We are expanding to Asia
Housing over 50% of world’s population and around 40% of regional wealth, Asia became a leading powerhouse for start-up activity. With major focus on tech and scalability to serve large amounts of end-users and underdeveloped areas, increase cross-industry and product integration, innovate on environmental conservation solutions, Asian start-ups currently constitutes over 80% of unicorn enterprises.
Following mostly in-country funded start-up ecosystem in China, Southeast Asian countries and governments have been ramping up their efforts to secure a seat at the table as early as possible. Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore have been leading the pack of ASEAN countries due to ease of tech adoption by large numbers, government incentivization schemes, and friendly attitudes towards foreign direct investments.
Singapore’s strategic location, small population, diverse background, economic strength and well-developed regional as well as international relations enabled the country to create a highly inclusive start-up ecosystem within a very short period of time. Coupled with a favourable tax regime and funding support through public and private institutions including but not limited to SG Enterprise, Temasek and GIC, Singapore-based start-ups managed to secure over 30% of start-up fundraising deals in Southeast Asia in last couple of years.
Since inception, Entrepreneur Hub managed to help over 250 early stage-companies and create a strong track record within Europe, mainly Scandinavia. We believe it is time to expand to Asia though Singapore and embark on a journey to contribute to Asian start-up ecosystem with our knowledge, networks and values.
EHUB Asia Vision
To use EHUB Trusted Partners’ international cross-industry backgrounds and networks in finance, social impact investing, management consulting and government advisory to contribute to the Asian start-up ecosystem
To become a well-recognized venture builder in Asia and introduce Asia-based early stage companies to international know-how, capital, talents and sales channels
To expand EHUB’s Asian investor and partnership networks to raise funds for scalable portfolio companies
To represent EHUB’s existing European portfolio companies in Asia for business model synergies and Asia expansion plans
EHUB Asia Team
Torben Nordal Clausen
Torben Nordal Clausen has an extensive 25+ year corporate experience. His career has enabled him to take the full journey several times in different companies. The common denominator has always ...been creating a strong platform while running businesses and business units in an agile entrepreneurial way. His strategic and implementation capabilities combined with his gift to stretch and inspire people has made him a true inspirational and respected leader.
His dedication today is to fully infuse all his experience into ensuring that the right businesses gain the right opportunities to move to the next level and go all the way. By engaging highly skilled people who have done it before – with success, Torben has set a team and has an extensive network that makes the journey possible and worthwhile.
Caner Seren Varol
Born and raised in Turkey, Caner spent 7 years in the US, 1 year in Denmark and last 11 years in Singapore, making him one of the most international members of the team. After graduating with ...Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Psychology from the University of Virginia and Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, he worked in oil derivative and structured products sales & trading, giving him a deep understanding of the financial world and its various players.
As the Managing Partner of EHUB Asia, he focuses on hands-on business consultancy & advisory while building Asian synergistic partnership network and Europe – Middle East – Asia business bridges.
He has Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designations, completed Oxford Said Business School’s Blockchain Strategy and Venture Finance programmes and is a member of CFA Societies of Singapore and Turkey.
EHUB Asia Trusted Partners
Entrepreneur Hub Asia PTE LTD
160 Robinson Road,
#14-04 Singapore Business Federation Centre,
For inquiries, please contact:
Caner Seren Varol
MANAGING PARTNER – EHUB ASIA