e27 Academy 2018 Trainers

Marco Bardelli
Senior Director & Member of the Board - Nongsa Digital Park

Conceptualized and executed the Nongsa Digital Park (NDP) project as part of Citramas Group continuing effort to develop business activity and infrastructure in the Digital Economy space.
NDP presents a unique combination of business and educational activities already operating in its ecosystem that represents the pivot for what Indonesian President Jokowi has defined as the “Digital Bridge” connecting Indonesia to the rest of the world.
NDP sees already the presence of Infinite Studios with its Digital Animation activity that has been in operation for more than a decade with execution of works at international level and its Soundstage Studios that have been utilized for many international movie and TV series projects.
Infinite Studios is an integrated media entertainment and creative services company based in Singapore and Indonesia (NDP)
Infinite Studios has evolved its business from providing creative services such as post-production, visual effects and animation to creating its own original content for the global digital media industry. Located at One-North Mediapolis, Infinite Studios is also home to Singapore's 2 largest soundstages with another 2 soundstages, one of them being the largest in South East Asia, and a 1 hectare film backlot in NDP.

Marco Bardelli
Senior Director & Member of the Board - Nongsa Digital Park
Florian Cornu
Founder and CEO - Future Flow

Florian is the founder and CEO of Future Flow, a Singapore-based company which guides entrepreneurs along their growth journey. It provides business modelling, financial projections, unit economics coaching, executive dashboards and board management.

Florian Cornu
Founder and CEO - Future Flow
Brandon Naber
Founder and CEO - Sales Development Coach

Brandon Naber is an investor, advisor, consultant, and coach focused on helping high-growth B2B Internet/SaaS businesses build world-class, predictable Sales & Marketing Engines.

Previously, while working around the globe with LinkedIn (IPO), Twitter (IPO), Dropbox (IPO), Brandon was building & leading high performing Sales & Marketing teams responsible for every major market in the world - managed 150+ sales reps, 80+ countries across 6 continents, 20+ languages, 130+ hires.

Since founding Sales Development Coach in 2015, Brandon has been a leadership consultant for Dropbox (IPO), SurveyMonkey (IPO), CalReply (Startup, Acquired), Enboarder (Startup, Seed), FlareHR (Startup, A-Round + B-Round), Asana and a leadership coach for 20+ startups.

Brandon currently works with 500 Startups & TechStars as a Mentor. He is also a keynote speaker and runs startup-focused workshops in SEA for top-tier VC firms re: building Sales & Marketing Engines.

Brandon Naber
Founder and CEO - Sales Development Coach
Andrew Wong
Co-Founder - Scale Up Academy

The Founder and Advisor of the MAD Group, a highly entrepreneurial business entity and passionate about Entrepreneurship. I coach, mentor and incubate new startup entrepreneurs and have worked with more than 5000 startup entrepreneurs over the last 12 years.

Andrew Wong
Co-Founder - Scale Up Academy
Paddy Tan
Founder - Interventures Asia

Paddy is the ’go to guy’ with a no-nonsense approach for tech startups and ventures here in Asia. He is armed with vast experience in identifying startups from an idea to mentoring, funding and acquisition stage.

He improves the probabilities by running on the ground engaging founders, partners and VCs to make the whole business plan work.

Because of his passion for anything technology related, he developed a keen eye for Wearable Tech, Crypto Investment, Gadgets, Web technologies (IOT) and Mobile Security.

He possesses vast knowledge of how technologies can be integrated into different businesses and provides consultancy services to business leaders with a team of colleagues for digital technologies and system integration specialising in Change Management, Digital Marketing, Gamification and App Development.

