Aaron Sarma

Aaron Sarma

Co-Founder & General Partner of ScaleUp Malaysia and Co-Founder of Remote Ventures

Aaron Sarma is an entrepreneur, investor and speaker with experience in technology, digital media and retail.

In 2015, he founded Touristly (which later rebranded to Vidi) which sold to AirAsia in 2017. He served in the group in various capacities to develop travel3Sixty, BigLife and was COO of AirAsia.com. In 2019, he joined the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation as a consultant to work on several national strategy papers.

Currently, he serves as Co-Founder General Partner at ScaleUp Malaysia, an accelerator looking to help startups build and scale to the next level. ScaleUp Malaysia has announced investments in 31 companies and have been recognised as one of the most active investors in South East Asia.

In 2020, he co-founded a venture builder called Remote Ventures that helps entrepreneurs get from zero to one by providing technology support and seed funding. Remote Ventures has powered the launch of startups in entertainment, education, fitness and logistics.

Aaron is passionate about technology and its role in shaping society. He regularly speaks at conferences and various events. He occasionally publishes commentaries on Malaysia's digital development.