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VMTV #9: Jeffrey Paine—Bringing Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia

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Join us on October 15, 7–8pm SGT!

KrASIA’s Venture Matters TV is excited to host Jeffrey Paine, co-founder and managing partner of Golden Gate Ventures, on October 15, 7pm SGT!

Jeffrey Paine is both a successful VC and thought leader in tune with Asia’s startup ecosystem. Paine is co-founder and managing partner of Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures, which manages more than USD 175 million in investments. He is also a director of the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator. Since 2010, it has graduated more than 100 startups and its companies are worth an estimated USD 20 billion.

With his wealth of experience, Paine has seen the regional startup scene grow and helped nurture many of the companies that are now thriving in it. He can no doubt provide an in-depth perspective of  Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem. We will also explore the challenges he has faced as a VC and dig for insights into his work at the Founder Institute, supporting super early-stage startups.

Tune in to this conversation if you want to hear about:

  1. How do we interpret the idea of ‘Bringing Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia’ today?
  2. What are the challenges that Southeast Asian VCs are facing?
  3. What does it take to support early-stage startups in Singapore and the region?

RSVP here and send in your questions to Jeffrey Paine!

Date and time: October 15,  Thursday, 7pm (SGT)

Jeffrey Paine co-founded Golden Gate Ventures in 2011 with the motto “Bringing Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia.” Paine also manages the Singapore chapter of the US-based Founder Institute, helping oversee its expansion in Southeast Asia and Japan. He was the recipient of the “Founder Institute Director Award” in 2012 for “Greatest Ecosystem Impact.”

Golden Gate Ventures is a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage tech startups in Southeast Asia. Currently headquartered in Singapore, it has invested in more than 45 companies across multiple verticals, such as e-commerce, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms. Its portfolio includes firms like Indonesian fintech BukuWarung, Southeast Asian super app Gojek, and Singapore-based online marketplace Carousell.

See you all there and don’t forget to send in your question for Jeffrey!

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