Asia's top founders get their first investments from Quest Ventures
“Constantly challenges us to think bigger and serves as our go-to sounding board.”
QUEK SIU RUI
Co-Founder & CEO
“Gave us the confidence and credibility to execute our vision.”
Founder & CEO
We are in key cities where innovation and disruption with technology is taking place at an incredible pace
James has been very genuine to help in any way possible and is quick to do so. Constantly challenges us to think bigger and serves as our go-to sounding board for fund raising and other operational matters. Humble and approachable too despite the immense success he’s had with 55tuan.
Quek Siu Rui
Co-Founder & CEO, Carousell | SINGAPORE
Quest gave us the confidence and credibility to execute our vision of being the largest Islamic Crowdfunding platform in the world.
Founder, Ethis.co | INDONESIA
The best kind of investors are those who are entrepreneurs themselves, and James is one of the best in that category – he is authentic, supportive and knowledgeable. He is both a great coach for founders, as well as a master tactician in execution, a combination that is rare and incredibly valuable to find in an investor.
Founder & CEO, 99.co | SINGAPORE
The Kazakhstan Digital Accelerator charged us forward. We know exactly what to do and how to get to where we want to be.
Co-founder, Cerebra | KAZAKHSTAN
Great learning and sharing by coaches. Their experience pushed us to excel higher and faster.
Founder & CEO, MMC | MALAYSIA
In less than two hours, Quest Ventures’ insights helped us understand Southeast Asia way better than all the talks combined that we have attended.
Hubert Ian Lee
Founder & CEO, Quadby | MALAYSIA
This has been an awesome journey. The team transformed us from a cocoon to a butterfly.
Founder & CEO, HOMA | MALAYSIA
They were my sounding-board and partners whom I can turn to for advice and ideas. The structured coaching, the relevant sharing, the availability of materials relevant to managing and growing the business were what I found to be most valuable.
Nadira Mohd Yusoff
Founder & CEO, Kiddocare | MALAYSIA
Quest is the best at turning amateurs into professionals. I know what I’m talking about.
Co-founder & CEO, Clockster | KAZAKHSTAN
Quest made our startup journey less bumpy. They give us control on how we should grow our business yet provide the right amount of guidance and support to ensure we avoid making costly mistakes. Quest’s vast network of connections has opened doors to new markets.
Founder & CEO, Kapital Boost | INDONESIA
Venture Capital for Startups
Since 2011, Quest Ventures has focused on an overarching ‘digital economy’ strategy across Asia, and is one of the largest early-stage technology investors in artificial intelligence, e-commerce and marketplaces, entertainment, finance, food, insurance, logistics, media, property, sports, and the Islamic digital economy. Portfolio companies include industry leaders such as 99.co, Carousell, Carro, Ethis, Glife, MGAG/ PGAG/ SGAG, Oddle, Shopback, VulcanPost, Xfers, and Yummy Corporation.
Innovation for Enterprises
In partnership with Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent Applied Innovation Institute, Quest Ventures’ enterprise innovation initiative drives industry and corporate transformation for at-risk sectors based on world class research, local knowledge, and collaboration with startups. Sectors covered include alternative food, aviation, banking, insurance, logistics & transportation, oil & gas, and smart cities. Clients include Applied Materials, Coca-Cola, HP, Nissan, and Tencent.
Impact Capital for Good
Quest Ventures’ multi-dimensional environment, social and governance strategy was the first in Asia for a venture firm, and supports a range of social good initiatives across Asia for financial inclusion, gender, healthcare and education for all. Impact acceleration initiatives include advocacy, investment, world class partner benefits, and collaborations with the venture portfolio. Portfolio organisations include Hatch, Social Collider, and PBMT Indonesia.
Potential of Asia
Asia’s potential is ultimately realized in its people. By the end of 2020, Quest Ventures’ portfolio of 90+ venture-backed companies operate in more than 150 cities across Asia, creating employment and advancement opportunities for more than 4,400 employees, while our Enterprise and ESG efforts directly impact thousands more.