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 Bangkok for participants, experts will train participants about new valuation methods and approaches along with real life case studies.
• 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
• 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.
• CFOs and Finance Controllers
Michael I. Waitze - Founder, Michael Waitze Media
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 - CEO, Fintech
Mr. Chonladet Khemarattana is CEO of Fintech. 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 - Co-founder and CEO, A. Stotz Investment Research
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.
Robert Lomnitz - Managing Partner , BKVC Investments
Robert Lomnitz has been investing capital into early stage businesses and emerging and frontier markets for over 20 years, having started his career as a lawyer on Wall Street. From 1999 to 2002, he worked in the technology industry in the UK during the first dot-com boom and bust, managing firstly family office money and then the Venture business of a UK LSE traded company. In 2002, he co-founded a UK asset management business which ultimately became Duet Private Equity Limited ( www.duetgroup.net) and currently manages in excess of $2 billion of institutional money across a number of emerging market funds. He was regulated under the Financial Services Authority of the U.K. as an advisor and investment manager from 2002-2009. Since 2009, he has been angel investing in the US and UK and moved to Thailand in 2015 to look for new opportunities.
KPMG in Thailand
Surayos has over 10 years of experience relating to M&A ranging from market entry study, M&A process set up, target/partner/investor search and screening, approaching strategy development, pricing analysis, due diligence, data room set up, bid process arrangement, bid evaluation, MOU / SPA drafting, negotiation assistance, closing assistance .