*This session is open to accredited investors or representatives of accredited investors only.
In partnership with the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) as part of the Response, Recovery, and Resilience Investment Coalition R3 Coalition efforts to coordinate and accelerate financing into COVID related solutions, AVPN Deal Share is curating a virtual co-investment convening showcasing solutions in the healthcare and education space that have been made more relevant in times of the pandemic. This investor-driven session aims to overcome the challenges faced by accredited investors in sourcing for opportunities that are investment ready.
During the convening, co-investment opportunities will be presented by investors already investing in or currently conducting due diligence on the investment. The four enterprises that will be featured put forward innovative solutions that leverage on technology to confront the limited access to affordable, quality healthcare and lack of online education resources facing their respective markets, challenges pushed to the fore by the current global pandemic. Each investment opportunity will have a 10-minute presentation and will be followed by 10 minutes for follow-up questions. Investors in attendance may indicate their interest in learning more about any of the investments presented and the Deal Share team will coordinate on making requested connections post session.
Join us in this session if you are an accredited investor or represent an accredited investor:
- Interested in exploring how co-investment can create impact across Asia Pacific
- Looking to exchange market insights and advice with fellow investors and enterprises
- Keen to learn more about Asia Pacific solutions seeking to improve access to healthcare and education resources in this critical time of upheaval and disruption brought on by COVID-19
Reach52 presented by Verge HealthTech Fund
reach52 is a Singapore-headquartered company (delivering services in India, the Philippines and Cambodia) that has built a technology platform that allows women in rural areas to provide health support in partnership with the local government, and order/distribute a range of medicines, insurance plans and consumer health products. The company is seeking $2m of equity-based financing to expand their field force and distribution networks, and grow their partnerships team to help extend healthcare into new, underserved markets across Asia.
doctHERs presented by Gray Matters Capital
doctHERs is a Pakistan-based company that uses digital technology to match the underutilized capacity of female doctors to the unmet needs of health-seekers. doctHERs trains and equips upskilled female frontline health workers (FHWs) and deploys them in factories, corporate offices and communities where they connect health seekers to a global network of female health care personnel (HCPs) including doctors, therapists, pharmacists and nutritionists. In 2019-20, in collaboration with Unilever, doctHERs’ FHWs impacted the lives of over 1 million women across Pakistan and conducted over 78,000 paid video-consultations with health seekers linked to companies such as Shell, RB, Unilever, FrieslandCampina and Daraz (Ali Baba). doctHERs is currently raising a Series A round of $2.5 Million in equity which will enable it to enhance its healthcare delivery network, launch another 50 SMART telemedicine clinics, deploy an additional 500 female frontline health workers and lay the foundation for its expansion in the ASEAN region.
Edukasyon.ph presented by Taylor’s Education Pte Ltd
Edukasyon.ph is a Philippine-based company empowering millions of students aged 13 to 23 to make self-aware education decisions that lead to a fulfilling career and life. The company is looking to raise USD 1.5M in Series A financing to fund an accelerated roll-out of features and tools on their website and in their upcoming mobile app.
iKure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd presented by Inflection Point Ventures
iKure is an India-based population health management company that delivers primary healthcare services through a network of clinics, digital technologies and frontline health workers. Over the past several years, iKure has been focusing on building a sustainable model for delivering “last mile healthcare in India” by addressing the several challenges like accessibility, affordability, availability, assurance and awareness. Till date, iKure has covered over 4,000 villages in 7 States in India and has provided healthcare services to over 1 million patients. iKure is seeking USD 3.5 Million equity funding to scale up its healthcare delivery services and digital health platform with the objective of strengthening primary healthcare delivery infrastructure and addressing the challenges in healthcare services due to COVID-19.
Verge HealthTech Fund
Joseph is the Managing Partner of Verge HealthTech Fund focusing on early stage healthcare technology companies relevant to emerging markets. Prior to this, Joseph was a scientist researching new cancer therapies, a medical device entrepreneur, and a management consultant for Oliver Wyman where he led life sciences and digital health across Asia. He has 19 scientific publications, 3 patents, and has made investments in 18 healthcare technology companies to date. Joseph has a PhD from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Lead – coLABS
Gray Matters Capital
Jennifer Soltis leads Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS, which invests in innovative and scalable business models in emerging markets that have a positive impact on women. She has held various roles at Gray Matters Capital for over ten years. Her areas of focus include fund strategy, portfolio management, investment & deal structuring, and impact evaluation. Prior to joining Gray Matters Capital, she spent two years at a private equity fund.
Taylor’s Education Pte Ltd
Karl Engkvist is the President of Taylor’s Education Pte. Ltd. His expertise lies in education services, content, and edtech. His past experience includes business development, strategy, and operations roles at Taylor’s Education Pte Ltd, Nobel Education Network, Pearson, Blackboard, and The Princeton Review, with a focus on Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US.
|Dr. Rahul Verma
Head, Content Operations
Rahul is a seasoned senior executive with deep experience in developing new and innovative business models and services, transforming operations, and forming strategic partnerships for accelerating growth. He started his angel investment journey with IPV almost 2 years back and has been closely involved in investing and mentoring more than 10 start-ups especially in the healthcare and wellness domain. Previously, Rahul was Chairman of a Japanese company (Joint venture between Sony and Evalueserve) and co-headed the IP and R&D business of Evalueserve.