One of the struggles fundraising startups have is getting connected to potential investors. It’s a struggle to get warm introductions, a challenge to get your pitch deck viewed. With e27 Connect, we bridge the gap between investors and startup founders, and after a successful approval to get connected, startups are set for their meeting with the investors.

Behind these successful connections are the investors who actively respond to Connect requests and review the startup’s information. We feature these active investors weekly to provide a good chance for startup founders to get their first meeting.

Here’s this week’s list of investors you should start connecting with:

1. Kairous Capital

Investment: USD 1M – USD5M; Seed, Series A and Series B

Verticals: Fintech, Insurtech, Digital Healthcare, E-commerce and others

 Kairous Capital is an emerging venture capital firm that invests in seed to series-B rounds in Southeast Asia and Greater China. We invest with a cross-border strategy in mind and act as a financial investor as well as the cross-border partner for our investees. Our main investment thesis is to invest in Chinese tech companies and export their technology and expertise from China to Southeast Asia. Then, we also invest in Southeast Asian tech companies by referencing proven business models and strategies of tech unicorns in China.

Latest Investments / Portfolio News:

Mercular (Thailand), Series A, Undisclosed, April 2021

TechNode Global (Singapore), Seed, Undisclosed, Feb 2021

Pulsifi (Singapore), Seed, Undisclosed, Nov 2020

Intrepid (Singapore), Series A, Undisclosed, Nov 2019

Managing Partner at Kairous Capital is Joseph Lee, an experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry. Skilled in Financial Structuring, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Venture Capital, and Investment Banking. Strong business development professional graduated from CFA Institute. 

2. Prasetia Dwidharma

Investment: Not Specified, Angel / Pre Seed, Seed, Pre-Series A / Bridge, Series A

Verticals: All / Any

Prasetia Dwidharma is a telecommunication infrastructure company & an active early-stage investor since 2015 with 50 portfolio companies in Indonesia.

Latest Investments / Portfolio News:


In the first quarter of 2021 alone, ProSpark grew 4x in their MRR. Its notable customers are among others GoJek, Bank Sampoerna, Kopi Kenangan, Northern Star Energy, PasarPolis and RD Pawnshop. Discovering a lot of similar dynamics between Indonesia and Philippines markets, ProSpark is expanding as it sees demand across various sectors.  


With over 2.5 million workers in their community, MyRobin is supporting eCommerce, Warehousing, Logistics companies in Indonesia to promote their growth, including the Top 5. MyRobin has helped thousands of workers find jobs during the pandemic, like courier, warehouse workers, drivers, telesales, customer service, field sales.

CEO of Prasetia Dwidharma is Arya Setiadharma, with good experience in operating, expertise and extensive network, he assists founders whenever needed, in planning and executing company strategies, so that they are ready for the growth stage. In addition, as a recognition of Prasetia’s investment track record, Arya Setiadharma, has been selected to be the first MDI Telkom Venture partner in 2019. 

3. Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia

Investment: Not Specified, Seed, Series A, Series B

Verticals: Big Data, E-commerce, Enterprise Solution, Finance, Hardware, Human Resources, Information & Communications Technology, Retail

Latest Investment / Portfolio News:

Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of Sumitomo Corporation. As part of a global diversified conglomerate, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia focuses on identifying early-stage strategic investments in China and Southeast Asia. Since 2002, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia has invested in more than 50 companies and has brought in global resources and expertise from Sumitomo Corporation to assist the rapid growth of its portfolio companies.

The Executive Director and Board of Director is Francis Wong, he leads Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia’s investment team from sourcing, investing, portfolio management to daily operations. With his professional background as a chartered engineer and years of experience in venture investing, Francis provides deep insights into Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia’s investments and charts Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia’s investment strategies.

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