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1982 Ventures Partnership Bolsters Space Executive's Position as Lead VC Recruiter in Southeast Asia

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Space Executive is delighted to announce their latest partnership with 1982 Ventures. Space Executive joins as the lead recruitment partner on the fund and an active investor.

1982 Ventures (MAS licensed) is a Singapore-based venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage fintech startups in Southeast Asia. 1982 Ventures has sourced, led, and executed investments in the most exclusive rounds in early-stage VC.

The collaboration between Space Executive and 1982 Ventures creates a highly strategic partnership, capitalising on Space Executive’s discernible reputation in supplying talent for VC portfolio organisations in numerous countries, as well as working directly with businesses in their early stages, identifying key leadership and talent to support them through fundraising and scaling, and supporting them as they enter international markets.

Marek Danyluk, CEO and Managing Partner of Space Executive stated, “We are very excited about this partnership with 1982 Ventures. Not only is it spot on in terms of our expertise, but is also further proof of Space Executive’s continued commitment and dedication to helping people and businesses grow and develop to their full potential.”

1982 Ventures and portfolio companies will benefit greatly from tapping into our consultative advice, diligent market insights and reporting, utilisation of market-leading technology and our global reach, as well as our demonstrable expertise in hiring executives and non-executives who understand innovation and disruption and can deliver growth and transformation.

Herston Powers, Co-founder and Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures stated, “This partnership will further enhance the support we provide our portfolio companies with access to one of the deepest fintech talent pipelines in the region.  As strategic investor in our fund Space Executive is completely aligned in our aim to become the best performing seed fund in Southeast Asia.”


About Space Executive

Space Executive is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning international executive search and selection recruitment agency.  With offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and London the company specialises in recruiting senior management and executive-level personnel.

We work with Multinationals, Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare, FMCG, Consultancy, Insurance, Venture Capital & High Growth or Equity-Backed companies across Leadership and General Management, Technology and Change Management, Chief Operating Officer and Governance, Management Consultancy and Sales & Marketing positions.

Space Executive has been recognised for its exceptional work and service delivery in recruitment; its awards include Best Places to Work in 2019, Recruitment International Best Newcomer 2016, Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Gold Award 2016, and was ranked Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency in both 2016 and 2017 by LinkedIn.

Our clients include Sequoia Capital, Airwallex, Ant Group, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, Lazada, Dyson, Diageo, PWC, William Grant, YUM Brands, WeWork, Allianz and Johnson & Johnson; they choose Space Executive because of our ability to recognise that Your Space is Our Space.

Marek Danyluk

In 2015 Marek founded Space Executive, a multi-awarded company in the international search and selection business with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and the USA, Japan and China on the horizon. Marek is also CEO of Space Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage innovative businesses, which he launched to support his continued dedication to helping people and businesses grow and develop to their full potential.

About 1982 Ventures

1982 Ventures is the leading seed fund investing in fintech startups in Southeast Asia. Our focus makes us the first port of call for fintech founders and the first money in.

Our investments include Southeast Asian Open Banking API Platform Brick, Vietnam’s leading investment platform Infina (YC S21), Vietnam’s leading Buy Now, Pay Later Fundiin, Vietnam’s Rent-to-Own Home Financing app Homebase (YC W21), Indonesia’s first Earned Wage Access platform Wagely and Singapore’s automated financial data platform Bluesheets.

1982 Ventures is investing in and supporting the best founders to positively impact the future of financial services in Southeast Asia.

Scott Krivokopich

Scott is a co-founder and Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures. He is responsible for setting the investment and deal execution strategy and manages overall operations. He has experience leading early-stage investments in markets across Asia and has experience advising growth stage startups on M&A strategy and execution. He is also a board member of Fundiin. He previously was a Principal and Head of the Investments at tryb Group where he was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Prior to joining tryb in December 2016, Scott worked as Director and Office Head for Moore Stephens China, a leading corporate finance and CFO services practice in Shanghai.

Herston Powers

Herston is a co-founder and Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures. He is responsible for setting the firm’s strategy and direction of 1982 Ventures. He is active in investments, portfolio management and investor relations. He is a Board Observer of Brick. He previously was a Principal at tryb Group in Singapore and created and executed their early-stage investment strategy. Prior to joining tryb, Herston was a Banker at The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) with nearly a decade of global financial services experience. As the Head of Southeast Asia based in Singapore, he executed the first single-listed U.S. ADR listing (NASDAQ) from Southeast Asia and has led numerous deals throughout Asia-Pacific.


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