Tuesday 7 April 2020

Come and meet startup founders, investors and advisors talking about their inspiring journeys!
Learn more about startups & founders from Australia & Emerging Markets!
An exclusive and relaxed networking event gathering startups and angels.
Learn from amazing and inspiring stories from those local and global entrepreneurs.
Get visibility and connect with founders, business angels & investors.
— Venue TBA —
Wine, beer, cheese and food included!


Fabrice Lombardo – Founder & Managing Partner – Chairman @GEREJE Corporate Finance

  • Working with Asia since 1994
  • 12 years (1994-2005) working for Multinationals (CATU-Legrand-Electrical, BWT – Water treatment, Edelcom-Citelum / EDF)
  • Passionate entrepreneur since 2005 / founded GEREJE in Singapore in 2008
  • Expertise : Buy side – External Growth / Fund Raising (Equity – debt) / Valuation & Structuration
  • Advising small / mid / large firms as well as Financial institutions, Family Offices & PE firms
  • External teacher at ESSEC
  • BBA at Oxford Brookes Univ, Grenoble Bus. School, Exec. MBA at ESSEC

Pierre Vanrenterghem  General Manager @Rosemont Business Asia

Pierre graduated in Business from ESSEC Business School and also holds a Master’s degree in Law. He was previously working in Paris and later managed the Corporate Service department of a top-tier German law firm. Prior from setting up RBA, Pierre was a legal consultant at a Singapore-based law firm where he was in charge of corporate, tax and immigration matters. He has experience advising companies and individuals on their investment or commercial projects as well as their relocation in South East Asia.

Michael Blakey – Managing Partner @Cocoon Capital Partners Pte Ltd

Michael Blakey is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Singapore-based venture capital firm Cocoon Capital. Set-up alongside Will Klippgen in 2016, Cocoon adopts a hands-on, founder-first approach to early-stage investing. Before this Michael was an entrepreneur and since 2000 was a full-time angel investor who was named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’, selected as one of the Maserati 100 and classified as a ’Business Angel you should know. 


About Cocoon Capital: 

Cocoon Capital is a Singapore-based venture capital firm focusing on early-stage, technology companies across Southeast Asia with assets under management of SGD40m. The fund invests in enterprise tech companies within the medtech, fintech, insurtech and other deep tech verticals. It has done a total of 14 investments till date and differentiates itself by working closely with its portfolio companies to unleash their potential.

Jerome Ly– Co-Founder & CEO @Savyu

Result-driven Senior Executive with over 15 years of broad international management experience covering Europe, Asia and Brazil. Established, managed and grew various businesses within E-business, Online Marketing, Mobile Payment and Consumers Goods.

Strong track record in managing large team of diverse backgrounds. Strategic mind-set with capabilities for proactively identifying problems and opportunities. Rich experiences in business development in multi-cultural environment and in implementation of IT solutions with complex processes.

Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards. Eager to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.

Launched in Brazil with full operational responsibilities. Launched KISS for SmarTone.


This event is powered by

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Australiance is a consulting & recruitment company.  Founded in 2010, the company helps international professionals and businesses to settle in Australia and Australian companies to expand their business in Europe. They have also developed their international talent acquisition recruitment activity. Thus, they help their B2B clients to find the right people for their organisation.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Rosemont Business Asia is a leading accounting, tax and corporate services boutique with offices in Singapore, HK, Thailand and Vietnam.