Shining a Light on Southeast Asia's Thriving Tech Scene


Tech in Asia is gearing up for its highly anticipated annual event, the Tech in Asia Conference 2023, set to make its return for the 12th edition. The conference is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Pacific Place in Jakarta on October 18-19, 2023.

With the theme "Southeast Asia: A Bright Spot in the Tech World," this year's conference aims to infuse fresh hope and inspiration into the tech industry. In spite of various challenges, Tech in Asia believes there are still abundant opportunities for growth and success.

The event will bring together leaders and representatives from diverse startups and tech sectors to deliberate on strategies for capitalizing on the opportunities within Southeast Asia's burgeoning tech landscape. Furthermore, it presents a unique networking opportunity for participants to engage with innovators, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders from across the region.

Commenting on the conference, Zhiting Eng, the Conference Director of Tech in Asia Conference 2023, stated, "We are thrilled to be hosting this annual event, representing the vibrant startup community. After confronting numerous challenges over the past year, we remain optimistic about the bright prospects of Southeast Asia's technology and startup ecosystem. We have witnessed the immense potential of this region, boasting 53 unicorns, steady growth in startup funding, and Indonesia's emergence as the largest startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. With the growing digital culture, there are significant opportunities for tech companies to bridge the infrastructure gap and provide essential services like FinTech and logistics. We are committed to contributing to the advancement of this ever-evolving community."

In the face of various obstacles, the tech industry in Southeast Asia has not only persevered but has also emerged as a beacon of growth. The region benefits from a youthful population, a burgeoning middle class, and a rapidly expanding digital economy. These factors create an ideal environment for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Tech in Asia Conference 2023 is poised to revolutionize networking with an innovative speed dating format. Holders of the 'Startup Pass' and investors will have the autonomy to curate their own meetings, thereby redefining the conventional speed dating concept. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to tailor their networking experience to their individual needs and interests.

The conference boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including Nick Nash, Managing Partner & Co-founder of Asia Partners, Adrian Li, Founder & Managing Partner of AC Ventures, and Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder of BYJU'S. SEEK, the renowned Australian online job search platform, has assumed the role of the primary sponsor for this year's event.

Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, SEEK, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are delighted to be part of the Tech in Asia conference, celebrating innovation, collaboration, and the boundless opportunities in the Southeast Asian tech industry. At SEEK, we comprehend the pivotal role technology plays in shaping the future of industries. Our commitment is to connect people with the right career opportunities and propel them toward their next significant achievement, in alignment with the spirit of this conference. We eagerly anticipate interactions with fellow industry leaders and tech talents, driving forward the regional technology landscape toward a brighter future."

According to Tech in Asia's data, startups in Southeast Asia have successfully secured a staggering total of $9 billion (approximately IDR 137.9 trillion) in funding over the past year, stemming from a remarkable 734 funding rounds.

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