Catalysing your evolution from Founders to Leaders

How do we work with you?

As an active, early-stage investor, we allocate substantial time to each new company post-investment by only doing 6 new deals each year. We act as your trusted advisors supporting you in all aspects of running a business. To help you grow, we put special emphasis on your and your co-founders’ personal development.

We enjoy that you are proactive and clearly state what you need from us; in return we will work relentlessly to deliver. We always seek to build long-term partnerships so that we can support you in both good and bad times. 

How do we source deals?

Always on the lookout for the best founders in Southeast Asia, you can find us at events, conferences, demo days and at our monthly mentoring sessions that we do around Southeast Asia. We look for resilient and focused founders who are not afraid to fail forward. Our own founding experience has taught us that a seed-stage startup is a work in progress, so we are more interested in where you are going than where you are at right now.

What are we looking for?

Stephani Chai

“After four years as a founder, I can honestly say that there is no better education on being an entrepreneur than life itself. Having said that, no matter how able or smart one might be; we never know it all. Which is why having a mentor is so important for all entrepreneurs. With Michael, whilst we share the same overall vision and values, naturally there are times where we have different points of view – which I see as a positive rather a negative as a mentor must not only advise, but challenge us to be best we can be. In all I am very grateful for all the time and help Michael has spent with me, and I have a great deal of respect for what he has accomplished not only as an investor but as an entrepreneur. I hope other founders would consider having him onboard as I believe he has helped not only the company, but steered me to become a better CEO.”

Stephanie Chai / Founder, The Luxe Nomad

How does it work?

Vaibhav Dabhade

“Go-to advisor to call when you need sound-sounding-board. I expect Michael to look at topics from long-term, communication and governance perspectives which is sometimes difficult to focus for early stage startup CEOs with no prior experience.”

Vaibhav Dabhade / Founder and CEO, Anchanto

What are the terms?

Aloke Bajpai

“The best investors are the ones who support you even when the chips are down. We were able to steer through the 2008-2009 downturn only with the help and guidance of Will, who not only helped us put together a bridge round, but also provided much needed moral support to keep us on a growth trajectory.”

Aloke Bajpai / Co-Founder and CEO,