Tech Insights Series (Go-Global special): Scaling in Southeast Asia


About this Event:

Navigating the highly fragmented Southeast Asia market to unlock its potential is not easy. How did entrepreneurs and investors who have walked the path effectively gain foothold in local markets and scale regionally?

From overcoming the talent crunch, understanding varying digital consumption behaviour, to fundraising, join us on September 30 as we hear first-hand insights and lessons from fellow founders on their expansion journey.


What is Tech Insights Series?:

Tech Insights Series is a community-driven content track hosted by TechNode Global. In each session, we aim to uncover and discuss the latest developments in SEA tech & startup scene.

In partnership with Alibaba Cloud, we will be launching a Go-Global special Tech Insights Series to understand the efforts of SEA tech companies who are leveraging technology innovation to remain operational. We hope that the majority of tech companies and entrepreneurs will join us in this initiative.



September 30, 2020, Wednesday
4.00pm – 5.00pm (GMT+8)



4.00pm – 4.05pm (GMT+8): Opening Remarks; Speakers’ Introduction

4.05pm – 4.15pm (GMT+8): The Secret to a Successful Ecommerce Buying Experience

4.15pm – 4.25pm (GMT+8): How Retailers Can Accelerate Regional Growth

4.25pm – 4.35pm (GMT+8): Building a Successful Startup Team in Southeast Asia

4.35pm – 4.45pm (GMT+8): Expanding Across Southeast Asia: Speeding Up Go-To-Market Plans

4.45pm – 5.00pm (GMT+8): Panel Discussion + Q&A



Zoom Webinar. Registrants will receive the zoom link in your inbox prior to the event.



Tech Insights series is open to the public audience. Slots are limited and we will close registration once the maximum capacity is hit. RSVP here



Jeffrey Seah

Partner | Quest Ventures

Jeffrey Seah is Partner for Fund II Asia at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities.

Prior to this, Jeffrey co-founded a transformation advisory partnership with services in go-to-market, corporate venture capital, digital transformation and corporate reorganisation strategy & implementation for Asia-based MNCs.

Elena Chow  

Founder | ConnectOne 

Elena is the Founder of ConnectOne who since 2013 has partnered the early-stage technology startup ecosystem to build and optimise teams for growth. In doing so, she and her team have met, coached and built a robust community of entrepreneurial-minded individuals. She is well known for her generosity in mentoring startup founders, teaching at accelerators/incubators and doing corporate-to-startup career transition coaching.

Prior to ConnectOne, she had spent 15 years in Procter & Gamble. She is a proud mum of 4 kids aged 12 to 22. Outside of work, she teaches the youths in church, sits on a board of a kindergarten and is an advocate of functional training.

Jason Tay

Regional BD Director | M-DAQ

Jason Tay is the Regional Director of Business Development in M-DAQ; a Singapore based Fintech Company focused on providing innovative Foreign Exchange solutions to empower the vision of a World without Currency Borders. In his capacity, Jason is responsible for the coverage of the firm’s institutional clients that span across Global Ecommerce Platforms, Regional Corporates, Stock Exchanges to Fintech heavyweights across the region, as well as organising the firm’s infrastructure and partnerships for growth and expansion.

Prior to joining MDAQ, Jason accumulated more than 12 years in Corporate Investment Banking covering the Asia Pacific region across a myriad of industries ranging from Oil & Gas / Energy, Technology, Consumer Goods, Automobiles, Défense to Diversified Industries. He held the role of Director (Coverage) for Regional Multinationals based out of Singapore as well as the Country Banker for Thailand and Indonesia in Societe Generale up till 2019. He also held Origination and Regional Coverage roles in J.P. Morgan, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank as part of his Banking career.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Honours) Degree from the Singapore Management University.

Akul Dewan

Merchant Growth Director | hoolah

Akul leads Merchant Growth at hoolah, and is focused on educating merchants about Buy Now Pay Later and driving new leads into hoolah’s sales team.