Qin En Looi, Saison Capital

Qin En Looi, Saison Capital

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28 September 2023
Under the Radar: Saison Capital on investing in Pre-Seed to Series B companies, working with Stripe, and if VCs are running out of dry powder amid falling VC funding?
The VC investment landscape is back with focus as we speak to the venture arm of one of Japan’s largest consumer credit companies, Credit Saison.
Called Saison Capital, the corporate venture arm invests in Pre-Seed to Series B companies with a focus on Southeast Asia and India.
While the firm is sector agnostic, it likes to work with founders that are building platforms or ecosystems that have the potential to distribute financial services to the underbanked.
Question is, what expertise does Saison Capital want to provide to startups and how does that influence the companies it invests in?
Meanwhile, data from Pitch Book showed venture capital funding globally almost halved in the first six months of 2023, despite the earlier artificial intelligence frenzy. Are VCs running out of dry powder or are they just merely not investing?
On Under the Radar, The Evening Runway’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Qin En Looi, Partner, Saison Capital.

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25 February 2022
Why It Matters: Giving better support towards working parents and greater work-life balance in a post Covid-19 era
Research by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) also showed that while most fathers want to use their paternity leave to be more involved when their child arrives, the key reason they do not is the lack of workplace support. Looi Qin En, Founder & Host, Parents in Tech shares how he thinks the tech industry can power change and progression to better support working parents and greater work-life balance especially in this Covid-19 era.

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