Publications

Thought leadership

Research papers, notes, data and opinions that have shaped our theses and informed our investment decisions.

Archive publications from previous Quest websites are progressively translated and migrated here, and may not be uploaded in chronological order.

Tech Talent Compensation Singapore 2021/2022

Salary transparency is paramount to both tech talent and employers. This report uncovers the tech talent salary black box and empowers tech talent and employers by analysing more than 30,000 data points from NodeFlair’s proprietary database, and in-depth interviews with founders and engineering leaders.
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Tenets for Greater Sustainability

The ‘take-make-waste’ industrial model is no longer feasible. With a larger GDP than the rest of the world combined, and as the fastest growing economic region, what Asia does as it rises will have a significant impact. Powering Southeast Asia’s charge to a sustainable future requires consideration of the three tenets, and alignment among all stakeholders.
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Indonesia

In recent years, Indonesia has taken the limelight for its pace of development across many sectors of its economy including technology. An enormous population and growing income levels are two of many factors that have powered this growth, resulting in many unicorns and game-changing startups. Challenges exist. From income inequality to unequal distribution of talent across the archipelago, Indonesia faces challenges typical of many emerging economies. Time will tell if the valuations that are placed on many startups justify the lofty expectations.
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Digital Currency – Lessons from China

Digital currency is a term used to include the meta-group of sub-types of digital currency, including virtual currency, cryptocurrency, e-Cash and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).
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CLMV – Opportunities

The CLMV countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, have traditionally been overshadowed by its more buoyant ASEAN neighbours.
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Impactful Successes in Southeast Asia

This impact research by INSEAD in collaboration with Quest Ventures is an informative look at the nascent impact investment landscape in Southeast Asia.
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Impact Investing Framework for Early Stage Venture Capital

We are “open sourcing” our investment measurement framework with this publication and welcome inputs from all interested parties to refine this.
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Singapore Insurance Innovation and Digital Benchmark

A ranking that combines more than 80 data points to benchmark a company’s progress towards key industry innovation goals against its peers.
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Private Aviation in Southeast Asia

A new era once ASEAN governments commit to liberalising their airspace and airports, building and upgrading airport facilities and having a regional agency coordinating air traffic and setting implementable safety standards.
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Market Analysis: Video Gaming

This report on gaming by Quest Ventures looks at emerging technologies and where consumer preferences are likely to head, the key players in specific segments and the market opportunities that they are tapping into.
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Research papers, notes, data and opinions that have shaped our theses and informed our investment decisions.

Archive publications from previous Quest websites are progressively translated and migrated here, and may not be uploaded in chronological order.