Paddy Tan
Founder - Interventures Asia
Mario Berta
Founder and CEO - FlySpaces

• Currently Founder and CEO of FlySpaces.com a tech-start up that empowers SMEs to get access to flexible office and retail space. Raised more than USD 3 Million from regional investors in the SEA’s region.
• Senior Consultant in the PLDT Group (Philippines’ largest Telecom and conglomerates) and various Conglomerates. Consulting about innovation, digital transformation, sales and Start-up Culture.
• Formerly Nova Founder’s director for growth, a tech incubator and VC firm that boasts among its investor Richard Li (among HK’s richest tycoon) and Asia Regional Co-Founder of Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi.
• True global professional with extensive experience in leadership, strategy, innovation and expansion. Passionate about empowering and enabling people, developing businesses, and supporting companies and institutions all around the World.
• Driven by success, strongly believes that we live in a World where relationships are the key to standing out of the crowd and excelling at doing business in present competitive environment.
• Built, managed and trained successful sales teams in Africa and in the APAC region, including Papua New Guinea, Macau, Angola, Nigeria, Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
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Area of expertise: Start-ups, IT / E-commerce, Mobile Payments, Social Media, Telecoms, Advertisement, Business Development / Sales, Training and Coaching.
• “Asia Expert” by founding and running multiple businesses for 6 years +
• Fluent in 4 languages: Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese
• Contestant in the famous business reality show “The Apprentice”, Spanish version.
• Master Degree in Business & Economics from University of Turin with exchange in IE Business School (Madrid)
• OMP (Owners Management Program) in IE Business School
• Visiting Professor at IE business School
• Endeavor Entrepreneur.

Mario Berta
Founder and CEO - FlySpaces
Zoë Ng
Co-Founder and Managing Director - Raintree Development

Zoë began her career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in the UK and US, covering multiple sectors including Media, Telecomms and Education. She then worked at Google across several product teams with a focus on YouTube, designing global campaigns for FMCG. Zoë then started her entrepreneurial career as a founding team member at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, leading business development and digital. She has since moved back to South East Asia to work on multiple ventures in Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia. Her latest project - Raintree - is Cambodia's first creative office development that supports the tech, education and entrepreneurship sectors through programmes in the space. She also serves as the independent IC member on the first corporate VC in Cambodia with Smart Axiata.

Zoë Ng
Co-Founder and Managing Director - Raintree Development
Weiting Tan
Country Manager - Wantedly

Weiting Tan is the Country Manager of Wantedly Singapore, which matches companies and talents based on mission and values rather than salary and benefits. He is one of the main drivers behind Wantedly’s international expansion efforts across Southeast Asia and Europe.

Before devoting his time to Wantedly, Weiting served as an international business consultant for various startups in the United States, Chile, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. His extensive experience, globally, focuses on reengineering business process for companies across a myriad of industries.

Weiting holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Weiting Tan
Country Manager - Wantedly
Radhika Dutt
Co-Founder - Radical Product

Radhika is a product executive who has participated in 4 exits, two of which were companies she founded. The first startup she co-founded was Lobby7, a venture-backed company that created an early version of Siri back in 2000 and was acquired by Scansoft/Nuance.

Radhika Dutt
Co-Founder - Radical Product
William Koo
Managing Director - Novus BridgeWorks

Singaporean with over 15 years of experience in government and private sector -- banking, real estate, venture capital; worked and lived in Singapore, Shanghai and Silicon Valley. Analytical mind with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

William Koo
Managing Director - Novus BridgeWorks
Mohan Belani
Co-Founder and CEO - e27

Mohan Belani is the Co-founder and CEO of e27, a startup and tech ecosystem platform focused on help startup founders build and grow their companies. He believes that startups can make the world a better place, and in order for Southeast Asia's tech ecosystem to be relevant, it needs to be driven by sustainable and impactful companies solving problems at scale. He enjoys working with Founders and helping them alleviate the challenges of building great companies specifically around the areas of talent, funding and market access.

Mohan Belani
Co-Founder and CEO - e27
Oswald Yeo
Co-Founder and CEO - Glints

Oswald is the co-founder & CEO of Glints, the #1 career discovery platform and graduate recruitment platform in Asia with a network of over 300,000 young professionals and 10,000 employers.

At 21 he dropped out of college at UC Berkeley to focus on the startup and it is now raised over $4million by top investors including East Ventures, 500 Startups, Wavemaker Partners, Fresco Capital, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), SGInnovate, Pixvine Capital, 8Capita, Golden Equator Capital, Gobi Partners, and other private investors.

Glints has been featured on Forbes, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Yahoo News, The Straits Times, Business Times, Today, Techinasia, e27, Channel News Asia and other publications.

Oswald was also named by TechCrunch as being one of the youngest founders to have raised venture capital in Southeast Asia, as one of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium in 2015, and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in 2017.

Oswald Yeo
Co-Founder and CEO - Glints
Nic Lim
Founder and Managing Partner - 8Capita

Founder and Executive Chairman of 8common Limited, a Public Listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange (8CO) which develops Enterprise Software delivered mainly on a SaaS basis.

Partner at 8capita which invests in internet, mobile and digital media companies.
Current portfolio: e27, Apps Foundry (SCOOP), zeGuestlist, PERX, Adventurelink, Paofit, Frenzoo, PayrollHero, LittleLives, Vertical Payments (MyCampusCard), Ubertor, Marcella Online and Snooth.

