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Alumni Angel Club

For Alums, by Alums

WE LEVERAGE INSEAD ALUMNI NETWORK

TO SUPPORT PASSIONATE FOUNDERS

Established in 2016, we are an alumni-run angel investment club based in Hong Kong and Singapore.

We provide early-stage capital to high-caliber INSEAD entrepreneurs through syndicates. Startups that have successfully raised funding through us are generally scalable, shown traction, and have connection to Asia

MISSION

PROVIDE FUNDING & MENTORSHIP FOR ENTREPRENEURS
GENERATE RETURNS
FOR INVESTORS
PROMOTE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD

 PORTFOLIO

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COMMITTEE LEADS

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Maximilian Von Poelnitz

MBA'12J

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Maximilian is an entrepreneur, investor, and start up advisor. He has spent the past 10 years in Asia and following a business school degree at INSEAD launched his first start up in 2011. In 2016, his start up NOSH was funded by the Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund and Delivery Hero SE, a publicly traded group out of Germany. He has had two successful exits and founded New Territory Ventures, an early stage food tech angel fund, in 2019. As Managing Partner, Maximilian oversees new investments in the USA as well as Europe. He especially enjoys the operational components of portfolio management and board decision making.

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Pranav Mehrotra

MBA’18J

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Management consultant with 6+ years expertise in go-to-market strategy, B2B sales and digital venture building in high technology sectors in APAC. Active startup mentor.

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Basile Voisin

MBA’18J

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Management consultant with ten years experience in the Financial Services industry in Asia and Europe. 

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Clement Ahiekpor

MBA’12J

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Go-To-Market and Partner Development specialist. Origins from Europe and 15+ years in Asia led to Business Angel involvements and investments across these two continents.

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David Li

MBA’17J

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Experienced venture and community builder. Previously held roles at equity crowdfunding platform AngelHub, startup network WHub, Microsoft, F200 Chinese MNC, and growth-stage startups.

Alex Tham

TIEMBA’15

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Alex is an experienced C-level executive, technopreneur and investor. He founded 3 startups before becoming a partner for a US$150m venture fund and a US$200m private equity fund. Both funds focus on the technology, energy and environment space. He is currently the Regional Managing Director of an MNC whose primary business is in industrial automation, life science, robotics and IoT solutions.

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Douglas Duncan

MBA’09J

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Seasoned int'l manager with 15+ years leading teams and growing businesses in Asia and USA in fields incl. Energy, Automotive, Retail and Payment. Currently in Singapore driving sales and strategy in Battery Systems for electric vehicle and stationary renewable applications. Angel investor and startup mentor since 2015.

Olga Lyudovyk

MBA’07J

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Technology entrepreneur and advisor, co-founder of Shophop.me, held leadership roles in retail, technology and analytics. Currently developing innovative products in a digital health startup.

 
 

INVESTOR

You should be an INSEAD alum (validation through directory) and are interested to invest at least $5K USD in early-stage ventures through a variety of instruments including KISS/SAFE, convertible note, or equity

Once you become a member, expect quarterly communications from the club on exciting startup investment opportunities & pitch/social events

Contact us for any inquiries at angel@inseadangels.asia

STARTUP

We are founder-focused. We hope to work and grow with you in building the next blue ocean venture

Historically, we have raised up to $250K USD for founders of diverse cultural backgrounds, with half of our portfolio companies led by female founders

We organize pitch events 3-4 times a year, and accept pitches on a rolling basis. Your startup should have at least one INSEAD founder, C-level member, or adviser. Scalable startups with MVP, traction, and Asia connections are highly preferred