Raid The Fridge: IMPACT

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:30 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


What good is impact investing?

If it has captured your imagination and would like to know more beyond your Google search, join our startup mixer Raid The Fridge on August 30th (Wed), 55 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

Please note that unlike our usual Thursday evening runs of Raid The Fridge, we're holding it on a Wednesday this month.

We are pleased to have as resource speakers impact investors RICO GONZALEZ, Managing Director & Co-Founder at xchange; and SHUYIN TANG, Principal at Patamar Capital. We're fortunate to have them share their evening with us and discuss their views on the following:
(i) impact investing practices and opportunities in the Philippines and Southeast Asia;
(ii) role of tech in enabling new and inclusive business models.

If you’re a bootstrapped entrepreneur or a social enterprise founder beginning to look at impact capital as an option, this session is for you — grab the opportunity to ask our impact investors for tips or advice. If you’re an investor looking to diversify your portfolio with impact startups, we hope to see you, too!

And before you register your attendance via Doorkeeper or make your way to our venue, please be guided by our Raid The Fridge program format:
6:30pm - Registration/doors are opened to guests. Networking over beers kicks-off
7:50pm - Guests are notified that talks will begin shortly and are encouraged to go indoors where program is held
8:00pm - Start of program
9:00pm - End of program and networking resumes
11:00pm - Networking ends, guests leave.

See you,
The Kickstart Team

About the Speakers

Rico is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of xchange, an impact-first social enterprise incubator in the Philippines, investing in high potential early-stage social enterprises while providing full-time mentorship to help them grow and achieve scale. (See more:

Rico began his career as a philosophy teacher at the Ateneo de Manila University, before becoming a research analyst at Asia Equity, the first foreign-owned investment house in the Philippines. Subsequently, Rico moved to Hong Kong to work at Cazenove (later acquired by JP Morgan), managing a team of analysts to cover banks and insurance companies across Asia. In 2003, Rico returned to the Philippines, and, together with his wife and partners, ran Information Gateway, a pioneering mobile content company that grew to become one of the largest players in the space. Here he gained much practical experience in running and scaling enterprises. In 2009, Rico began to focus his efforts on building the social enterprise sector in the Philippines, and in 2011, founded xchange together with his wife. Rico holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

SHUYIN TANG | Patamar Capital
Shuyin currently leads investing activities in the Mekong region and the Philippines for Patamar Capital (formerly known as Unitus Impact), the most active social impact venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. She has experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe), and impact investing (Unitus Impact, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. (See more:

Shuyin was named one of Australia's "100 Women of Influence" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.

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