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LEVEL3 Founders' Breakfast Club (VC Edition) ft. Michael Smith Jr., Partner at SeedPlus

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.

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In the upcoming Founders’ Breakfast Club: VC Edition on 11 September 2018, we are honoured to have Michael Smith Jr., Partner of SeedPlus as a special guest. Our LEVEL3 startup founders can look forward to his insights on how Seedplus approaches its broadly-scoped investment interest areas, and learn about his strategic technical vision as a CTO in his previous role.

Michael has helmed technology-led expansions across the region from HOOQ (SingTel), Spuul, Yahoo! and BEA Systems (later acquired by Oracle). As a CTO at HOOQ previously, he drove product and technology decisions that powered the premium online content service to customers across Asia. At Yahoo!, Michael served as the Director of Global Tech Initiatives, and managed the Asian developer network and oversaw the acquisition of startups and partnerships with many companies across Southeast Asia. Michael also spearheaded the acquisition of Koprol, which formed the foundation of Yahoo!’s Indonesian engineering site. 

SeedPlus is a Singapore based venture capital firm, looking to invest in and partner with founders building globally disruptive startups across Asia, by leading seed to pre-series A rounds. Their investment philosophy is focused on operational involvement through a team of seasoned executives from fast-growing tech companies the likes of Google, Yahoo!, Spotify and Evernote. Their broadly-scoped investment interests include machine learning, SaaS, IOT & connected devices, Fintech and marketplaces.

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 VCs are interested in

8.30am Welcome and introduction
8.35am Michael shares SeedPlus' 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 SeedPlus

The Founders’ Breakfast Club: Ventures 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 SeedPlus team. Click here to apply for an advisory slot. 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 SeedPlus 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.