Smart Fundraising for Founders
ENDEAVOR STORIES: SMART FUNDRAISING FOR FOUNDERS
Join us at Smart Fundraising for Founders!
Created by Endeavor Vietnam, Endeavor Stories is a series of events that disseminate hands-on lessons, best practices, and real stories from top entrepreneurs and experts to a broader community of founders aiming to accelerate their own business. The series will cover a wide range of topics that’ve been keeping founders awake at night. In partnership with ESP Capital, we’re excited to host the 1st talk of the series: “Smart Fundraising for Founders.”
As the rate of startup formation increases and as the VC industry expands to support those new teams, get funding is a never-ending story. It is pain in the neck to raise money for a startup in any industry, whether you’re bootstrapping your business, launching through joining an incubator, or seeking help from a VC or angel investor. In stead of common guidance that’s been rehashed here and there, the talk will untangle the myst of fundraising by telling true stories from people who’ve been through the painful process. Our guest speakers will also point out the most common mistakes that prevent founders from speaking the same language with investors.
LE HOANG UYEN VY
General Parter, ESP Capital
Vy is currently the General Partner of ESP Capital, an early-stage venture fund with the mission to support tech startups in Southeast Asia.Read more
LE HOANG UYEN VY
General Partner, ESP Capital
Vy is currently the General Partner of ESP Capital, an early-stage venture fund with the mission to support tech startups in Southeast Asia. ESP aims to invest in companies that can create impacts to improve life qualities and effectively utilize technological innovations to disrupt the market, with the goal of becoming the next unicorns in Asia.
Vy has developed her interest in IT since her young age. At 13, she founded TmSpeed Network, specialized in web design and hosting trading. Her passion for entrepreneurship has empowered her to become a dynamic businesswoman, who is highly committed to excellence and innovation. In 2009, Vy founded Chon.vn and served as CEO, developing the website into one of the most popular online fashion shopping centers in Vietnam. From 2014 to 2017, she served as Managing Director of Adayroi.com, one of the leading e-commerce platforms Vietnam that offers more than 12 product categories and generates an annual GMV of US$ 200+ million.
Vy graduated as Valedictorian from McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University in the United States.
Co-founder, Up Co-working Space
Nam lives for tech. A world leader in innovation and technology, the former Silicon Valley sensation founded SASMe while still a student in Australia.Read more
Co-founder, UP Co-working Space
Nam lives for tech. A world leader in innovation and technology, the former Silicon Valley sensation founded SASMe while still a student in Australia. The startup helped create the SMS application market worldwide. He moved stateside to found Emotiv, a world leader in brain-measurement tech. He has guest lectured at Harvard, Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Nam back to Vietnam with the dream of building the leading Workspace that leverage business success and bring in an ultimate solution for Vietnamese startups by UP’s ecosystems.
Ferish Patel is the founder and managing partner of the Singapore office of Cooley, the world’s largest venture capital-focused law firm.Read more
Partner, Cooley LLP
Ferish Patel is the founder and managing partner of the Singapore office of Cooley, the world’s largest venture capital-focused law firm.
Ferish provides strategic guidance to high-growth technology companies and their investors on a wide range of transactional matters — including strategic decision-making, private financings of all stages, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He has advised founders and investors on some of Asia’s largest and most complex financing and other transactions.