Talk: What are investors looking for - by Michael Blakey
Michael Blakey was recently awarded UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015, by the UK Business Angel Association. He was given this award not just for his success in his investments, but for the support that he gives his portfolio companies and also the work that he’s done over the years to build the start-up and investor ecosystem in UK.
In 2000, he set up Avonmore Developments with his brother, Simon, to invest in early stage businesses in the UK. To date, he has invested in over 30 companies and achieved a number of successful exits. This includes Commerce Decisions Ltd, where he was the initial lead investor, which was sold to Qinetic in 2008. His current UK investments include ByBox Ltd, Virtual IT, SocialBro and Specle.
In 2013, Michael founded Cub Capital Pte Ltd to invest in early stage companies in SE Asia and to date he’s invested in 8 companies, including Anchanto, MyDoc and Nugit.
Michael is also a regular speaker who’s given talks globally in regards to building successful businesses, angel investing and fundraising. He is also a mentor for a number start-ups and accelerators including Tech Stars and Startupbootcamp. Michael also recently agreed to become a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First (Singapore) which is pre-seed investment programme for technical founders.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
- Trehaus Cowork - 442 Orchard Road, . #03-01 Claymore Connect,. Singapore 238879
- Venue Address
- Trehaus Cowork - 442 Orchard Road, . #03-01 Claymore Connect,. Singapore 238879 Singapore
MRT: Orchard MRT Station (NS22/TE14) - 5 min walk Bus: Bus stop no. 091697 Buses: 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174e, 502, 502A Taxi: Located at Level 1 (Facing Claymore Road) Parking: Orchard Hotel (Season parking available)