Massive adoption: VC perspectives into Asia opportunities in Mobility Applications

Madhu Shalini Iyer
Thu October 21st 2021, 5:30 - 7:00pm
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US-Asia Technology Management center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for East Asian Studies
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Massive adoption: VC perspectives into Asia opportunities in Mobility Applications

Join the US-Asia Technology Management Center for the fifth session in our 2021 Autumn Seminar Series, Mobility: Asia Moves Forward in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

SPEAKER: Ms. Madhu Shalini Iyer, Partner,

Join our guest speaker, Ms. Madhu Shalini Iyer, as she shares her perspectives into Asia mobility and the recent investing trends in Asia mobility opportunities by the world-wide VC community. This talk will cover the history of the first wave of successful mobility app startups in Asia from delivery and ride-sharing to EdTech, tele-health and e-commerce.  We’ll examine why U.S. startups in this space were not more successful in the Asia market. Recognizing that a second wave of mobility apps that are targeting Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities is underway, this talk will evaluate differences from the first wave and examine the future-focused questions of:   Where will these opportunities lead?  Will we see successful Asian companies expanding their offerings globally? How will mobility-related opportunities in Asia evolve over the long run?

Madhu Shalini was the Chief Data Officer of Gojek and helped grow the business into a $1 billion unicorn. She was on the board and started the Singapore office. Prior to Gojek, Madhu was an operating partner at a 150M private equity fund building startups across South East Asia. She was part of the founding team of Intuit’s Quickbooks Lending Platform where she helped grow the platform to $300 million and holds 3 patents in the areas of user data augmented algorithms for financial inclusion.

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The series begins September 23, 2021 and continues weekly until December 2, 2021. Seminars will be held online via Zoom only, Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, with informal networking following until approximately 7:30 PM (PST).  There will not be a session on November 25, 2021 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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