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November 1, 2022

Inflation, recession fears, and the case for private credit

While public markets are grappling with the prospects of higher rates, higher inflation and a slower growth outlook, “the counterparts in private equity and credit appear to be holding up..."

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August 23, 2022

Helicap Roundtable Discussion hosted by SEA FOUNDERS

Wonder how the relationship between founders, VCs, and venture lenders has evolved? Hear from experts discussing the different business scenarios experienced.

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May 26, 2022

Promoting Financial Inclusion Through Investing

In a world of inequality, there are numerous financial challenges related to addressing the unique and varied needs of different geographies and economies, especially in Southeast Asia.

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May 10, 2022

Understanding Alternative Lending: A Video From Our CEO

CEO Talks: Alternative Lending Market Insights with Helicap David Z Wang, Group CEO of Helicap, explains the importance of investing in the right alternative lenders and the benefits of making analytics-based decisions for such investments.

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April 12, 2022

Uncovering Venture Debt

If Singaporeans were asked to name a successful startup company in 2010, chances are they may not even be able to name one startup. Fast-forward to 2015, there were dozens, if not hundreds, of successful startups based in Singapore. Now in 2022, it seems as though a new startup is raising capital almost every day.

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March 8, 2022

Empowering Students Through Education Amidst COVID-19

Despite having more than 7,000 higher education institutions, Southeast Asia possesses one of the lowest enrolment rates in the world. Specifically, tertiary education in the less-developed countries in Southeast Asia remains severely under-funded despite an ever-growing demand, with enrolment rates dwindling to an alarming 40%, as compared to 90% in the East Asia region.

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February 10, 2022

Alternative Investing: Outlook 2022

With venture capital investments setting a record in 2021, we are delighted to have Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures, Scott Krivokopich in this conversation with our Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Helicap, Quentin Vanoekel to share with us their thoughts on the outlook of 2022 for alternative investing.

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November 25, 2021

The Great Boom of P2P Alternative Lending in SEA

Hi, I’m David Z Wang, CEO and co-founder of Helicap, landing once again with a fresh edition of the Heli-pad for you.

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October 26, 2021

Helicap Fireside Chat with SEA’s First Global B2B Payments Unicorn, Nium

Greetings, I’m David, CEO and Co-Founder of Helicap. Keeping with the unicorn theme from our previous newsletter, I am delighted to speak with Pratik Gandhi, Chief Operating Officer of Nium

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September 24, 2021

Helicap Fireside Chat with Fintech Unicorn, Kredivo

Hi, it’s David, Co-Founder and CEO of Helicap. For this September issue of The Heli-Pad, I am super excited to be chatting with Abhijay Sethia , Head of Strategy at FinAccel

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August 13, 2021

Technology for Social Impact Featuring East Ventures and Makan for Hope

This month, we are bringing you a special edition of The Heli-Pad. As we commemorate Singapore’s 56th birthday amid a challenging regional environment battered by Covid-19

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July 22, 2021

Helicap Roundtable Discussion with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Hi everyone, I’m Jitendra, CTO at Helicap, and I am super excited to convene this roundtable discussion with two industry leaders: Andrew Vranjes, Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and David Z Wang, our Co-Founder and CEO here at Helicap.

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May 30, 2021

Q&A with Tan Su Shan, Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS Bank

Hi, I’m David Z Wang, Co-founder and CEO of Helicap. For this May issue of The Heli-Pad, I am delighted to be chatting with my former boss and mentor Su Shan Tan, who is currently Group Head of Institutional Banking at DBS Bank, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, based in Singapore.

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April 12, 2021

Singapore BNPL Founders Q&A

In a rapidly growing space, find out what sets Rely’s BNPL solution apart from others

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April 12, 2021

BNPL: What’s The Hype About?

The latest buzzword in the FinTech world seems to be BNPL: the acronym for ‘Buy Now Pay Later’, and the hype is building up in Southeast Asia (SEA) too.

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March 20, 2020

The Growing Role of Digital Lenders in Southeast Asia

In the first issue of The Heli-Pad, we introduced the concept of alternative lending as any lending practice that happens outside a traditional banking institution.