Having played a pivotal role in establishing and expanding BYJU’S brand in the Indian market, Divya now actively leads the charge in scaling BYJU’S international business across multiple countries. 

As a former teacher, Divya’s dedication to creating personalized learning experiences has made her a true powerhouse in the world of edtech. Divya has been instrumental in launching BYJU’S Education For All, a social initiative that has empowered 5.5 million children from underprivileged backgrounds. She is also a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and an ardent supporter of India’s fast-growing startup ecosystem and continues to be a mentor for budding young entrepreneurs. 

She has been featured on Fortune 40 under 40 entrepreneurs 2022 list, Fortune Most Powerful Women (2022, 2021, 2020), ASU GSV Power of Women (2021), Business Today’s Most Powerful Women (2019, 2020, 2021) award, LinkedIn Top Voices in Education (2019,2020) (India and Global) and Forbes Asia’s 25 Most Powerful Women (2020).

Peter Bithos


Peter is the Asia CEO of SEEK, which operates leading employment platforms JobStreet and JobsDB. In his role, Peter is responsible for leading and driving the business’ growth and operations, while building on the company’s success and presence throughout the region.

He brings over 20 years of experience in the Tech, Media and Telco sector, including a decade building and growing P&Ls across Asia. ​​His career includes various CEO and senior management positions encompassing both developed and developing markets and covering a spectrum of companies from start-ups to large enterprises. ​​

Peter’s notable achievements include scaling up digital businesses from scratch and helping spearhead one of the world’s most successful telco transformations over the past decade. He has a proven track record of leading digital business transformation programs and building strong company cultures in diverse markets across Asia Pacific and the United States. ​​

Darius Mahtani Cheung

CEO, 99 Group

Darius Mahtani Cheung is the founder and CEO of 99 Group, a leading real estate technology company in Southeast Asia, operating leading brands including 99.co, SRX and Rumah123.

Prior to founding 99, Darius founded tenCube, a mobile security company he founded and served as CEO for 5 years and was later acquired by McAfee, where he served as the Director for Mobile Technology for 2 years. Darius is also an angel investor in over 20 startups.

Roshni Mahtani Cheung

CEO, The ParentInc

Roshni Mahtani Cheung is the founder and group CEO of The Parentinc. The company is behind the hugely popular theAsianparent website and mobile app, which together see 35 million users every month from 13 countries, as well as mother and baby care brand Mama’s Choice.

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Global

Khailee Ng is a managing partner at multi-stage venture capital firm 500 Global. He has led over 300 investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including unicorns Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, Carsome, eFishery, FinAccel, and other regional champions. Prior to 500, he was the founder of Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Malaysia’s largest online media company, Says.com (acquired by Media Prima).

Gavin Teo

General Partner, Altara Ventures

Gavin Teo is a General Partner at Altara Ventures, where he invests in high-growth tech startups in Southeast Asia. He presently serves as Board Director to Clevai, Kyan Technologies, Med247, Sampingan, Saturdays, Galen Growth and Frontier Investment Corp (NASDAQ: FICVU).

Mr. Teo was formerly General Partner at B Capital Group where he managed the firm’s IC and served on the boards of several investments including AIMotive (acq. by Stellantis) and SilverCloud Health (acq. by AmWell). Earlier in his career, Mr. Teo held appointments at Comcast Ventures, Zynga and Bain & Company. Mr. Teo earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar and his B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Sheji Ho

CEO and Co-Founder, HD

Sheji is the CEO and co-founder of HD, the leading healthcare and surgery marketplace in Southeast Asia. Previously a co-founder of aCommerce, he has worked in the U.S., China, and Southeast Asia in tech and ecommerce. He has an MBA from NYU Stern and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Netherlands where he grew up.

Leon Farrant

CEO and Co-Founder, Green Li-ion Pte Ltd

Leon Farrant, the Chief Executive Officer of the Green Li-Ion Pte Ltd, is an awarded and accomplished Leader who has been exposed to the energy and engineering sectors as a CEO and executive manager for over 15 years. Leon’s experience driving the performance of global energy industry companies saw him lead large, dispersed teams and technical projects to success. Leon is known for his consensus-building ability, vision and rigour. Leon is a socially and environmentally conscious leader that tries to support diverse communities.

Shailendra Singh

Managing Director, Peak XV

Shailendra is a Managing Director at Peak XV which has partnered with over 400 companies in the technology, consumer and financial space over the last 17 years. He joined the firm in 2006 and spearheads all activities in India and the ASEAN region.

Shailendra has advised on several successful investments including Carousell, CRED, Druva, Gojek, Pine Labs, Tokopedia and Unacademy.

He was included on the Forbes Midas List of top global VCs in 2018, 2019 and 2020. He has received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from IIT Bombay.

Moses Lo

Founder & CEO, Xendit

Moses Lo is the Founder and CEO of Xendit, a financial technology company providing payments across Southeast Asia. Xendit processes more than 25b USD annually and over 300 million transactions for global brands to the newest startups. Over the years, Xendit has been recognised with awards such as CNBC Upstart 100, The Best Payments Initiative. Xendit was recognised as a unicorn in 2021.

Moses earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales, majoring in finance and information systems management. He began his career as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, before obtaining his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a short stint at Amazon.

Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Moses has always had a dream of starting his own business and creating outsized positive impact. At Xendit, Moses is passionate about improving digital infrastructure in Indonesia and the wider region through providing the best payment solutions in Southeast Asia. He’s been recognised as Forbes 30 under 30 and received the UNSW Alumni award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Suthen Thomas Paradatheth

Group Chief Technology Officer, Grab

Suthen is the Group Chief Technology Officer of Grab. Based in Singapore, he oversees Grab’s technology teams across the company’s Deliveries, Mobility and Financial services businesses.

As Grab’s GCTO, Suthen is responsible for driving Grab’s technology vision, strategy and execution across the entire company. He plays a critical role in optimising Grab’s superapp synergies to drive sustainable growth and create greater value, convenience, and efficiencies for consumers and partners.

Prior to this, Suthen was Chief Technology Officer of Mobility, Automation and Platform Excellence, Deliveries, and Experiences. He was also Grab’s first technical lead when the company was founded in 2012. Throughout his time at Grab, he led the development of many Grab products and platforms, which supported the rapid growth of Grab’s Deliveries and Mobility services. He also held operational leadership roles and founded the Business Operations team. His unique background in technology and operations closely mirrors Grab’s business, which connects offline services with online consumers.

Suthen received a Bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Multimedia University in 2005, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He also received a Master’s degree in Public Policy in 2015 from the Harvard Kennedy School on a twin Fullbright Scholarship and Khazanah Global Scholarship.

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