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Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Good Afternoon
Asia Pacific
Adrian Koh
General Manager (APAC)
Asia Pacific
Business-Building
Crowdfunding
Asia Pacific
Stages of funding
Private Investors PE FirmsAngels VCs
Pre-seed Seed A B, C, etc Pre-exit Exit
Business Building Crowd Inv...
Business Owner
Business Building Crowd Investment
Private Investors
PE Firms
Angels
VCs
Stagesoffunding
• Campaigns raised over US$16 million over four years;
almost US$10 million in 2014 alone
• Median investment of US$600 pe...
What’s Starting in
Asia
Trends Driving the
Asia Revolution
• Online marketplace
popularity (explosion of
retail e-commerce)
• Social media penetra...
Asia = Growth
2/3s of global middle class will live in Asia by 2030,
with 3.5bn coming from emerging economies
The Emerging Aspirations
Credit: Eden Strategy Institute 2013
Asia Pacific
• The Social, Mobile, Chat-Obsessed Citizen
• Economics of E-Commerce and E-Finance
• Innovation: From the 99...
Asia Pacific
The Social, Mobile,
Digital Citizen
• Crowdfunding will gravitate to accommodate the mobile user
(shorter, more concise offerings, building credible, long ter...
Asia Pacific
Economics of
Ecommerce
The New Wallet
Alipay: Now Serving 1T
P2P Lending
P2P Lending
• Prevalence and growth of ecommerce usually predicts
strong growth in online-powered P2P financing services
• Developing ...
Asia Pacific
From the 99% to the
70%
• Trends: Fintech innovations like M-PESA, a Mobile
Phone Payment System by Safaricom in Kenya
(12.2M active customers com...
• Impact crowdfunding will become a powerful empowerment
tool for businesses in developing nations
• As crowdfunding and d...
Thank You
“How can the crowd
investment industry
overcome the challenges of
breaking into traditional
Asian markets?”
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015
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Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015

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By Adrian Koh, FundedByMe. Presented at Crowdsourcing Week Global 2015. Learn more and join us at our next event: www.crowdsourcingweek.com

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Three Key Trends that Will Change Crowdfunding in 2015

  1. 1. Asia Pacific
  2. 2. Asia Pacific Good Afternoon
  3. 3. Asia Pacific Adrian Koh General Manager (APAC)
  4. 4. Asia Pacific Business-Building Crowdfunding
  5. 5. Asia Pacific
  6. 6. Stages of funding Private Investors PE FirmsAngels VCs Pre-seed Seed A B, C, etc Pre-exit Exit Business Building Crowd Investment Crowd Investors
  7. 7. Business Owner Business Building Crowd Investment Private Investors PE Firms Angels VCs Stagesoffunding
  8. 8. • Campaigns raised over US$16 million over four years; almost US$10 million in 2014 alone • Median investment of US$600 per investor, but mean investment of more than US$4,000 (for reward based campaigns S$80); investors have been known to invest as much as US$100,000 per investment • FundedByMe experienced growth of 600% from Q4 2013 to Q4 2014 Cool Insights from Our (Short) Four-Year History
  9. 9. What’s Starting in Asia
  10. 10. Trends Driving the Asia Revolution • Online marketplace popularity (explosion of retail e-commerce) • Social media penetration and savvy • Success and popularity of crowdfunding • APAC to outspend North America by $40bn, 45% of all buyers worldwide • 52% of social media users and 47.6% of mobile users. • Singapore top ten worldwide for crowdfunding Source: Asia Briefing 2014, Wearesocial 2014.
  11. 11. Asia = Growth 2/3s of global middle class will live in Asia by 2030, with 3.5bn coming from emerging economies
  12. 12. The Emerging Aspirations Credit: Eden Strategy Institute 2013
  13. 13. Asia Pacific • The Social, Mobile, Chat-Obsessed Citizen • Economics of E-Commerce and E-Finance • Innovation: From the 99% to the 70% Important Trends in 2015 and beyond
  14. 14. Asia Pacific The Social, Mobile, Digital Citizen
  15. 15. • Crowdfunding will gravitate to accommodate the mobile user (shorter, more concise offerings, building credible, long term relationships) • Low resistance, high-speed payments • The rise of the instant micro-investor What does this mean for us?
  16. 16. Asia Pacific Economics of Ecommerce
  17. 17. The New Wallet
  18. 18. Alipay: Now Serving 1T
  19. 19. P2P Lending
  20. 20. P2P Lending
  21. 21. • Prevalence and growth of ecommerce usually predicts strong growth in online-powered P2P financing services • Developing world is quickly adopting these new forms, leap- frogging developed economies • Governments are just starting to realise this; Asia Pacific markets are warming to securities-based crowdfunding What does this mean for us?
  22. 22. Asia Pacific From the 99% to the 70%
  23. 23. • Trends: Fintech innovations like M-PESA, a Mobile Phone Payment System by Safaricom in Kenya (12.2M active customers compared to 5.4M with bank accounts, 122k agents, 67% has access Oct 2014 compared to 41% in 2009) • Cryptocurrency Innovations on phones to enable unbanked to hold money • Social innovations to perform a form of KYC / background checks on people who have no formal credit history Reaching the Unbanked - 70% of APAC
  24. 24. • Impact crowdfunding will become a powerful empowerment tool for businesses in developing nations • As crowdfunding and digital financing services continue to innovate, it will start to open new opportunities among unreached / unbanked, e.g. cryptocurrency • Fintech will trickle back to developed nations from developing nations What does this mean for us?
  25. 25. Thank You “How can the crowd investment industry overcome the challenges of breaking into traditional Asian markets?”

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