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LEVEL3 Founders' Breakfast Club (VC Edition) ft. Michael Lints, Partner at Golden Gate Ventures

LEVEL3 Founders’ Breakfast Club is an exclusive platform for our startup founders to connect with the many tech entrepreneurs and partners within our community. It is an open forum where founders can be inspired, share ideas and knowledge, learn about opportunities, and make vital connections within the startup ecosystem.

In the upcoming Founders’ Breakfast Club: VC Edition on 11 September 2018, we are honoured to have Michael Lints, Partner at Golden Gate Ventures as a special guest. Our LEVEL3 startup founders can look forward to his insights on how Golden Gate Ventures approaches early-stage startups, and learn from his strategic vision and entrepreneurial background.

Michael is the former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and chairman of the Young Economic Development Board, which helped him built an extensive national and international political and corporate network. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch’s small and medium-size enterprise to help them with capital financing, development and relevant support and strategy.

Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia. Since 2011, the firm has invested in over 30 companies across more than seven countries in Asia. The firm invests in internet and mobile startups across many sectors, including e-commerce, payments, marketplaces, mobile applications, and SaaS platforms. They invest at Series A and typically look at companies raising from USD$1M to USD$5M. 

Key outcomes from the session

  1. Understanding key attributes the VCs consider when making an investment

  2. How VCs make an impact on the growth of startups and sharing of past success stories

  3. Learn about new industry trends and emerging technologies that interest VCs


8.30am Welcome and introduction
8.35am Michael shares GGV' focus areas, and what matters to them in startup investment
8.50am Q&A and open discussion
9.30am End

This event is chargeable at $8 (coffee/tea & light breakfast will be catered).

Advisory with Golden Gate Ventures

The Founders’ Breakfast Club: VC Edition is focused on creating connections between VCs and LEVEL3 startups that fit their focus areas and stage of investment. Between 10.00am – 12.00pm, introductory half-hour advisory meetings are coordinated between LEVEL3 Founders/CEOs and a member of the Golden Gate Ventures team. We will inform you about the allocated slot if you are selected. Please fill up this form to be considered for an advisory slot with the Golden Gate Ventures team.

This event is exclusive to LEVEL3 startup founders and CEOs. Due to limited availability, we are only able to accommodate one representative per startup. Event registration fees are non-refundable.