Venture Capital, Interrupted: New Models from US, Europe and Asia

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Traditional models of venture capital have been challenged across the US, Europe and Asia, with new emerging models. Instead of lengthy due diligence and 1:1 processes, new models of venture such as accelerators and studios are growing in popularity. Today, funding models are diffused; venture investors now participate in both early- and late-stage companies, while strategics are active in the market. ICOs have also emerged as alternative ways to play the game. 
Amidst these dynamics, we are very pleased to convene in Singapore an intimate panel of experienced early-stage investors and operators from three parts of the globe to challenge each other on the question of "what works best" based on their own personal experiences.

Join us as we host an open discussion on how the VC industry is fast-evolving, what challenges startups are facing today and what bold moves we can expect in 2019. 

Date: 10 December 2018, Monday
Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm, followed by casual drinks and dinner
Location: Straits Clan, Attic on Level 4 (31 Bukit Pasoh)

Look forward to seeing you there!
Dominic and Yishan

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About the Speakers

Anne-Marie Droste
Anne-Marie is Director of Expansion at Entrepreneur First (EF), the world’s leading company builder. EF brings together extraordinary people to build startups from scratch in London, Singapore, Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris and Bengaluru. They fund individuals and help build cofounding teams, develop ideas, and accelerate through fundraising from the world's best investors. She also set up and ran Entrepreneur First in Singapore, together with Alex Crompton. Anne-Marie was part of the early EF team in London, where she created EF’s European talent acquisition strategy. Before EF, she completed degrees at Cambridge and Utrecht, wrote a thesis on thermodynamics in windmills, and ran a travel agency to North Korea. 
Koh Shiyan
Koh Shiyan is a Managing Partner at Hustle Fund, an early stage VC recently created with ex-500 Startups partners Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn. She was previously VP of Business Operations and Corporate Development at Nerdwallet, a leading personal finance site in the US where she worked for 5 years before returning to Singapore. Prior to that, she worked in an investment role at Bridgewater Associates. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and degrees from Stanford University in Economics and Mechanical Engineering.
Li Jianggan
Jianggan Li is the Founder of Momentum Works (, which specializes in accelerating early stage startups in Southeast Asia and India. Prior to Momentum Works, he was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Easy Taxi & FoodPanda, two major ventures of Rocket Internet in Southeast Asia. A native of China, Jianggan is fluent in Mandarin, English and French. He is conversational in Cantonese and Spanish. In his free time, he has traveled to Pyongyang, Chisiniau and Santiago de Chile, among other places. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

Yishan Lam