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For founders and investors of Southeast Asian Startups. Connecting the  Southeast Asian Ecosystem to the World.

North Ridge Partners and PRecious Communications combined have worked with over hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors to raise capital, grow their businesses, exit and establish a communications strategy designed for success.

At Southeast Asia Connect: In this fortnightly webinar series, which will also be launched in China in Mandarin, our hosts Chris Tran and Lars Voedisch share strategic actionable insights on the ecosystem and most importantly, engage, connect and co- contribute to building our wonderful community.

SEA Connect – EP12 | Why it takes a village to build a startup in Southeast Asia

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SEA Connect - EP12 | Why it takes a village to build a startup in Southeast Asia
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  In the last 5 years, we have witnessed the increasing relevance of startup initiatives globally. The likes of Station F in Europe, AIS The Startup,

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SEA Connect – EP11 | Merchant Platforms in Southeast Asia – The Next Billion Users

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SEA Connect – EP11 | Merchant Platforms in Southeast Asia - The Next Billion Users
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  Google talks about finding the next “billion” users – is it the case that a significant part of the next billion users will be served

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SEA Connect – EP10 | Unicorn Breeding

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SEA Connect – EP10 | Unicorn Breeding
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  Over the past decade, Asia’s startup scene has been led by China, which created some of the world’s most valuable unlisted startups that are now

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SEA Connect – EP9 | Fintech in Southeast Asia – More Wall Street or More Silicon Valley?

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SEA Connect – EP9 | Fintech in Southeast Asia – More Wall Street or More Silicon Valley?
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  Fintech in Southeast Asia is the only sector set to nearly double funding in 2020 compared to 2019. Out of 109 Fintech startups in Southeast

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SEA Connect – EP8 | Cybersecurity – The Next Battleground

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SEA Connect - EP8 | Cybersecurity – The Next Battleground
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  Threats created by disinformation campaigns have created cyber insecurity. These challenges create opportunities for the next-gen of cybersecurity startups – the cyber defenders. A global

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SEA Connect – EP7 | Impact Investing – Old Heroes with New Labels?

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SEA Connect - EP7 | Impact Investing – Old Heroes with New Labels?
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  Impact investment is not about “doing no harm.” Rather, it is a proactive investment to make an impact and drive positive change. Impact investing is

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SEA Connect – EP6 | Social Commerce in SEA – Does it Check out?

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SEA Connect - EP6 | Social Commerce in SEA – Does it Check out?
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  McKinsey says that consumers “vaulted” 5 years of digital adoption in just eight weeks recently. One of the undeniable trends here is social commerce. Social

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SEA Connect – EP5 | HealthTech – Wonder Drug or Bitter Pill?

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SEA Connect - EP5 | HealthTech – Wonder Drug or Bitter Pill?
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  The HealthTech sector is utilising technology to improve the digital delivery and outcome of healthcare services. In fact, the most-funded HealthTech categories in Southeast Asia

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SEA Connect – EP4 | Back on the Map: Smart City Opportunity for SEA

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SEA Connect - EP4 | Back on the Map: Smart City Opportunity for SEA
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  Southeast Asia has ten of the world’s largest cities, behind only China and India. Since urbanisation is the key to economic growth, in this webinar,

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SEA Connect – EP3 | Educated and Dangerous

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SEA Connect – EP3 | Educated and Dangerous
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  Rising wages in Southeast Asia has always meant a need for a more productive workforce in order to maintain real income growth. However, the new

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SEA Connect – EP2 | Bringing the Sexy Back to Enterprise SaaS 

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SEA Connect - EP2 | Bringing the Sexy Back to Enterprise SaaS 
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  94% of enterprises now use cloud software, and according to the US Tech Bank, Raymond James, despite recent volatility, top Cloud SaaS companies still command

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SEA Connect – EP1 | The COVID-19 Winners

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SEA Connect - EP1 | The COVID-19 Winners
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  The Chinese character for crisis is danger and opportunity. Every crisis produces winners, and today’s giants were yesterday’s survivors (Amazon, Alibaba, Zoom and hundreds of

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