Raid The Fridge: Four!

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:30 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Incubation Space

The One School Compound, 55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


Last month, our Raid The Fridge speaker Pieter Kemps from Sequoia Capital shared how they work with founders and entrepreneurs a.k.a. what they typically look for in startups and their founders pitching to Sequoia for funding.

This month, our Raid The Fridge guest speaker Joe Rouse will do the reverse: “WHAT ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN INVESTORS."

Joe will give you an overview of Investor types, what Investors look for, and what YOU should consider when assessing prospective Investors.

So rather than say “It’s Not You, It’s Me” during the course of your startup fundraising, come listen to Joe, and share your experiences on how entrepreneurs and investors can work better together.

So join us, say hello to Joe, swap updates with old friends, and welcome newbies to the #startupPH community!

And yeah, help us empty our fridge because we're turning four! Yep, it’s been an amazing four-year ride since we incorporated in March 2012: we’re up for more, and thrilled to be in this together with you.

The Kickstart Team

Joe has over 15 years’ experience in technology business operations, professional investment and consulting. Operating roles with venture-backed startups include VP for Business Development/COO of GridIron Software, Director of Marketing at Philsar Semiconductor (acquired by Conexant), and product and corporate marketing manager at Tundra Semiconductor, from spinout through IPO. In these roles, he worked closely with leading North American venture capital and corporate venture funds, as well as industry partners including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, and Sun/Oracle. His investor roles include General Partner at Pioneer Capital Partners, as well as iNovia Capital, and is now Venture Partner at Get2Volume Accelerator.

Based in Singapore today, Joe is Executive Adviser to NUS Enterprise and Executive-in-Residence at The ICEHOUSE incubator. He serves as an expert adviser to NZ's Callaghan Innovation. He has also served in leadership roles at Business Angel Network SE Asia, Start-up@Singapore, and the University of Auckland Spark entrepreneurship program. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences and an MBA, both from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.

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Kickstart Ventures is a Corporate Venture Capital firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage te...

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