Meet the VCs: Investor Speed Dating was started with the intention to build more conducive environments for venture capitalists (VCs) and startups to connect and carry out meaningful conversations surrounding investment opportunities.
First kicked off in August 2019, the Investors Speed Dating session amassed much positive response and high demands from startups and VCs alike.
To date, we’ve received more than 500 applicants from Malaysia and Singapore, having matched about 150 startups to VCs in 260 successful matches.
"I'm impressed by how the session is structured and organized, especially shifts between the common room and breakout room. I would say it's one of the best speed dating organizer I’ve ever seen."
- Ryusuke Hirota, Spiral Ventures
With confidence gained from the positive feedback by attending VCs and startups, we are organizing the first ASEAN-wide Meet the VCs!
We aim to create a better ecosystem for the startup community in ASEAN and Pakistan, by developing this program with the inclusion of more startups, more VCs, more conversations and more deal flow.
Unlike unplanned, random meetings with VCs at networking events, MTVCs is curated to match startups with their ideal VCs. Each VCs will shortlist the startups they'd like to meet and we will arrange the schedule accordingly. Startups will be notified of meeting details like which VCs and when the meeting takes place.
Event day is postponed to 14th October 2021, 1:00PM (GMT+8).
Application closes on 29th September 2021
Shortlisted startups will be notified via email before 8th October 2021
MTVCs is designed to facilitate the initial conversation between VCs and startups, which is why each meeting is private and 20 minutes long. A realistic expectation is to briefly introduce your startup and your team and spend most of the time getting to know each other (like real speed dating!).
We strongly encourage startups to set follow up meetings as it’s impossible to complete due diligence in 20 minutes and the goal is to build relationships instead of closing a deal on the spot.
If you'd like to get connected with your dream VCs, apply now before the deadline!
*If you're facing difficulties submitting your application, you may use this alternative application form.