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The way ahead is long and has no ending,
yet high and low I’ll search with my will unbending.
Qū Yuán (340-278 BC)

Since 2011, Quest Ventures has drawn inspiration from this poem by renowned poet Qu Yuan, who has a national holiday dedicated to him in many parts of Asia.

These two lines from his poem could very well be describing the long and arduous journey of entrepreneurs on their quest to change the world.

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/SGAG, Shopback, VulcanPost, and Xfers.

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.

Emerging Asia
Asia’s potential is ultimately realized in its people. By the end of 2019, Quest Ventures’ portfolio of 50+ 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.

James Tan

Founder

Co-founder & COO, 55tuan (NASDAQ). Tsinghua-MIT MBA. Based in Singapore

Wang Yunming

Co-Founder

Founder & CEO, 55tuan (NASDAQ), Jeehe & 51maimai. Tsinghua MBA. Based in Beijing, China

Get in touch with us at [email protected].

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