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Dare to be a Female Business Angel x Women in La French Tech

November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

La French Tech is thrilled to invite you to our very first Female Business Angel event.

Yes, you read it correctly, we want you to be a Business Angel!

It’s no secret that women are totally under-represented when it comes to tech entrepreneurship and investments.
We believe that more diversity in venture capital is a win-win for startups and their backers.
So we want to help women getting started and empower them with practical advice.

We are excited to welcome entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs and dealmakers on our panel. We will talk about what to expect from startups you’re investing in, how to get a strong deal flow from the start and how to evaluate early stage companies.



6.30pm – Registration


7pm – Panel 1: Start-ups & Angels on their journey of raising or funding.

Melissa Lou – Co-founder of Delegate – started the company together with her Co-Founder Jacqueline after realizing the market gap and inefficiencies of the events industry in Asia. Prior to founding Delegate, Melissa ran Partner Relations and Account Management at a global luxury lifestyle group.

Dana von der Heide – COO and co-founder of Parcel Perform – is passionate about e-commerce, logistics and technology and made it her mission to improve customer experience for everyone.
She has held roles in global strategy and business development in Europe and Asia and played a key role in establishing DHL eCommerce globally.

Komal Sahu – Serial Business Angel – is an angel investor, mentor and board advisor to a number of startups.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Accountants, a  Certified Tax Advisor and has completed the Financial Times Independent Directors diploma. She has over the last 8 years worked with startups and incubators in multiple geographies. She has conducted due diligence, considered product market fit, growth strategies and assisted with recruitment of talent etc. She has invested as an individual and co invested through angel networks and with institutional investors. She is also an LP in early and late stage funds. She has a general preference for startups that generate a financial return as well as positive societal outcomes.

Moderated by Amel Rigneau – DigitalMind Media – After a successful career in consulting, mostly focused on innovation projects, Amel has set up and then sold her own start-up. She now supports start-ups in expanding their operations in Asia by scaling up activities or raising funds.

7.40pm – Panel 2: Angel, Syndicates & VC on how to source, evaluate and structure a strong deal.

Marielle Reussink – Ladies Club Investment – Since leaving the corporate world, Marielle’s life has become all about start-ups. From the onset, the goal of her own entrepreneurship journey has always been to help fellow entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
Marielle’s forte is digital, branding and strategy, however as her approach is business oriented, her role quickly evolved to include business advisory and consultancy and to become an investor through L.I.C.

Jean-Pierre Sedaghat – La French Tech Investor Syndicate – is an investment professional with 12 years of demonstrated success in entrepreneurial ventures, venture capital investments and corporate venture innovations in Europe and APAC. During his career, Jean-Pierre advised and executed 20+ transactions, representing US$90M of investments in high growth start-ups and large SMEs representing Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds as well as MNCs. Furthermore, he leads the French Tech Investor Syndicate in Singapore, which includes 20+ business angels.

Lucy Ashenhurst – Upstart Alliance – Lucy has been a passionate supporter of the startup ecosystem in South East Asia since 2012. Originally a corporate lawyer for global leading firms, she decided to use her powers for good instead of evil, and founded Upstart Alliance in 2015 offering top tier legal support to help startups raise investment and scale their businesses. Now she is launching her new project – a law app allowing even the smallest businesses to access customisable contracts and legal support for as little as $20 per month.

Moderated by Alice Besomi – Series A investor at Jungle Ventures – has been investing in early stage startups for the last 8 years, in France first and Singapore since 2014. She is responsible for sourcing deals, doing due diligences and portfolio management. Prior to this, she has been involved in several fundraising projects for startups in France and HK.

8.15pm – Networking

Come join us to embark on the journey of angel investing.

The event is free. Registration is mandatory as seats are very limited to 50.
Be on time, the event will start at 7pm sharp

Contact: Amel Rigneau <amel@digitalmindmedia.co>


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