A Day in the Life of a VC: Debneel Mukerjee of Decacorn Capital
June 27th 2017, 8:00-10:00am
California Tower 加州大廈
Did you ever wonder how a VC approaches investing, or how and why they make certain decisions? Join us for a morning conversation and Q&A session with Debneel Mukerjee, Founder and Managing Partner of Decacorn Capital, a cross-border venture funding initiative. Debneel will provide the group with insight into his day-to-day experience as a VC, allowing us to explore aspects of venture capitalism on a more human, personal level. About Debneel: Debneel is the Founder and Managing Partner of Decacorn Capital (Decacorn), a cross border, stage agnostic, venture investing initiative curating best in class businesses from around the world. Decacorn’s investments are spread around USA, Europe, Israel and India and has recorded its first stellar exit within a year of its investment. A chartered accountant by training Debneel gave up his banking career in 2001 and relocated to Singapore from India to set up a Fintech startup which he successfully exited in 2011. In 2012, Debneel co-founded seed stage VC fund WavemakerLabs (WaveMaker) with 6x co-investment mandate from the Singapore Government. Wavemaker made 12 investments between 2012 and 2015, notable among them being Luxola, Tradegecko, Zumata, ArtofClick, and GushCloud. In 2015, Luxola was acquired by Sephora (a Louis Vuitton Company), and GushCloud by Yello Digital Marketing of Korea. Both deals are counted among the top quartile exits in the Singaporean start-up ecosystem.Later in the year, Debneel sold his entire founding shares in WaveMaker to a Los Angeles based VC. With no inheritance he has created all his wealth from astute investments which he has now put to work in Decacorn. Like him, all his partners in Decacorn are eating their own cooking. As part of his giving back to the society, he is a mentor at FinLab which is a 50:50 joint venture between Singapore Government (SGInnovate) and UOB Bank Singapore. Ticket price includes coffee and breakfast.
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