AngelCentral Deep Dive Series Webinar - Early Stage FinTech Investing in the Era of COVID-19: What's Hot and What's Not
Curious about the FinTech space and keen to understand and find out how to invest in startups in the FinTech space?
FinTech is the amalgamation of the terms “finance” and “technology”. It generally refers to software and modern technologies employed by businesses to provide automated, augmented financial services and processes. Whilst it is not a new industry, it is certainly one that is constantly evolving at a quick pace. From the likeness of mobile banking, cryptocurrency, and investment-related apps, FinTech has a wide range of applications.
Parented by both the technological and financial industries, the FinTech space is definitely one to keep an eye on for its budding potential to open doors for an endless amount of possibilities.
For this deep-dive segment, various FinTech industry experts have been specially invited to share their investing experiences in this space. This workshop aims to provide angel investors with exclusive frameworks and evaluation methodologies, to understand, evaluate, and invest in early-stage FinTech startups.
You will bring home a deeper understanding of:
- A general but informative overview of the FinTech space
- The journey of a typical FinTech company
- Discover what types of funding and assistance are required during their growth stage
- Factors to be mindful of before investing in a FinTech startup
Additionally, this specially curated AngelCentral deep-dive workshop will include the sharing of exclusive case studies for angels to discuss on and how one should go about valuing companies in this space. The session will conclude with a panel discussion by experienced practitioners who will give angels a deeper insight into this space.
Trainer & Panelist: Greg Krasnov, CEO & Founder, tonik
Greg is the Founder & CEO of tonik (www.tonikbank.com), the first digital neobank in the Philippines operating on the basis of its own bank license.
Prior to tonik, Greg co-founded and chaired four other successful fintech startups in Asia, including Credolab, FLOW, Solarhome, and AsiaKredit, as well as having been the Founder/CEO of one of the top private equity-backed success stories in Consumer Lending in Eastern Europe, Platinum Bank (Ukraine), exited in 2013 for $150 million. Before that, Greg spent 10 years in Private Equity in Western and Central Europe at Bank of America (London) and Innova Capital (Warsaw). A serial entrepreneur at heart, Greg’s launched his first business at the age of 18, earning his way through college through coding and PC repair.
Panelist: Scott Krivokopich, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, 1982 Ventures
Scott is the Managing Partner of 1982 Ventures, a seed stage VC fund focused on fintech in Southeast Asia. He previously was Principal and Head of Investments at tryb Group, where was responsible for construction and managing a portfolio early and growth-stage fintech investments. He has experience leading deals in multiple fintech verticals including SaaS enterprise technology, lending, and insurance across Southeast Asia.
Moderator: Phey Teck Moh, Partner, AngelCentral
Phey Teck Moh is a mentor and angel investor in the Singapore entrepreneur ecosystem. He cofounded AngelCentral, which provide education and curated startups for angel investments. At Entrepreneur First, Teck Moh is a mentor to extraordinary people to build amazing startups from scratch. Xpanasia is an advisory company specializing in Telecommunications and Information Technology companies in Asia Pacific.
He had retired as Asia President, Motorola Solutions in May 2013. During his tenure, Motorola Solutions Asia Pacific grew more than 15% per annum. Prior to Motorola, Phey was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Internet, a NASDAQ-listed Internet service provider in Asia Pacific. He started his career at IBM and moved to Compaq. His startup investments include Homage, Metro Residences, Portcast, Sensorflow, and many others.
AngelCentral is one of the most active and fastest-growing community of angel investors in Southeast Asia. We organize regular curated pitch sessions, angel education workshops, and provide syndication services.
The idea for AngelCentral started in late 2016 as a community initiative by the Partners to share their personal experiences and lessons learned on angel investing. As they meet hundreds of startups annually, they decided to further value add via pitch sessions, where promising startups present and pitch to interested angels.
With the initial success and validation of their efforts in 2017, AngelCentral incorporated officially in February 2018 with the mission to build a community of effective angel investors in Southeast Asia. Since Inception, AngelCentral has trained >300 angels and our members have invested >S$16m into the startups.