Web 1.0 veteran as a co-founder of the Catcha.com in 1999 which has evolved to become a successful Internet group in Asia. Left active involvement in 2003 (remaining a shareholder) and pursued a career in Finance till early 2012 where he was attached to Morgan Stanley (Fixed Income Sales, Investment Bank) in Singapore.

Nic Lim
Founder and Managing Partner - 8Capita
Puja Disha Bharwani
Content Strategist & Brand Storyteller - What's The Story

Puja Disha Bharwani has been crafting stories for startups (Grab, Zimplistic (Rotimatic), Trehaus), media outlets (Thomson Reuters, Conde Nast, e27), MNCs (Abbott, Temasek, Linklaters) , social enterprises (The Rumie Initiative, CRIB) and entrepreneurs for over 15 years. She is all about telling a good story in an engaging way with data and the consumer profile in mind. Puja enjoys working closely with leaders and coaching startup founders to help them discover their why, vision, purpose and of course, story.

Puja Disha Bharwani
Content Strategist & Brand Storyteller - What's The Story
Bjorn Lee
Founder - MindFi.co

Bjorn Lee brings mindfulness off the cushion into the busy world. Blending his technology career and 7-year meditation practice, he has taught and shared at startups, corporates and non-profits. Bjorn is currently a third-time founder with wellness startup MindFi.co to bring balance to our technology compulsions. As an ex-product manager at Zendesk, his exposure to the high-pressure customer support industry made him realize mindfulness is not just a personal, but social problem. His goal is to help more people find more calm, energy, and purpose in work and life.

Bjorn Lee
Founder - MindFi.co
Murli Ravi
Co Founder - Tin Men Capital

Murli comes from a 15-year career spanning investments, consulting and research. He has also been invited to take on independent board roles and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD. His involvement with more than 25 early- and growth-stage ventures across SE Asia, India, Australia and the US has given him a ringside view of the issues founders need help with to achieve success. His first board directorships came at the age of 28 just as the global financial crisis began.

Murli Ravi
Co Founder - Tin Men Capital
Vincent Woon
Co-Founder & CEO - Holistics

My focus is in the business development of enterprise software technology for sales, marketing, and reseller relationships, and also to work with emerging technology companies to identify and validate their product-market fit.

Sales Focus: Enterprise Technology, Business Development, Relationship Management, Solution Consultant, Business Analysts, Channels Management

Vincent Woon
Co-Founder & CEO - Holistics
Roy Ang
Regional Business Development Manager - Grab

Roy assist in setting up payment operations in the South East Asia countries that Grab is in, with the aim of making GrabPay the default mobile payment wallet in the region. His responsibilities includes strategising payment experiences for and building up team & product for each local market.

Roy Ang
Regional Business Development Manager - Grab
Nigel Ong
Project Manager - FundedHere

Nigel is currently the Project Manager for FundedHere. In his previous role, he was helping to direct and coordinate all marketing efforts for the company. Previously, Nigel was a business consultant for a Sichuan Investment Consultancy Firm where he assisted SE Asia SMEs in their business expansion plans into the China Market. He started his career as a Marketing Executive where he led a project that helped establish the marketing infrastructure for the company. With a strong passion for entrepreneurship, he co-founded a boutique IT service company providing digital turnkey solutions for business owners during his final semester in university. Nigel graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a Bachelor of Business, specializing in Marketing. Nigel’s belief: To be successful in a business, it takes 5% idea, 5% luck and 90% execution for it to succeed.

Nigel Ong
Project Manager - FundedHere
Michael Lints
Partner - Golden Gate Ventures

Michael studied Management and Control of information science. After his graduation, he worked briefly as a consultant and project manager at one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands, after which he started his own IT business, an IT System Maintenance Company. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch SME’s before joining Golden Gate Ventures as a venture partner. Michael has had various positions on a societal and administrative level as a result of which he has been able to build an extensive international network. Michael is a former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam and studied Financial Analysis for Business Valuation, and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School.

Michael Lints
Partner - Golden Gate Ventures
Yoav Elgrichi
Founder - Impactech

Yoav Elgrichi
Founder - Impactech
Alan Cheah
CEO - GoCar Mobility

Currently the Chief Executive Officer at GoCar Mobility, the fastest growing legal car-sharing platform in Malaysia - acquired by Mayflower Car Rental, part of the Tan Chong Group in 2016. Now located in 230+ locations spread across Klang Valley, Langkawi, Penang, and Johor.

