We are a management consultancy dedicated to helping clients build successful businesses in Asia.

Our mission is to help our clients grow their core businesses and capture emerging opportunities in Asia.

We do this by conducting detailed research, advising strategy, and providing agile capabilities to drive forward implementation.

We are known for:

Business Outcomes
Generating business outcomes at the interface of technology and business.
Bottom-up Research
A strong foundation in detailed, bottom-up research.
Technology Expertise
Deep experience integrating digital technologies with business processes.
We are known for:
Business Outcomes
We are experts in generating value at the interface of technology and business. Business value is always our North Star. Technology is a critical enabler of value creation but it is only a set of tools, not an end in itself. And technical solutions must be supported by complementary business processes to achieve results.
  • Direct commercial benefits
  • Digital product is sold for a specific price
  • Digital product directly reduces cost (e.g. replacing a formerly manual process)
  • Indirect, but quantifiable
    commercial benefits
  • Digital products can have effects on multiple elements of the core value chain
  • Benefits can mostly be quantified
  • Goodwill-type, less quantifiable benefits
  • Digital products can contribute to overall strategic business elements
  • These are typically not easily quantifiable but define long-term success
We are known for:
Bottom-up Research
Our capabilities are built on a strong foundation of bottom-up research. We systematically analyze use cases, technologies, business models, companies, and macroeconomic factors and help our clients develop and implement effective strategies to increase competitiveness in our digital age.
  • Use Cases: Where should we focus our resources to maximize impact?
  • Solution Architecture: How should we design the solution?
  • Business Models: How do we operate the business model and internal processes?
  • Ecosystems: Which stakeholders will contribute to our success, and how?
  • What external factors impact solution development, market adoption or system deployment?
We are known for:
Technology Expertise
Digital technologies are the most dynamic element of the modern economy. Even the largest companies cannot be experts in every domain that impacts their business. We engage with a deep ecosystem of domain experts, technology leaders, startups, investors and service partners to access unique insights and technical capabilities.
Robotize Interact remotely or autonomously with the physical world robots | drones | UAVs
Automate Program workflows for industrial and human processes actuators | PLCs | HMI | MES | SCM | RPA
Virtualize Digitally replicate physical assets,
processes and systems
digital twin | digital thread | simulation software
Augment Improve decisions making auto-generating recommendations artificial intelligence | machine learning
Sensorize Detect events or changes in systems or the environment sensors | PLCs | embedded computing
Connect Transmit data for processing locally or in the cloud transceivers | gateways | routers | protocols
Integrate Break operational silos by aggregating data cloud | edge computers | standards
Analyze Process and examine data sets to extract insights databases | stream analytics | analytical tools
Visualize Display information intuitively so it can be acted upon dashboards | AR | VR | wearables

Our Story.

Asia Growth Partners was founded in 2015 under the brand “IoT ONE” by three entrepreneurs who share a passion for understanding the role of digital technologies transforming how businesses operate and compete. As our business scope expanded, we re-branded as Asia Growth Partners to highlight our focus on helping our clients grow their businesses in Asia. We remain dedicated to helping companies navigate the challenges and opportunities driven by the dual forces of digital transformation and market evolution in Asia.

Asia Growth Partners is headquartered in Shanghai with teams in China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Despite our focus on Asia, we maintain a strong connection to corporate headquarters in Europe and the North America in order to enable collaboration on strategy development and execution.

Our Core Values.

Entrepreneurship is no longer only for startups. Every organization must embrace a change mindset in order to remain competitive in our rapidly evolving world. We help our clients ideate, build, and deploy digital solutions rapidly to meet their changing needs.
Client First
We take the long view. Any effort that is needed to help our clients succeed is effort well spent. Our goal is to build long term partnerships by being an insightful advisor, an honest guide, and a helping hand.
Results Driven
Our clients trust us to deliver results that lead to the successful implementation of thoughtful plans. Everything we do is rooted in objective research that drives us towards a tangible goal. We know that in the end it is the impact of our work that speaks.

Our Team.

Meet our leadership team

Erik Walenza
Managing Partner
Erik Walenza
James Loudon
Partner, Europe
James Loudon
Partner, SEA & India
Michael Maeder
Partner, Germany
Michael Maeder
Chun Liew
Chun Liew
Wei Wei
Senior Expert, Research
Wei Wei
Darwin Wang
Partner, Americas
Darwin Wang

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Leading media and conferences have featured our research and insights.

and many more…

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