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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

William Bao Bean
Managing General Partner at Orbit Startups


William is Managing General Partner of Orbit Startups the first and longest running startup program in Asia with over US$180m in assets under management. Orbit's focus is investing in startups using technology to have an impact on economic independence, digitizing industry, health and sustainability including ecommerce, fintech, travel, media, health, education, and logistics across emerging and frontier markets including Southeast and South Asia, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa and LATAM. Orbit provides hands-on support for user acquisition, sales, partnerships, and fundraising. Orbit's consumer ecosystem has helped our startups scale to 218m monthly active users. William joined Orbit from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was a founding Managing Director. Prior to that William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings. William started his career in equity research most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was a top ranked analyst for Internet and Software in Asia and worked on the IPOs for Alibaba, Kingsoft, eLong (Expedia China), OnMobile, Rediff and Info Edge Naukri.

Agenda Sessions

  • VCs – how to seize the opportunities

  • AI: a blessing or a curse?