• Helping exceptional entrepreneurs

    grow successful global businesses

     

    Quality & Growth. Qualgro.

  • Our Focus Areas

    We mainly invest at Series A and Series B, across Southeast Asia, Australia & NZ in B2B companies with real tech advantages​.

    Data

    Including Advanced Analytics, Data Exchange & Data Science Tools, Data Security, Artificial Intelligence

    Enterprise & SME SaaS

    Including Marketing Platforms, Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Procurement, R&D, HR Systems

    - Across Industry Verticals -

  • "Qualgro has supported us with their business insights and network, to strengthen our regional leadership, helping us expand into new countries such as Thailand and Australia"

    Henry Chan - CEO and Co-Founder of Shopback

    “Qualgro has been a committed partner, in supporting our global expansion with business connections and advice”

    Jeffrey Tiong - CEO and Co-Founder of PatSnap

    “A lot of VCs talk about how they support entrepreneurs beyond capital post-investment, Qualgro actually does it. No more than a few weeks go by without me reaching out for support or them offering it”

    Marta Higuera - Co-CEO and Co-Founder of OpenAgent

    "Qualgro are hands-on strategic partners as much as they’re our investors. They’ve provided continued support to our team and offer meaningful perspectives on the Asian market”

    Paul McCarney - CEO and Co-Founder of Data Republic

    "Qualgro's foresight and belief in nura's mission to deliver perfect sound to every individual led to their investment back when all nura had was a vision and an early proof of concept"

    Dragan Petrovic - CEO and Co-Founder of Nura

    "Qualgro delved deep into their personal networks and tapped their goodwill to create market and customer access for Sirion Labs, and their efforts resulted in us closing a major account in a new geography"

    Ajay Agarwal - CEO and Founder of Sirion Labs

    "Qualgro have introduced Wavecell to key potential Enterprise customers in Southeast Asia and have also contributed a lot to our fund raising by connecting with key potential investors”

    Olivier Gerhardt - CEO and Founder of Wavecell

  • Our portfolio by the numbers

    20

    Companies Invested

    in last 3 years

    $ 2.1 B+

    Combined Enterprise Valuation Portfolio Cos

    2

    Portfolio Cos with $500M+ Valuation

    8

    Global Players

    6

    Regional Players

    80%

    B2B Sector

    30%

    Series A

    50%

    Series B

  • Our Portfolio

    Data / AI

    Appier

    Appier

    Appier uses AI to identify and buy the best audience for digital marketing campaigns, using AI algorithms that predict the cross screen behaviour (on mobile, tablet, desktop) of users minute by minute.

     

    Their platform combines audience targeting, inventory, bidding and optimization infrastructure to take the guesswork out of cross screen marketing campaigns.

     

    Data Republic

    Data Republic

    Data Republic provides the secure technology and world-first legal framework for organizations to securely access and exchange data in a way which manages organizational risk and puts consumer expectations first.

    Exchanges are conducted on The Open Data Marketplace, a central governance platform and secure marketplace for Data Republic’s Contributors and users to discover, request and effectively govern data exchange projects with authorized parties.

    Eyeota

    Eyeota

    Eyeota are the global leader in audience data with 3.5 billion unique profiles in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

     

    Eyeota provides marketers with the data they need to reach the right online audiences and cut campaign waste whilst also enabling publishers to monetize their audiences more widely.

    PatSnap

    PatSnap

    PatSnap have brought together one of the largest IP datasets in the world – with over 118 million patents - and added licensing and litigation data, economic data, patent valuation, image and chemical formula search, trademark recognition and more. They make this data accessible and relevant - whether for an expert in IP, or someone completely new to the world of intellectual property.

  • Our Portfolio

    SaaS

    Fluent Commerce

    Fluent Commerce

    Fluent Commerce provides cloud-native distributed order management so that omni-channel retailers can fully orchestrate inventory, locations, shipping and orders, at enterprise scale with rapid deployment. A modular approach and certified integration makes it easy to configure business rules and get up and running quickly.

     

    Mobikon

    Mobikon

    Mobikon is a leading customer engagement and analytics platform for hospitality industry. Over 350 brands spanning 2400+ outlets in 9 countries use Mobikon's platform, modules and engagement tools to interact with customers. Platform has engaged over 4,300,000+ customers and powered 2,100,000+ reviews. Mobikon is present in 7 locations across Asia.

    SirionLabs

    Sirion Labs

    Sirion is a SaaS platform that radically simplifies the delivery and consumption of complex services like ITO and BPO.

    Leveraging automation and advanced analytics, Sirion helps buyers and suppliers to create higher value and stronger relationships, while enabling effective management of cost and risk in complex services engagements.

