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Venture With Mo #004: Herston Powers of 1982 Ventures on running a specialised venture firm, the role of corporate banks in fintech, neobanks and the verticalisation of banking

By Mo Jalil

Episode Overview Today we have a really interesting look at ASEAN Fintech scene with Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures, Herston Powers. The only seed fund exclusively focused on fintech and South East Asia. In this candid conversation we talk about: The formation of 1982 Ventures 1982 Ventures investment thesis Specialist funds and the power of going deep into a vertical The growth and opportunity in fintech What are Neobanks Thoughts on banking, payments and e-wallets Upstream capital and the future of Corporate VC in Singapore for fintech About Herston Herston is a Managing Partner at 1982 Ventures. He is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of 1982 Ventures. He is active in investments, portfolio management and investor relations. Prior to founding 1982 Ventures, he was a Principal at tryb Group in Singapore and created and executed their early-stage investment strategy. He led investments into Alami, a leading Indonesian Islamic Finance Platform, Gradana, a pioneer in Proptech in Indonesia and managed the investment into Maria Health, a Philippines-based insurtech. He previously held board observer roles at Alami and Gradana. Resources 1982 Ventures : https://1982.vc Connect With Herston Web: https://1982.vc/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herston/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/herstonelton Connect With Mo LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohammedjalil/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/yo_jalil Email: mo@metapair.com

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