Raid (T̶h̶e̶) Your Fridge: Investor AMA

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 14:00 - 15:30 PST
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If you found your way to our event page just now, please know you can still join our 2:00 PM SGT/PHT session today. The Zoom link is and the Zoom webinar ID is 812 2066 2715. Thanks and see you!

The sign’s out for our Investor AMA!

September 30 is the day startup founders, the investor community, and startup ecosystem enablers can candidly engage in a conversation with three seasoned investors of tech and impact startups operating in the Philippines and abroad.


Our goal is to help our Raid The Fridge audience get the most learning out of the investor panel within 90mins. As such, we’d like to try out the following:

  • Before the AMA. When you register for the event, you can share with us an issue/question that you’d really like to discuss with or get answered by the investor panel. Submitted questions will be sent to the investor panel days before the event — this way, they’ll know what’s on the minds of their AMA audience.

  • During the AMA. We will start the conversation with curated crowdsourced questions followed by live audience questions — we will invite you to upvote questions posted in the Q&A box


MARK SNG, Gentree Fund
Mark is the Vice-President of Investments and team lead for the newly-launched Gentree Fund. He previously spearheaded the Singapore office launch for Go-Ventures and was with Gojek’s Corporate Development Team, where he was part of the team that led the acquisition of in the Philippines. He also supported growth equity transactions into family-run businesses at TAEL Partners: a SEA growth equity fund with a focus on the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia markets.

Gentree Fund is the private investment vehicle by the family behind the SM Group, a leading retail, banking, and property development group in the Philippines. The Fund seeks to support founders from across Southeast Asia keen on expanding within the Philippines.

Rico is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of xchange investing in and mentoring high potential early-stage social enterprises, to help them become financially sustainable and achieve scale of impact. RIco likewise serves as the chairperson of the board of Ashoka Philippines. Through both these roles, he hopes to bring about the growth of a robust ecosystem for social innovation and entrepreneurship in the country. 

xchange is an impact investor focused on early-stage social enterprises in the Philippines.

MINETTE NAVARRETE, Kickstart Ventures
Minette is Co-Founder and President of Kickstart Ventures. She is Senior Vice President at Globe Telecom, and a member of the Board of Directors ofAdSpark, Globe’s digital advertising subsidiary. She also co-chairs the Ayala Corporation Innovation Advisory Council. Prior to joining Globe, Minette held CEO/COO positions in various industries, ranging from scrappy Philippine startups to iconic global companies.

Kickstart Ventures manages the Philippines’ largest technology venture capital funds, investing globally in early- and early-stage tech startups via three funds, including the Ayala Corporation Technology Innovation Venture Fund (“ACTIVE Fund”). Kickstart is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital firm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator.

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Kickstart Ventures is the wholly-owned corporate venture capital firm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage tech startups glo...

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