Meet a Start-Up Investor: Anything You Would Like To Know About Venture Capital & Angel Investment

Thailand Startup Week is a Free five-day, entrepreneur-led, community-run event held to celebrate, showcase, empower, inspire, and grow the startup community and culture through knowledge sharing in meetings, gatherings, lectures, and other exciting activities. From 18-22 July, we are hosting over 50 FREE events across Bangkok in multiple locations. You are viewing one of these events.

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Meet a Start-Up Investor: Anything You Would Like To Know About Venture Capital & Angel Investment

Learn about the similarities and differences between angel investment and venture capital over a short presentation, casual group discussion, and Q&A. This session is ideal for both entrepreneurs wanting to better understand how to get venture financing and those interested in become either VCs or Angels.

Speaker: Polapat Arkkrapridi (Paul)

Paul 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 Central Retail, 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 up 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 currently manages the FinTech venture capital fund for Siam Commercial Bank’s Digital Ventures group.

Paul earned his undergraduate business degree at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.


Tuesday 19 July starting at 18:00 (arrive a few minutes earlier to register)
HUBBA Thailand (Ekkamai) 



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