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Vector Startup Talks

Startups Enabling Startups in High Growth Emerging Markets

17 December 2020 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm PH / SG / HK Time (GMT +8)

Join a series of fireside chats and lightning talks from startup + investor/advisor pairs across multiple emerging markets, who are building products and tech infrastructure that enable customers in high growth industries to grow their business.

Speakers from the Philippines, Singapore, Argentina, and San Francisco will explore similarities and differences between these ecosystems and share insights on what it takes to succeed in these emerging markets.

Event Details


Dec 17, 2020 (Thursday)


PH, SG, HK, MY 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SF (USA) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm *Dec 16, Wednesday


Zoom Webinar

Startups and Speakers

ACAMICA | Online Software Education, Argentina

Acámica is a technical education platform that focuses on knowledge that is horizontal, transversal and concise across various themes, rather than the traditional university structure which focuses on vertical learning and concrete knowledge in a single area. Its programs focus on building technical software skills like web development and data science for individuals in South America.

AIAH.AI | Bots + Brains, Philippines

Gian Paulo dela Rama, CEO & Co-Founder

Aiah provides intelligent robotic process automation software that enables businesses to scale. Its core workflow automation product enables teams to manage repetitive transactions and scale business processes without adding headcount. Aiah is also building conversational commerce bots (social chatbots) to enable e-commerce businesses to handle the surge in online purchasing since the start of the pandemic.

ENTERPRISE SINGAPORE | Growing Enterprises, Singapore

Darren Lee, Regional Director, South East Asia Group

Enterprise Singapore champions enterprise development. They support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. Enterprise Singapore works with businesses – from startups to SMEs and high-growth companies – to build capabilities, innovate and internationalize.

KICKSTART VENTURES | Philippines’ Leading VC, Philippines Joan Yao, Vice President

Kickstart is the Philippines' most active Corporate Venture Capital firm, investing between US$100K to 5M in early- to growth-stage digital startups from around the world. Kickstart invests in sectors such as Enterprise SaaS, FinTech, HealthTech, and Media / Advertising. Kickstart is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and backed by SingTel and the Ayala Corporation.

KALEI VENTURES | Latin American VC, Latin America Rebeca Hwang, Founder & General Partner

Kalei Ventures’s goal is to empower talent in Latin America with an eye towards global leadership. Kalei’s mission is to find outstanding entrepreneurs building global category leaders within the region. It was born with a clear focus on international expansion and global leadership for its portfolio companies.

PERSONA | Identity Infrastructure, San Francisco

Rick Song, CEO & Co-Founder Daniel Lee, Identity Solutions Lead

Persona is building the first universal and comprehensive identity infrastructure to help businesses of any size better serve and protect their customers’ identities. In a world where privacy and identity are taking on a new meaning, Persona is helping businesses find their superpowers and do it while putting their customers, the people, first.

SOCASH | Cash Management Innovation, Singapore & Indonesia & Malaysia

Hari Sivan, CEO & Co-Founder

As banks go digital, SOCASH converts shops into 'virtual' ATMs and branches for cash, payments, and more. SOCASH partners with banks to allow local stores to provide cash withdrawals directly to bank account holders, enabling a seamless exchange

of cash backed by digital payments. It is currently available in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia, with plans to expand to additional markets.


  • Who should attend? Anyone interested in the growth / development of the tech ecosystem in emerging markets! We welcome startups, entrepreneurs, investors, students, and individuals in academia.

  • What's the format of the session? And how can I participate? Sessions will be set up as fireside chats between a startup + investor/advisor pair. We’ll accept audience questions throughout the fireside chat so come ready with your thoughts/questions!

  • Is there a fee? No fee. We just ask that audience members be excited, engaged, and come with questions specific to ask our speakers.

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Further Information

For questions/inquiries, please contact us at

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