    Vend

    Vend

    Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) and retail platform. Vend enables retailers to accept payments, sell in-store and online, manage their inventory, reward customer loyalty, and report on their business in real time. Launched in late 2010, Vend is now used in over 20,000 stores across 140 countries and is continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

    Wavecell

    Wavecell

    Wavecell adds cloud-based real-time communications to any application or software, for Enterprises. Enterprises and Application Developers can simply integrate Wavecell APIs to add unified communication capabilities to their applications and services: SMS, push notifications, voice and video calls.

  • Our Portfolio

    B2B2C / Marketplaces

    90 Seconds

    90 Seconds

    90 Seconds is the world’s leading video creation platform, allowing brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review professional videos across the globe - all online or from their mobile.

     

    The 90 Seconds marketplace enables flexible and easy discovery of more than 16,000 video creative professionals in over 160 countries across 70 categories including videographers, directors, editors, animators, drone operators, photographers and many more.

    Funding Societies

    Funding Societies

    Funding Societies is Southeast Asia's biggest peer-to-peer financing platform, and operates in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

     

    Also known as Modalku in Indonesia, it supports SME owners in starting or growing their businesses by providing access to funding from individual as well as institutional investors.

     

     

    No Broker

    No Broker

    No Broker is a disruptive real-estate marketplace based in India, that makes it possible to buy/sell/rent a house without paying any brokerage.

    No Broker is a platform that removes information asymmetry and provides a marketplace for free exchange of information that used to cost 1-2 months of rent as brokerage.

    OpenAgent

    Open Agent

    Open Agent help thousands of people every month to sell their property by recommending the best real estate agent for their needs. They provide data-driven insights and analytics, with an independent voice to the property transaction, helping people sell smarter, better and faster every day.

    Oway

    Oway

    Oway is the fastest growing travel company in Myanmar offering a wide range of on- and offline distribution solutions for the industry as we well as comprehensive services for business travellers and consumers.

     

    Oway operates Oway.com.mm, Myanmar’s first one-stop online travel portal, offering the largest inventory of hotels, flights, cars, bus and tours, with multiple secure payment options for local and international travellers.

    Ralali

    Ralali

    Ralali.com is a B2B online marketplace that connects both corporate and individual buyers to thousands of products at wholesale from hundreds of suppliers.

    Ralali.com is the largest B2B online marketplace in Indonesia across a variety of business categories ranging from MRO (Maintenance , Repair and Operations ) products, HoReCa (Hotel, Restaurant & Café) products and others.

    ShopBack

    ShopBack

    ShopBack is a digital loyalty and discovery platform, on a mission to create a world of Smarter Shoppers. Founded in 2014, ShopBack has since established its online presence in 7 APAC countries and offices in 8 countries. With more than 1,500 eCommerce merchants onboard, ShopBack counts Taobao, Expedia, Lazada, Zalora and other well-known local and international brands amongst its merchants.

  • Our Portfolio

    Consumer

    Nura

    Nura

    Nura makes headphones that use world first patented technology to learn and adapt to the unique way that you hear. Using a built in sensor, they are able to automatically detect your hearing profile in only 30 seconds.

    Once nuraphones learn how you hear, they adapt the sound to match your hearing, and deliver the perfect sound for you.

  • Our Team

    Our team has experience across Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and Europe -

    with Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startup, Corporate business and Management Consulting experience.

    Heang Chhor

    Heang Chhor

    Founder & Managing Partner

    Heang Chhor is the Founder and Managing Partner of Qualgro. He has led Qualgro’s investments in several companies across the region, and has helped them expand their international presence and business networks.

     

    He was previously a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company (26 years) and has worked many years in Europe and the last decade in Asia, especially in Japan (Head of McKinsey Japan) and in Southeast Asia.

     

    He has extensive business experience and networks in Consumer, Retail / e-commerce, Banking / Fintech and Technology areas.

     

    Heang is a French citizen, was born in Cambodia, educated in Europe and has worked across continents. Before McKinsey, he was an entrepreneur with his own company.

    Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards

    Partner

    Jason is a Partner at Qualgro, having led a number of investments in the B2B space, has extensive experience in deal structuring and fund raising for portfolio companies.

     

    He previously worked at Clearwater Capital Partners, a multibillion dollar Private Equity fund, as the General Counsel and was part of the Investment Committee. He has also acted as a consultant to investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank on investments in emerging markets.

     

    He was previously a Partner with Baker & McKenzie, before moving into Private Equity. He has worked in Asia for almost 20 years, in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

     

    Jason holds a Law Degree (Hons) and a Master of Laws, and is admitted to the bar in Australia, Hong Kong, England & Wales.

    Peter Huynh

    Peter Huynh

    Partner

    Peter is a Partner at Qualgro, and has led investments in SaaS, data, marketplaces, messaging and hardware, in Southeast Asia and Australia. He has helped numerous companies with international expansion and leadership development.

    He was previously a Director at Singtel Innov8, Singtel Group’s Corporate VC fund, and Co-Founder of Optus-Innov8, a Corporate VC investing in Australian startups. He has also led Technology M&A transactions for Singtel Group Digital Life. He has worked in Asia, Europe, US and Australia.

