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
PROVIDE FUNDING & MENTORSHIP FOR ENTREPRENEURS
PROMOTE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN A TRADITIONAL FIELD
Maximilian Von Poelnitz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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