Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards 2023

Private Equity & Venture Capital Awards 2023 | Wealth & Finance 15. Sep23172 Innovative Ecosystem Catalyst of the Year 2023 - APAC Based in Yangon, Myanmar, Venue 36 Group of Companies is a venture capital investment holding company that provides internal and external capital to promising businesses, mentors their professional teams, and creates value for investors. In this, it aims to enable high-growth businesses to reach their full potential. Here, we dive deeper into the company’s work and its role as an innovative catalyst in the South East Asian economic ecosystem. Venue 36 Group is a global leader in venture capital investment management, aiming to empower companies to succeed and drive meaningful change in their industries. It identifies best-in-class, high-growth businesses and provides them with strategic guidance, financial capital, and access to a network of industry experts and investors. This network consists of both local and regional funds, a range of sector-wide professionals, and seasoned venture capital professionals. By leveraging this network, businesses can benefit from in-depth local knowledge and relationships that span the country. Within the Venue 36 Group network, each fund operates independently, with separate local teams that raise and manage their respective funds. The network invests in a variety of fast-growing industries, including financial technology, livestock agricultural enterprise, international trading, food and beverage, media and entertainment, mining, renewable energy, telecommunications and computing, property management, education, hotels, automotive, and transportation. For example, Venue 36 Group demonstrates its visionary approach to agriculture and its dedication to reshaping traditional industries through its investment in Myanmar Farm. By introducing the concept of corporate farming, it has successfully revolutionised agriculture and transformed the lives of female entrepreneurs, allowing them to venture into the cattle and goat farming markets. This initiative successfully empowers local communities and contributes to both food security and economic resilience. On their experience with Myanmar Farm, Khin Hlaing, Goat Farm Owner, comments, “Joining Myanmar Farm’s corporate farming project has been a turning point in my life. Being a part of this initiative, I now own my own goat farm. It’s incredible how the project has provided me with access to the resources, training, and financial support that I needed to start and grow my business. It’s not just about the goats; it’s about creating a sustainable future for myself and my family. Myanmar Farm has made this possible, and I can’t thank them enough.” Moreover, Venue 36 Group demonstrates its dedication to supporting micro, small, and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through its investment in M BOSS, an online platform that enables the creation and provision of invoices to known payer companies. By providing efficient and accessible financing solutions, the company empowers businesses to tackle their financial challenges, maintain smooth operations, and leverage opportunities to grow. In this, M BOSS eases the burden on MSMEs and strengthens the overall economic ecosystem. M BOSS has received positive feedback from a number of small business owners like Yin Min Htet, who shares, “I am the proud owner of a small business, and the support from M BOSS Invoice financing has been a gamechanger. As an MSME owner, managing cash flow used to be a constant challenge. Thanks to M BOSS, I have been able to access quick and hassle-free invoice financing that has kept my business afloat during tough times. Their transparent and efficient process has given me the confidence to focus on growing my business without worrying about financial constraints.” It is evident that the work of Venue 36 Group does not stop at providing promising startups with funding. It also aims to foster a resilient and supportive environment in which South East Asian businesses can thrive. Passionate about nurturing homegrown talents, the company mentors the businesses it invests in, supporting them with technical know-how and expertise. It also strives to empower young entrepreneurs, encouraging their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit alongside the sustainable growth of their businesses. In this, Venue 36 Group truly serves as a catalyst that drives the continued progression of the thriving ecosystem in its region. Unlike many venture capital investment management organisations, Venue 36 Group of Companies believes that investment isn’t just about monetary gain, but also about nurturing potential, igniting innovation, and forging lasting impact. For this reason, as part of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2023, the company has been awarded the prestigious title of Innovative Ecosystem Catalyst of the Year, APAC. Contact Details Contact: Aung Myat Khaing Company: Venue 36 Group of Companies Web Address: