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Wednesday, October 7 • 4:15pm - 4:35pm
Doubling down on South East Asia? (Fireside)

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Golden Gate Ventures is doubling down on the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. The early-stage venture capital firm, based in Singapore, announced a fresh US$50 million fund for the SEA region. Why now and what are the opportunities there? How can government investment arms help investors and startups.

Paul Bragiel, a successful VC in San Francisco went from a nerd to Olympic cross-country skier for the nation of Colombia.

Collectively he's invested and/or advised 100+ companies that have raised $1.5b+ in follow-on financing which includes companies like Uber.

Often he travels around the world to give lectures on startups and serves as an advisor to governments on their technology and entrepreneurship policy including the nations of Colombia, Singapore, Estonia and Tanzania.

In 2012 he launched 3 more technology focused seed funds. Savannah Fund (Sub-saharan Africa) and Golden Gate Ventures (Southeast Asia) were created to foster entrepreneurship in those regions. Gamefounders (Eastern Europe) focus being companies building products related to gaming. In 2015 he launched Waves, a Latin American accelerator based in Peru that leads the City Incubator Program, a network of incubators supported by City Governments in emerging countries.

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Kevin McSpadden

Correspondent, e27
Southeast Asia Correspondent for @e27co. I tweet news, thought bubbles and internet mining gems. Previously @TIME and @Reuters | | Kevin (apparently) decided moving out of the Bay Area to cover the tech startup scene was a good idea. Proven correct, the man seems to enjoy paying bills as he moved basecamp from Hong Kong to Singapore. When not writing about start-ups, Kevin is probably yodelling on top of some mountain.

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Paul Bragiel

Founding Partner, I/O Ventures
Paul Bragiel is a 3 time entrepreneur that has started I/O Ventures, an early stage fund in Silicon Valley. He also sits on the advisory board of the global taxi service Uber. | | Collectively he's invested in over 100+ companies that have raised $4b+ in follow-on financing which includes holdings in other billion dollar companies like Unity & Zappos. | | In addition to his work in US he has started funds in Africa (savannah fund), Asia... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:15pm - 4:35pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

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