    Peter also worked at Hutchison Group (in the telco business unit), where he held business development, corporate development and product roles, based in Sydney and London. Prior to that he held senior roles in digital agencies at WPP, and started his tech career at Computer Sciences Corporation. Peter is also an Investor/Mentor at Startmate, regarded as Australia’s leading accelerator program.

    Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and is based in Sydney.

    Olivier Sibony

    Olivier Sibony

    Senior Advisor​ & Investment Committee Member

    Olivier Sibony is an Investment Committee Member of Qualgro, and has been involved in every investment that Qualgro has made to date.

    He is a professor, writer and consultant specializing in the quality of strategic thinking and the organization of decision processes.

    He was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company (more than 20 years) with experience in Europe and US.

     

    He is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, an Associate Fellow of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a guest lecturer at London Business School. He has advised companies on the topic of strategic decision making, in private equity, venture capital, energy, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods and consumer products. Olivier also serves on the corporate or advisory boards of several companies, including an Israeli e-commerce company, a French diversified holding company, an advisory unit reporting to the French Prime Minister.

    He is a graduate of HEC Paris and is based in Paris.

    Dan Bertoli

    Dan Bertoli

    Venture Partner

    Dan supports Qualgro in an advisory capacity, on the assessment of deep-tech businesses, and provides support to portfolio companies, leveraging his start-up and business experience across Asia & Europe.

     

    Dan previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Digital Businesses at Telenor Group and Country Manager at Xiaomi.

     

    He also worked as an Investment Director at FSN Capital (a leading European Private Equity Fund), Manager at McKinsey & Company, and CEO of an online-gaming start-up.

     

    Dan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (Bill George Fellow), and MPP from Harvard Kennedy School (David Rubenstein Scholar), and a BSc from UC Berkeley. He is originally from Germany and has been working across Southeast Asia for 12 years.

    Minh Vu Hong

    Minh Vu Hong

    Manager

    Minh is a Manager at Qualgro, with a focus on SaaS and other enterprise technology spaces such as industrial AI. He is involved across the investment process, and works with portfolio companies in Southeast Asia and Australia.

     

    Minh was previously at A.T. Kearney in Paris, working across key markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle-East with a focus on operations and private equity.

     

    Prior to that, he held several positions in business development and strategy in Engineering and Construction, and has experience launching new ventures within the corporate environment.

     

    Minh holds a Masters of Science from UC Berkeley, and is also a graduate of France Ecole Polytechnique (MSc).

    Weisheng Neo

    Weisheng Neo

    Manager

    Weisheng is a Manager at Qualgro, where he is involved in deep-tech investments. He is involved across the investment process from sourcing, due diligence through to portfolio management.

     

    Prior to Qualgro, he was Head of Southeast Asia at UpGrad, an online education startup, where he launched the Southeast Asian office. He was previously based in Hangzhou at Alibaba Group where he led projects to help startups engage with the Alibaba ecosystem. Weisheng began his career at Parthenon Group, where he advised on strategy and due diligence across Southeast Asia and China.

    Weisheng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

    Wanying Zhang

    Wanying Zhang

    Manager

    Wanying has end to end experience across the investment process, including deal sourcing (across Southeast Asia & Australia), due diligence and portfolio management activities.

     

    She has been involved in the investment process for SaaS, data and marketplace businesses - having led deals and diligence processes for companies in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, AdTech, EdTech, SMB and Enterprise SaaS, amongst many others.

     

    She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore Business School, and relocated to Singapore from China as a scholarship student, and is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin as well as English.

    Trevor Han

    Trevor Han

    Director of Finance & Operations

    Trevor leads Finance and Operations at Qualgro, and oversees portfolio management, fund compliance and audit related activity, as well as other operational aspects.

     

    Prior to joining, he worked in Millennium Capital Management, a multibillion dollar hedge fund, where he was responsible for financial accounting, tax and various regulatory matters.

    He started his career in the audit and assurance division of KPMG and has experience in fund management, foreign banks and manufacturing companies. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University and is a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

    Sawfi Muliana

    Sawfi Muliana

    Administrative Manager

    Sawfi is an Administrative & HR Manager at Qualgro, and a key point of coordination on our team.

     

    She manages accounting, HR, office and team-related activities, and other administrative duties.

     

    Sawfi also organises startup community related events on behalf of Qualgro.

     

    She has previously worked in media production, human resources and health care companies.

     

  • Our Philosophy

    Our goal is to support high-quality teams building global and regional businesses.

    Quality & Growth. Qualgro.

     

    Our Mission

    Provide high-impact support to exceptional entrepreneurs and to the ecosystem, through the quality and values of our people and our network, leading to strong returns for our investors

    Our Values

    Highest standards of professionalism and ethics; Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit; "Our success comes from Your success"

    We Believe in

    Globally-minded entrepreneurs; true advantages in technology, strategy and superior execution; active support to founding teams

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