What happens when one of the world's most influential and highly regarded VCs in the world of augmented reality/virtual reality decides to take a short holiday to Bangkok? Startup Grind Bangkok hijacks his time to share his experiences, thoughts, stories, and wisdom with the Bangkok tech and entrepreneurship community! Join us on Thursday, February 7th at LearnHub+ Co-Learning Space in Siam Square where we will chat about all things AR/VR with Tipatat Chennavasin, General Partner and Co-Founder of The Venture Reality Fund (http://www.thevrfund.com)!
The Venture Reality Fund
General Partner and Co-Founder
Tipatat Chennavasin is a General Partner and co-founder of the Venture Reality Fund (http://www.thevrfund.com) investing in early stage VR and AR companies. He has experience creating VR/AR content and became convinced of the power of VR when he accidentally cured himself of his real life fear of heights while developing in VR. He has established himself as VR/AR industry spokesperson and thou…
Tipatat Chennavasin is a General Partner and co-founder of the Venture Reality Fund (http://www.thevrfund.com) investing in early stage VR and AR companies. He has experience creating VR/AR content and became convinced of the power of VR when he accidentally cured himself of his real life fear of heights while developing in VR. He has established himself as VR/AR industry spokesperson and thought leader, and has contributed to many publications and presented at various industry events worldwide. He is an adviser for many VR/AR companies as well as a mentor for VR/AR incubators and accelerators around the world. He has looked at over 4,500 companies in the space and has invested in 30.
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Paul Ark spent the first half of his career as an investment banker, working on IPOs, acquisitions, and private equity deals for global banks Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in Asia and New York, as well as boutique advisories Tonson Capital and Blackwood Ventures in Southeast Asia. He then transitioned to the world of retail by joining Thailand’s retail conglomerate Central Group, working on regional joint ventures and working on the company’s market entry into China and other Asian markets. He spent several years facilitating Apple Retail’s market entry into Asian markets, opening flagship stores in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, before joining Microsoft and advising on their China retail market entry strategy. Paul is also an active startup mentor and angel investor, having made investments in early-stage companies in the United States, China, and Thailand, and devotes much of his time supporting and developing the Thai startup ecosystem as a Startup Grind chapter director and Seedstars World ambassador for Bangkok. He currently manages the US$100 million corporate venture capital fund for Siam Commercial Bank’s Digital Ventures group, which has made investments across the globe. Paul has studied at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and London Business School.
Nichapat Ark is an advisor to Openspace Ventures (previously NSI Ventures), an angel investor, a startup mentor and Seedstars World Bangkok Ambassador. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets in Thailand. Her most recent post before she left her banking career was Executive Committee and Managing Director, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank Thailand where she took part in driving the bank’s strategic planning and execution functions. Additionally, she was responsible for financial markets sales & trading, capital markets as well as asset & liability management for the bank. During her 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank, she spent 2 years in China as Managing Director of Financial Markets Sales based in Shanghai.
Nichapat obtained her Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance from Sasin Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and spent a term on exchange at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration at Assumption University, Thailand.
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