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Thursday, March 21 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
The rise of nano-financing in Southeast Asia

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Have you heard of Oriente yet? Launched by the former founding CTO of Lufax, Hubert Tai, the founder of BlackPine Private Equity, Lawrence Chu and the cofounder of Skype and Atomico, Geoffrey Prentice, this startup offering real-time credit scoring and online-to-offline lending in South East Asia raised $105 million out of nowhere at the end of last year. It’s now live in the Philippines and Indonesia, taking steps to launch in Vietnam and scaling fast thanks to investment from retail giant JG Summit Holdings from the Philippines, and members of Malaysia’s Berjaya Group and Indonesian telco Sinar Mas. 

Born out of these illustrious tech founders and raised by these Asian family office powerhouses, how will Oriente’s lending proposition scale across South East Asia’s fragmented markets? What are the underlying technologies and models Oriente is utilizing to overcome KYC challenges and ensure speed and accuracy in the credit scoring process? How does Oriente’s bottom-up approach to financial inclusion compare to other last mile approaches to reach the underbanked from telcos to tech giants?

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Jinesh Patel

Partner, Dymon Asia Ventures
Dymon Asia Ventures is an early stage fintech-focussed fund. In his capacity as Partner, Jinesh Patel oversees the fund’s investment strategy. Prior to joining Dymon Asia Capital, Jinesh was an experienced hedge fund and private equity manager, with extensive investment banking... Read More →

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Geoffrey Prentice

Co-Founder Oriente, Co-Founder Atomico & Co-Founder Skype, Oriente
Geoffrey Prentice is a co-Founder of Oriente, where he is responsible for global business strategy, strategic partnerships, brand, and investments. Geoffrey was previously a founding Partner at Atomico, a leading global VC firm with over US$2 billion in assets under management where... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:20pm GMT+08
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