Speed Dating

Curated 1-1 meetings for Investors & Founders to explore relevant opportunities

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
Jakarta • Menara Mandiri
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2022
SINGAPORE • Marina Bay Sands
VIRTUAL
SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
Jakarta • Menara Mandiri
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2022
SINGAPORE • Marina Bay Sands
VIRTUAL

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Meet your next investor!

Get your chance to meet some of Southeast Asia’s best investors for a quick 10-minute conversation. Pitch, get feedback, and build your network with the likes of Sequoia, Jungle, B Capital, AC Ventures, Square Peg Capital, Monk’s Hill Ventures, and many more!

Cut through the noise, and meet your most relevant connections

Speed Dating connects the most relevant investors and founders at Tech in Asia Conference, through 10-minute introductory meetings.

Apply by 1 September for a chance to be placed across 75 meeting slots available at the Jakarta Conference on 15 September, or 100 meeting slots available at the Singapore Conference from 21-22 September.

How Speed Dating works

Application closed.

Founders:

  • Share your startup’s funding stage, vertical, amount you’re looking to raise, and other key match-making information
  • Stay tuned for an email letting you know if we’ve found investors who are within your strike zone, and buy your ticket to meet them!
  • Show up at TIA Conference and knock the investors socks off!
 

Investors:

  • Indicate the profile of startups you’re interested in meeting
  • Stay tuned for an email letting you know if we’ve found relevant startups for you, and we’ll provide you with 2 General Pass tickets!
  • Join in-person to meet your matches!

Founders

  • Have a working product, that delivers an innovative tech solution
  • Have raised less than US$3 million worth of external funds
  • Have business-English proficiency, if participating in Singapore

Investors:

  • Have a demonstrated track record of working with pre-seed through Series B tech startups in Southeast Asia
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • If you indicate interest in participating in Jakarta, your meetings will be on 15 September. If you indicate interest in participating in Singapore, your meetings will be on either 21 or 22 September
  • Founders may be booked for up to 2 meetings; investors may be booked for up to 4 meetings
  • Founders and investors may bring one more member of their team (total 2 representatives per company), to attend meetings

Founders:

  • Submit the registration form to clarify your startup’s funding stage, vertical, amount you’re looking to raise, and other key match-making information
  • Stay tuned for an email letting you know if we’ve found investors who are within your strike zone, and buy your ticket to meet them!
  • Show up at TIA Conference and knock the investors socks off!

Investors:

  • Submit this form to indicate the profile of startups you’re interested in meeting
  • Stay tuned for an email letting you know if we’ve found relevant startups for you, and we’ll provide you with 2 General Pass tickets!
  • Join in-person to meet your matches!
  • Founders

    • Have a working digital product, that delivers an innovative tech solution
    • Have raised less than US$3 million worth of external funds
    • Have business-English proficiency, if participating in Singapore

    Investors:

    • Have a demonstrated track record of working with pre-seed through Series B tech startups in Southeast Asia

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will be sent instructions for how to prepare for exhibition in Jakarta on 15 September, or in Singapore 21 or 22 September, depending on the geography applied for.

  • If you indicate interest in participating in Jakarta, your meetings will be on 15 September. If you indicate interest in participating in Singapore, your meetings will be on either 21 or 22 September
  • Founders may be booked for up to 2 meetings; investors may be booked for up to 4 meetings
  • Founders and investors may bring one more member of their team (total 2 representatives per company), to attend meetings

Investors

  • Relevance: Get a curated agenda to meet  relevant, up and coming founders, who are aligned with your specific objectives.

  • Explore: Have obligation-free conversations  to openly explore prospects and opportunities, with the option to follow-up further after the Conference.

Founders

  • Access: Getting a foot through the right door is often the biggest challenge – let our team handle it for you.

  • Breadth & Depth: Bring one additional team member to join your meetings, to get the introductions, insights and answers your startup needs.

What are the eligibility criteria?
Founder participants must:

  • have a working product, that delivers an innovative tech solution
  • have raised less than US$3 million worth of external funds
  • have business-English proficiency, if participating in Singapore
  • be a General Pass or Priority Pass ticketholder
 

When can I apply?
Application closed.


