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MITCS BFast Talk - Lim Kuo Yi: VC Investing in SE Asia

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M.I.T. CLUB OF SINGAPORE

in partnership with

Spencer Stuart

Breakfast Talk on 21 November 2017

“Lim Kuo-Yi: VC Investing in South East Asia”

Abstract

Southeast Asia has seen an impressive boom in the number of tech startups and the amount of venture capital funding raised. Monk’s Hill Ventures, an early stage VC focused on the region, is a key player in this evolution, and its founding partner, Dr Lim Kuo-Yi, will share the firm’s experience in this journey. He will also talk about investment origination, portfolio management, and fund raising, etc.

The Speaker

Prior to founding Monks’ Hill Ventures, Kuo-Yi was the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore, investing in technology startups globally. Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio, Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3 and other leading startups.

Kuo-Yi has been a founder, early employee, mentor and angel investor of early-stage technology startups spanning the US and Asia. He was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acq. by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acq. by Security Sources), and co-founder of SportsHook, a sports-focused SaaS platform.

Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering. He describes a 'perfect day' as: Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21, Fenway Park, 80 degrees weather, a hot dog and a cold beer.

The details of the event are as follows.

1. Venue: Spencer Stuart, Board Room

39th Floor Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay

2. Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017

3. Time: 7.30 am to 9.00 am

4. Cost: $10 for paid MIT Club of Singapore Members

$20 for non-members

(please register via Peatix at mitbfast.peatix.com by 18th November 2017)

5. Enquires: Kou Yew (Mobile: 97433902 or email lkouyew@sloan.mit.edu)

Tue Nov 21, 2017
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM SGT
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Spencer Stuart Board Room
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MITCS Member SOLD OUT $10.00
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ocean financial centre, 10 collyer quay Singapore
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