Recently GoCar partnered with Renault to increase its fleet size, and also deployed to KLIA, LRT, KTM, and Shell stations in Malaysia; GoCar is playing a catalyst role together with other industry players (alternative transportation services) in transforming mindsets and encouraging change to user's behaviours for the first & last mile journey.

Alan Cheah
CEO - GoCar Mobility
Hari Vaerhn
Global People and Culture - Intrepid Ventures

A multi-cultural executive and operator with consulting, corporate & start up experience,
I enjoy partnering with leaders & boards to deliver organistional growth through talent, culture & strategy.

I am keen to connect globally with passionate humans who bring impactful change to the way we live, think and create.

Hari Vaerhn
Global People and Culture - Intrepid Ventures
Tito Costa
Partner - Global Founders Capital

Murli comes from a 15-year career spanning investments, consulting and research. He has also been invited to take on independent board roles and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD. His involvement with more than 25 early- and growth-stage ventures across SE Asia, India, Australia and the US has given him a ringside view of the issues founders need help with to achieve success. His first board directorships came at the age of 28 just as the global financial crisis began.

Tito Costa
Partner - Global Founders Capital
Kineret Karin
Founder - Impactech

I am a serial Entrepreneur with 20 years of profound experience in global project management, business development, research and analysis, business management, e-commerce, sales and marketing.

I Founded, managed and sold successfully 2 companies in Singapore. I run a consulting company pertaining companies to establish, build and grow their companies in Asia.

I planned and managed commercial and e-commerce projects in the technology/internet, retail and Pharmaceutical sectors, globally.

Kineret Karin
Founder - Impactech
Jacqui Hocking
Managing Partner - VSStory

Jacqui began as a visual storyteller with a UN Global Climate Expedition, and went on to work with global brands like Unilever, Standard Chartered and P&G. Realising the power of stories to share and scale business solutions, she is now the Founding & Managing Partner of VSS: Vision Strategy Storytelling to help visionary companies get more visibility.

Jacqui Hocking
Managing Partner - VSStory
Michael Blakey
Managing Partner - Cocoon Capital

Michael’s entrepreneurial journey started when he was young. He supported his way through college in the US by running some of the best music events in the city. Michael loves building things – including companies.

Michael isn’t your typical investor – he’s been in the trenches. He has hustled and has succeeded. Michael attributes his atypical journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur-turned-investor to having struggled for years in school, owing to his dyslexia. As a result, he was always on the lookout for ways to succeed outside of school. In turn, it is exactly this kind of differentiation and drive that he looks for in Founders as an investor today.

Michael Blakey
Managing Partner - Cocoon Capital
Tanisha Banaszczyk
Investment Manager - Convergence Ventures

Tanisha has a background in investment banking and business advisory services with three leading global advisory firms. Prior to joining Convergence Ventures, Tanisha was an Investment Analyst at Macquarie Capital, specializing in large scale Mining & Resources transactions. She is also a qualified Charted Accountant with experience in business risk advisory and transaction advisory services at two of the Big 4 professional services firms.

Tanisha Banaszczyk
Investment Manager - Convergence Ventures
Fernand Lendoye
Managing Director - Aviva Ventures

Seasoned executive and investor with global transactional and significant operating experience in shaping growth strategies and business development, opening new markets and driving business turnaround. Passionate about new venture strategy and partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs who have the drive to disrupt markets.

Fernand Lendoye
Managing Director - Aviva Ventures
Frank Lee
Partner - TNF Ventures

In TNF Ventures, I help manage all aspects of company operations, and portfolio companies. We have 20 portfolio companies. In Tech JDI, I help fast scaling Series A/B/C tech companies grow their 2nd tech teams in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We manage over 70 headcounts in 2 offices.

Frank Lee
Partner - TNF Ventures
Cheryl Chong
Business Development Director - FundedHere

Co-founder of The Social Co. and passionate about rallying various stakeholders in ampliying social impact. Day job in equity crowdfunding matching investors with Southeast Asian startups that are raising funds.

Cheryl Chong
Business Development Director - FundedHere
Hans Zhong
ASEAN Venture Capital, Accelerator & Startup Business Development - AWS

MBTI: ENTP Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder: (1) Adaptability (2) Command (3) Ideation (4) Futuristic (5) Relator

Hans Zhong
ASEAN Venture Capital, Accelerator & Startup Business Development - AWS