FOUNDING PARTNER(S)

Gobi Partners

WHO WE ARE

Gobi Partners is one of the first venture capital firms with a regional presence across China, Hong Kong, and ASEAN with over US$1.1 billion in assets under management (AUM). The firm, headquartered in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages and focuses on emerging and underserved markets. Founded in 2002, Gobi has raised 13 funds to date, invested in over 250 startups, and has grown to ten offices across Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

$1,100,000,000

TARGET SIZE OF FUNDS

Sector

Fintech, Blockchain, Digital Media, Travel, Tech-Agnostic, Marketplace Apps, E-commerce/ Consumer Internet, Agtech

Stage

Series B, Series C, Seed, Series A

Region

Asia, Middle East/ North Africa (MENA)

Countries

China, HK, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE

Founder(s)

Thomas Tsao

Shannon Kalayanamitr

Shannon Kalayanamitr is an entrepreneur with 17 years of international business experience. In 2012, she founded a womenÕs e-commerce site Moxy. When Moxy was acquired by WhatsNew Group in 2014, she became the groupÕs CMO. She remained as CMO after Moxy merged with Bilna to form Orami in 2016. The graduate in Business Administration, from Thammasat University in Thailand, was featured in the 2016 Campaign AsiaÕs 40 Under 40 list of high achieving individuals in the marketing industry. She has also worked at PwC, Lehman Brothers and Boonrawd Trading International, the global distributor of Singha Beer.