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These are interesting times for family offices in Asia. It’s business as usual on the surface, but underneath it all, significant mega-trends are quietly brewing and shaping the future. With the start of a new decade sparking bigger than usual thoughts about the future, here are five powerful mega-trends shaping Asia’s family offices over the next decade.

Asia’s wealth boom

Family offices are thriving across the globe, and nowhere more so than in the Asia Pacific region. According to Campden Research, the number of single-family offices operating in the Asia-Pacific has risen to approximately 1300, representing a 44% increase since 2017. …


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What influence has COVID-19 had on tech adoption and the digital transformation of Industry?

Tune in to the Blockchain Unfiltered podcast. In this episode, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on tech adoption and the digital transformation of Industry.

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Where Does the Real Potential Lie?

Using blockchain technology to enhance supply chains continues to be a hot topic among executives and investors. While promising applications gradually come online, finding the right fit has proven challenging as misconceptions surrounding the technology’s capabilities continue to endure.

To date, millions of dollars in investments have flowed into blockchain applications that create little added value or don’t make sense in the first place.

One common misconception understands blockchain technology as somewhat of a silver bullet solution that can solve every supply chain problem across every industry. …


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What critical challenges lie ahead for family-led businesses and investors?

We live in an era of unprecedented digital disruption. Technological advances are rapidly changing how people live, work, and consume, causing fundamental transformations to the global economy.

At such an uncertain time, and with even more significant technology-driven changes on the horizon, what critical challenges lie ahead for family-led businesses and investors?

Digital transformation

Digital transformation presents both a challenge but also an opportunity for those that can master it. Today, we find ourselves in the initial stages of a fourth industrial revolution, where significant communication and connectivity advances are taking place.

Breakthroughs in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, blockchain and DLT, quantum computing, biotechnology, and IoT are in the process of irrevocably changing how the global economy operates. …


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Singapore is a crucial asset management hub in Asia that serves as a gateway for global investors to access opportunities throughout the region. The country’s financial sector oversight is regarded as among the best globally, with regulators striking the right balance between promoting financial innovation and safeguarding financial stability.

In January 2020, a new corporate structure was introduced to attract more investment funds to domicile in Singapore and further strengthen its position as a global fund management hub.

At Binarystar Ventures, we saw this as a game-changer for asset management in the region. The VCC structure has several features explicitly tailored for investment funds, which offer us tangible benefits that flow on to limited partners choosing to invest in our fund. …


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Get to know the driving force behind Binarystar Ventures

Binarystar Ventures is part of the Infinity Blockchain Group, one of Asia’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency groups. As part of this group of companies, we’re able to leverage powerful internal capabilities and localized assets that unlock enhanced value for our limited partners and portfolio companies.

Japan’s largest blockchain hub

Our accelerator, innovation lab, and business club in Tokyo, Japan, enables accelerated market entry and localization into Japan and supports our operations across South East Asia.

Our business hub drives and facilitates technology integration, networking, and innovation between startups, early adopters, and large corporate partners. …


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Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem has gone from strength to strength over the past decade attracting local and international investors seeking outsized returns in the region’s dynamic and fast-growing markets.

Today, however, given the unfolding global health crisis and economic fallout from COVID-19, there are understandable concerns about the region’s startup ecosystem and future investment outlook.

At Binarystar Ventures, we share some of these concerns. The reality is every region in the world has been economically impacted by the global events which have unfolded this year, and Southeast Asia is no exception.

The good news is, the region is faring far better than most, and economic impacts will likely be short-term. From our perspective, with strong market fundamentals and unprecedented digital transformations playing out across the region, the best and most significant investment opportunities are still ahead of us. …


Investing in Asia — venture capital and private equity.
Investing in Asia — venture capital and private equity.

Asia encompasses a diverse mix of advanced and high-growth emerging economies undergoing immense demographic, economic and technological transformations. As such, the region’s growth and dynamism represent one of the world’s best long term growth stories.

At Binarystar Ventures, we’re confident many of the coming decade’s most significant investment opportunities can be found by focusing on the businesses and industries set to benefit from the sustained transformations playing out across the region.

Consumption growth & the mobile Internet economy

Many of the most significant investment opportunities across the region in the coming decade will be the beneficiaries of growth in disposable incomes, middle-class consumption, and the proliferation of smartphones.

According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia is set to contribute approximately 60% of global growth by 2030. Perhaps even more staggering, the Asia-Pacific region will be responsible for 90% of the 2.4 …

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