Beacon VC

Beacon VC

Beacon VC is the corporate venture capital fund of Kasikornbank. It invests in early to growth-stage technology startups focused on financial technology, consumer internet, and enterprise technology in Southeast Asia.

Founded in 2017, Beacon VC is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital fund of Kasikornbank PLC, a commercial bank in Thailand. With an initial fund of $30 million, Beacon VC focuses on strategic investments in early to growth-stage technology startups covering not only financial technology but also consumer internet and enterprise technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise IT. In 2018, Beacon VC expanded its fund size to $135 million.

Beacon VC offers their portfolio companies their consumer reach, their business reach and their in-house experience in building technology. Their consumer and business reach is local to Thailand.

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Funded Companies

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Grab (company)

Grab is a technology company providing a ride-hailing platform for booking service for taxis, private cars and motorbikes through a mobile device.

InstaReM is a Singapore-based company founded by Prajit Nanu.

Event Pop is a Bangkok-based e-commerce company.

Jitta is a Bangkok-based company.

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People

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Chadaporn Iamsa-ard

Administration and Operations

Kanisara Kanjanawong

Head of Business Development

Krongkamol Deleon

Investment Manager

Nattariya Wittayatanaseth

Investment Manager

Suparat Opasyanont

Business Development Manager

Thanapong Na Ranong

Managing Director

Vitavin Ittipanuvat

Head of Investment

Wanwares Boonkong

Business Development Manager

Woraphot Kingkawkantong

Senior Investment Manager

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