The 3rd Edition of FFMH will give 116 female founders the opportunity to be mentored by 50 investors from 34 of the top VCs in Southeast Asia!

If you are a female founder in a tech startup at the seed or Series A stage, please apply by 25 November using the link below to secure your spot!


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Cocoon Capital is excited to launch the 3rd Edition of Female Founders Mentoring Hours (FFMH)!

Bigger, better and bolder, 50 investors from the top 34 venture capital firms in Southeast Asia will join us as mentors, offering their invaluable expertise to 116 female founders from across the region. The event will be held over two days, Tuesday, 1 December and Wednesday, 2 December, 2-4pm SGT (GMT+8). 

Once again supported by Enterprise Singapore and Amazon Web Services (AWS), 116 female founders from anywhere in Southeast Asia will each have the opportunity to meet 4 investors for 1 hour of remote mentoring hours to discuss their tech business idea, ask for advice and pitch for investment. Founders, to find out how to extract maximum value out of each 13-minute session, follow the link here!

Cocoon Capital will host the online sessions on Zoom and allocate investors and founders to separate breakout rooms. 

Full list of participating VC mentors

Wavemaker PartnersMelissa Ho
Vulpes Investment ManagementMay Myat Noe Oo
TNB AuraSamuel Chong
Skystar CapitalShefali Dodani
Singtel innov8Selvam Moorthy, Paul Burmester
Sequoia CapitalPieter Kemps, Augustus (Augie) Ilag
QualgroWanying Zhang, Minh Vuhong
Prasetia DwidharmaMaria Natashia
Playfair CapitalJeremy Luzinda, Jeevan Sunner
Patamar CapitalAn Do
Openspace VenturesNichapat Ark
Monk’s Hill VenturesEunice Wong
MassMutual VenturesCarlos Jo-Loo, Cheryl Teo
Mana ImpactPatti Chu
Lightspeed Venture PartnersPachara (Pinn) Lawjindakul, Marsha Sugana
Jungle VenturesAlice Besomi, My Tran
InvestibleReena Sharma, Jake Booker
HER CapitalAndrea Leong, Gail Wong, Anna Pearson
Golden Gate VenturesAndri Wardhani
Gobi PartnersNadia Fonny, Felica Trenseno, Vincent Yunnaraga
Go VenturesNigel Quah
Elev8.VCHarleen Thakral, Elyas Ash
DTRIBE CapitalMichelle Chang
Cocoon CapitalWill Klippgen, Michael Blakey, Ine Jacobsen, Michael Distel, Zong Xi Sia
Click VenturesCarman Chan, Leo Chiu
Central Capital VenturaMichelle Suteja
Brilliance VenturesQian Chen 
Big Idea VenturesDalal Alghawas
Beacon FundMouna Aouri
Altara CapitalAdrian Ho, Huiting Koh
ACT Capital PartnersMathew Cole 
500 StartupsEddie Thai, Pat Thitipattakul

Outcomes from the first two editions of FFMH

Making an impact

Our first two editions in July and August were a smashing success and an incredibly humbling experience, with over 500 meetings scheduled between 135 founders and over 35 investors from the top VCs in the region.

The aim of FFMH has always been to set female founders up for success and eventually help close the huge funding gap between male and female founders through a collaborative spirit. In the last two editions of FFMH, we’re encouraged by the fact that at least half of the investors had follow up meetings with up to 4 founders. Additionally, we know anecdotally of three startups have received a term sheet from FFMH investors.

We have also shared all 135 applications with participating mentors, giving female founders greater visibility to investors.


We have received some humbling positive feedback across our two events from both founders and mentors:

From Founders

FFMH was a great initiative from Cocoon Cap to help female founders bring their ideas to life. The gender gap in Asia’s funding is a symptom of a much larger system and I’m glad Cocoon Cap started to work tackling it. It’s a great step in the right direction and glad to have been included in the event. It was a great way to meet investors, practice my pitch, and learn how to improve the execution of my idea. I definitely recommend all female founders to check future events. — Niki @ Chief Best Friends

A fantastic opportunity to meet investors and gain valuable feedback that could otherwise be difficult to obtain. Thanks for helping level the playing field for female founders 💪🏼 — Josie @ Capture

The event was a great opportunity for founders to connect with investors who were genuine about lending their support and expertise. FFMH’s format is especially relevant given COVID-19 and offers founders a unique way to build their network — Athena @ Zumvet

From Investors

Cocoon’s ethos, paired with the breadth of personas and diversity in those giving advice forms a compelling proposition for anyone seeking guidance or insights — Reena @ Investible

Really happy to be part of this great initiative. Kudos to Cocoon’s team for organizing at a high standard. I enjoyed speaking to inspirational ladies, exchanging great ideas and providing perspectives. This is an event you should not miss. — Joe @ TNB Aura

We are incredibly thankful for all the support, and hope to grow FFMH into a sustainable programme that lasts beyond each mentoring session.

How to register

We welcome applications from any Southeast Asia based female founder whose business is tech and at the seed or Series A stages. Previous participants of FFMH are welcome to apply again. 

Apply NOW at: Registration closes 25 November 11:59 SGT. 

Keep an eye on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages and FFMH page for updates!

You can follow the Cocoon team on LinkedIn, Facebook and through our newsletter. If you’re a male founder and would still like to pitch us, please submit your application for funding on our portal here.