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Venture Capital Learning Lab: Opening Symposium by GUIDE

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Calling all early-stage startup founders and emerging venture capital practitioners! 📣 Join us for an Opening Symposium on July 18, part of the newly launched Venture Capital Learning Lab program in collaboration between GUIDE and the Asia School of Business.

It will be an enriching full day of learning and networking with seasoned startup investors and venture-backed founders, exploring diverse venture capital funding sources and gaining insights into fundraising realities in the Asia and South East Asia region.

What to expect:

  • ​​💡 Early Stage: The day begins with an overview and an insight-driven orientation on the first and early rounds of funding, including perspectives from seasoned angel investors who invest globally in innovative ideas. This is followed by a detailed workshop on term sheet jargon and its mid- and long-term implications.
  • ​​ 🎯 Growth Stage: After lunch, the lineup explores the realities and current status of the fundraising landscape for founders, expectations around growth-stage funding, and personal perspectives from a founder who has navigated the entire journey from the early stage to the growth stage.

​Learning materials, lunch and light refreshments are included.

Featured Speakers:

  • ​Prof. Wong Poh Kam, ASB Distinguished Visiting Faculty
  • ​Hisham Ibrahim, Executive Director, Investment at Gobi Partners
  • ​⁠⁠Jasdeep Maan, Investment Manager at Gobi Partners
  • ​Shahril Ibrahim, Partner at 500 SEA
  • ​Ramasworupha Nair, Growth Investments Analyst at 500 SEA
  • ​Nurshaffira Izzad, Senior Manager, Regional Development & Strategic Marketing, Cradle
  • ​⁠Wong Kah Meng, Group Chief Operating Officer of Funding Societies | Modalku
  • ​⁠Dr. Siti Najaa, Assistant Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre at ASB
  • ​Rufus Chen, SEA Startups Account Lead, Carta
  • ​Neil Cheong, Founding Managing Director, GUIDE


Event Agenda


July 18
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


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ASBhive, G-Floor, Asia School of Business
Asia School of Business, 11 Jalan Dato Onn,, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia
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