The venture capital scene in Thailand is taking off like a rocket, with more capital available for entrepreneurs than ever before! The country's largest companies have formed nearly US$500 million in corporate VC funds over the past 2 years, the government has earmarked another US$750+ million in funds for startups and SMEs, the stock exchange has launched an equity crowdfunding platform, and regional VCs are currently raising hundreds of millions of dollars in new funds. But as the VC scene in Thailand evolves from the first wave of local micro funds and neophyte regional funds to a second wave of more seasoned funds with hard-earned track records and new CVCs with large war chests, what does it take for Thai entrepreneurs to attract the attention (and investment funds) of these investors? What can entrepreneurs do to increase their chances of getting the coveted Series A and B rounds that promise to vault their startups to international fame & fortune?
In collaboration with The Hive and Digital Ventures, Startup Grind Bangkok celebrates FEMALE LEADERS MONTH in May with two leading venture capitalists, Anix Lynch of Expara and Nichapat Ark of Openspace Ventures, who will share their insights on what local and international VC funds are looking for in Thai startups, and how entrepreneurs can increase their chances of securing investment. Join us on Thursday, May 31st for an evening of networking and enlightenment at one of Bangkok's coolest co-working spaces!