Our diverse team is ready to support you

Core team

Led by two of the most experienced early-stage tech investors in Southeast Asia, the Cocoon Capital team is motivated to support our exceptional founders on their journey to success.

Will Klippgen

William Klippgen
MANAGING PARTNER

Co-founder of Kelkoo, sold to Yahoo in one of Europe’s largest internet transactions and a frequent speaker & judge at universities and start-up conferences.

Michael Blakey

Michael Blakey
MANAGING PARTNER

A veteran angel investor named UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015, selected as one of the Maserati 100, and classified as a “Business Angel you should know.”

Carol Cheung, Venture Partner, Cocoon Capital

Carol Cheung
VENTURE PARTNER

Over 20 years of experience in investments, technology, & entrepreneurship via Family Office, VC, and founding/operating start-up businesses in the UK. Her early-stage deep-tech VC locales include Europe, North America, The Middle East & SEA. 

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Sia Zong Xi
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

As Cocoon’s first hire, Zong applies his experience from both a large private equity firm and a local startup to support the fund in all things related to incoming deal flow and current portfolio.

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Lauren Teo
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Joining Cocoon from a Chinese tech startup, Lauren applies her marketing, PR, and strategy experience to both Cocoon and its portfolio companies.

Advisors

Been there, done that. Here at Cocoon, we bring together a team of senior advisors who have been in your shoes. They have built, scaled, and exited companies across a range of industries and have invaluable advice to offer.

Martin Roll

Martin Roll
Senior Advisor

Branding strategy

Mikhail Zeldovich

Mikhail Zeldovich
Senior Advisor

Finance and operations

Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman
Senior Advisor

HR and people strategy

Jani Rautiainen

Jani Rautiainen
Senior Advisor

Regional expansion

Fraser Morrison

Fraser Morrison
Senior Advisor

Sales strategy

Are Gloersen

Are Gløersen
Senior Advisor

Deeptech and cleantech

Talib Yousry

Talib Yousry
Senior Advisor

Partnership strategy