South Asia & Oceania

Joan Yao

Joan is currently Vice President overseeing investments at Kickstart Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading telco. She is a member of the Kickstart Deal Team.

Shinta Kamdani

As a businesswoman, Shinta also involves in numerous business and social activities, including as the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), as well as President of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Founder of Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN), Chairwoman of Indonesia Business Coalition on Women Empowerment, and as International Board Member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She is also the member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia.

Swati Pandey

Sara Saeed

Kristin Kagetsu


Arianne Rose David, co-founded (now OLX Philippines) with her husband, RJ David. She came up with the idea of creating a classifieds website as an experiment in 2006. With a starting capital of P2,400 ($50), Arianne wore many hats during the start-up phase of the company. She handled the design and quality assurance. She also shared the task of customer service and marketing with RJ by answering customer inquiries, and attending trade shows. She was the Head of Operations of the company from 2009-2015, and the Head of Culture and Values from 2015-2016.

Bobbi Mahlab

Bobbi is the Managing Director of Mahlab, a content marketing agency she founded in 1997 that helps organisations tell their stories to customers.

With offices in Sydney and London, Mahlab has won numerous awards for the content programs it develops and produces for brands and associations.

Anisha Singh

Anisha Singh is the Founder and CEO of The company started under her leadership in 2009 and since then mydala has grown to become India’s largest local services marketing platform.

Trupti Jain

Shanti Mohan

Having launched her first start-up in the late 1990s, Shanti Mohan was well aware of the difficulties entrepreneurs encounter raising funds. In 2013, she decided to create LetsVenture, a website that aims to make fundraising easier.


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