CEO and Co-founder, Catcha Group
A prolific entrepreneur, Patrick Grove is known for founding and building valuable digital companies
Patrick Grove has six IPOs under his belt across three exchanges, making him one of Malaysia’s 50 richest people, with a net worth of US$400 million.
Co-founder and group CEO of Catcha Group, Grove co-founded on-demand video service Iflix in 2015 and sold it to Tencent for US$50 million in 2020. In 2016, Catcha Group divested from real estate site iProperty Group, selling it to Rupert Murdoch’s REA Group for US$534 million. His Australia-listed Frontier Digital Ventures has invested in 16 classifieds sites in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and through two share swap deals in 2021 and 2022, Catcha Group was able to sell its interests in the online dealership iCar Asia to Carsome, Malaysia’s first unicorn.
Grove, who made his debut in 1999 with one of the region’s earliest dotcom companies and rode the subsequent digital wave including 2021’s special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) trend, has rolled with the many punches of public markets. Yet, he remains one of the staunchest sponsors and champions of Southeast Asia’s tech scene.
Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur—Bloomberg Business
Young Entrepreneur of the Year—Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
New Asian Leader—World Economic Forum
Global Leader of Tomorrow—World Economic Forum
Did You Know?
Born in Singapore, Patrick Grove spent his early years there and in Indonesia before moving to Australia.