About us

We accelerate market expansion into Asia and beyond in a confident trusted low-risk manner

Our story

Gemstar is a strategic growth partner for start-ups, scale-up businesses and innovators wanting to expand into Asia. Recognised for our efforts by Singapore’s Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, we are a company that is serious about sustainable growth, delivering outcomes and making real impact across the ASEAN region. We help businesses achieve their growth goals with the region and rest of world in mind.

With our influential networks, programs and end-to-end market entry, marketing, business development and set-up services, we are the perfect market entry and growth partner for fast-growth companies who are on the path of international expansion and need a trusted partner with boots on the ground.

Our mission is to be the bridge into ASEAN, unearthing businesses in the markets we operate in and helping others to expand into these markets. We aim to accelerate market expansion into Southeast Asia in a confident, trusted and low-risk manner.

With operations across Australia and Indonesia, and with our flagship Innovation Centre of Excellence in Singapore, Gemstar is the perfect launch pad for any business wanting to successfully expand into the region.

The company we keep

Why us?

We have been recognised for our work over the last few years at the very highest levels including by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee. This should say something about the kind of company we keep. Our results-driven approach is underpinned by a philosophy of nurture and care, as there are many smiling tigers out there when expanding into new territories!


We are experienced business people, managers and entrepreneurs. We’ve built companies from scratch and helped big companies expand into new regions – we know what it takes.

End-to-end services

We bring you insights and experience in the areas that matter most – strategic marketing, finance and commercialisation, business development and growth strategies.


We have an extensive global network of people that we tap into that assists our clients domestically and internationally.


We bring our extensive experience in the Australian and Asian markets to the table, giving firms an immediate expertise, proficiency and relationships not found elsewhere.

Trusted advice

We provide a platform for key stakeholders to easily collaborate and pursue research and commercial opportunities.


We connect you to the right partners at the right level, creating the tailored opportunities you need to expand and reducing wasted time and effort in doing so.

Our 'G' philosophy

We’re game changers

We like to give!

We’ve growth mindset

We galvanise

We're generators

You gain

The enablers

An experienced real-world team

Gemstar’s team represents the skills set and experience that any start-up or scale-up business requires. From strategic marketing, to commercial finance, to general business management, our business team has it covered. A compelling combination of experience, networks, connections and insights that are hard to find elsewhere.

Gemma Manning

Founder & Managing Director

Philip Forrest

Non-Executive Director

Who we work with