Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00 - 15:30
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Join us for an exciting VC fireside chat: Wavemaker Partners x Kickstart Ventures!

You can look forward to a zero-hype conversation between PAUL SANTOS, Managing Partner at Wavemaker, and JOAN YAO, VP for Investments at Kickstart.

In this 88th Raid (T̶h̶e̶) Your Fridge edition, Paul will share his journey in becoming a Venture Capitalist, leading the Wavemaker team in fundraising and investing across Southeast Asia, as well as his thoughts on what it will take to unlock the potential of the Philippine startup ecosystem.

If you're a startup founder, investor, or #startupPH ecosystem enabler, this session is for you: there is so much we can learn from Paul, a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, and Joan, who leads the Investment Team at Kickstart, the most active CVC firm in the Philippines today.

Wavemaker is also a Kickstart co-investor: in 2019, their investee company was acquired by Gojek.

Thanks and see you all at our 88th Raid (T̶h̶e̶) Your Fridge on September 24th!

Your Fridgemaster,

Pia Bernal | Kickstart Community Manager
FB/Tw: @kickstartPH

About Paul Santos

Paul Santos is Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners. He led the establishment of the Singapore-headquartered Southeast Asia (SEA) office in 2012. The firm is SEA’s go-to early-stage VC for enterprise and deep tech: 116 out of their 136 (85%) portfolio companies target enterprises, and 32% are in deep technology & artificial intelligence. Wavemaker’s portfolio includes startups in software, AI, and cybersecurity as well as precision agriculture, cleantech, additive manufacturing, and laser communications.

Recent exits include TradeGecko’s acquisition by Intuit, Moka’s and’s acquisitions by Gojek, Red Dot Payment by PayU/Naspers, and Wavecell by 8x8.

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