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      July 2, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      32 Carpenter Street
      Singapore, Singapore

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      How Investors Decide Where to Invest

      Investors see a lot of startups, out of which they will carefully select only a handful of teams. These decisions are made based on a set of variables, which are often people, product and market size related. In this panel, we will dive into what drives the decision making and where is the emphasis when investing in deep tech companies. Date: 2 July 2019, Tuesday Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911 Speakers: Victor Tan, Director, Venture Investing, SGInnovate Nikhil Kapur, Partner, Strive Didier Vermeiren, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Entrepreneur First [Moderator] Programme Details: 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking Speakers’ Profiles: Victor Tan, Director, Venture Investing, SGInnovate Victor Tan is currently part of SGInnovate’s Venture Investing team in Singapore and concurrently manages investments and operations in North America. SGInnovate is focused on enabling entrepreneurs in Singapore to build start-ups with a strong emphasis on science and deep technology. As a private organization owned by the Singapore Government, they bring together partners from the private sector, institutes of higher learning, and research organizations as part of Singapore's broader ecosystem of innovation. Nikhil Kapur, Partner, Strive Nikhil Kapur joined GREE Ventures in 2015. He is based in Singapore and covers investments across Southeast Asia and India. He completed his MBA, with a major in finance, at the National University of Singapore after receiving the NUS MBA Academic Excellence Award. Prior to business school, he founded a successful and profitable venture in the media-technology industry in India, scaling it to multiple countries. Before his entrepreneurial journey, he developed the first version of Office Excel for multiple mobile platforms while working at Microsoft. As an undergraduate, he attended Delhi College of Engineering, graduating cum laude in computer engineering. Moderator’s Profile Didier Vermeiren, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Entrepreneur First Didier is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Entrepreneur First, helping new founder teams validate their business ideas. Before EF, he was founder and CEO of two European-based property tech companies, and director of the Berlin and Brussels chapter of the Founder Institute, the largest tech accelerator in the world.

      Categories: Science

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