Fireside Chat – East meets West: A Dialogue on Startups & Venture Capital @ SMU

Thursday, September 14th

10:00 am - Fireside Chat – East meets West: A Dialogue on Startups & Venture Capital @ SMU

Which region of the world will the next unicorns emerge from? Swing by for a Fireside Chat with David Su and Michael Seibel, moderated by Paul Santos, Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners.

Michael Seibel is a full-time partner and CEO of Y Combinator, which Fast Company has called “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator”. Y Combinator’s accelerator program has graduated startups such as AirBnB, Dropbox and Reddit. Mr. Seibel graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science.

David Su is the Founding Managing Partner of Matrix Partners China, and has led investments into many leading startups, including Baidu and Didi Chuxing. Prior to his venture capital career, Mr. Su worked at Lotus for seven years, building its business in China from the ground up. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Paul Santos is Managing Partner at Wavemaker Partners, which has invested in more than 150 Internet, Mobile and Enterprise technology startups since 2003. Aside from co-founding 6 companies across different industries, Mr. Santos has backed numerous startups, ranging from Luxola to Gushcloud. Mr. Santos graduated with a B.S. in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University.


Thursday, September 14th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Singapore Management University
81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065

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