From First $1 Million in Funding to First $1 M in MRR - How to Get there?

Thu Dec 07 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Raffles City Singapore | Singapore

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India
Publisher/HostVertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India
From First $1 Million in Funding to First $1 M in MRR - How to Get there?
Learn from Joseph Phua who founded 17LIVE, Puiyan Leung, Partner @ VVSEAI and Clément Parazon - VC and Startup Partnerships @Google
About this Event

From First Million in Funding to First Million in MRR - How to Get there?

Raised your first million in investments recently and figuring where to go from here?

Join us for an exciting event where we dive into the journey of going from securing your first million in funding to achieving your first million in monthly recurring revenue (MRR). This event is perfect for entrepreneurs and startup c-suite interested in scaling their business towards series A milestone.

During this in-person event, we'll hear from Joseph Phua (cofounder and chairman of 17LIVE, VVSEAI's portfolio and company with which the Vertex Technology Acquisition Company (VTAC), SGX’s pioneer SPAC has proposed the business combination) and industry experts, Puiyan and Clement, who have navigated this path themselves or supported entrepreneurs on their challenging journey. They will share their insights, strategies, and lessons learned, giving you practical advice on how to accelerate your growth and reach that coveted milestone.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 6:00 PM (Singapore Standard Time). Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with like-minded individuals. Reserve your spot now!

This is an event like no other, as we aim to allow the entrepreneurs to benefit from

  • learning from our speakers' authentic sharing of experiences
  • understand challenges/ problems/ to expect as the entrepreneurs continue to build their business
  • Ask 'hard', close to 'heart' questions.

There will be business networking after this talk and Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

Only 70 seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis, join us by signing up now.

We thank Google Cloud for being a co-organiser and sponsor for this event.

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Puiyan Leung serves as Partner, Investment in Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India and focuses on opportunities in Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining Vertex Ventures, Puiyan was a Director of Investments and Operations at Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of telco group Singtel. In her role, she built a pipeline of tech startups that fit with the firm’s investment themes and established strategic alliance and managed partnerships with key ecosystem stakeholders.

Prior to that, Puiyan assumed a range of operating roles and once served as Singtel’s Indonesia-based lead in representing the local market development and expansion interests for Singtel’s digital portfolio.

Puiyan is a Kauffman Fellow and graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from the National University of Singapore.

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Joseph Phua is the chairman and co-founder of VVSEA&I portfolio company, 17LIVE Inc., a social live-streaming platform. He also holds concurrent roles as Chairman at Turn Capital and the SoundOn Group and has recently started the fast-growing Next Apple News media platform.

Prior to this, he founded Paktor, a pioneering dating app that has expanded beyond Singapore to the rest of Southeast Asia and North Asia, to form the largest social dating group in the region. Joseph holds a BSc in Finance from NYU Stern, and an MBA from Chicago Booth.

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Clement Parazon, runs VC and start-up partnerships for Southeast Asia for Google, based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in tech, including investment banking, running his own start-up and leading Commerce and Entertainment enterprise partnerships for Google in APAC. He has a very interesting vantage from which to connect the supply and demand sides of capital in the early stage ecosystem. Clement has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from France’s “Ecole des Mines” and is the proud dad of 2 French-Italian-Australian daughters.

About Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India partners with founders who are creating innovative, transformative and scalable businesses. It has a long and strong track record of investing in early-stage startups and building champions like Grab, PatSnap, Nium, FirstCry, XPressBees, Licious, 17LIVE, and others. VVSEAI supports its portfolio companies with unmatched operating experience and deep access to the capital, talent, partners and customers they need to build truly global businesses.

VVSEAI is one of six major funds in the Vertex Global Network which includes Vertex Ventures Israel, Vertex Ventures China, Vertex Ventures US, Vertex Ventures HC and Vertex Growth. These funds each focus on investments in their region and industry specialization. With the combined regional expertise and global reach, each team can leverage the Vertex Platform to get a broad view of innovation and share learning experiences across the world.
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Raffles City Singapore, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore


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