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Valuation and Fund Raising of Tech Startups

Success stories of technology startups such as Google, Alibaba, Flipkart and Amazon have not left Southeast Asia untouched. After the booming Indian startup scene, a number of ASEAN countries are now gearing up to attract entrepreneurs and stimulate the creation and growth of startups. China and India, in fact, are leading the trend not only in Asia but globally.

Of late, the exponential growth in market value of technology startups worldwide has generated great curiosity in investors and investees. In this workshop conducted by i-Deals Network in Jakarta for participants, experts will train participants about new valuation methods and approaches along with real life case studies.


  • This is a serious workshop created for ambitious startups, senior executives and strategists from e-commerce, fin-tech and health-tech companies. Entrepreneurs and PE/VC professionals planning to enter the e-commerce space also make ideal participants. Seasoned practitioners looking to upskill themselves and grow their practices will find value after attending this workshop.
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  • Understand the new valuation methods and approaches
  • Learn fundraising strategies
  • Analyse and critique the use of appropriate valuation models
  • Know governance and regulatory requirements
  • Foresee the growth of e-commerce industry
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    Srividya Gopalakrishnan, CVA, MRICS – Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services, Duff & Phelps Singapore Pte Ltd

    Srividya is the managing director of Duff & Phelps Singapore Pte Ltd. She set up American Appraisal Singapore operations in 2012, which later got acquired by Duff & Phelps, the largest global independent valuation advisory firm. She has over 20 years of experience in valuations, M&A, corporate finance and management consulting. She has advised numerous companies on valuations for the purposes of transaction, restructuring, taxation, financial reporting, dispute resolution and financing. She is a member of the Institute of Valuers & Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS) Council as well as the IVAS Professional Development Committee. She is an empaneled valuer with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) for their IP Financing Scheme. Prior to joining American Appraisal, Srividya was the Partner and Practice Leader – Valuations at Grant Thornton India. She established their valuation practice in 2004. Under her leadership, the practice grew to one of the largest, at a national level. Srividya has also worked with Baring Communications Equity Asia (BCEA), a private equity fund in Singapore, part of the ING-Barings group and with A.F. Ferguson & Co (part of Deloitte) earlier in her career. Srividya has advised several global and Asian clients across a variety of sectors such as technology, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, energy & resources etc.

    Michael I. Waitze

    Michael I. Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. Michael began his career in the back office, transitioned into a technology support and development group and spent most of his career as a multi-product trader in Japan and Southeast Asia. He has built multiple trading businesses and managed and mentored successful teams as well, all while managing relationships with he largest institutional investors in the world. During this time, Michael also maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make those businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael has a deep knowledge of global equity markets, equity valuations and has been the head of multiple Portfolio Trading desks. He has traded Equities, Portfolios, Futures, Currencies and Fixed Income Securities. After more than 20 years in Tokyo, Michael moved to Southeast Asia to get more involved in the Private Equity and Venture

    Mr. Chonladet Khemarattana

    Mr. Chonladet Khemarattana is our CEO and he is also in charge of company’s R&D Center. Prior to founding Fintech (Thailand), he was a managing director of a securities company. He has spent more than 12 years working for Thailand’s leading financial institutions. His area of expertise covers online brokerage business development, marketing strategy, algorithmic trading and investment advisory. Before entering investment industry, he was working in a software development industry as a business analyst. Mr. Chonladet had an essential role in rebranding several traditional securities companies towards a more energetic brand positioning via a distinctive product differentiation strategy and suitable marketing strategy. Also, he is the first one who invented the algorithmic trading service for the individual investor in Thailand.

    Andrew Stotz, PhD, CFA—Chief Executive Officer

    Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from California State University and earned his PhD in finance from the University of Science and Technology of China. In 2013, Andrew retired from a 20-year career as an equity analyst at various brokers in Thailand to set up A. Stotz Investment Research (ASIR). His final eight years in the business were spent as a Head of Research, managing teams, and writing strategy regularly. He is the current CFA Society Thailand president. While Head of Research at CLSA, Andrew was voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Polls for 2008 and 2009. He was also voted No. 1 Analyst in Thailand in the 2009 Institutional Investor magazine All-Asia Research Team Report.


    Session 1: Value Drivers, Valuation Approaches & Global Learnings
    Session 2: Startup valuation – Key performance indicators

    • Tech Startups – Evolution & Key Characteristics
    • Financing life-cycle and Value Drivers
    • Valuation Approaches – Venture Capital Method, Real option, Probability-weighted methods and various alternative approaches
    • Global Illustrations
    • Valuation Myths and Realitie

    • Average revenue per user
    • Customer attrition (Churn Rate)
    • Customer acquisition cost
    • User engagement – Active users
    • No of installs
    • Customer life time value
    • Conversion rate (funnel)

    Session 3: Valuation of Health-Tech & Fin – Tech Companies – Case Study
    Session 4: Fund raising for Startup companies

    • Tech Startups – Evolution & Key Characteristics
    • Financing life-cycle and Value Drivers
    • Valuation Approaches – Venture Capital Method, Real option, Probability-weighted methods and various alternative approaches
    • Global Illustrations
    • Valuation Myths and Realitie

    1.Investor Perspective
    2.Investee Perspective
    • Identification of fundraising prospects
    • Types of Fund Raising
    • Fund raising strategy
    • Tips for Successful Fundraising

    Registration Details

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