What is the application process for founders?

We will let participants know if we were able to successfully match them or not. Those who applied to participate in Jakarta will be notified of their status no later than week of 5 September, and those who indicated Singapore no later than week of 12 September.

If successfully matched, you will need to purchase your General Pass or Priority Pass ticket to gain access to the Conference venue and meeting.


How do investors apply?

Investors should have a demonstrated track record of supporting early-stage tech startups in the region. If you are looking to any specific profile to add to your profile, do let us know in advance.

Those who applied to participate in Jakarta will be notified of their status no later than week 5 of September, and those who indicated Singapore no later than week of 12 September. Successful applicants will be notified no later than week of 5 September.

Successful applicants will be issued two complimentary General Pass tickets.

Speed Dating is Tech in Asia’s flagship match-making event, to help investors and founders bypass the challenges of setting up relevant first introductions.

After several years of hosting Speed Dating in Seoul, Jakarta, Tokyo, Bangladesh, and online, we’re excited to bring this event back in-person, so these important relationships can be assessed and made in-person, face-to-face.

Best of all, for the first time in our 11 year history, applicants have the option of participating at Tech in Asia Conference in either Jakarta 15 September, or Singapore 21 or 22 September!

Apply to have curated meetings booked for you in advance, to explore prospect and investment opportunities!

Applicants:

10,000+

Accepted Founder Participants:

600+

Accepted Investor Participants:

600+

Speed Dates:

2,000+

Investors

Accepted applicants will have up to 1 hour of curated meetings arranged for them in their chosen city.

Accepted applicants will have up to 1 hour of curated meetings arranged for them, 21 - 22 September at the Marina Bay Sands Main Stage venue.

Founders

  • Access: Getting a foot through the right door is often the biggest challenge in gaining investor access and funding – let our team handle it for you.

  • Breadth & Depth: Not every first date goes perfectly, so both your team and the matched investor can invite 1 additional team member, to join up to 2 meetings.

Investors

  • Relevance: Get a curated agenda to meet some of the most promising and relevant up and coming founders from across Asia, who are aligned with your specific objectives.
 
  • Explore: These obligation-free conversations allow participants to openly explore prospects and opportunities, with the option to follow-up further after the Conference.

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Relevant Pipeline

These obligation-free conversations allow both startup founders and key decision-makers to meet investors and openly talk about potential partnerships and investment opportunities.

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Handpicked Matches

Upon application, our team will evaluate the goals of both founders and investors to determine which discussions are the most meaningful to all participants.

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Diversity

Not every first date goes perfectly, so we will coordinate up to 2 meetings per startup.

  • You must apply by September 20, 2022.
  • Your application must include a 3-minute introduction video. (Full instructions will be sent to applicants via email.)
  • Your company has at least a working demo or prototype.
  • You must know business-proficient English.
What are the eligibility criteria?
Founder participants must:
  • submit a 3 mins introduction video (instructions will be sent along with the application form)
  • have a working digital product, that delivers an innovative tech solution
  • have raised less than US$3 million worth of external funds
  • have business-English proficiency, if participating in Singapore
  • be a General Pass or Priority Pass ticketholder

How do investors apply?
Investors should have a demonstrated track record of supporting early-stage tech startups in the region. If you are looking to any specific profile to add to your profile, do let us know in advance.

Investors can apply here, and successful applicants will be issued a complimentary General Pass ticket.

Please indicate if you are looking to participate in Jakarta on 15 September, or in Singapore on 21 or 22 September.

When can I apply?
Now! Registration will close on September 1, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

What is the application process?
You must be a Tech in Asia Conference 2022 General Pass or Priority Pass ticketholder to apply.

Simply indicate your interest in the Speed Dating segment while following the standard ticket registration process.

You will then receive the Speed Dating application form. This application must be submitted no later than 1 September 2022. Do note that spots are limited, and we will not add spots in the event that they are booked out before the deadline.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Past Participants

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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.

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