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DRIVING FINTECH GROWTH IN ASIA

THE FINTECH GROWTH PARTNER OF CHOICE IN ASIA

AFG Partners is a FinTech VC fund investing in Enterprise / B2B FinTechs that have proven solutions in their home markets and are looking for value added investors to help them expand across Asia. 

 

We believe that the next generation of FinTechs that will transform Asian financial services will be Enterprise / B2B FinTechs that partner with incumbent financial institutions as well as new emerging players in tech that want to secure their place in a world where tech and finance are merging.

A

ASIA

We focus on Asian companies growing across the region and global companies expanding into Asia

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FINTECH

We invest in Founder first Enterprise / B2B FinTechs with years of specific domain expertise and a strong network in their area of focus

G

GROWTH

We help grow Seed+ to Series B businesses with proven solutions solving large scale industry problems today

 

WHY AFG

UNIQUE NETWORK OF ASIAN EXPERTISE

Managed and advised by leaders and specialists in Asian Financial Services and backed by curated industry professionals invested in the Fund

EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Deep relationships within the Asian FinTech ecosystem including Financial Institutions, Venture Capital firms, leading Tech companies, Accelerators, Service Providers and Government Organizations

ACCELERATING GROWTH IN ASIA

Helping portfolio companies grow in Asia by providing industry and country expertise and connecting stakeholders across the industry to add real value and unlock new opportunities

 

INVESTMENT TEAM

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RON SAVINO

Founder and Managing Partner

Ron is a seasoned operator in Financial Services having spent more than 25 years in senior roles defining strategy and driving innovation at global financial institutions including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, ING, and Newedge. 

In 2015, Ron successfully founded and led Asia FinTech Angels, the first Asian Angel Investor Network, funded by senior financial executives across Asia. Ron led investments in more than 20 leading FinTechs. His notable investments include Unit, Blockdaemon, Brankas, Aspire, and Carevoice. Ron brings a unique combination of global FI management and FinTech investment expertise. He graduated from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

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IVAN ONG

Principal

Ivan joined AFG from ACE & Company, a global $1.5bn AUM fund, where he was a Vice President and invested across early, expansion and late stage technology companies globally. Ivan's FinTech investments include Wefox, N26, Payfazz, Hyphen, Osome and Nano Tech.

He previously spent more than 5 years in Technology Investment Banking at Macquarie Capital and IBIS Capital in London specialising in M&A globally. Ivan is a graduate from Imperial College London and Purdue University.

ADVISORY BOARD

Backed by senior leaders in Asian finance

ANKUR
KAMALIA

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ANKUR KAMALIA

PHANPORN KONGYINGYONG

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PHANPORN KONGYINGYONG

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OUR SPECIALISTS

Domain and Country Experts

Asian Financial Services Professionals with specific industry, technical and country expertise plus a passion for FinTech. Specialists actively assist with deal flow sourcing, filtering, diligence and growth of portfolio companies.

 

Previous Investments of the Principals

Deploys, manages and supervises blockchain nodes

Deploys, manages and supervises blockchain nodes

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Deploys, manages and supervises blockchain nodes

Banking as a Service Platform

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Open API solutions for financial services in SE Asia

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Cyber risk underwriting firm

Digital platform for health care insurance

Digital platform for health care insurance

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Next generation autonomous predictive technology

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Next generation autonomous predictive technology

No Code expert process automation

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No Code expert process automation

Smart desktop integration and data visualization

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Smart desktop integration and data visualization

Structuring enterprise data to power smarter decisions 

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Structuring enterprise data to power smarter decisions 

Digital corporate loans marketplace

Digital corporate loans marketplace

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Modern portfolio intelligence platform

Modern portfolio intelligence platform

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AI driven digital collections for enterprises

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AI driven digital collections for enterprises

Digitize and automate trade finance processing

Financial platform for merchants and consumers 

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Digital insurer platform

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Fully digital mobile bank 

SME accounting and bookeeping platform

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Earned wage access platform

PORTFOLIO

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Reinventing banking for SME’s in SE Asia

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Open API solutions for financial services in SE Asia

Digitizing and automating trade finance processing

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Digitizing and optimizing insurance processing 

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“Ron has brought together a rare network of strong operators and investors to advance FinTech in Asia.”

Andrea Baronchelli, CEO

 
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THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW