Speaking Bio

My main ways of sharing my insights about startups and startup ecosystems are through speaking, mentoring and advising. My main goal is to challenge the minds of founders and startup ecosystem leaders in an engaging way. In addition to speaking at conferences, I also facilitate workshops that benefit from my knowledge about startup ideation, entrepreneurship, and my framework for building startup ecosystems.

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I am best known for my talks on startup ideation, technology investment trends, fund raising and entrepreneurial training engagements on creating your very own startup ecosystems in your city.

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Jeffrey Paine is the founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology venture capital fund based in Singapore investing in Southeast Asia with over US$70 million under management. Jeff started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore where he is currently overseeing its expansion in Southeast Asia, and Japan. Since 2010 the Founder Institute in Singapore has graduated over 100 companies. He is a recipient of the Founder Institute Director Award 2012 for “Greatest Ecosystem Impact” Worldwide (Singapore).

Golden Gate Ventures’ investments in Southeast Asia include Redmart, Carousell, Tradegecko, Coda Payments, Ayannah, Orami, Ruma, Moneysmart, Alodokter and Appota amongst others.

He is a Singapore native and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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