JumpStart Connect 3 was different from the previous 2 events that we had as this time the tables are turned and instead of having the startups to pitch, it will be the investors who will be ‘pitching’ instead. Aptly named JumpStart Connect: Turn the Table, this event is actually a collaboration between 123JumpStart and Digital Media Wireless Chapter.
Recognizing the lack of info on most Series A investors, we decided to focus only Series A investments and invited an impressive line-up of Series A Venture Capitals to share about their funds and how they could value add to the startups. Investors who pitched include: Monk’s Hill Ventures, Mirum Agency, SPH Mediafund, Extream Ventures, Vickers Ventures, CyberSecure Asia, NSI Ventures, Bluehill Asset Management, SBI Venture Capital and a talk by IIPL on getting prepared for fundraising.
The event was well received by the startup community as a record 139 registrants signed up for the event out of which 115 guests turned up for the event. This exceeded our initial target and expectation of 80 guests. Naturally the networking that followed was brimming with vibrancy and excitement as startups and investors alike bonded over food and drinks sponsored by our event partner, SoftLayer.